should you clean your gun after every use
Most of you reading here have probably found that the simple steps I’ve outlined below will make a huge difference in how long it takes for your gun to go from “on-line” to “off-line”, from “clean-when-needed” to “clean-when-needed”, and from “dry-when-needed” to “dry-when-needed”.
Well, if you’ve ever been frustrated with the amount of gunk that accumulate over the course of a year, you’ve probably experienced this as well.
It might seem like a simple thing, but cleaning your gun after every use is a challenge. I’ve seen some of you post all the things that you do to your gun over the course of a year and your responses have been mixed. The average time it takes for a gun to go dry after you do one or two things in a day is around 20 hours.
It’s not just your gun that gets dirty. The gunpowder that the gun was made with isn’t cleaned properly or dried properly. All those small particles of gunk also get into the air, which can cause your gun to clump up in the field. As a result, you may wind up with a gun that looks like it’s been sitting on a desk for a while.
So basically, if you can’t get a gun cleaned properly after every use, you should be afraid of guns. Or at least scared to try.
I will admit that it happens to me all the time. It’s just a small amount of gunpowder that gets into the air and becomes all sticky and gunk. The amount that gets into the air is not that high though, and if you just clean it after every use, a small amount of gunk from a dirty gun never happens again. So it’s not as bad as it seems.
You can use a small amount of gunpowder to make things stick to a gun, and that is what makes cleaning it so much more dangerous. There are some guns out there that are so resistant to gunk that they just keep working even after being cleaned. Also, gunpowder is a really gross chemical.
The other two things that make things stick are the size of the gunpowder and the pressure it causes. In this case, the gunpowder itself doesn’t need to be so tiny.
It’s hard to know for sure, but there is a small amount of gunpowder that’s really strong, and that’s what your gun needs to be clean of. In most cases, this type of powder is used after the bullet is fired. But if your gun is very old or your gun is an antique, then this is not the case. The gunpowder is only strong enough if the bullet is in the gun, so you’ll need to clean your gun after every single use.
If you have a gun that is old and your gun doesnt have a cleaning rod, then you can only clean it with a very small amount of water. If you have a gun that is an antique like a Beretta, then you can only clean it by soaking it in water, but youll probably need to use a gun cleaner to do it, as the gunpowder will be very strong.