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Old 10-19-2011, 01:18 AM   #21
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Any suggestions for freezing weather? I suppose I could Google it but I trust the contributers here more with the combined experience and many who have run their guns in a deep freeze.

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For all my firearms I use Hoppes 9 for the bores first then CLP. For the rest of the gun, CLP or Tetra grease as is applicable.

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Forethought and elbow grease.

Currently I use EZ Ox. Cleans and lubes. If you do a lot of shooting or get fouling, maybe some Hoppes, then EZ Ox.
For that corrosive milsurp stuff, either Windex & EZ Ox or boiling in H2o & EZ Ox.
These have worked very well for me.
Then the real fun begins. What else do need? Q Tips? toothbrush? brass brush? My favorite-bamboo shish ka bob skewers.

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Mentioning the Windex reminded me. I like M-Pro-7 kinda as a pre-cleaner on slide, frame, etc., wipe it down & then really get it clean with non chlorinated brake cleaner. But my source for the M-Pro-7 ran out of stock. I had a couple of pistols to clean so I tried some Armoral Auto Glass Cleaner! Worked real well! After spraying the parts, scrubbing where I could reach with a small toothbrush then wiping it dry I used a pipe cleaner to test areas for black. Was pretty well clean except down in the little nooks & crannies where I couldn't get with the tooth brush or rag to wipe it out. That's where the brake cleaner helps.

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I would recommend that you use a brass jag designed for your .40 instead of a patch holder. It is much safer and effective for cleaning a barrel than a patch holder. If you use copper jacketed bullets I would also recommend a good copper solvent. Hoppes No. 9 is a great solvent for powder fouling but does not work very well for removing copper or lead from a barrel. Hoppes is also a great metal conditioner and seems to preserve bluing very well. Most of all, take the time to clean your handgun carefully and thoroughly and don't get in a hurry.

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