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cjbramlett 10-09-2008 02:12 AM

I need cleaning help
 
I am new to hand guns and need some help with cleaning. I have a Glock 23 & a HK USP 45. The Glock is only a month old, so basically new, and I used it for my pistol basics class. The HK is from 95, but my FFL guy said the gun looks like it might have had 2-300 rounds through it. No marks, no scuffs, nothing, looks and fires perfect.

I have a bore snake and I know how to use it properly. I know about oiling the rails. How do I properly use a nylon brush? What parts do I clean with it? Do I use it with any type of liquid or solvent? Any suggestions on a cleaning rag/towel or will a regular kitchen towel work?

Any other cleaning suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

cjbramlett 10-09-2008 02:26 AM

Cleaning help
 
I am new to hand guns and need some help with cleaning. I have a Glock 23 & a HK USP 45. The Glock is only a month old, so basically new, and I used it for my pistol basics class. The HK is from 95, but my FFL guy said the gun looks like it might have had 2-300 rounds through it. No marks, no scuffs, nothing, looks and fires perfect.

I have a bore snake and I know how to use it properly. I know about oiling the rails. How do I properly use a nylon brush? What parts do I clean with it? Do I use it with any type of liquid or solvent? Any suggestions on a cleaning rag/towel or will a regular kitchen towel work?

Any other cleaning suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

h2oking 10-09-2008 03:16 AM

My first question would be do you know how to "field strip" both guns? Meaning taking the slides off and removing the barrels. Tell us that first, and if you don't know I or someone else will jump in with that first then help you with cleaning the parts you will have in front of you.

glockfire 10-09-2008 03:48 AM

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f56/how-clean-my-glock-1933/

cjbramlett 10-09-2008 03:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by h2oking (Post 44243)
My first question would be do you know how to "field strip" both guns? Meaning taking the slides off and removing the barrels. Tell us that first, and if you don't know I or someone else will jump in with that first then help you with cleaning the parts you will have in front of you.

No problem there. I have cleaned my Glock a few times, used the bore snake with solvent & added oil to the rails.

Ram Rod 10-09-2008 11:28 AM

The only place I use a brush on my pistols is on the chamber/feed ramp, and I use a wire brush instead of nylon. IMO, a nylon brislte brush is basically useless for removing powder/lead/fouling in that area. I'm a Glock fan but I also have a SIG P220. I use Shooter's Choice 'Zero Friction' in the needle oiler bottle for my slide rails. One drop in the rear of the slots, then put it on the cleaning bench muzzle end down and let the oil run down the rails while I clean other parts. Use a q-tip to dob up the excess at the end.

cjbramlett 10-09-2008 10:11 PM

Can anyone suggest a good bore cleaner/solvent that does not smell as strongly as Hoppe's? Also a good lead removing cloth/towel for the inside of the slide and the outer of the barrel?

Thanks

Ram Rod 10-10-2008 03:33 AM

http://www.gunzilla.us/
No hazardous chemicals and virtually no smell but maybe the scent of pine! I've been using/testing this for about a month now. It has effectively replaced four of my normal cleaning/lube products. I use old worn out 100% cotton t-shirts for my gun wiping.

Eric006 10-10-2008 09:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ram Rod (Post 44447)
http://www.gunzilla.us/
No hazardous chemicals and virtually no smell but maybe the scent of pine! I've been using/testing this for about a month now. It has effectively replaced four of my normal cleaning/lube products. I use old worn out 100% cotton t-shirts for my gun wiping.

That stuff sounds interesting. Do you know if Gunzilla is available anywhere other than through the website? Thanks.

Eric

cjbramlett 10-10-2008 11:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ram Rod (Post 44447)
http://www.gunzilla.us/
No hazardous chemicals and virtually no smell but maybe the scent of pine! I've been using/testing this for about a month now. It has effectively replaced four of my normal cleaning/lube products. I use old worn out 100% cotton t-shirts for my gun wiping.

So Gunzilla is a bore solvent?


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