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Old 05-18-2011, 01:16 AM   #1
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Are you supposed to clean your magazines like you clean your guns? If so, do you do anything differently?



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Old 05-18-2011, 02:07 AM   #2
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I clean my 1911, XDm, and Beretta Mags every third range trip.

I clean my revolvers' magazines every range trip,
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I give mine a spray of Break Free and wipe them down with paper towels.

Don't oil them.

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When I used to shoot factory ammo I wouldnt worry about it so much maybe every 5 range trips. Now that I shoot reloads I try and clean them every 2 trips depending on how dirty the powder gets them.

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I run my magazines dry. No oil. About once a year or so I'll inspect them and spray them down with CRC Brake Clean which leaves no residue. If by some odd chance I notice they do get oily I'll clean off with the Brake Clean immediately.

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Brake Free and air blown out with air compressor after every range trip. Repeat as needed.

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I clean mine every time I clean my gun

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I clean my 22lr mags every trip just from the nature of the dirty rounds. Other mags i clean when dropped or when they have ridden in a pocket more than week or every deep clean of the gun.

I oil the mag parts then wipe dry since i use clp it gets enough oil on there during the cleaning and wiping thoroughly ensures proper function leaving juuuuust enough in the metal pores behind.

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Now when you say you clean your mags. Do you clean just the outside or do you take the springs apart and clean inside the magazine?

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Whenever I do clean my magazines, which is not often, I take them apart to inspect and give them a real good douche of Brake Clean.



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