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    What is SOP for drying out a pistol after a wet training session?

    Field strip and set in front of a fan? Completely detail strip and dry all parts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irelander View Post
    What is SOP for drying out a pistol after a wet training session?

    Field strip and set in front of a fan? Completely detail strip and dry all parts?
    For me it's a complete disassembly.....depending on how soaked it gets.

    Or after a high round count class where it's dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ST911 View Post
    Why??
    If you stay out in the rain long enough, then your pistol can get soaking wet inside and out.

    Might not matter, but I think of it as cheap insurance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Irelander View Post
    What is SOP for drying out a pistol after a wet training session?

    Field strip and set in front of a fan? Completely detail strip and dry all parts?
    Field strip and toss in ultrasonic cleaner with 50/50 Simple Green HD/Water for 10m. Rinse well with tap water. Blow dry with air compressor. Maybe scrape off any remaining carbon deposits with a dental tool. Maybe pop it on a dehydrator or warm a bit with a heat gun to make sure it is good and dry. Re-lubricate. Done.
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    My polymer guns get thoroughly soaked all summer in AK. I separate the slide and receiver, and leave them in the cabin to dry. Sometimes I accelerate the process by first wiping extra moisture off with paper towel. When mostly dry, I give the exterior a wipe with an oily rag and lubricate the normal interior spots. Except the oily rag, pretty much what I do to myself to dry off when I finish shooting.

    Here is a picture from when YVK and I trained with JJ back in February.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TopShot View Post
    So True !
    Many people do not want to train or take a class when it's pouring or 0 degrees.
    A lot of people have obligations and responsibilities off the range, and it for some it makes little sense to unnecessarily risk getting sick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HopetonBrown View Post
    A lot of people have obligations and responsibilities off the range, and it for some it makes little sense to unnecessarily risk getting sick.
    You get sick from viruses not being wet or cold.

    I think people have given sound reasoning for training in adverse conditions. I really might have to clear a malfunction some day when my hands are freezing cold, sore and wet. I might really have to deal with an attempted car jacking on my way home from a 16 hour shift. I've been to a couple of classes after working such a shift.

    I recommend taking a class under conditions like that if for no other reason than the experience. I can honestly say that everything after the Army in my life has been pretty easy
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    I don’t seek out adverse conditions — it has a habit of finding me. If signed up for a class or match, and it is crappy, I continue. Lots of days are hot, cold, rainy or snowy, and I would rather practice in those conditions rather than skip the session. I do chuckle when it gets into the 40’s, and some of the Arizona guys are sitting in the car with the heater running between stages at a winter match.
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