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Knock the dust off of it

So, I have this S&W M&P9 that I carry basically everyday, everywhere. It stays in the holster unless I go to the range. I don’t pull it out and fiddle with it to make sure it’s loaded or anything because it always is. Well, unless I go to the range. Anyway, I get home today and remove the holster and noticed a bit of debris on the holster. So I inspected it and removed the gun. Look at all that dust:


Seriously, all in the trigger and up and down the frame and slide. I should probably wipe it with a cloth regularly. That’s just unsightly.

14 Responses to “Knock the dust off of it”

  1. Wolfman Says:

    I did the same with sr40 today. Just to knock the dust and sawdust out of it.

  2. Rivrdog Says:

    Use “canned air” and blow the crap off of it once a week.

  3. Jay21TCB Says:

    I clean my carry piece monthly…force of habit

  4. Gladorn Says:

    While having a dust free firearm may be “nice,” it’s not mandatory. Your gun still works 100% as the dust is cosmetic in appearance.

    I compare having a dust free firearm to wearing clean underwear in case of an accident. What EMT is going to check your briefs to see if they were clean before the car crash?

  5. Kasper Says:

    What…? You mean you’re not pulling it out hundreds of times a day to threaten people who cut you off in traffic or take a parking space you wanted or give you a funny look. Isn’t that what people with CCWs are supposed to do…

  6. Seerak Says:

    Carry lint.

  7. Alien Says:

    Aren’t those top-rack dishwasher safe?

  8. Dannytheman Says:

    Yup, even carry weapons get belly button lint!

  9. mikee Says:

    My Kydex holster makes dust that is the same color as my Glock.

    Problem solved?

  10. Mike Says:

    Must have picked up all that crud when it worked itself out of your holster, walked out the door, and went on a “gun violence” rampage.

    What, guns don’t do that?

    The hell you say….

  11. Rob Crawford Says:

    Mike, you’re confusing guns with William Shatner’s toupee.

  12. Cliff Says:

    Can I suggest one thing: STOP TOUCHING IT. After all, if it works just fine dusty, why bother?

  13. Sid Says:


    In Combat Lifesaver Course, we were taught to only ask the casualty if they were wearing clean underwear prior to the injury. We were cautioned about checking. Especially without gloves.

  14. Ted N Says:

    Sergeant Major’ll be pissed. Also, where’s your PT belt? 😀

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