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Old 01-12-2014, 2:27 PM
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i do. this is one aspect where i wish i were more like the guys and found it relaxing or rewarding in a job well done.

ive pondered trading home cooked dinners for gun cleaning...
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i do. this is one aspect where i wish i were more like the guys and found it relaxing or rewarding in a job well done.

ive pondered trading home cooked dinners for gun cleaning...
I wish I could cook!!!

I do, however like to clean guns. It is relaxing for me. I just get a little overwhelmed with all of the different products. So, I purchased 4 or 5 different types and decided to experiment, see what turns up!

I also purchased a Tipton's gun vise to help me out with the long guns.

I was just wondering what the women in the Ladies Forum do. Thanks for replying!
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i hate cleaning them. when i go to the range my decision on what to take hinges more on what do i want to clean the least.
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i hate cleaning them. when i go to the range my decision on what to take hinges more on what do i want to clean the least.
True, sometimes it's Glocks to the range before Sigs!
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I clean mine and my partner's guns. It's weirdly soothing to me.
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Usually I do, but there are times when I can con my teenage son into shooting one of them. Then he gets to clean them. He thinks he has the better end of that deal, but I know otherwise.
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True, sometimes it's Glocks to the range before Sigs!
putting your glock in the dishwasher does not count as "you cleaning"!
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I enjoy cleaning my guns. It is relaxing and soothing. I have always been one to take things apart to see how they work and then of course have to figure out ways to improve them.
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yes, I do. I shoot them, I clean them. I actually enjoy both.
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Best way to understand the basic components and how it works is to take it apart. Cant clean a gun without taking a gun apart even if you put it in the dishwasher.

To answer OP's question. Yes, I clean my own guns.
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Yes, a better question would be who doesn't.

EDIT: Sorry, was on my phone and didn't notice the forum. Hope I didn't intrude.

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OMG this thread would have gone a different route if posted in the OT forum...

hehehe.

Sadly, I do clean my own guns; (because nobody else will) and now that I introduced someone to a wider range of firearms yesterday, I have 9 guns to clean... They will not be cleaned for maybe another day or so. It IS a lot of work, but some guns are fun to take apart and mess with. What can I say, I DO like to play with mah gun :O
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Weird question.
This. If you can't/won't/don't like to clean your own guns, you shouldn't have them. 'Kind of like feeding your own children.
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No one cleans my weapons but me.
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No one cleans my weapons but me.
How true .....

After a long day of shooting ( A few different Calibers )

I'll clean one a night

That way I have that Hoppe # 9 Man Cologne smell All Week !
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It's tough enough to get my wife to clean the house. Guns, no way!
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With guidance and safety protection like on everything else, I also let my child assist me handling tools and parts. I want my child to know ALL about firearms from inside and out.
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Gentleman responders: Please do not take offense to my question. This is the Ladies Forum! I am posing my question from one woman to another! Please mind your manners.

I have been asked MANY times by men if I clean my own guns. Of course I do! And, I maintain ALL of them-both handguns and long guns.

It's just a little discussion in the women's forum to get insight and tips from other women!
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i clean my wifes guns......uumm yeeaaahhh about that.
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Who else would clean them? The Dry cleaners maybe? It's part of having firearms, cleaning, maintaining and sometimes modifying them. To me it's fun, but it aint fun cleaning someone else's.
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given I am female and clean my own guns i'll elaborate a bit:

I take a lot of pistols to the range....sometimes a rifle or two.
I don't do a thorough clean that night as I usually spend the day at the range.
however, the next day or over the weekend I cover a large part of the kitchen counter....enough to have a place for each pistol then i'll make sure each pistol is unloaded and lay them out, usually in caliber order.
I put some good music on the and because I have made sure the guns are all empty, I might even pour a glass of good red wine.
and then I start cleaning.
it gives me great pleasure as I really get to know my pistols and I also relive the day at the range. think of it as a party for one: my music, my guns, and me. yes, it really is all about me at that point!
when I store them I also pack my bags with ammo for the next range day.
it always sounds like a chore to clean the guns prior to my starting to do it.
once I start doing it I enjoy it.
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of course I do, who else would do it..
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Even though I do clean my own (and enjoy it as said in the previous post) I will admit that sometimes I do wait till the next day... /gasp
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Gentleman responders: Please do not take offense to my question. This is the Ladies Forum! I am posing my question from one woman to another! Please mind your manners.

I have been asked MANY times by men if I clean my own guns. Of course I do! And, I maintain ALL of them-both handguns and long guns.

It's just a little discussion in the women's forum to get insight and tips from other women!

Then perhaps you should have said that in your FIRST post. This being the Ladies forum only seems to mean that the folks typically* here have better manners then in OT. Since nothing in your original post indicated that you were a female asking for ONLY female opinions, well, anyways.

If men were asking you that question, I wonder how many times it was a double entendre...

Normally at this point in the conversation I would have a better understanding of what you look like, but with this being a forum and not a conversation (at a range) and the situation as it now is, MEH.

I will excuse myself from any further participation in this thread and go clean my guns (and the million other things I need to get done...)

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Yep clean all of mine. Usually the night I am done shooting fom that day. But after yesterday's 3 gun match an a bore snake through all 3 and they are sitting there waiting for me like dirty dishes. Will get to them today or tomorrow.
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Clean them as little as possible, but keep them lubed. Most people clean their guns to frequently, IMO.
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I do!!
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i throw all mine in the dishwasher ;D

i clean all mine except one of my ar15s i just wana see how dirty it will run
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I send mine to the gun cleaning place .
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WTT home-made meatloaf dinner w all the fixins for gun cleaning services! can also substitute full italian dinner including home-made pasta!
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I clean certain guns more often than others. I have also invested in a ton if tools that make my life easier to clean my AR. I find that my pistols (other than my 1911) are easier to clean.
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Yes, but not until they are dirty enough to clean. This G17 is just over 6,000 rounds and needs to go to 20,000 before cleaning time.




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With respect to the Ladies Forum... (I found this via the "New Posts" link, I don't normally troll the Ladies page)...

My wife is perfectly competent to clean her own guns. There are two that are an SOB to re-assemble (Para P-14 LDA and a Ruger Mark III) so she shoots them rarely because of the dread of getting them all back together. Her primary pistol is a Sprinfield XD and it is a breeze to strip, clean and re-assemble. I believe she cleaned her AR exactly one time, at the range. She managed it with ease, so I have no dobut she could do it again.

She has a tendency to rely on me for chores that are dirty, require mechanical aptitude or exposure to chemicals. I'm kinda ok with that. I don't like tasks that involve a high level of fussy detail, such as ironing shirts. So we have an "exchange of labor" agreement of sorts. As a consequence, I do the majority of gun maintenance in the house due to the fact that my guns are usually dirty when hers are, and there's no sense in both of us getting our hands dirty. But she can certainly manage on her own when necessity arises, and did well before we ever met.

Now, when it comes to deep cleaning, there are times when a man needs to know his limits. An AR is a piece of cake to fully strip. A lot of other guns are not so forgiving. I've had the Ruger revolvers completely apart and it's a chore but do-able if you can manage getting the spring-loaded parts apart and back together (can be tough on the hands/fingers though). I'm sure my wife would have a very difficult time with that just because of the hand strength required. A lot of the rifles and shotguns we own have some complicated inards. I would need a manual and some specialized gunsmithing tools to give these a full disassembly, cleaning, lube and reassembly. There are some tasks it is just a better idea to hire out.
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I shoot USPSA competition with some ladies and asked if they clean their guns. Both told me they don't clean their guns nor do they load their ammo. Their husbands clean their guns and load their ammo!!

They just shoot!
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I clean mine, but certainly not after every trip. Stripping my CZ's is a real pain, literally. I have a hard time punching out the slide stop and putting it back in because I have small hands and don't have the brute force, so he sometimes helps with that. I do the cleaning myself, but find it a little frustrating.
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What amazes me is when you purchase a gun they only tell you how to field strip and lube. When we really need to know the complete detail of taking down and putting back together.

I love YouTube for this but hate that I have to go through multiple videos to find what I need. Once I see it no issues taking apart and putting back together.
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