Originally Posted by notdku
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What is your criteria for cleaning your guns?
Do you clean based on rounds fired, time since last cleaning, condition of gun, etc.
How do you clean your guns?
What products do you use and what methods to thorough cleaning.
I clean my gun after every shooting event or heavy handling such as in the woods all day but not getting a shot.
Usually a good wipedown and a patch through the bore with a little Break Free does the job but at least once a year the firearm comes apart and is completely cleaned with warm water, Simple Green and whatever brushes and rags that are needed then it gets a light coat of Break Free and goes in the safe. I will also use Hoppies #9 as necessary. A gun that is not being used gets the same annual cleaning but not quite as intense. Old oil collects dust and gums up over time and will cause malfunctions.
If your gun is heavly used as in target or clay shooting or Law Enforcement use I think that an annual trip to the Gunsmith for a complete inspection is in line.
Check Welcome to www.rogersgunsmithing.com/
for more tips on the care and feeding of firearms.