Good Cleaning Kit?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by NewGunz, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. NewGunz

    NewGunz New Member

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    I went on Amazon.com and I couldn't find a pistol cleaning kit with consistently good reviews. Do you guys recommend any in particular or should I just shop around and make up my own kit from scratch? This will be used to clean and oil a SIG Sauer P226 9mm.
     
  2. hillbilly68

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    Assemble your own if it is a single purpose one; the cheap pistol kits are sub standard for the most part. And the lubes are usually on the crap-pay side.

    Buy a rod section or cable (Otis), patches, cleaner and lube you are good to go. Add a bore brush (non metallic). Tear up your old REO Speedwagon T shirt for rags and you have it all.
     

  3. Flat4sti

    Flat4sti New Member

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    get yourself some hoppes, iosso bore cleaner, a good brush and a brass rod. I prefer "Change yes we can" shirts for my cleaning and bore rags.
     
  4. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    If it's going to be for one -and only one- pistol, just piece together your own kit. 9mm cleaning parts are easy to find, and your Sig will require nothing beyond the basics.

    Sigs do soak up oil, so keep those rails slippery. Almost any gun oil will suffice, but I've gone to "Slip 2000" lube products for all my firearms.
     
  5. jpattersonnh

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    Get an Otis. You will smile every day.
     
  6. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Here's my recommendation:

    • boresnake (makes cleaning the bore 10x faster, 10x easier, 10x cleaner)
    • bottle of hoppes
    • brush
    • gun oil (take your pick)
    • patches

    Other things you might want: paper towel, silicone rag, disposable rubber gloves, a cleaning mat.
     
  7. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    No way will I part with my old REO Speedwagon shirt!!
     
  8. NewGunz

    NewGunz New Member

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    Thanks for all the good info. Is Hoppes oil any good? My SIG Sauer came with Mil-Comm TW25B lubrication. Should I try to find some more mil-comm or is Hoppes or Winchester fine?
     
  9. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Hoppes, Winchester, Remington, Castrol...

    All of it is good quality stuff.
     
  10. JoeB1987

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    Personally I like Valvoline full synthetic, but that's just me :rolleyes:

    But really, synthetic oil = less wear on engines; Would it be safe to assume synthetic oil = less wear on guns? :confused:
     
  11. NewGunz

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    Ok I'll try one out. Another thing is, why do the cleaners and oils say they are extremely flammable? How can I use this in a gun? They won't ignite when I fire?
     
  12. Dizzll

    Dizzll New Member

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    Just buy a Glock, you don't need to clean them. Ever. lol...:D
     
  13. NewGunz

    NewGunz New Member

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    When I clean after every time I go to the range, do I really need to do a big thorough cleaning with a separate solvent AND re-oil or should I just use an all-in-one if I plan on cleaning often? This is primarily a range gun.
     
  14. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    I usually use an all in one like Rem oil for after a range trip. I use the Rem oil as more of a cleaner than a lube. For all moving parts I use something a little thicker, like Outers gun oil, or shooters choice FP-10.
    I would do a big thorough cleaning about once a month, or two months, depending on how much you shoot, with quick cleanings in between.