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    Something I never thought of.

    In light of Las Vegas's rainy weather today a thought popped into my head. Does anyone change how they carry when it rains or snows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertborn View Post
    In light of Las Vegas's rainy weather today a thought popped into my head. Does anyone change how they carry when it rains or snows?
    AAAAAAAAh rust! NOPE, but I will do what i can to stay out of the rain as I do not have a CCW covering is not even an option
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    Yep, put a coat or a slicker on. No change in the gun or gear.
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    I've got 1 1/4" so far today at the house and its still raining. I'm staying inside cuz I might rust!

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    I carry stainless steel, might be a product of my Seattle roots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertborn View Post
    In light of Las Vegas's rainy weather today a thought popped into my head. Does anyone change how they carry when it rains or snows?
    Rain? Ah, that's what that stuff is...

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    Get a CCW for these instances or just use WD-40 when you get home

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    Something I never thought of.

    No. Do not use wd40 on your gun. That is the absolute worst thing you could use. It removes oils and causes metal to rust and become unlubricated. If it has petroleum distillates in it, it is a degreaser. Please research wd40


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roughneckreed View Post
    No. Do not use wd40 on your gun. That is the absolute worst thing you could use. It removes oils and causes metal to rust and become unlubricated. If it has petroleum distillates in it, it is a degreaser. Please research wd40


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    Hold on there just a sec partner... that ain't quite right. WD40 is a water displacer (that's what the WD in WD40 is short for). It neither "removes oils," nor "causes metal to rust." It does what it does... displaces water. It is not, however, a metal protector. Once you've used WD40 on your gun to displace all the water, I would recommend you wipe off all of it and replace it with a light coat of gun oil. A good quality gun oil contains the rust inhibitors that will protect the metal. Simply saying one shouldn't use WD40 on their gun isn't the "whole story," I'm afraid. Use it... it won't hurt the gun and certainly will remove the rain water.

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    Something I never thought of.

    Quote Originally Posted by usmcmustang View Post
    ...A good quality gun oil contains the rust inhibitors that will protect the metal...
    This is actually what I was thinking when I saw this thread.

    I come from the land of snow and rain and never had problems with a rusty gun. Mind you we don't carry handguns in Canada but hunting with long guns is common. Also, my grandfather, father and uncle were all cops and with daily carry never had issues with rust.

    I did refinish a couple that had surface rust on the barrels but they had sat for some time and were not maintained.

    If your gun is well maintained you won't have issues with rust.
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    If it is heavy rain probably a little nail polish on the primers may not be a bad idea.

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    Thanks for the replies! I am currently waiting on my ccw for instances like this and the few places I can't open carry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertborn View Post
    Thanks for the replies! I am currently waiting on my ccw for instances like this and the few places I can't open carry.
    Thanks for the replies! I am currently waiting on my ccw for instances like this and the few places I (can't) don't want to open carry.

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    when your firearm gets wet due to rainy weather, you need to take it down and give it some PMCS. Generally, a wipe down and light coat of CLP is sufficient to prevent rust. Rust forms slowly, and if you're maintaining your firearm regularly it shouldn't accumulate anyway. Water doesn't cause rust, Oxygen reacting with Fe(III) does.
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