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by flechero
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Sig P365 XL???
Replies: 25
Views: 2149

Re: Sig P365 XL???

strogg wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:31 am
flechero wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:53 am
By nature if its job, a carry gun is subjected to a much more harsh environment than the rest of your safe and should require more frequent attention, not necessarily more attention per session. How do you define extra? How often did you pull the mag release out and clean/lube it? I suspect what you call extra, many would consider routine. (and I don't mean that in any kind of offensive way)

I agree with your sentiment but treating a carry gun like a range gun is asking for issues. A carry gun should be wiped down most regularly and cleaned/lubed much more often than a the rest of the stable, IMO.

:tiphat:
Let me clarify my statement. I do maintain carry guns more often than safe guns. I just have to put extra TLC into the Legion than I do any other carry gun, including other all metal firearms. The most comparable one that comes to mind is the Arex Zero 1 CP. I do not and have not ever had to clean the mag release on any firearm I've owned (not that I've never done it) except for the Legion. I honestly find it odd that I have to do that on a regular basis with it.

I do agree that what I find out of the ordinary is indeed routine for some. I am in the camp that believe overcleaning is possible, so I keep things to a minimum. Take that for what it's worth. Regardless, my SIG requires more maintenance and lube than the rest, which to me, is unacceptable, as it shows how finicky it is. I'd rather carry a less finicky firearm as a principle. To each his own, though.

Back on topic, I'm not trying to dissuade the OP from purchasing the SIG, I'm just giving him a fair warning on what might be expected. I'm not doubting the XL is a fantastic firearm, as SIG has fixed most issues stemming from the smaller brother. Otherwise, Tim from Military Arms Channel wouldn't still be carrying it, right?
We're pretty much in agreement... my ocd for cleaning and extra attention to carry guns may be overkill... and I think there is probably a happy medium out there somewhere. :tiphat:
by flechero
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Sig P365 XL???
Replies: 25
Views: 2149

Re: Sig P365 XL???

strogg wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:13 am
No gun is worth carrying if it requires extra preventative maintenance to keep running.
By nature if its job, a carry gun is subjected to a much more harsh environment than the rest of your safe and should require more frequent attention, not necessarily more attention per session. How do you define extra? How often did you pull the mag release out and clean/lube it? I suspect what you call extra, many would consider routine. (and I don't mean that in any kind of offensive way)

I agree with your sentiment but treating a carry gun like a range gun is asking for issues. A carry gun should be wiped down most regularly and cleaned/lubed much more often than a the rest of the stable, IMO.

:tiphat:

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