I do quite a bit of fishing and from time to time I've been known to end up wet. Luckily never carrying a gun. What kind of trouble is a submerged gun going to be to clean/repair?
Ditto. Do you have a handgun that wouldn't break your heart if you lost it in the water, but is still a decent shooter? I used to keep a Glock on my jetski for just that reason.Baldy said:If you have air compressor. Blow it out real good and lay in the sun for a few hours. Lube and oil it real good and you should be good to go. Just don't put it off for a week or two. You need to do it as soon as you get to camp or back home.
While the Glock does retain reliability, It just does not shoot well for me (as I explained in my shooting report), the 36 does well because of the angle, but the rest of them, unless you are talking about the SF Glocks just do not point right.Iron_Colonel said:+1 CDP I agree. I have a law enforcement friend, who has been with the Sheriff's dept. for ages, and he does a boat patrol. He has a nice Colt 1911 Commander style gun he likes to carry on his normal duty days. But when he gets in a boat, he says, "I don't want to drop my good gun in the water so I'll strap on this POS Glock." If he should ever happen somehow to drop his gun in the water, he would probably have to call out the divers to get it lol. I think his dept. issues him Glocks, but they have the option of buying their own for duty. I can't attest to the Glock myself, having never shot one. But he doesn't not like them, just kinda thinks they are toyish because of their plastic properties.
But I wouldn't carry a pistol if it couldn't stand up to the rigors of carry in any environment. I like to carry a sidearm when I hunt on the west side of this state and well, as WA residents well know, the rain can really come whenever/wherever/whyever. And especially during the hunting seasons, it does rain. So its going to get a little wet, have bushes and dust and stuff get on it etc.....forging through the bush here in the NW. I carry my Springfield Armory 1911 Mil-Spec .45 pistol when I am hunting here on the west side.
First shot from the holster for me was always two or three inches high, successive shots were generally closer to my aiming point because of adjusting. They drive pretty well, but you are right, not near as good as my Kimber (IMHO).sig232 said:CDP Quote: While the Glock does retain reliability, It just does not shoot well for me (as I explained in my shooting report), the 36 does well because of the angle, but the rest of them, unless you are talking about the SF Glocks just do not point right
I have a couple of them too and have grown fond of them like an old VW beetle! But I can't shoot them worth a crap, never could and thats a bit of a disappointment.
They are fine for defensive use. My bullets are all in the Torso, but just not the nice tight groups that my Kimber delivers.
A rusty gun is not necessarily an unsafe one. I have repaired several old rusty "barn finds" for folks. If you go fishing and pull up a gun, there are plenty of ways to fix it. Remember, steel actually rusts slower in water. Rust need oxygen, water although having oxygen in it, will actually protect the steel. That is why you see pictures or like me scubaed down to a wreck will be surprised at how little rust there is. I dove to the bottom of a open pit mine site that filled with water in Upstate NY where a 1890's train locomotive was left on the bottom. It had a heavy coating of surface rust, but still solid. And the colder the water, the slower the rusting process. Steel rusts faster in the air because of the high concentration of O2. Salt air is actually slightly corrosive that is why it attacks metal so fast.
Now if you sidearm takes a bath, just pull it out and detail strip it. Dry everything and oil. That is it, you are done. Do not put it in the oven to dry it. You will create steam and that make the oxygen more active and will actually promote rust. If you are out in the field and have to do some guerrilla gunsmithing, soak it down well with a water displacing oil, can you say WD40? The oil is designed to push water out of where ever it hits. That is the reason I use it as the first oil bath after parking a gun. It literally pulls out the water in the park pores, then it is followed by a sealing oil. I keep a big spray can of it in my fishing gear, it really works.