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Missouri man accidentally shoots himself at Rocky Mountain National Park

Missouri man accidentally shoots himself at Rocky Mountain National Park

A 70-year-old tourist from Missouri suffered a gunshot wound from a handgun he was carrying in his backpack at one of the most popular hiking areas in Rocky Mountain National Park, park officials say.

According to a park news release concerning the July 19 incident, the man was hiking with the gun in his backpack, and when he set his pack on a rock, the gun discharged. A bullet struck him in the leg and did not exit his body. The incident occurred on a Sunday when many park visitors were in the vicinity. Some assisted him with initial first aid, according to the park’s public information officer, Kyle Patterson.

“The man was carried out via a wheeled litter to the Bear Lake Trailhead, where he was taken by Estes Health Ambulance to a meadow in the Glacier Basin Campground where he was flown by Lifeguard Two Air Ambulance to Medical Center of the Rockies (in Loveland),” according to the release.

Asked why the park was releasing the information nine days after the incident, Patterson said the investigation needed to be completed first.

The news release went on to remind visitors that the open carry of firearms and concealed carry are allowed in the park, pursuant to Colorado concealed carry permits, “and applicable state reciprocity laws.” The release said visitors should not consider firearms as “a wildlife protection strategy,” suggesting bear spray be used instead.

Rocky Mountain National Park said the condition of the injured hiker is currently unknown.

Source: Missouri man accidentally shoots himself at Rocky Mountain National Park

Man arrested after pulling gun in mask argument at Florida Walmart

Man arrested after pulling gun in mask argument at Florida Walmart

ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla. —  A Florida man faces felony charges after he pulled a gun from his waistband and leveled it at a fellow Walmart shopper during an argument over face masks.

The encounter served as a linchpin in the debate over whether store owners and officials should require people to cover their faces inside buildings as the U.S. battles a surge in cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.

Vincent Scavetta, 28, was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm and improper exhibition of a firearm and arrested Wednesday after turning himself in, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office officials report.

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Man arrested after pulling gun in mask argument at Florida Walmart

Widely circulated video showed Scavetta on July 12 arguing with another man in the electronics department of the Walmart. In the video, Scavetta is seen pulling a gun from his waistband and waving it at the other man.

Prompted by reports that the argument was mask-related, the story quickly went viral after Sheriff’s officials shared surveillance images of Scavetta and asked for help to identify him.

According to the arrest report, Scavetta told investigators that it was pouring rain when he arrived at Walmart the day of the argument, and that he had to walk outside from one end of the store to the other entrance while pushing his father in a wheelchair.

Once inside, Scavetta said he had to take his mask off because it was soaked, making it difficult to breathe and causing his glasses to fog.

Man arrested after pulling gun in mask argument at Florida Walmart

The other man involved in the incident, 46-year-old Christopher Estrada of West Palm Beach, told deputies on the day of the incident that he was shopping with his daughter when he told another man in the electronics department at Walmart that he should cover his face.

Estrada told deputies that man, Scavetta, swore at him. The two argued for a few minutes, drawing the attention of other customers who tried to break up the two men, Estrada said.

When Scavetta reached toward the waistband of his shorts, Estrada reportedly told him that he didn’t care about his gun — a moment captured in the viral video. Then Scavetta pulled out his gun, pointed it at Estrada and said, “I’ll kill you,” authorities said.

Other shoppers stepped in and both men walked away, according to the report.

While Scavetta and his father left the store immediately, Estrada stayed at Walmart with his daughter and called the sheriff’s office, the report states.

Scavetta has an active concealed weapons license, sheriff’s officials report.

Three days later, on July 15, Walmart announced it would require all shoppers and employees to cover their noses and mouths. The change went into effect July 20.

The debate over who is responsible for enforcing mask mandates and where masks should be worn has led to similar altercations throughout the U.S. since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

While federal health and public safety officials recommend face coverings for people over age 2 to help prevent spread of the virus, there is no blanket requirement to wear masks in the U.S. The federal government has balked at such a directive, instead leaving the decision up to states or in some cases county and municipal governments.

Palm Beach County’s mask requirement went into effect June 25. No similar rule exists for the entire state, although other counties — including Broward and Miami-Dade — have levied such orders.

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Source: Man arrested after pulling gun in mask argument at Florida Walmart

Gun at Lawyer’s NY Death Scene to Be Tested for Possible Link to Calif. Murder Case: Officials – NBC New York

Gun at Lawyer’s NY Death Scene to Be Tested for Possible Link to Calif. Murder Case: Officials – NBC New York

What to Know

  • Authorities believe a man found dead in NY Monday was the shooter who killed a New Jersey federal judge’s son and wounded her husband at their home on Sunday, law enforcement sources say
  • The two were shot at Judge Esther Salas’ North Brunswick home Sunday afternoon; she was believed to be in the basement at the time and wasn’t injured
  • The body of attorney Roy Den Hollander was found on a property in the Sullivan County town of Rockland; authorities are looking into whether a package or envelope addressed to the judge may have been found nearby

Investigators believe a gun recovered from the apparent suicide scene of an attorney in upstate New York matches the one used to kill a New Jersey federal judge’s son and wound her husband Sunday, law enforcement sources say.

They’re also testing it to see if it may be linked to another murder on the other side of the country, a senior law enforcement official told News 4 Tuesday.

The gun found at the scene where authorities discovered the body of attorney Roy Den Hollander was a Walther .380 caliber handgun, a senior law enforcement official told News 4 Tuesday. Investigators say it may be the same weapon used to kill Judge Esther Salas’ 20-year-old son at her North Brunswick, New Jersey, home Monday, but ballistic results are pending. Sources said Monday they believe Den Hollander, a self-described “men’s rights” activist, was the person who showed up at the house and opened fire.

Salas’ husband was critically injured in the shooting and was undergoing another surgery Tuesday for his wounds, sources said.

Authorities have also been looking into whether Den Hollander may have possibly been linked to a killing in California earlier this month. A file or envelope that may have been meant for Salas was found near his body, sources said.Gun at Lawyer’s NY Death Scene to Be Tested for Possible Link to Calif. Murder Case: Officials – NBC New York

Some of the information in the packet may have contained details about a prominent men’s rights figure in California who was killed July 11. Investigators will test the gun found at the Den Hollander death scene to see if it fired the fatal rounds in that case as well, the senior law enforcement official said.

Sources say investigators also found material about Judge Janet DiFiore, the chief judge of the state of New York. The FBI briefed DiFiore of the information on her that had been found in the suspect’s car, a court spokesperson said. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday the state would provide her additional protection.Gun at Lawyer’s NY Death Scene to Be Tested for Possible Link to Calif. Murder Case: Officials – NBC New York

The investigation stems from the shootings of Salas’ son Daniel, and her husband, well-regarded criminal defense attorney Mark Anderl. Both were shot at their home in North Brunswick around 5 p.m. Sunday. The son later died.

Preliminary indications are that the husband answered the door and was shot multiple times; the son came running to the door and was shot as well before the gunman fled, the sources said. Judge Salas was believed to be in the basement at the time of the shooting, and she was not injured.Gun at Lawyer’s NY Death Scene to Be Tested for Possible Link to Calif. Murder Case: Officials – NBC New York

Some reports indicated the shooter may have been dressed as some sort of delivery driver. FedEx issued a statement Monday saying only it was fully cooperating with authorities and, “Our deepest sympathies are with Judge Salas and her family at this time.”

Den Hollander was a notoriously anti-feminist men’s rights attorney, whose vitriolic website and book condemn women in rage-filled terms. In one of his books, he specifically blasted Salas by name as “lazy and incompetent” and said her only accomplishment was being a high school cheerleader. Den Hollander appeared in her court at one time as counsel in a lawsuit over the all-male military draft.

(Den Hollander previously sued multiple anchors and reporters from NBC News and other networks, alleging they engaged in an illegal conspiracy to prevent Donald Trump’s election to the presidency.)

Den Hollander was best known previously for unsuccessful lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of “ladies night” promotions at bars and nightclubs. His litigation, and willingness to appear on television, earned him spots on The Colbert Report and MSNBC.

Another lawsuit argued night clubs were violating human rights by charging men hundreds of dollars for bottle service. In 2008, he unsuccessfully sued Columbia University for providing women’s studies classes, saying they were “a bastion of bigotry against men.”

Den Hollander filed for bankruptcy in 2011, citing more than $120,000 in credit card debt, as well as rent and other expenses. In the filing, Den Hollander estimated he made about $300 a month from his work, with the bulk of his income coming from a $724 monthly Social Security payment.

In more than 2,000 pages of often misogynistic, racist writings, Den Hollander criticized Salas’ life story of being abandoned by her father and raised by her poor mother as “the usual effort to blame a man and turn someone into super girl.”

Salas, a judge of the U.S. District Court for New Jersey in Newark, has been in her seat for nine years. Salas has presided over a number of high-profile trials in her tenure, including the trial of former “Real Housewife” Teresa Giudice.

Her and Anderl’s son Daniel was the only child and he was studying law to follow in his parents’ footsteps. He graduated cum laude with honors from St. Joseph’s High School in 2018 and was enrolled at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

“Daniel was a rising junior, enrolled for classes beginning in the next few weeks. He turned 20 last week,” a statement from the university read.

Gun at Lawyer’s NY Death Scene to Be Tested for Possible Link to Calif. Murder Case: Officials – NBC New York

 

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All-New Taurus® G3c – G3 Series

INTRODUCING THE ALL-NEW TAURUS® G3c.

All the features of the original striker-fired full-size. Now available in an EDC-friendly compact frame. The all-new Taurus® G3c delivers the ultimate balance of power and performance for any self defense situation.

The new Taurus G3c builds on the proven foundation that has made the compact G-series among the most popular personal defense/EDC handguns ever while advancing function, reliability, and durability to the next level. Furthermore, the G3c enters the market at a price point that continues the Taurus G-series handguns’ industry leading cost-to-performance.

All-New Taurus® G3c - G3 Series

All-New Taurus® G3c - G3 Series

Features

  • Caliber:

    9mm Luger
  • Capacity:

    10- or 12-round
  • Slide Finish:

    Tenifer Matte Black
  • Operational Controls Finish:

    Teflon
  • Frame Size:

    Compact
  • Frame Material:

    Polymer
  • Firing System:

    Striker
  • Action Type:

    Single Action with Restrike Capability
  • Safety:

    Manual
    Trigger Safety
    Striker Block
    Loaded Chamber Indicator
  • Front Sights:

    Fixed Front (white dot)
  • Rear Sights:

    Drift Adjustable Serrated
  • Slide Material:

    Alloy Steel
  • Barrel Length:

    3.2 in.
  • Overall Length:

    6.3 in.
  • Overall Width:

    1.2 in.
  • Overall Height:

    5.1 in.
  • Weight:

    22 oz.
  • Magazines Included:

    3×10 or 3×12
  • MSRP:

    $305.74

 

Source: All-New Taurus® G3c – G3 Series

Biden’s gun control plan is terrible for firearm owners on the left – The Washington Post

Biden’s gun control plan is terrible for firearm owners on the left - The Washington PostOver the past few weeks, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has been rolling out task forces, policy platforms and all manner of other legislative bells and whistles as he ramps up his bid to unseat President Trump. Predictably, none of his proposals have hit with the same force as progressive blockbusters such as Medicare-for-all or the Green New Deal (neither of which he supports). But Biden did shake the table in a different way in 2019 when he debuted his gun control platform. Later that year, when he bumbled into a heated exchange with a Detroit factory worker, who accused him of trying to “take away our guns,” right-wingers and gun rights groups gloated over the spectacle. But even now, after the world has changed several times over, it’s still hard to shake the feeling that that worker was right. To the dismay of firearm enthusiasts on the left, Biden is still coming for some people’s guns. It’s now just a matter of who’s going to have them snatched — and who isn’t.

Former congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-Tex.) may have pulled the most attention with his brash anti-gun rhetoric during the primaries, but Biden’s less ambitious plan still offers plenty of cause for alarm for firearm owners. Alongside a raft of more common-sense measures (and a confusing aside about “smart gun technology”), its centerpiece is a ban on the manufacture and sale of what are known as “assault weapons,” with a proposal to bring their regulation under the National Firearms Act. This 1934 law currently applies to “machine guns” (i.e. fully automatic firearms), silencers and short-barreled rifles, but Biden’s plan would extend it to apply to what he characterizes as “assault weapons,” meaning semiautomatic rifles, pistols and shotguns with interchangeable magazines that fire intermediate cartridges (the most notorious of which is the AR-15 style semiautomatic rifle) as well as “high capacity magazines” (generally understood under the 1994 bill to be those that can hold more than 10 bullets). Individuals who already own these items would be required to participate in a federal buyback program or register each of their qualifying firearms and magazines under the NFA — which comes with a $200 price tag (on top of extra fees incurred during the registration process). When it was first enacted in 1934, that $200 fee was intended to be prohibitively expensive; now, inflation aside, it still is for many people.

Given how costly some firearms can be, that registration fee may not sound like too much of an added burden, but for a person who has already bought and paid for multiple qualifying firearms and magazines (or inherited them), that amount will add up quickly. Those who violate the NFA will also face up to 10 years in federal prison, and a potential $10,000 fine. Biden also wants to end the online sale of firearms and ammunition, including gun parts and parts kits that some people use to manufacture their own low-cost DIY firearms (known as ghost guns) further limiting accessibility.

Regardless of one’s opinion on guns and gun control, it is obvious that this proposal will disproportionately impact poor and working-class communities. Those within those communities who already own firearms would be robbed of their ability to protect themselves and their loved ones, while their wealthier counterparts would skate by on their ready piles of cash. Stephen Paddock perpetrated one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history and could afford dozens of high-powered weapons and a plush Las Vegas hotel suite; this plan would have no effect on someone like him. In effect, Biden’s plan sets in motion a “war on guns,” the same way his predecessors declared wars on “poverty,” “crime” and “terror” — wars in which it was inevitably black and brown people who were the real targets.

Though acknowledging the fact may be uncomfortable for Biden, millions of people in this country own firearms, and not all of them fit into the stereotype of the right-wing gun nut. Armed community defense is a timeworn activist tradition that has once again entered the spotlight as the Black Lives Matter movement has continued to build across the nation. Protesters in various cities have been met with violence from self-proclaimed white supremacists, militias and assorted right-wing malcontents with money to burn on the biggest guns they can find. In some cases, armed community members have stepped up to serve as a barrier between the people and those who seek to cause them harm. Whether anyone “needs” an AR-15 is besides the point; simply put, heavily armed right-wing militia members have threatened protesters, and others on the right have even shot at them. With that in mind, some folks don’t want to be left empty-handed when self-proclaimed white supremacists or other right-wing extremists come marching into their community. And it is those community defenders and other regular working people who will bear the brunt of this proposed legislative switch.

Biden’s plan falls into a long line of government efforts to disarm the working class while keeping the lanes clear for the privileged who can afford whatever legal curveballs are thrown their way. A crystallizing moment in the history of the U.S. gun control movement came in 1967, when the Black Panthers held an armed protest on the steps of the California Capitol; at the time, hoping to keep guns out of the hands of black people, the National Rifle Association pushed hard in favor of gun control, and strict legislation soon followed. The NRA’s stance on gun control has taken a hard right turn since then, but as was shown by the organization’s silence when Philando Castile, a black gun owner, was killed by police, some things haven’t changed much at all.

On the most generous reading, the goal of Biden’s plan is to ensure that there are fewer guns in the world and in the streets. But even in that spirit, we still have to think about who’s going to end up with the guns that remain in private hands. People like Mark McCloskey, the lawyer made infamous for brandishing his AR-15 at Black Lives Matter protesters as they walked past his sprawling St. Louis mansion, will be able to pay whatever fees Biden throws at them, and will thus be able to hold onto as many weapons as they like. But territorial weekend warriors who feel no accountability to the community, and show little regard for gun safety, are exactly the kind of people who shouldn’t have guns. By contrast, leftist community firearm clubs invest serious time into training and safety education, carefully vet their memberships and work arm-in-arm with the marginalized communities they are invited to protect.Biden’s gun control plan is terrible for firearm owners on the left - The Washington Post

And yet under Biden’s plan, the former are who will be able to afford to hold onto as much firepower as they so desire, while the people they want to hurt will be left high and dry. Simply depriving poorer people access to firearms will not rectify the structural issues such as poverty, inequality and lack of economic mobility that are correlated with gun violence. The plan says nothing about handguns, which are responsible for far more deaths than other kinds of guns, or about expanding mental health services, or disarming the police who are responsible for an unconscionable amount of gun deaths. Nor does it do anything about the networks of right-wing radicalism that have inspired the overwhelming majority of domestic terrorist attacks or the media pundits and politicians (including Trump himself) whose rhetoric exacerbates the problem. It just focuses on the big, scary guns. If cutting down on gun violence is the end goal here, what good could it possibly do to disarm the working class and ensure that only the well-heeled (and the agents of the state who defend them) will be able to hoard stockpiles of highly efficient weaponry? Gun sales have already skyrocketed during the ongoing coronavirus crisis, and political tensions throughout the country are incredibly high. This divisive plan will do little to curb gun violence, and will instead hammer home the vast inequalities still dividing this nation.

 

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Source: Biden’s gun control plan is terrible for firearm owners on the left – The Washington Post

18-year Ban on Exporting American-made Suppressors Lifted 

18-year Ban on Exporting American-made Suppressors Lifted 

The 2002 State Department blocked suppressor exports from U.S. companies to overseas commercial markets. That prohibition was lifted this month. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

President Trump’s administration last week quietly dropped a longstanding ban on the commercial export of firearm suppressors, effective immediately.

In 2002, during the administration of President George W. Bush, the U.S. State Department dropped the hammer on commercial suppressor exports, which barred potentially lucrative overseas markets to American can makers. Now, after years of lobbying by pro-gun industry groups, the door is now open.

“Effective immediately, the Department of State has rescinded its April 18, 2002, firearms sound suppressor policy,” said a notice posted Friday to the Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls website.

Suppressor trade groups feel the move will allow American companies to compete in already-existing foreign markets, which will in turn generate millions of dollars in revenue for small businesses as U.S.-built suppressors are exported overseas, creating jobs in the process.

“We applaud the Trump Administration for taking charge and allowing American businesses to compete in thriving markets abroad,” said Knox Williams, president of the American Suppressor Association. “This change in policy will create hundreds of jobs at a time when our country needs them most.”

The ASA helped back the Suppressor Export Act in 2016, which aimed for a legislative solution to lift the 2002 ban. However, that bill only garnered 21 co-sponsors, all Republicans, and never made it out of committee despite GOP control of the chamber.

Firearms trade groups welcomed the news from the State Department.

“This is a commonsense decision to allow U.S. manufacturers to compete in overseas markets where suppressors are not only legal, but are often required for recreational shooting and hunting,” said Lawrence G. Keane, National Shooting Sports Foundation Senior Vice President, and General Counsel.

Keane said the move is another win for the firearm and suppressor manufacturers by the Trump Administration, following up on a decision earlier this year to transition control of elements of the U.S. Munitions List to Commerce Control List away from the State Department, which streamlined firearm exports. “That was an export reform years in the making and only held up for domestic political reasons. U.S. manufacturers, domestic production, and U.S. workers will all benefit from this practical decision,” said Keane.

 

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Source: 18-year Ban on Exporting American-made Suppressors Lifted :: Guns.com

Wilson Combat-SIG SAUER WCP320 – Wilson Combat–NEW RELEASE-MUST SEE

 

Wilson Combat-SIG SAUER WCP320 - Wilson Combat--NEW RELEASE-MUST SEE

Wilson Combat gunsmiths and engineers have completely reworked a SIG SAUER P320 chassis and unfinished SIG manufactured slide into our ideal version of a high performance, perfected striker-fired pistol.

Using the all-new Wilson Combat SIG P320 grip module, our in-house re-machined slide and Wilson Combat performance battle sights, the Wilson Combat Optimized WCP320 will become the new standard in hard-use, striker-fired handguns. Our modifications have tailored and tuned the 320 platform for precision tactical pistol shooting.

This robust, fast handling pistol wears our Wilson Combat engineered polymer grip module. This newly designed and manufactured grip has enhanced traction, smoother reloading, improved pointablity and superb recoil control in dynamic shooting. This grip turns an already solid platform into an ergonomic shooting machine.

The slide has been machined with the Wilson Combat X-TAC pattern for improved manipulation under stress. The front and rear cocking serrations, as well as the slide top, wear this signature Wilson Combat pattern. The stainless steel slide and chromoly barrel wear the most advanced black DLC (Diamond-like-Carbon) physical vapor deposition finish available. This finish has chromium and tungsten underlayers for long lasting corrosion and abrasion resistance.

The SIG SAUER flat-faced XFULL trigger is standard on the WCP320 and gives shooters a lower finger position on the trigger which increases leverage for a lighter, smoother trigger pull. The pull can be further enhanced by Wilson Combat gunsmiths with our optional action tune using Grayguns custom trigger parts.

*Photos may include features and/or upgrades not included in the base price.Wilson Combat-SIG SAUER WCP320 - Wilson Combat--NEW RELEASE-MUST SEE

 

 

 

 

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VA: New gun laws go into effect July 1st | Gun Owners of America

New Gun Laws Are Now In Effect Governor Northam’s anti-gun laws are now in effect in Virginia. Rest assured, Gun Owners of America will use every tool we have in our arsenal to get these anti-freed…READ MORE CLICK LINK BELOW.

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Colt Now Shipping AR-15s to Consumers again 

Colt Now Shipping AR-15s to Consumers again 

Colt first began marketing the semi-auto AR-15 Sporter to consumers in 1963 and it has continued to be a popular model for the company. After a brief break to fill military orders, they have resumed the practice. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

Just nine months after the historic AR-15 maker signaled a curb in selling the rifle through consumer channels, Colt says they are now back on the market.

Last September, the Connecticut-based firearms maker began a hiatus in their sales of rifles to the public while continuing to produce such long arms to fulfill outstanding military and law enforcement contracts– a move they said at the time was only temporary. A market decision and not politics, despite what anti-gun advocates and avowed “we’re coming for your guns” Democratic Presidental candidates heralded as a win in their quest for gun control.

At this year’s SHOT Show in January, Colt told Guns.com that AR-15 production for the consumer market was going to resume once the company’s current rifle production line gets some breathing room on their full plate of military contracts. It seems that time has come.

Now, as first reported by American Rifleman  last week, new Colt AR-15s are shipping to dealers nationwide with Mark O’Keefe writing that over 2,000 Colt LE6920s recently left the factory, bound for eager consumers.

With record interest in gun purchases of AR-15 style rifles, especially from first-time buyers, you can bet those numbers are going to increase.

Source: Colt Now Shipping AR-15s to Consumers again :: Guns.com

How Often Should You Clean Your Concealed Carry Firearm? – Start Now!

How often should you clean your gun? We all know that firearms require maintenance & cleaning; but how often should you clean your firearms? Some insist that gun cleaning should occur every time one is fired, as well as every few months — whether they’ve been used or not. Others insist that it is fine to leave your rifle or pistol uncleaned even after multiple trips to the range. Who’s right? The answer depends on the type of firearm, what it is primarily used for, and what ammunition and/or elements it has been exposed to. If you are shooting corrosive ammunition, or if the firearm is exposed to water, moisture or other damaging elements, you should always clean your gun as soon as possible.

Furthermore, all firearms should periodically undergo a professional detailed cleaning where the firearm is torn down and thoroughly cleaned, oiled and reassembled. How often this is necessary depends on the number of rounds fired through the gun and the role it typically is used for, but generally a firearm should be detail stripped and cleaned by a professional at least once a year regardless of whether or not they ever made it out of the gun safe at all (because ambient moisture in the air and humidity can cause small rust spots to show up).

Right off the bat, I know what some of you are thinking: “Well, if you’re practicing with it on a regular basis, then you should be cleaning it after a range trip.” I couldn’t agree more, but reality shows us that not everyone can get to the range on a regular basis.

While training regularly is important, it isn’t uncommon for someone to be unable to get to the range for weeks at a time. So, if this is you, how often should you clean your concealed carry firearm if you aren’t actively using it?

If you carry everyday like you should, natural buildup can and will occur inside your firearm if it’s left untouched for weeks on end. This buildup will consist of lint, dirt, and anything else you may come in contact with. The areas where this buildup accumulates may vary, but it will typically happen near the end of the muzzle and around the ejection port (inside and out). If you carry a firearm with a hammer, you may notice buildup around or below the hammer. Pretty much any location can accumulate debris.

So, how often should you clean it?

If it’s a firearm that you carry and you miss out on some range time for an extended period of time, you should clean that firearm every few weeks. If you notice an accumulation of anything at anytime, it is recommended to strip down the firearm and give it a good scrub and re-lube. Give your firearm a good look every few days for any abnormal buildup. It can happen quickly sometimes, and you don’t want that to happen. What if a chunk of lint gets in your firing pin channel? You’ll want that cleaned out.

If it’s a firearm that you carry and go to the range with it often, it’s good practice to clean it after each trip to the range. If you do this, you’ll be able to keep a close eye on any parts that may be wearing, worn or damaged. Plus the more you clean it, the better you’ll get at cleaning it. Each firearm requires different treatment while cleaning (such as points of lubrication), and correct repetition of this isn’t a bad idea.

What about a DEEP CLEAN?

With the above examples, we’re talking about your standard cleaning by field-stripping your firearm, but what about a deep clean? Your firearm has other internal parts that you can’t see without taking other things apart. These areas will also accumulate debris over time and should be touched at least once a year. If you aren’t familiar with the inner workings of your firearm, you should seek out a gunsmith that can perform this cleaning for you.

In the end, a clean firearm is a happy firearm. It’s also a safe firearm. Regular practice of cleaning any and all of your firearms is, to me, an important thing to do. Not only are you protecting your investment by keeping it nice and clean, you’re also making sure that they’re ready to go at a moment’s notice.

Clean your concealed carry firearm as if your life depended on it.

Source: How Often Should You Clean Your Concealed Carry Firearm? – Concealed Nation

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