Grant Cunningham has a new blog post specifically focusing on the steps you should be taking to maintain revolvers carried in the pocket. I strongly encourage you to read the article in full (link) but here are the highlights:
1) Choose a “hammerless” revolver
2) Always use a holster.
3) Take the gun out of the holster and the holster out of the pocket at night.
4) Brush away the lint every week or so
5) Inspect the gun carefully for corrosion when brushing it down
6) Take the grips off occasionally
7) Consider rubber grips
8) Leave a thin film of oil or CLP inside the barrel
Although I pocket carry quite a bit, I rarely pocket carry a revolver. For pocket carry my G42 and G43 fit better than any of my revolvers. A good pit of this advice applies just as much to semi-autos. Instead of removing the grips occasionally, for semi-autos I would suggest removing the magazine. Way back when I carried an LCP in my pocket I found that one of the magazines had started to rust while in the gun…
Any other helpful hints on maintaining a firearm carried in the pocket? Share them below.