No Lyle.. sheesh.. I'm talking about your favorite shooting iron.. I just finished advising a guy looking for a LE trade in, and in the process told him it was a good call as most LE pieces are cleaned more than the "average" serious shooter..
That got me thinking about a chore coming up (how many i had to clean).. and if my gun cleaning habits were diffrent than the rest of you guys.. I'm guessing the major issue here is how often you go shooting.. I know that at times in my life that i couldn't go as often as i would like the weapons were all cleaned a lot more.. Now that im retired and can shoot as often as i want (least as often as i can afford) they don't get cleaned quite as often as they should.
I have a L frame that's sorta the "alpha" weapon.. My bedside piece.. and a J frame airweight that is my prime carry piece.. both of these are cleaned after every shooting and oiled. Those we keep "dedicated". The vehicles, and those stashed around the house... keep them wiped down with old Hoppe's elite which i really swear by. My little FA doesn't get anything except a reload once a year and a new wrap of elect tape on the tiny grip.. still works..
The rest of the weapons, the ones that get the work out..These are a mix of K frames, old and new, and all sorts of .22's .. fact is they do NOT get cleaned every time i go to the range..lucky if its every three times..and even then i dont clean them like i did when i was a kid..
The whole scour with a brass brush has given way to a couple swipes with a wet brush, then a dry patch, and a wipe down out side (again with hoppes elite) and a couple of drops of oil, and im not picky about that.. long as its gun oil.. think i use some surplus stuff that's older than i am.. anyway.. whats the average out there.. are you guys all "anal" about cleaning (pause so ebear can lose the Woodie) after every use, are do my lazy habits mirror yours..
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6 years 6 days ago, 12:41 PM