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Old 06-30-2010, 06:40 AM   #11
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I love using my air compressor after cleaning and before lubrication.
i have a small air compressor that I got to for some other things that I use when cleaning weapons.
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What's the deal with bore cleaning? I hear that you're only supposed to push through in one direction but then I also see people pulling their patches/brush back and forth through the bore.

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What's the deal with bore cleaning? I hear that you're only supposed to push through in one direction but then I also see people pulling their patches/brush back and forth through the bore.
When you pull it back you are pulling the dirt and debris back in. Push it through and remove.
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Depending on what setup you're using its a bit harder not to pull the brush back through the bore. I stopped using the handle on my rifle cleaning kit cause I was having to pull it back though every time.

As for cleaning, the best way I've seen to tell if its dirty is if a light swipe of a cloth or paper towl picks up anything dirty. You'd have to scrub to get any of the finish off and replacing the gun grease in the common area's (such as the slide rails and other friction areas) can prolong the life of the gun. Its sort of like changing the oil in your car, you dont go on a week long road trip if your oil life is down to 25%.right?

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What's the deal with bore cleaning? I hear that you're only supposed to push through in one direction but then I also see people pulling their patches/brush back and forth through the bore.
Best is to push through from chamber to muzzle so that you do not pull the dirty solvent back in. Going in both direction is ok as long as you go all the way out then back in, in other words do not change directions while the brush is inside the barrel.
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I love using my air compressor after cleaning and before lubrication.
Indeed, I have a small pancake air compressor that I use in all my gun and rifle cleaning and it is defiantly a time saver and great advantage. Blows out debris from them hard to reach crevices, gas tubes, barrels, chambers, trigger housings, recoil springs and mag springs, etc, and the air distributes excess oil beautifully. An ultrasonic cleaner would be a nice addition as well.

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What's the deal with bore cleaning? I hear that you're only supposed to push through in one direction but then I also see people pulling their patches/brush back and forth through the bore.
With a brush I clean or brush back and fourth but when it comes to patches only one direction breach to muzzel. I figure I'm loosening the dirt with the brush and I'm getting rid of crud with a "JAGGED " patch.
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Indeed, I have a small pancake air compressor that I use in all my gun and rifle cleaning and it is defiantly a time saver and great advantage. Blows out debris from them hard to reach crevices, gas tubes, barrels, chambers, trigger housings, recoil springs and mag springs, etc, and the air distributes excess oil beautifully. An ultrasonic cleaner would be a nice addition as well.

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I'm glad you added all of that. My knowledge of innards pretty much ends at "barrel". I never thought about blowing out the magazine. That's something I shouldn't leave out. The same pocket-jam gets in there as in the slide. Thanks!
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What's the deal with bore cleaning? I hear that you're only supposed to push through in one direction but then I also see people pulling their patches/brush back and forth through the bore.
Scuff that thing like a prom date until the last couple of patches. If you only go in one direction, you're only cleaning 1/2 of the rifling. Then again, I wash my XD in the kitchen sink.
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