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Old October 20th, 2021, 06:05 PM #91
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I hate it too personally
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Old October 21st, 2021, 08:56 AM #92
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Prior military training makes me very itchy if I dont clean them immediately..... also quirky about my lawn!
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Old October 21st, 2021, 04:33 PM #93
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I leave it for the gun cleaning fairy. 🧚*♀️
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I used to hate cleaning my guns, especially after my time as am infantryman. Then someone suggested that as much as I love my guns I should enjoy just handling them as well as the process of cleaning. this changed my attitude so I really almost enjoy it now
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Curios from some of the older military guys here , was it not drilled into you clean your weapon , clean weapons function? I’m torn , definitely don’t want to damage them .
A couple of reasons for the military way.

1) A lot goes back to the days of corrosive ammo and even further back to black powder. Then you need to clean after every time you shot it or the bore would rust.

2) In basic training, it is to foster a bond between you and your rifle.

And finally, if you wear out the bore or break parts cleaning, in the military, you take it to the armory and they fix it FOR FREE.

Things are different when YOU pay the bill.
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Yes , definitely have a bond with them .They all have names . And yes that did cross my mind about them replacing for free. Some things are hard to turn off . I agree with you completely.
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Almost every time I drew my weapons from the arms room, it was to go to the field to train, alerts, actual deployments, or the range. For the many prolonged periods that we kept them, we would always be in some type of inclement weather, dirty/muddy conditions. They would have to be broken down and cleaned upon return.

So not only were you required to break them down and clean them after a trip to the range, you really had to do it out of necessity due to less than favorable environmental conditions.

This is a natural state of readiness for weaponry. Not sure why is causes heartache for civilians.
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