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I always detail strip and clean my guns after every range trip "call it ocd" haha...but my question to y'all is too much cleaning a bad thing. Any kind of premature wear from excessive cleaning. Also what about carry guns to y'all clean them every so often even if you haven't shot them

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I don't think it is necessary to detail strip after every range session unless you've shot lots of rounds 500+. I detail strip mine about every 3rd range trip, every other time is just a field strip cleaning out any debris and the bore. And yes I clean my carry gun even if I haven't shot it in a while. Another thing I do is use air duster to clear and lint that may have built up from CCing.
 

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yep occasional for normal cc, field strip cleaning after the range, and quarterly detail cleaning unless there is the occasional 500 plus range day, or if i get caught in the rain and she gets soaked lol
 

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I field strip, clean, and oil after every range session; detail strip, clean, and inspect once a year.
 

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I field strip, clean, and oil after every range session; detail strip, clean, and inspect once a year.
+1. My exact routine. I have to say though, will field strip if I have gone a little while without firing. I don't think its for function, but just for the fact that I want to get my hand back on the gun for a while.
 

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bhale187 said:
I field strip, clean, and oil after every range session; detail strip, clean, and inspect once a year.
Good program, unless you have some issue that would make it necessary to detail strip it sooner then once a year is plenty.
 

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Detail every range session regardless of round count. This allows inspection if anything is broken/worn/ about to break.
Monthly on ccw gets a field strip, inspect, light clean and lube.
 

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Carry pistols are cleaned and oiled once per month. Any pistol fired at the range is then field stripped, cleaned and oiled. Constant detail stripping, except for occasional cleaning of the striker channel, is not needed and can be damaging. Removing the frame pins on a Glock too often will result in holes too big to properly hold the pins in position. Bill
 

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Detail every range session regardless of round count. This allows inspection if anything is broken/worn/ about to break.
Monthly on ccw gets a field strip, inspect, light clean and lube.

ditto...you cant hurt a glock by cleaning it too much...a clean gun functions better than a dirty one..plain and simple...i clean after every range session and a thorough inspection for the ccw pistol/revolvers
 

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Thoroughly cleaned after each and every range session..and then if not shot, but carried, each gun gets wiped down everyday with a silicone cloth. Then about every three months, each gun gets a day at the spa..field stripped, cleaned, lubed, dry fired while watching cowboys and indians, and then put away. I put all of my guns in the carry rotation as well.
 

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I clean after every range session to include detail stripping of the slide (FP assy remains intact - in other words I do not remove the spring cups). The frame does not get detailed stripped. There are no issues with detail stripping the slide and adds less than 5 minutes to the cleaning routine. FP assy, EDP assy, FPS assy, and slide cover plate get a quick wipe with alcohol. The FP channel gets swabbed with dry q-tips after the breech face on slide gets brushed with Ballistol (because it will work its way in there a little at a time). The extractor gets brushed with Ballistol. Frame interals are cleaned using q-tips and alcohol.
 

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I forget who said it, I believe it was an article I read that was written by a competition shooter, who made a point that I'd never considered before. You go to the range, then you come home and clean your gun. This will apply even more to those who detail strip often, after you clean it, how do you know it's fully functional when you put it back together? You can dry fire it all day long; that doesn't put it under the stress of recoil to ensure that it is functioning correctly.

He recommended shooting another 100 rounds before holstering, to ensure that it's 100%. Holstering a gun that was just fired is the only way to be certain that the gun will, actually, go bang when you need it.

I haven't altered my routine yet, but I just read the article not too long ago. It's something to consider.

As far as detail stripping goes, doing it more than every 6 months/5000 rounds is unnecessary, at least according to the armorers who work for Glock. Personally, I spray down my frame with Gun Scrubber when I clean. So far, every gun that I've taken in for inspection and cleaning at Glock have come back to me telling me they didn't have anything to clean except the striker channel. I've adjusted my clean/lube routine based on their instruction, basically cutting way back on the amount of oil I used on the slide, and things have improved greatly in that regard. As long as the striker's still rattling freely in the channel, it's good. If it's slow or sounds deadened, or isn't moving at all, then it's a problem.
 

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I clean mine after every range day. I will clean it once every month or two while cc. I am a little OCD about having a clean gun. Even though I know my Glock will always fire I want to have it cleaned and ready at all times.
 

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I forget who said it, I believe it was an article I read that was written by a competition shooter, who made a point that I'd never considered before. You go to the range, then you come home and clean your gun. This will apply even more to those who detail strip often, after you clean it, how do you know it's fully functional when you put it back together? You can dry fire it all day long; that doesn't put it under the stress of recoil to ensure that it is functioning correctly.

He recommended shooting another 100 rounds before holstering, to ensure that it's 100%. Holstering a gun that was just fired is the only way to be certain that the gun will, actually, go bang when you need it.

I haven't altered my routine yet, but I just read the article not too long ago. It's something to consider.
Well......

Dude does have a point.

Interesting.
 

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I'm a new gun owner (just over 2 months). I've field stripped & cleaned my Glock 19 after going to the range almost every time. That's a piece of cake. I guess I need to learn how to detail strip it.
 
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