How to Make Time for Gun Maintenance

I’ve got some bad news for you if you’re a big gun aficionado. I know you love your firearms.

You probably have all sorts of collections. You probably do a lot of research regarding the different brands and models of firearms and rifles out there.

Whether you’re into pistols or assault rifles, please understand that you are buying equipment. That’s really what you’re doing.

I know that this should be obvious to a lot of people. Unfortunately, regardless of how enthusiastic or knowledgeable people become, they let the stress of the rest of their life get through them.

This is going to be an issue.

You have to understand that for your guns to work properly, you have to take good care of your equipment. You can’t just buy a weapon and refuse to do anything for its upkeep and then, expect it to operate like clockwork when you need it to.

It’s not unusual for gun owners, whether we’re talking about rifles or pistols to find themselves in a very sticky situation because they simply could not find the time to take proper care of their equipment. Again, I keep repeating this, you are buying equipment. You have to treat it as such.

For example, if you bought a backhoe or a tractor, it would be obvious to you. Regardless of how lazy, unmotivated, or distracted you are, you know that you need to keep that piece of equipment regularly maintained. 

Otherwise, it’s going to break down and it’s not going to produce the outcome that you bought it for. Do you see how this works? You bought it to do a job. You bought it to take care of certain tasks.

Unfortunately, if you do not maintain it properly, it’s not going to do any of that.

The same applies to a gun.

That’s why you have to make the time for gun maintenance.

The good news is it’s not as hard as you think. A lot of people are under the impression that they have to fully take apart their rifle to make sure that every single part is fully cleaned, well-oiled, and ready for action.

Here’s the thing. If you don’t really use your gun all that much, you only need to do a proper take down every once in a while. We’re talking about twice a year at most. That’s not too bad. That’s not going to set you back, as far as your daily schedule is concerned.

What’s important here is consistency.

It really doesn’t matter how pumped up you are. It really doesn’t matter how motivated you are when you do your maintenance.

If it turns out that you’re going to take a long time before you take your rifle apart again for cleaning, there’s going to be a problem. Focus instead on consistency.

This is why I suggest that you download a calendar or some sort of scheduling app and specifically and purposefully make a notation for gun maintenance. Also, make it easy on yourself by watching a lot of gun maintenance videos.

These are all over YouTube. These are not hard to find. Get a hold of these. Watch them and keep in mind that you’re watching for two reasons.

First, you’re watching to get raw instructions.

You’d know what to do at the right time, with the right guns to produce the right results. Also, you are watching these to get motivated.

How can you not get motivated when you see that it’s actually pretty easy? All you need to do is go through the process at least a few times and this would become like second nature to you. The key here is to get started and to remain consistent.