Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Springtime Gun Cleaning Ritual Day

Brendan and I are heading up to NH this weekend for a get together, for dinner, with attendees of past NE Bloggershoots. I, and I guess I should say we, are not about to drive several hours to somewhere just for dinner no matter how good the company without having something else to do when we get there. Brendan gets zero chances to shoot my pistols here in the Commie Socialista Rebooblik of NY, so I figure on bringing most of them with us to NH to enjoy some time at a range up there. With that in mind, I pulled out all of them this afternoon and gave them a cleaning - a long overdue cleaning for three of them by the way as three of my dozen were dirty as all hell. The rest of them were nice and clean but I gave them a good cleaning anyway for my ritualistic spring gun cleaning. With the warmer weather that is almost certainly soon to come, so too comes higher humidity, so I usually clean and lube all my guns in the springtime as regular maintenance whether or not they need it. My rifles and shotguns can wait until Easter weekend.

I was pretty surprised to find my Glock 26, one of my my daily carry guns, was foul as in dirty disgusting fouled with carbon crud. I guess I forgot to clean it after a range trip not too long ago. Shame on me for carrying it in that condition. My Ortgies 32 was also a foul mess and my S&W 22A was in need of some cleaning too. All the others were nice and clean but got a good once over anyway for maintenance.

Now, it's off to the range for me for my annual LEOSA (HR218) qualification (so I guess there will be yet another gun cleaning session later tonight).

All the best,
Glenn B

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