Author Topic: Year-End Gun Maintenance  (Read 4339 times)

Offline Heavy G

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Year-End Gun Maintenance
« on: December 20, 2008, 08:04:52 PM »
For what it's worth, I set aside one day at the end of the year to clean and inspect all my guns. 

I find it easier to remember how to take down a gun if I do it at least once a year.  It's when I don't do it for several years that I forget how.

Thought I'd mention it to y'all in case it's been a while since you took care of the tools that might take care of you if SHTF. 

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Re: Year-End Gun Maintenance
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2008, 08:19:59 PM »
Good reminder Heavy G!

I would add that it would also be a good time to inventory one's spare parts and see what else might be needed or added!

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Re: Year-End Gun Maintenance
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2008, 07:46:36 AM »
Change recoil springs in pistols at regular intervals.

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Re: Year-End Gun Maintenance
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2008, 08:12:41 AM »
That's how I spent last Saturday. Which was also the day my 16 y/o daughter's new boyfriend came over to meet us.

Sidebar: My daughter already spilled the beans to boyfriend that I shoot and have taught her how to shoot also. I had my firearms in my basement workshop when I was cleaning them, he has no idea where they are kept, and I do need to work with my daughter on keeping her big mouth shut. But since the word was out, I figured I have some fun with it.

It was lot's of fun, especially when I told him that if he makes her cry, I will make him cry.

Oh man.. I can remember when I was 16 and the only thing that was on my mind.

Hell, I'm 40 now and things haven't changed...LOL

Anyway, all my firearms got a good inspection & cleaning and I got to make an INTENSE first impression.

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Re: Year-End Gun Maintenance
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2008, 08:46:17 AM »
That's how I spent last Saturday. Which was also the day my 16 y/o daughter's new boyfriend came over to meet us.

Sidebar: My daughter already spilled the beans to boyfriend that I shoot and have taught her how to shoot also. I had my firearms in my basement workshop when I was cleaning them, he has no idea where they are kept, and I do need to work with my daughter on keeping her big mouth shut. But since the word was out, I figured I have some fun with it.

It was lot's of fun, especially when I told him that if he makes her cry, I will make him cry.

Oh man.. I can remember when I was 16 and the only thing that was on my mind.

Hell, I'm 40 now and things haven't changed...LOL

Anyway, all my firearms got a good inspection & cleaning and I got to make an INTENSE first impression.

DirtRider 3006: You'll love this song from Rodney Atkins which is about cleaning your gun when a young gentlemen caller comes to call upon your daughter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSDAf2q6SbQ&feature=related

She might be a little mad at first, but deep down she knows that her daddy is taking care of her.  Besides, where I come from, gun cleaning introductions to dating were so common it is part of the deal. 

Now, back to the thread of year-end maintenance of firearms.

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Re: Year-End Gun Maintenance
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2008, 02:29:06 PM »
Once a year, ack I eyeball them twice a month and maintain after every shooting trip or 3 months. It is kind of like an oil change, whichever comes first.

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Re: Year-End Gun Maintenance
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2009, 09:07:53 PM »
Once a year, ack I eyeball them twice a month and maintain after every shooting trip or 3 months. It is kind of like an oil change, whichever comes first.

Same here. Hell, I clean my guns more than I do my laundry  ;D.

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Re: Year-End Gun Maintenance
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2009, 10:02:28 PM »
Change recoil springs in pistols at regular intervals.
Yes, especially if you plan on doing a 1,000 round torture test.  ;-]  (Laughed my butt off on that one.  More proof that Glocks rule.)

EDIT: It was actually the rod, not the spring.  Still quite amusing.  (video 1, video 2 (where the magic happens))
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