Saturday, August 18, 2012

Bleh.

At CCA today. It's time for the quarterly Cleaning Of The Guns, since the M&P and 22/45 haven't been cleaned since... er, April? (Did you know you have to clean guns now?)

I noticed toward the end of the CTC 3 Gun match that the Lightguard was getting a little dimmer due to the layer of schmutz accumulating on the lens.

It's not all dull, however; I rather enjoy using a dental pick to chip the big chunks of carbon out of the Ruger's receiver and making a little pyramid out of them on the bench. I pretend it's a little heap of the skulls of all the paper targets it's slain. Did I say that out loud? Anyway...

Met Andrew from Vuurwapen Blog yesterday. He was a pretty cool dude.

Well, off to get some breakfast and then on to the aromas of Hoppe's and Gun Scrubber...

15 comments:

Al T. said...

Inquiring minds - what brought Andrew to the wilds of Indy?

Al T. said...

Oops, read first parts first. That should be "wilds of Knoxvegas"...

Anonymous said...

Tell Gunsmith Bob "thanks much!"

Money order went out in mail today.

Shootin' Buddy

armedlaughing said...

I love the smell of Hoppe's in the morning.
Or any other time.

(If it weren't so caustic, on pulse spots of a willing female would be cool!)

gfa

Critter said...

Hoppes is my cologne. :)

Anonymous said...

Look into getting some MPro-7. Works on carbon fouling like a charm. Works even better on plastic fouling in shotguns...

Old NFO said...

Yeah, that was LAST weekend... Nice to have em all clean, and now gotta go get em dirty again! Enjoy the trip and travel safe!

cj said...

CLEAN them? Huh. At the range today, I took my daily carry out and emptied it's magazines for the first time in...a while. I swear I could see the puff of accumulated lint and such on the first shot, and could have timed the slide with a stopwatch, but it still did just fine until the next to last round of the last magazine. I figure I need to be more diligent about cleaning, and it got rotated out until it can be done.

Scott J said...

I let my 2.5" 66 go for awhile somewhere around 250 rounds I noted I couldn't see the red ramp front as well because of the accumulated soot.

Fortunately all I had to do was wipe it down with an oily cloth then buff with a dry one.

I generally don't clean it until the rounds get reluctant to drop by their own weight into the chambers.

Justthisguy said...

This is why I should not, and do not, have a black-powder piece. If you have one of those, you MUST clean it properly, with boiling water and everything, every day you shoot it.

I am too much of a slob and slacker to do that.

Say, does anybody make a Brown Bess replica entirely of stainless steel?

Justthisguy said...

P.s. Now that I think about it, a stainless-steel Brown Bess with platinum touchhole and beryllium copper springs would be an excellent end-of-the-world piece.

Justthisguy said...

P.p.s. It would have to have a carbon steel frizzen, I'm afraid. I don't think you can strike sparks from stainless steel.

JC said...

Don't you mean "We STILL have to clean them?" I thought that what with the new polymers and teflons and high tech alloys and stuff you just ran them through the dishwasher or something.

JC said...

'Course I'm not running down the sexy smell of #9. OGF and I both used it as perfume/cologne. Back in High School Lo these many decades/centuries/millenia ago, the girls thought that High Test gasoline was sexy.

Firehand said...

Just, dammit, you just gave me something to test.

I think stainless will throw a spark ok, big factor is 'can a flint shave bits right for burning?'; now I'll have to find out