Not a fan of using degreasers on firearms. Unless your going to refinish it please dont degrease yourguns with a brake cleaner. It removes oils from the pores of the metal and can cause rust easily on tiny internal parts.
Firearms do not need and should not be cleaned to white glove standard. Its not the oil on the surface parts that protect but the oil in the pores of the steel that protects, it takes time to build that up.
"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." — L. Neil Smith
The problem with being stupid is you cannot simply decide to stop doing dumb things...
"I crapped my pants to avoid the draft!!" -Ted Nugent