Originally Posted by s+w1911
Do you guys stick with one carry gun, or do you switch to a new gun every so often.
I think I am going to stick with this gun for many many years, I am just wondering if you all feel that you need to get a new one from time to time in order to fully trust it. I would think old familiar is better, but am curious.
Also, is field stripping a gun to clean sufficient long term, or do you need to occasionally tear the entire thing down fully trust it???
One Gun: I did for six years, until I decided to go for a different model.
New One: EVERYONE
needs a new gun every so often
but it's not a trust issue - to me.
Full Strip: I like to do a full strip down every few months to get all of the lint, dust, etc. cleaned out. It's not that the gun has deteriorated, but rather to know just how much dirt (you'd be amazed how much dust blows around) and lint there is (or isn't) in your gun.
If the gun is clean and properly oiled, the chance of failure is virtually non existant (except for the occasional brain cramp of the user).