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Old December 2, 2013, 07:09 PM   #51
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The replies have certainly been entertaining. It reminds me of when I decide to clean my garage. Boy does THAT snowball! Next thing, it's the shed, spare room, the bottom drawer of my dresser. Half hour here on average for cleaning a gun. But then my hands have arthritis.
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Old December 3, 2013, 11:46 PM   #52
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Okay, brother, it's time for what the paperbacks refer to as a "passionate romantic getaway"!
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Old December 4, 2013, 12:41 AM   #53
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There are at least two areas & hobbies left that women want no part of: 1. Guns; Women generally don't like them and no amount of proselytizing is gonna change that. 2. Aircraft engine mechanic repair work. They don't like this because learning to do it requires learning math and physics which is frustrating and beyond the abilities of a lot of people. So anything they don't like, take refuge in.
I could not disagree with you more on both statements. I back up my comment with a lifetime of shooting, two daughters, a fair amount of time teaching and coaching women shooters, and more than twenty years in Naval Aviation.
Seams like once we the people give what, at the time, seams like a reasonable inch and "they" take the unreasonable mile we can only get that mile back one inch at a time.

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Old December 4, 2013, 12:50 AM   #54
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I spray my gun with clp and stick a wet hopes #9 piece of rope in the barrel at the range and stick it in a plastic bag. By the time I get home, it's ready for the air compressor and auto paper shop towel. The barrel is snaked a couple times. CLP spray it one more time and hit it with air and towel. One pass of oil then a single wipe in the barrel. It's all done except for a tad bit of grease on a q-tip for the metal/metal places (super thin w/ one swipe). The mag and spring is wiped as dry as I can get them. The gun is stored in controlled heat/humidity environment gun friendly safe. I have never timed it, but it seems quick. If you try it with air compressor, be sure to have the gun in a cloth towel to capture blown off oil particles. Wear a respirator to keep the micro oil droplets out of the lungs. Obviously use eye pro.
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Old December 4, 2013, 10:45 PM   #55
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The reason she says this is because I just spent two hours cleaning one revolver. (Shot it A LOT today). Is there anyone else out there that is like me in the way that they get started with a "quick cleaning" and then get carried away? And, what in the world is the best thing for pulling powder residue off of nickel? I love my S&W model 19, all except the nickel... thanks
I think what she was really saying is...

"You spend a lot of time at the range then a lot of time doing a low value (to her) menial task, and did not spend time with me."

Give the girl some quality and quantity time.
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Old December 5, 2013, 01:44 AM   #56
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I would like to be able to clean mine in 15 minutes.

I grab the materials, spend several minutes getting the slide stop pin out of place, strip everything down. Then I give everything an initial wipe down with the cloths. Spray the barrel with the cleaning solution as recommended and let it sit for 10 minutes. Clean the outside first so I can handle it. Then clean the inside until patches come out clean. Then dry cloths. Then more cloths to remove the residue from the inside of the gun. Then re-assembly of the upper, lubrication, another couple minutes to get the slide stop back in, and then a couple minutes of function checking/cycling before it goes back.

Takes me about 45 minutes every time.

The rifle on the other hand is easy... retract bolt to the rear, pull trigger, remove bolt, clean bolt and barrel
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