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Offline chasdo4

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Cleaning the magazines?
« on: February 13, 2009, 06:55:52 AM »
Does anyone disassemble and clean the magazines? †If so, how oftern and what do you use? †thanks!
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Re: Cleaning the magazines?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2009, 09:25:33 AM »
 I clean mags based on amount of use and type of use, a gun that I shoot often and carry when I'm in the fields or woods, is cleaned more often than my pocket carry SD weapon. I take mags apart and use Hoppe's #9 on a rag pushed into the mag using a small wooden dowel, dry it the same way and clean the spring, and Iwipe the spring with a very light coat of oil. I don't like a lot of oil as it attracts dirt and dust. Sometimes between cleanings I will use my air compressor and just blow out the mags and gun I pocket carry.  John
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Re: Cleaning the magazines?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2009, 03:23:16 PM »
I make it a practice to disassemble and clean the carry magazines each time I clean the pistol. With a pocket pistol such as the R9, I go through the cleaning process once each month, whether or not the pistol has been fired since the last cleaning, just to get rid of what I call "pocket dreck."

I've been called obsessive/compulsive for all of this, but I just respond: "I love the smell of Ballistol in the morning. Smells like . . . victory."   ;)
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Re: Cleaning the magazines?
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2009, 04:30:40 PM »
It's kind of like I love the smell of jet fuel in the morning.

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Re: Cleaning the magazines?
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2009, 05:17:57 PM »
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It's kind of like I love the smell of jet fuel in the morning.

Tracker:

Does this look familiar?   8)


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Re: Cleaning the magazines?
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2009, 06:24:35 PM »
It shore does; love those skyhawks. Some used to call them
"tinks", short for tinker toys. Where did you find that photo?

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Re: Cleaning the magazines?
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2009, 07:44:23 PM »
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It shore does; love those skyhawks. Some used to call them
"tinks", short for tinker toys. Where did you find that photo?

Remembering that you used to fly those birds off of carriers, I just Googled "A-4 Skyhawk" and found this link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-4_Skyhawk

As one who used to be proud just to get a Cessna 150 down in one piece on a mile-long runway in broad daylight, I stand in awe of you Navy carrier pilots making night landings in heavy weather at sea.


(I think I'll go clean my R9 and its magazine.  ;) )
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Re: Cleaning the magazines?
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2009, 08:18:48 PM »
Thanks, Richard; those two A-4s were A-4Cs attached to
VA-146, The Blue Diamonds of Carrier Air Wing 14. Notice
the funny designs on the two drop tanks below the wing--
those are blue diamonds. The Carrier in the background is
The U.S.S. Kearsarge, a CVS, not a CVA, that would normally
be associated with attack aircraft but it is a great shot and
thanks for forwarding it.