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Old 06-23-2015, 07:44 PM   #1
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This is what it gets you....

...for carrying your spare magazine in an unchecked pocket. The shooter pulled his mag from the pocket instead of the pouches on his belt. Pocket lint clump, maybe part paper that went to the washer, gets between the top and second projectiles. First round chambers and fires. Second tries to load carrying lint with it which prevents complete chambering and causes and out of battery stoppage. Tap,rack clears the round. Lint stays in place in the chamber and half in the leade. New round going in causes the same stoppage. Gun had to be stripped and a bore brush used to clear the lint. Certainly a show stopper in a fight.
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Old 06-24-2015, 02:47 AM   #2
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You're touching on something near and dear to my heart--that being maintenance.

The same thing happens with knives. To that, I routinely see guys speeding down the Interstate with one back tire low on air pressure.

I've even read comments from gun hobbyists on other forums that they don't even clean their pistols because "they haven't stopped working."

I'll even toss myself into the mix. I took my pants off one night after coming home and found a wad of fuzz behind the hammer of my UC2. Yeah, I cleaned the gun immediately, but the fact is I have no idea just how long that fuzz had been there. I could have been a statistic.
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Old 06-25-2015, 07:28 AM   #3
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Thanks for sharing. Something to think about for all of us!
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Good lessen indeed! I have a lot of machines in my print & mail shop. 20yrs ago when I bought the company I remember a mechanic telling me, "dirt is your worst enemy with machines." Always kept that in mind...he was right.
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Good lesson. Thanks, Mike.
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Old 06-29-2015, 11:04 PM   #6
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Wink Holy Misfire, Batman!!!

What is posted on your picture has always been in the back of my mind since I started carrying, back in the day!! That is why I would NEVER, EVER carry a magazine in a pocket!!! I like me way too much to do that!!!

Thanks for sharing, Mike. Nice picture, too! Have you thought about having it blown up, framed and hung on your office wall?
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Old 06-29-2015, 11:20 PM   #7
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I carry an extra mag in a old blackberry pouch in the pocket. Keeps the nasties out of the magazine.
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Old 06-30-2015, 05:27 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Albert.Cairns View Post
I carry an extra mag in a old blackberry pouch in the pocket. Keeps the nasties out of the magazine.
I do much the same. When I carry a carbon steel knife, like a GEC Whaler, I use a pouch made from a double layer of green pool table felt. The sailors on whaling ships did the same as felt seems to repel water better.

For back-up magazines that are going to be carried a lot and shot a little, I wrap them in micro-fiber cloths. Not only will they deflect grit and moisture, but in a pinch I can use them to clean the magazines and well as the firearm.
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Old 06-30-2015, 05:46 AM   #9
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Here's an example of those green felt pouches. You can buy yards of this material at any fabric store for only a few dollars, and it's a lifetime supply.

We have a Hmong clothing alterations place at out mall. They are kind enough to make these pouches in any size in trade for sharpening their scissors.

Figure it this way, if green felt can fight ocean salt spray it's probably the answer to camping, hiking and the grit inside your truck...LOL

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This is not the "Off Topic" sub forum this is the "Kimber Concealed Carry" sub forum. 5 posts have been deleted for going WAY off topic, please restrict your comments to the subject in the original post.
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