It’s been at least a couple months since I went to the range. Yesterday I remedied that. This was what my gun looked like when I pulled it out of the holster:
As I carry it every day, I knew it was going to be covered with lint.
It still functioned just fine but that was way too much holster time without being cleaned.
I find cleaning my firearms, even without a recent range trip, a relaxing and satisfying activity.
Strangely enough, I do too.
Did you fire it in that condition? Did it function OK? How much grunge does it take to introduce a significant risk of FTF due to excessive foreign material?
Edit: I guess I missed the last 2 lines at the end.
I’m afraid that mine looks like that quite often.
Blow the dust off, for real. I found that CCI #34 primers will seat well enough in Starline 10mm brass, and give +40 FPS in moderate loads of HP-38. Don’t know if you’re using small or large primer .40.
I take my gun out of the holster nightly and inspect. This is inexcusable for a carry gun and you are not taking carry seriously.
The good news is the gun worked anyway. I am curious about how much lube was left on it after all that time. Do you use grease and whic brand? If not, which liquid lubricant?
No grease. I’ve seen too many guns fail to operate in really cold weather (10 F and below).
These days all my guns are lubricated with Interflon Fin Super.