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    OC in the rain

    I know there has been discussion about OC when it's cold out but I want to get some of your thoughts about OC in the rain. Wet gun, wet hands possible defensive situation going south because of it... What are your thoughts??

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    Since no one has responded ...

    The road to Hell is paved with what-ifs. A quality gun is not affected.

    How many times have you drawn on the cusp of life-or-death self-defense, how many times a wet gun? Has the military elites taken steps to avoid problems with wet guns?
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    I carried a lot in the rain lots of time poring rain. They make rain coats. If my firearms got wet they were field stripped dried and oiled.

    In 50 plus years of having firearms out in all types of weather hunting and working. I didn't worry about it just dry and oil them when you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    The road to Hell is paved with what-ifs. A quality gun is not affected.

    How many times have you drawn on the cusp of life-or-death self-defense, how many times a wet gun? Has the military elites taken steps to avoid problems with wet guns?
    +1 to this. My PPQ could be soaked in baby oil and the stippling would be unaffected. I have no doubt I could keep a firm grip on it.

    The slide however...
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    I had a reply about the military not caring about a little rain on their guns, so why should you, but I realized upon a second reading that you don't seem worried about rust but about grip.

    So long as you aren't carrying a 1911 with smooth grip panels, the checkering or stippling on almost any gun should give you sufficient grip. A few like FHN, seem to be a bit too aggressive, if anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SovereignAxe View Post

    The slide however...
    As long as there is one in the pipe no need to worry about the slide (as long as there are no malfunctions..)

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    I never even had a problem with my cap and ball 1858 Remington in the rain. I should clarify about its carry and shooting the cap and ball, not loading it in direct rainfall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firearms Iinstuctor View Post
    I carried a lot in the rain lots of time poring rain. They make rain coats. If my firearms got wet they were field stripped dried and oiled.

    In 50 plus years of having firearms out in all types of weather hunting and working. I didn't worry about it just dry and oil them when you can.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fallschirmjäger View Post
    So long as you aren't carrying a 1911 with smooth grip panels, the checkering or stippling on almost any gun should give you sufficient grip.
    It rains a lot in Washington. Just clean the bloody weapon when it gets wet. Simple

    I carried the same Remington Rand 1911 for three tours in Vietnam. It had those crappy looking brown plastic grips that ALWAYS gave me a good feel when I needed it. I cleaned that sucker constantly to make sure it would be operational. Just clean it, it's fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fallschirmjäger View Post
    SNIP..So long as you aren't carrying a 1911 with smooth grip panels, the checkering or stippling on almost any gun should give you sufficient grip. A few like FHN, seem to be a bit too aggressive, if anything.
    In a self-defense situation, your grip on the firearm might be tighter than normal, so you just need some friction that works while wet. I use Hogue grips on my 1911. Tested them out with wet hands once (and triple-checked that no bullets were anywhere near the chamber) to see if they would work should they get rained on. Acceptable grip when I unholstered, and I doubt the recoil is enough to impair follow-up shots should they be needed under wet conditions.

    Quote Originally Posted by MSG Laigaie View Post
    It rains a lot in Washington. Just clean the bloody weapon when it gets wet. Simple

    I carried the same Remington Rand 1911 for three tours in Vietnam. It had those crappy looking brown plastic grips that ALWAYS gave me a good feel when I needed it. I cleaned that sucker constantly to make sure it would be operational. Just clean it, it's fun.
    Sure is, and makes you appreciate the engineering that went into the design.
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    I'm sorry, but this thread makes me laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Castleninja View Post
    I know there has been discussion about OC when it's cold out but I want to get some of your thoughts about OC in the rain. Wet gun, wet hands possible defensive situation going south because of it... What are your thoughts??
    I can see an issue if you dislike getting your arm wet.

    However I think that the Glock line of products functions well in these conditions and others.
    The checkering on Gen 4 is really friendly and grippable with out being sharp.

    I'd think having some towels and gun cloths in a dry place or sealed bag so you can dry your arm after rain exposure might be a good idea.
    Last edited by DanNabis; 03-29-2014 at 01:21 PM. Reason: missed the 'nd' in 'and'

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