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  1. #11
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    I'm usually doing in front of the TV so I take my time. I'd saw about 20-30 mins. But then again, I just bought a Glock so I don't have to clean anymore right? haha, just joking


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    Is there any interest in a Gun Maintenance forum?


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  4. Thumbs up Good maintenance tip

    And many of you will know it. If you have an air compressor, they're great for blowing out cleaning solution and oil after you get done. I'v found it's the best way to clean a firearm. Just make sure you wear eye protection. As for me, I spend 30 minutes on pistols and 45 to 60 minutes on long arms. I once had a buddy that told me that too much cleaning is not good for a firearm. I think it depends on how much oil you use (use sparingly!) and how careful you are with the cleaning rod. I too have the boresnakes and they're excellent. I also wear disposable gloves when cleaning my firearms due to the cleaning solution. Sigarms states that a pistol is not clean until you clean the magazine. While I enjoy field stripping all my guns, the Sig P239's magazine is under a fair amount of pressure and while re-assembling the magazine, the bottom plate slipped and the spring went shooting across the garage. Luckily I found it and now I don't take those magazines apart!

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    Like most of the others that have posted the time it takes me to clean one of my handguns is around 30 min. more or less.

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    Talking me,too

    i spend about 30 minutes per weapon. except for the time i had a brainfart and couldn't remember how to reassemble the weapon. my wife had watched me do it before and she had it put back together and operational in about 10 seconds. me? i was proud of her for that. i just wanted to shoot myself....!! hahaha!!

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    I would say for a regular cleaning I would spend 10 to 20 minutes. Now I will do a complete stripdown after a couple of regular cleanings. This strip down can take up to 2 hours depending on the weapon.
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  8. #17
    For handguns, I can spend $5 and the local gun shop will put them in their ultrasonic cleaner... takes a few minutes. If I do it myself, it doesn't cost much less (considerng the price of cleaning supplies), and it takes about 20 minutes per handgun.

    Semi-auto rifles can take 30-40min, especially after shooting corrosive ammo.

    Bolt & Lever action guns are pretty quick, anything more than 10 minutes (even after shooting corrosive ammo) is just wasting time.

    My pump shotgun (Mossy M590-A1) is a beater, it goes in the dish-washer with a light coat of Simple-Green and then sprayed down afterwards with WD-40 (swabbing out the mag-tube, of course, to prevent it from deactivating the ammo)... and that's only if it needs to be cleaned (muddy, etc). Most of the time just a pass with a Bore-Snake will do.

    I love Bore-Snakes, btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukemccoy View Post
    Is there any interest in a Gun Maintenance forum?

    That may be a good idea. While I know how to clean my personal firearms, I am sure there are some tricks to be taught/learned by the community. I have been procrastinating for years about the boresnake, but talking w/ people recently, and reading these posts, I may have to breakdown and get some.

    Oh, btw - depending on what I am doing, about 1/2 hour or so for my pistols. That's after firing of course.

    One of my buddies who is a SWAT cop, and a comp tactical shooter and I were talking tonight at work, and he said as far as his comp .22's go, he never cleans them until like 1000 rounds of ammo has been blown thru them. Don states that for some reason the .22's seem to get more accurate the dirtier the barrel gets. He states there is talk either way about that, but that's how he rolls. As far as his largebore comp guns - he is meticulous. But, those are different creatures alltogether. It would be interesting to see people's thoughts on that issue - (the .22.)

  10. #19
    Depends.

    1911 A1 1/2 hour

    .357 7 shot snubby 1 hour.

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