Ever since I got my Open Gun, I’ve been cleaning it religiously. The first time I cleaned it, I detail stripped it and cleaned every little thing I could. After that time, I’ve only “field” stripped and cleaned the gun to a shine. I’ve never bothered to remove the extractor to clean it or it’s channel.
After the last match this Sunday, I decided to remove the extractor and clean it just in case I start to develop extraction problems.
The extractor itself isn’t too dirty, but look at how frigging dirty the extractor channel is? I drove a cue tip in to clean it and this came out.
And that small black bit next to my slide? that’s from the channel too. I’ve only shot maybe, 1,500 rounds through the gun after the first detail strip?
So remember to clean the extractor channel from time to time, especially in Open Guns. One failure to feed or extract will cost you to lose the stage.