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Old November 1, 2012, 11:37 AM   #8
Brian Pfleuger
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Join Date: June 25, 2008
Location: Central, Southern NY, USA
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I used to clean all my guns any time they were used, but I hate it.

After a while, I realized that it was completely unnecessary in most cases. My bolt guns aren't going to quit working because they were fired a few times and not cleaned. Other than a wipe down on the outside with some oil to prevent corrosion, they now get cleaned when accuracy degrades, which isn't very often. My semi-auto shotgun wasn't going to stop working because I fired 25 rounds without cleaning it and it's gone now anyway.

Now, the only gun that gets cleaned every time is my carry gun, a Glock 33. Even that is more of an integrity verification rather than truly for cleaning. I just want to make sure that nothing looks to have undue wear or is broken.
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