Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Firearm Forum Question: How to Protect Your Rifle Barrel Using a Condom

Ask A Firearms Question:
Hello, I would like to suggest a new topic forum. How about the use of Condoms on Rifles and Shotguns?
Thank you Condom Facts

The DPMS Panther AR-15 Carbine:
Non Lubricated Condom Individual Packs, sold in various brands:
box of Non Lubricated Condoms:
Note: Individual Trojan brand Condom Packages inside the box are blue color.


Answer:
Blog Administrator -
Yes, CONDOMS are a great way to protect your rifle and shotgun barrel. The use of condoms to keep rain and dust out of rifles goes back to the Vietnam War when soldiers would cover their M16 Rifles with a condom to keep the monsoon rains out.
This practice is also great for hunters whereby they often encounter rain, sleet, and snow.
The condom protects the firearm, and when needed to be used, the bullet or pellets simply pass right through the thin non-lubricated latex material covering the barrel end.

Please see my Instructional Video showing how to properly cover the end of your barrel.
Note the video has no sound:
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Instructions for Applying a CONDOM to a Rifle Barrel:
Step 1) Acquire a Non Lubricated Latex Condom (any brand).
Step 2) You will also need a small rubber band or twisty tie.
Step 3) Remove the condom from the wrapper.
Step 4) Securing the Rifle, gently slide the condom over the tip of the barrel until it is fully extended. Caution, do not pull the condom too tight at the end of the barrel you will tear it.
Step 5) Using either a small rubber band or a twisty tie secure the condom around the barrel so it does not come off.
Note: I use a rubber band to install the Condom, then apply a twisty tie closer to the bottom of the condom to keep it from moving, see the 2 photos below of my DPMS Panther AR-15 5.56 Carbine:



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180 comments:

  1. I apologize for the long wait in posting this Firearms Forum (Ask A Firearms Question) Topic. Hope everyone enjoys the post.
    Please, all comments are welcome and appreciated.

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  2. Thank you for mentioning me here on your topic post.
    Been waiting for this one.
    Job very well done.
    This is informative and factual.
    Bet you get a lot of responses to this topic post.

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    1. You are welcome and thank you for your continued support and ongoing comments.

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  3. A TWITTER user I am , saw your many TWEETS so I am here for a visit. Condom and a Gun , I love it. Good things happening here. Continue the good works please.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time from Twitter to visit my Firearms Forum Site (Ask A Firearms Question) to visit and leave a comment.

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  4. Excellent, received your email about posting my suggestion for a topic.
    Job very well done, this is superb.
    Brings back days of Nam, Monsoons, and soggy underwear hunting the VC in the Mekong Delta.
    Thank you

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    1. You are certainly welcome, and thank you for your suggestion for this Topic about CONDOMS.

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  5. I knew there just had be other uses for a Condom because I never use them for what they were invented for.

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  6. There be good things happening on this site.

    Just one question, does a naked girl with an assault rifle come with that condom?

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    1. Sorry no naked gal with a rifle and condom from my site but feel free to look around, and if you find one let me know - LoL.

      Glad you enjoyed the post, hope you visit again real soon.

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  7. Caution, I have fleas. I wonder if I could use a condom some how so I can catch that pesky wabbit that's been eaten my masters veggies, cause my owner wont let me have a gun.

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    1. Wabbits wabbits everywhere is your master Elmer Fudd?
      Try a flea and tick collar.
      And, no I don't think even an extra large condom would catch a rabbit.

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  8. I am truly please immensely with this post can't say enough good thing about it.

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    1. Well I am pleased that you are pleased and glad you enjoyed it.

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  9. Just saw your Pinterest site, I am over from there following your blog link.
    I am amused at this one, something so simple and it works.
    No time to view anymore of your blog site but I shall return.

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    1. I am glad to have you I was starting to wonder if anyone paid attention to my LINK on Pinterest to my Firearms Forum Site (Ask A Firearms Question).
      Glad you liked the post topic, please browse around and comment on some of my other forum topics when you get a chance.

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  10. This pots was both funny and informative, I loved your homemade video.

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  11. Thnkx 4 mentioning me on this post.
    A job well done goes out to you Mr. Firearms Guy.

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  12. This damn Google pisses me off. This is my second attempt to post here.

    I see you gave me credit for agreeing that this topic would be a good idea, but after all, it was someone elses idea.

    Your video is great, and that is one damn big condom whats up with that?

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    1. The original credit goes to the Condom Facts who suggested it. I mentioned you and several others because you commented on that comment to add the Topic, which is appreciated by all parties. Credit where credit is die is my motto.
      Yes, Google tends to do that sometimes.
      Yes, I bought the Extra Large Condom Packs so it would cover more of the rifle barrel that way - hahaha

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    2. Google is obsessed with that stupid and most useless Google+ which is a total waste of time.

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  13. This is now common knowledge for military personnel. My father was a Marine Veteran in Vietnam and he told me about this technique. Great personal video there Mr Firearms Guy. Semper Fi.

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  14. Bad Santa Claus this is good video.
    Bad Santa always uses a condom on his gun.

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    1. I bet old bad Santa does carry a condom for his personal gun - hahaha

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  15. Never expected to be included in the appreciation label for the suggestion I was just agreeing with the suggester it was a good idea, which it was. But thank you none the less.
    The topic page post is very well done.
    Like many it brings back days of old from my Vietnam Military Service in 1969-70.

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    1. Yes I agree about the memories and not all of them were bad, made lots of friends there, lost a lot too. I was in Nam in 1970.

      Thank you for your comment and support.

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  16. Like I said when I supported the idea of Condoms and Firearms, I knew what the answer was, glad to see I was right. Used these CONDOMS on my M-16 Rifle Barrel in Vietnam, I did 2 tours with the Air Cav from 1968 to 1970. Your homemade video is quite okay; why don't you put it up on youtube?

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    1. I did work with the Air Cav from time to time during my tour in 1970.

      I have thought about putting the two videos I made so far for this Firearms Forum on Youtube but frankly I am an old guy and not very tech savvy so I don't know how to upload a video to Youtube.

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  17. Appreciate the mention now if we could just get those morons in Washington to secure our borders as fast as you responded to this request America might be able to get back to the land of opportunity for its citizens.
    I must say this forum is about the best on the Internet today.

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  18. See you listed me as a supporter of the idea for this forum topic.

    Used condoms in Vietnam in 1968 to protect my M-16.
    Been using them on my hunting rifles and shotguns ever since.

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    1. I was in Nam in 1970, used condoms on my shotgun and M-16 as well.

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  19. Thanks for including me in the list of many who wanted to see this topic on this firearms forum.
    You did a good job, explained well, and shows genuine use for protecting a rifle or shotgun barrel in adverse weather conditions.

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    1. You are welcome.
      Thank you for your support.

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  20. well guess i will have to remove my hatchet from the tree now since i buried it waiting for this post .
    nice job , well done mr firearms guy .

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    1. Good luck you may need that hatchet. Thank you for your post and comments.

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  21. I bet sites like this just drive stupid useless liberals batty.

    I am a handgun owner but this posting is still interesting an read.

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    1. Well thank you very much.
      I also own a handgun myself.

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  22. Brings back the days.
    This is one great forum posting. Please keep up the good works.

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    1. It does bring back the days.
      Thank you for your comment.

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  23. I am a Prepper and proud of it.
    This is very good information, I shall institute this procedure immediately and place it in my own Prepper Manual.

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    1. Thank you and everyone should be prepared for an emergency. The government recommends 10 days per person for dry stable foods and drinking water. I have 30 days myself.

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  24. Hi there everyone .... I am Bow Wow a Dog and this Firearms Forum Site by The Firearms Guy, makes me chase my tail and hunger for another juicy putty tat .... wruff wruff.

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    1. Well wruff wruff Bow Wow and good luck in getting that cat.
      Thank you for your comment.

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  25. interesting , this site has some very interesting and informative data , and i for one am glad you are sharing it .

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  26. As always your topics are very interesting not the normal boring forums found on most of the Internet. This is without question the best ever Firearms Forum, keep up the post please.

    I bought a Level IIIa Body Armor Vest for myself, wife said it was to heavy, so I bought her a Level IIa vest. Mine has the ceramic plates her's does not. Just thought I would let you know.

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    1. Thank you for the update.
      Glad you are enjoying the Firearms Forum Topic Posts (Ask A Firearms Question).

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  27. My Dad served in Vietnam in 1966, he taught me this trick.

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  28. over from ur Pinterest pg which i liked to here which is making me lol while thinking how logical it all is

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    1. Why thank you for following the link to my Firearm Forum (Ask A Firearms Question) site, and thank you for your comments and visit, please come again.

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  29. and just think ppl spend all that money on a waterproof gun case

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    1. LoL, and yes they do, the gun case protects the weapon during transport so you still need one.

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  30. sunac khan say he will make all mongol warriors use condoms on rifles

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  31. Mr. Firearm Guy, another great forum post.

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  32. My focus has always been to concentrate on selling my Tribbles throughout he known universe.
    When sub-space interference allows I capture the waves floating in space to pick up your Firearm Forum Posted Topics, which I enjoy reading during the long arduous flights.
    My space phaser is waterproof and I do not use condoms.

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  33. I am all ready familiar with this technique which I use when hunting. I use it in my rifles and shotguns. But good information for those unaware that a simply method can often be the best.

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    1. How you true, and thank you for your input.

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  34. Good info especially for the beginner and avid hunter. Used this technique in combat.

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  35. Hunters -///\///\///- If you shoot it please eat it.

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    1. I always do or I give it to the needed.

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  36. I just read your post yesterday, purchased the condoms today, followed the instructions, and have installed the CONDOM on my AK47, 762x39mm rifle.

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    1. I am glad you are happy, good luck. You can leave the condom on for about 3 months before it will dry out and crack.

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  37. A Vietnam Veteran here. Used this technique during those horrible soaking wet monsoon rains.

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    1. Yes Sir, those damn monsoons were something else.

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  38. Nice recipe for keeping your rifle and shotgun safe from the elements.

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    1. Thank you it is a good recipe for firearms now isn't it.

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  39. Once again nicely done, well prepared, well thought out. I have on occasion used this technique taught to me by my USMC uncle many years ago.

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    1. Why thank you and your comment is greatly appreciated.

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  40. Not much of a Hunter. But I know how to use a condom, and I appreciate the new way as well.

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  41. looks like my shootin is up todate with the best less costly item known to huntin while protecting my gun

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    1. You better believe it. Often times the simply way is the best method.

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  42. Yes Sir Mr. Firearms Guy / Blog Administrator;
    I have myself been using this technique for many of year.

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  43. Just thinking to myself out loud, another great topic post by The Firearms Guy. Job well done on this one, hope people pay attention and use it.

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    1. That is greatly appreciated. I try hard so my readers are well informed. My goal is to make this the best Firearms Forum on the Internet.

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    2. It was true and thank you for your personal response.

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  44. Oh I can't wait, next. the idiot Liberal Left is gonna want condoms banned for anything except sex.

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    1. Given enough time Liberals will ban everything.

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  45. Uh-oh a big secret is out. But this is a great use for a condom since most men wont use it for what it was intended for,

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  46. u stupid americans and ur gun control debate is more of a debacle
    dont u idiots understand that once removed there is no coming back from whats lost
    keep your guns and protection
    if u lose ur guns u wont be on the internets complaining about the government
    where i came from complaining abt the government got u put in a detention center which often resulted in death

    now onto the posted topic
    i really likes this forum its thought pattern follows logic reason and truth something rapidly disappearing in the word

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    1. thank you fro your comments.
      I couldn't agree more with your assessment of America and how people don't realize giving up any freedom is damn near impossible to get back.

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  47. i am with u on this one

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  48. Sounds like real commonsense everyone should follow this advice starting now.

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    1. Agreed and thank you for your comment.

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  49. Another pretty good read. Have seen this before but you have brought forth the importance of using a condom on your gun.

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  50. Great advice I shall implement this methodology asap.

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  51. Foo Man Choo would have insisted all his followers use a condom. Again your advise humbles the world abound may your life be wild and crazy full of great satisfaction and pleasure.

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    1. Thank you ever so much and I am the one humbled.

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  52. as i said once before ,,,, one can never ever have to many guns , ammunition , or protection

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    1. Too much becomes costly and a storage problem but then to each his own.

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  53. This site just keeps getting better. It is informative and even has a humorous side.

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    1. Why thank you very much I endeavor to do my best but the real credit goes to those who submit the questions for a topic to be posted.

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    1. My wife has used that phrase from time to time, LoL.

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  55. This really works very well, I know I have used this in winter months in MN during hunting season.

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    1. I have used it in combat and while hunting. Thank you for your comment and input.

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  56. I spent most of my life in Chicago, now I live in the Nevada. I don't own a rifle or shotgun and never served in Vietnam, had a health issue since I was a child so I was 4F (draft deferred for medical) during the Vietnam conflict. Now that I am out of the windy city I am able to own a handgun which I have Glock 40 Caliber for home protection. I needed it more in Chicago than I do here in Nevada.

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    1. Chi towners have been so brain washed by the Daily Organization and his successors about gun control it should shame every American that their rights have been denied under the 2nd Amendment.

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  57. Remember, Obama and his cronies think we are too old to defend the U.S. Constitution. I wonder what the hell he thinks we were doing in WWi; WWII, Korea; Vietnam; Iraq 1; Iraq 2; and Afghanistan not to mention the little skirmishes that occurred in between like the Dominican; Bosnia; Haiti; Somalia just to name a few.

    Any way to get back to this Firearms Forum site which is now my personal favorite FORUM on the Internet for Guns and related topics, I would like to say been using Condoms for my gun since Vietnam till now.

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    1. I really appreciate your loyalty and comments.

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  58. mr firearms guy i must say this is an informative topic post ....

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    1. Why thank you but always remember the credit goes to the people who submit their Topic Questions about Firearms to the Firearms Forum site (Ask A Firearms Question).

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  59. And just think, I been telling my man to put that condom on his gun before shooting ....
    the the heel did I know ?????

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  60. When pigs fly crap drops from the sky, I have been using them for a gun and not a rifle.

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    1. LMAO - I thought this Topic Post would get a variety of comments and I was right.

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  61. Looks good to me, I have used this method myself many many times. It's about the only damn thing I would use a condom for.

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    1. LoL - I will limit my comment.
      But thank you for your input and support, visit again soon.

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  62. I missed that whole military thing so much knowledge learned there, now I am learning from sites like this, thank you.

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    1. Glad that you are still willing and able to learn regardless of the source. Information is knowledge, use it wisely grasshopper.

      Thank you for you support and for joining Google Friends Connect at the Firearms Forum (Ask A Firearms Question) site.
      The Firearms Guy.

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  63. In my old profession condoms were a must, but as they say you are never to old to learn.

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  64. this is a very good post just wondering how many people will head the advice

    note, damn google would not let me sign in using my outlook.com email acct
    h. gunn

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    1. Sorry to hear you are having issues with Google and Outlook, but thank you for your comment and support of this site.

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  65. I guess for decades I hv been using condoms for the wrong thing.

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    1. LoL - Ummmm could be. Or, then maybe not - can you say - multiple uses.

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  66. My brother, a Vietnam War Veteran, uses this technique.

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    1. Most military personnel in Nam issued either a m14 or m16 did employ this technique.

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  67. I have a Google Blog, whereby I use to rate sites, but it has not been active in years. But if it was I would give you 5 Thumbs Up / 5 Stars.

    I shall use this on my Sig Sauer 400 Carbine 5.56 NATO Rifle.

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    1. Thank you for that high rating and evaluation of the Firearms Forum Site (Ask A Firearms Question).

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  68. CONDOMS - NO STDs, NO Pregnancy, NO DNA, and now no wet gun. Hell knows I wouldn't want my gun to ever get rusty.

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  69. I see value added here.
    Thank u for the advice.

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  70. Remember I was telling everyone in 2008 that Hope and Change was for idiots so how are all you idiots doing now?

    But on the subject of condoms we should issue free ones to every Liberal everywhere.

    My gun has functioned just find without wrapping it is some damn latex banana cover.

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    1. Opinions opinions opinions!
      But thank you for your input and come back soon.

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  71. I don't know what to say thats not all ready been said .
    Have used this method myself .

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  72. Yep that condom is just about the right size for my gun, it fits my rifle to.

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  73. I use condoms on my hunting and range rifles when they are not in a scabbard.

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  74. I always use condoms for protection, on my gun and on my rifle.

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    1. That's probably a good idea.
      Thank you for your comment and for joining The Firearms Forum (Ask A Firearms Question).

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  75. I just bought a box of condoms, same shown in your Topic Post. Have installed them on our two 12-Gauge Shotguns and our three AR15 Rifles. Thank you for the advice.
    We all own STAG 5.56 Carbines with 2,000 rounds stored in the safe for each rifle. We are upgrading when money permits to 10,000 rounds of 5.56 Green Tip FMJ.

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    1. Great and glad it was helpful.
      Good idea about increasing your ammo supply.

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  76. i shall take this under advisement sounds good for my double barrel sawed off but legal shotgun

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    1. It works on my Cowboy SxS 12 Gauge Shotgun.

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  77. thankx great advice i use to use a plastic storage baggie

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    1. They work as well but do not cover far enough of the barrel for my preference but in the end whatever works.

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  78. ur site is just a wealth of information i will have to start visiting more often.

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    1. Thank you for that and I look forward to many more comments.

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  79. Excellent recommendation I tried this Sunday and it works well.

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  80. My uncle taught me this trick many years ago when we went goose hunting

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  81. Okay I guess, I never take my 5.56 out in bad weather, it's always in a good quality soft gun case and I only transport it from my home to the indoor gun range once every 2 weeks for practice.

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  82. Excellent, have enjoyed using this method of protecting my firearms for a long time. Good advice others should use.

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    1. I totally agree, and thank your for your comment.

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  83. Do you flush your used condoms down the toilet, or do you just surprise the trash guy?

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  84. Col a job very well done.

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