Cleaning New Gun & what is best cleaning solution

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Magnum27, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Magnum27

    Magnum27 New Member

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    I am picking up my new SA XDM 9mm 4.5" this weekend and want to go shooting right when I get it. Can I do that or do I need to clean the gun first. Also - what is the best cleaning solution to get.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    You should Atleast give it a basic fieldstrip. Make sure the bore is clean and free of obstructions. I always recommend break free clp. It works well for cleaning and lubrication and has awesome rust prevention. For really dirty or tougher cleaning like black powder guns for instance I use hoppes solvent and then clp.
     

  3. wjnfirearms

    wjnfirearms New Member

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    +1 on the Break Free. I've been using it for years have no issues with the product. Later on after you run rounds through it, if it gets fairly dirty, definately use Hoppes or Shooters Choice to really clean it and then the BF for the finishing touches. For just oiling, any of the better oils like Weapon Shield is a good choice. Some of the guys here have been advocating using synthetic motor oil for oiling. I haven't tried it yet, but they all say that it performs superiorly to conventional gun lubes.
     
  4. Rugers9

    Rugers9 New Member

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    I always clean once before I shoot a new gin just IMO.
     
  5. Magnum27

    Magnum27 New Member

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    I hate shooting gin! ;)
     
  6. Magnum27

    Magnum27 New Member

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    Thanks for all the info. I guess I will have to be responsible and clean my gun before I have fun. :(
     
  7. Rugers9

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  8. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I didn't and 'they' yelled at me. Not really, but I did shoot my gun before I cleaned it and I new I shouldn't. :(
     
  9. RockBottom

    RockBottom New Member

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    I've heard Eezox is great. Does anyone have any firsthand experience with it?
     
  10. us-shooter

    us-shooter New Member

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    Definitely clean your new gun before shooting it. Most gun cleaners work well but I chose one that is non-toxic and does not smell up the house. This is why I use Weapon Shield. It is a CLP and cleans and lubricates extremely well. I think MP 7 is also good.
     
  11. Ranger-6

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    I know of no knowledgeable gunslinger who shot a gun without first checking to ensure it was safe to fire.
     
  12. msup752

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    I used Elite over #9 due to the smell with an occasional cleaning with Sweets for copper. Then I switched to Gunzilla which is made near my home. It is plant based and has low odor and is non toxic. It also does not attract dust and dirt like petroleum based lubes. It is recommended by Gemtech to clean their suppressors.

    I clean and lube all of my new guns before I initially fire them. It is the beginning of mastering how to disassemble and maintain each new gun. Who knows how each manufacturer ships their guns out or how long they have been collecting dust.