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guns, lubrication, maintenance, safety

Dust Bunnies after Easter

not like this

As it’s been unseasonably warm here in the Valley of the Sun (with some intermittent cool-downs) I’ve taken back my Smith & Wesson 442 electroless nickel for my primary carry.
Because it’s easier to conceal or because I’m lazy.  Pick one.
And I noticed, as I have been carrying the 1911, the 442 is pocket-linty.  She suffers from dust bunnies, obviously acquired in years of pocket holster carry.
Her barrel IS clear, though, I checked!
I always think of the old military/police joke about weapons inspection, wherein the sergeant peers down the barrel of the veteran’s gun and announces, “Hey!  There’s a spider in here.  And he has hash marks on his sleeve!”
If you carry daily, when was the last time you looked down your barrel?  In safety, of course.  I suspect most modern firearms would function flawlessly, if the first round encounters some stray dust, regardless.  But, I prefer knowing my barrel is clear.  And my firearm is clean and properly lubricated.
I’m touchy that way.

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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