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    Default Re: Metal Gun Carry - Rust

    Wax like renaissance is a good shield against rust.
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    Default Re: Metal Gun Carry - Rust

    Quote Originally Posted by Brick View Post
    Carry your metal guns all you want. Some say leather holsters absorb water from the air and sweat, so use kydex if you worry about it. After the day's carry you're going to unload and clear the pistol anyhow, wipe it down with one of those nice silicone cloths.
    Seriously, is this a thing?
    My carry guns stay loaded. They all sit in a small safe, ready to fight, except the one that is within arms reach as I sleep. I only unload to clean them. Rifles, shotguns, and safe queens all get unloaded, and stored in the big safe.
    Something to check if you are unloading and reloading every day: take the round you ejected , and stand it next to a factory fresh round. Are they the same height? Constant loading, and unloading can ram that bullet deeper into the case. Then, when you NEED that round to fire, you squeeze the trigger and the shot sounds funny, and you are stuck using a gun-shaped hammer to defend yourself with.

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    Default Re: Metal Gun Carry - Rust

    Things that are actually used show wear. Wipe it down nightly. Dry it out if it gets rained on or immersed. Donít obsess over scratches, dings and speckles. Comes with the territory.

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    Default Re: Metal Gun Carry - Rust

    Quote Originally Posted by Manxdriver View Post
    Seriously, is this a thing?
    My carry guns stay loaded. They all sit in a small safe, ready to fight, except the one that is within arms reach as I sleep. I only unload to clean them. Rifles, shotguns, and safe queens all get unloaded, and stored in the big safe.
    Something to check if you are unloading and reloading every day: take the round you ejected , and stand it next to a factory fresh round. Are they the same height? Constant loading, and unloading can ram that bullet deeper into the case. Then, when you NEED that round to fire, you squeeze the trigger and the shot sounds funny, and you are stuck using a gun-shaped hammer to defend yourself with.
    When I first started carrying, I'd unchamber the round when I put it away every night. I did notice setback and case markings, so I started rotating rounds...and if I chambered one a couple of times, I'd make sure I used it at the range.

    Too much work. I just leave it chambered now. When I get to the range, I'll use up my carry mag and put fresh in...but no more unchambering and rechambering. Not good for the ammo or my time.
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    Default Re: Metal Gun Carry - Rust

    Quote Originally Posted by imashooter2 View Post
    Things that are actually used show wear. Wipe it down nightly. Dry it out if it gets rained on or immersed. Don’t obsess over scratches, dings and speckles. Comes with the territory.
    Exactly,

    I take care of my guns but my carry guns will show wear, my skeet gun has nicks from shards (so does my arm and face). I don't obsess, instead I consider them character marks. The sign of a gun well cared for and used.

    Consider Stevie Ray Vaughan's number one, people pay big bucks for a copy of a guitar that was rode hard and put away wet.
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    Default Re: Metal Gun Carry - Rust

    I carry almost exclusively steel guns with a Shield as an occasional thing, and I've never had a rusting issue. I have a friend who carries an FN45, and it has surface wear, body chemistry and how much you actually sweat are major factors, but I wouldn't worry too much about it doing anything bad unless you just start totally neglecting them.

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    Default Re: Metal Gun Carry - Rust

    Quote Originally Posted by Manxdriver View Post
    Seriously, is this a thing?
    My carry guns stay loaded. They all sit in a small safe, ready to fight, except the one that is within arms reach as I sleep. I only unload to clean them. Rifles, shotguns, and safe queens all get unloaded, and stored in the big safe.
    Something to check if you are unloading and reloading every day: take the round you ejected , and stand it next to a factory fresh round. Are they the same height? Constant loading, and unloading can ram that bullet deeper into the case. Then, when you NEED that round to fire, you squeeze the trigger and the shot sounds funny, and you are stuck using a gun-shaped hammer to defend yourself with.
    +1 to this post. My guns are rarely cleaned unless they have been used.

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    Default Re: Metal Gun Carry - Rust

    For over 20yrs , I carried my slicked-up OMC Back-Up .380 with a minimal amount of maintenance being it was all stainless steel. Occasionally I would go out back and fire off the rounds in it just to maintain my confidence. Eventually I did learn an important lesson about carrying a pistol without cleaning at least occasionally. A plain brass cartridge case in the chamber got so corroded *, it actually caused a jam. The rounds in the mag had some verdigris too. Now I carry nothing but nickel-plated ammo.

    * Galvanic corrosion! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galvanic_corrosion
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    Default Re: Metal Gun Carry - Rust

    I check mine once a month and run a patch though it and change mags.
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    Default Re: Metal Gun Carry - Rust

    Abner - always wondered why the fancy SD rounds were plated. TIL.

    OP, there are some metal framed guns that are aluminum. The cz pcr/p-01 is, still hefty at just shy of 2 lbs loaded but packs 14+1 with a 3.75" barrel. I believe some sigs are aluminum as well, and the new arex pistols.
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