Clean your own gun?

Vellcrow

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Aug 8, 2008
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Pflugerville
I was in an Austin gunstore the other day, and while I was waiting to be helped, a man came up to the counter with a gun case. He wanted to drop his gun off to be cleaned and wanted it done by the weekend. Yes, he did interupt the counter person as he was in the middle of dealing with someone else (I was technically next in line).

This is the first time I have ever encountered a gun owner that does not clean his own weapon. Very strange to me.
 

kingofwylietx

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Feb 29, 2008
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DFW area.....Wylie.
Of course, I use the professionals to clean my guns. I can't imagine why folks feel they are qualified to clean something as complicated, delicate, and potentially dangerous as a firearm. We're not talking about dusting off the armoire in your living room, we're talking about a device that must contain a powerful explosion and function properly when needed. No, this should be handled by people versed in such activities, this should only be performed by qualified, factory trained specialists. These technicians go through proper training, years of post-graduate vocational school, and continuing education courses to keep up with the most highly advanced lubricants, cleaners and techniques. Don't attempt to do this yourself, at home. The combination of potentially toxic fumes and non-cleanroom environment could be disastrous. If performed incorrectly, you weapons could fire inconsistantly, fully automatically, or even spontaniously. My cousin's sister's aunt's daughters cousin cleaned his guns himself one day and was involved in a fatal car wreck the very next day.......coincidence....I don't think so.

Now that we got that out of the way, I am totally kidding and do clean my own weapons.
 

BeNotAfraid

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Jul 15, 2008
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Red River, Texas
...downrite "Goofy!"

Daggone funniest thing I have heard yet!!!!

Couldn't have been a Texan-the dude had no manners butting in like that! Having somebody else clean his firearm--that dude musta had a fever or been a Yankee!
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jdh

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Mar 2, 2008
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I work part time in a gun shop. You should see some of the abused crap that comes in for a cleaning.
An 1100 Remington with the receiver wire brushed down to the bare metal.
A 10-22 with the firing pin glued in place from years of WD-40 accumulation.
A 70s/ish Python fully covered in surface rust deep enough to pit barrel, frame, and cylinder.

I could go on but you get the point.

You just shake your head and mumble "some people shouldn't be allowed to own guns".
 

oldguy

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Mar 6, 2008
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I work part time in a gun shop. You should see some of the abused crap that comes in for a cleaning.
An 1100 Remington with the receiver wire brushed down to the bare metal.
A 10-22 with the firing pin glued in place from years of WD-40 accumulation.
A 70s/ish Python fully covered in surface rust deep enough to pit barrel, frame, and cylinder.

I could go on but you get the point.

You just shake your head and mumble "some people shouldn't be allowed to own guns".
I believe you I've seen the same and I do not want to be in same county
when these people shoot.
Im old and still change the oil in my cars and clean my own guns guess what they run great.
 

Vellcrow

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Aug 8, 2008
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Pflugerville
How a man takes care of his stuff is a really good indicator of his character...
Exactly what I was thinking at the time.
 
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