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Hello,

I have a Glock 17 that has been laying exposed in a bathroom for over a year. Not only was it not in a case, it was not even in a cabinet, a drawer, wrapped in a towel, or protected in any form The shower is less than 2 feet away.
How do I know how this has affected the gun? I am afraid to shoot it to test it. Do I just clean it? Do I need some expert to actually inspect it?
 

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You might try field stripping the gun and inspect for corrosion, clean and lube. If it is rusted up you got a problem. I would say this ought to be common sense, but the scenario lacks any evidence of common sense...proving once again it is the least common of all senses.
 

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Ditto, I would strip it, if no obvious problems seen, clean and lube the heck out of it and take it to the range.
What the heck was it doing in the bathroom for over a year?
Inquiring minds want to know, on second thought maybe not. :)
 

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I live with a very tall relative with dementia. I do not have any ammo in the home but he found one of my guns and put it on top of my linen closet in the bathroom. Either that or it was my cat.I found the gun when I was getting ready to remodel. I mention my cat because sometimes I find items placed in the litter box that I must retrieve. Whichever one is doing it, is a dickhead.
Sorry I posted this in "New Members Introduction" in error.
 

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There are a couple of rust preventives which you may want to consider coating your pistol's internals with, a light coating of PB Blaster, or maybe Specialist silicone,(made by WD40)
if you are going to have it in a high humidity atmosphere, on a regular basis.
 

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I don't own a Glock but I can tell you from some true believers that tell me it's a Glock, therefore, you can soak it in water with no ill effect and it still shoots. You can also bury it, dig it up then shoot it. It never jams. It's a Glock!
 

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There are a couple of rust preventives which you may want to consider coating your pistol's internals with, a light coating of PB Blaster, or maybe Specialist silicone,(made by WD40)
if you are going to have it in a high humidity atmosphere, on a regular basis.
Soak it in WD-40 then bag it.
 

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I live with a very tall relative with dementia. I do not have any ammo in the home but he found one of my guns and put it on top of my linen closet in the bathroom. Either that or it was my cat.I found the gun when I was getting ready to remodel. I mention my cat because sometimes I find items placed in the litter box that I must retrieve. Whichever one is doing it, is a dickhead.
Sorry I posted this in "New Members Introduction" in error.
These are facts I got from your post:
You own a gun but no ammo.
You misplaced your gun for over a year and did nothing.
You have a relative with dementia living with you and able to access your gun.

These are my conclusions and opinions:
You do not have the knowledge or are responsible enough to safely own a gun.
You are a danger to yourself and others.
You need to sell it or give it away to a responsible party immediately.
 
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I forget I might have early onset of dementia.

I might have the Corona virus I don't know if memory loss is a symptom. I have congestion and a runny nose I think I might have Corona light.
 

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These are facts I got from your post:
You own a gun but no ammo.
You misplaced your gun for over a year and did nothing.
You have a relative with dementia living with you and able to access your gun.

These are my conclusions and opinions:
You do not have the knowledge or are responsible enough to safely own a gun.
You are a danger to yourself and others.
You need to sell it or give it away to a responsible party immediately.
OUCH!
Is this a public service announcement?
 

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Why don't we try something new, like staying on topic, the information we offer may help others with similar maintenance issues.
 

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Somehow...to me at least, this does not sound like maintenance issues; more like negligence issues. But, I have to admit, dingleberry is beginning to remind me of someone else...
 
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