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Old 10-04-2011, 12:20 AM   #301
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I'm no expert, but I clean my 9mm after every trip to the range and clean my rifles as well.

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Old 10-04-2011, 12:22 AM   #302
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I clean my ccw pistols after each use. smith and wesson model 638 revolver, and glock g26 semi auto. I use balistol to clean everything. I watch hitchcock 45 on( you tube) and follow his lead. I feel a little goes a long way and try not to overlube. I have a shotgun (mossberg 500 pump) and tend to clean a couple of times a year, or after any use.................Hope this helps.

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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.
I clean every time I shoot, regardless of number of rounds fired. I run an oily patch through the barrel if I've been unsuccsessfully hunting.

How do you clean your guns?

What products do you use and what methods to thorough cleaning.

Run a dry patch through the barrel to get out as much carbon as possible.

Then run many patches dipped in Hoppe's Benchrest No 9 until the patch comes out the same color it went in. Sometimes this goes on for days until no blue or black.
Unless I'm cleaning one of my Lee-Enfields. I have had two of them finally come clean, otherwise, I'm slowly removing sixty years of copper build up. I give a few days of solvent then oil them and continue after the next firing.

Then a final oily patch.

The bolt head and breech area are both cleaned out with Hoppe's Benchrest No 9 until clean. Then a layer of oil is applied. I use 3 in 1 oil.

Then the gun is ok to put away until the next time.

I think this cuts down on the number of firings. It is tedious, especially if I have a many gun shoot at the range.

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I tend to clean after every firing. Sometiems, only a bore snake and a brushing of exposed surfaces. Other times (say twice per month) I break the firearms down and do a more thorough cleaning. I generally use breakfree CLP.

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Clean after every use. and evey 2 weeks regardless. I like to keep the slide, rails, lands and grooves LIGHTLY oiled. I find that heavy oiling in the Las Vegas area gums up the firearm. I use Gunzilla

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I clean my 1911s every 500 rounds.use hoppes 9,then CLP. My ar-15 every 100-to 150 rounds with #9 and CLP.

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I clean and lubricate each firearm as soon as I return from using it. I don't ever want any doubt in my mind about whether or not it will function again if I need it to. I also don't want any doubt in a LEO's mind if they want to control them during a stop or interview. I want them to smell a clean firearm and nothing else.

As for what products I use, I mostly stick with Hoppe's products for cleaning and bore lube, and Break Free Collector for all other lubrication.

I tried bore snakes, and I wasn't happy with the job they did. I tried an aerosol cleaner, and hated it. Give me Hoppe's Elite, a bore brush, a pile of patches, a good quality oil, and I'm happy.

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after every shooting no mater what gun i shoot

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I clean whenever accuracy begins to suffer. I'm a bad gun owner. It took me about 3 months to get around to cleaning my 1911 after a few range trips.

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I clean and lubricate my rifle and shotgun as soon as I get back as well. I use Hoppes solvent to break everything up and clean it out. Seems to work pretty well. For oil, I use a synthetic lubricant. Keeps my Colt running well!

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