By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

8 thoughts on “Things I endure for shooting.”
  1. If you dislike cleaning firearms after a day at the range,
    you will hate cleaning up carboned up suppressors with lots of angles and internal corners –
    and oh yes, just for more fun, they can’t go into the ultrasonic cleaner –
    It’s brass brush, CLP, cleaning cloths, and Q-tip time

  2. For a while, back in the Hoppe’s #9 days, my younger sister liked the odor so she’d offer to clean. Now with MPro-7, I have to do it myself.

    1. I still prefer Hoppe’s #9. I’m old and old school. I don’t see any need to switch to some overpriced high falutin’ new fangled solution when the old tried and true that I’ve been using for nigh onto 50 years still works just fine for me.

      Just sayin’, not judgin’ Whatever floats your boat.

  3. Meh. I “hate” cleaning guns, like I “hate” washing dishes. I enjoy eating my meals off of clean plates, with clean flatware, so I wash my dishes (in a timely manner, because I truly HATE bugs!)

    I like shooting, and clean, oiled guns are nigh into permanent, generational, tools. So, I clean guns. That also gives me the opportunity to verify that nothing, revealed by a field strip, is broken.

    Different individuals find different things to be tedious.

    Now, I can procrastinate the bejabbers out of cleaning up/out my garage!

  4. Oh, a double post, for double the fun . . .

    We put rounds down an early 20’s Thompson in October at the WWII weapons shoot. I need to make an appointment to do a cleaning session on it. I can’t tell you how much I look forward to tearing down a genuine 1928 Thompson, with the Blish mechanism still inside. Yes, it’ll be loaded with carbon. Yes, it will be a pain to tear down.

    And I’m looking forward to it. I just have to find the time.

    BTW – we’ll almost certainly do the WWII shoot again this October, near Wichita Kansas, ammunition supply and political circumstances permitting. If you know anyone with a MG42 or Browning they’d be willing to share . . . we’re looking to add some belt-fed fun. I know, that’s a big ask.

  5. Hey, I’ve got one of those S&W 22A’s at the top of your photo. I don’t know if I just got lucky or what, but mine is a freaking tack driver. The best sub $200 gun I’ve ever bought. They’re probably more than that now, but I bought mine maybe 15 years ago and it was on sale at the time.

    The only things I don’t like are the magazine disconnect safety (which I think some of the earlier models didn’t have) and the fact that you’d need to do some major machining work to be able to use a threaded suppressor.

    Probably the best price to value gun purchase I’ve ever made.

    How does yours shoot? Did I just get lucky?

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