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Magnum27 03-22-2012 08:47 PM

Cleaning New Gun & what is best cleaning solution
 
I am picking up my new SA XDM 9mm 4.5" this weekend and want to go shooting right when I get it. Can I do that or do I need to clean the gun first. Also - what is the best cleaning solution to get.

Thanks!!

mountainman13 03-22-2012 09:12 PM

You should Atleast give it a basic fieldstrip. Make sure the bore is clean and free of obstructions. I always recommend break free clp. It works well for cleaning and lubrication and has awesome rust prevention. For really dirty or tougher cleaning like black powder guns for instance I use hoppes solvent and then clp.

wjnfirearms 03-22-2012 10:21 PM

+1 on the Break Free. I've been using it for years have no issues with the product. Later on after you run rounds through it, if it gets fairly dirty, definately use Hoppes or Shooters Choice to really clean it and then the BF for the finishing touches. For just oiling, any of the better oils like Weapon Shield is a good choice. Some of the guys here have been advocating using synthetic motor oil for oiling. I haven't tried it yet, but they all say that it performs superiorly to conventional gun lubes.

Rugers9 03-22-2012 10:24 PM

I always clean once before I shoot a new gin just IMO.

Magnum27 03-23-2012 02:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rugers9
I always clean once before I shoot a new gin just IMO.

I hate shooting gin! ;)

Magnum27 03-23-2012 03:00 AM

Thanks for all the info. I guess I will have to be responsible and clean my gun before I have fun. :(

Rugers9 03-23-2012 03:04 AM

Sorry gun. Lol

winds-of-change 03-23-2012 03:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Magnum27 (Post 748913)
Thanks for all the info. I guess I will have to be responsible and clean my gun before I have fun. :(

I didn't and 'they' yelled at me. Not really, but I did shoot my gun before I cleaned it and I new I shouldn't. :(

RockBottom 03-23-2012 04:36 AM

I've heard Eezox is great. Does anyone have any firsthand experience with it?

us-shooter 03-23-2012 04:50 PM

Definitely clean your new gun before shooting it. Most gun cleaners work well but I chose one that is non-toxic and does not smell up the house. This is why I use Weapon Shield. It is a CLP and cleans and lubricates extremely well. I think MP 7 is also good.


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