How often to clean my M&P 9

Discussion in 'M&P Forum' started by heiztdiz, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. heiztdiz

    heiztdiz New Member

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    How often should I clean my M&P 9mm assuming I haven't dropped it or got any dirt and debris in it? How many rounds... or times used if there's a rule of thumb for that also. Thanks!
     
  2. Wiseman3

    Wiseman3 New Member

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    no, there's no rule of thumb some clean after every shoot some clean after a set amount of rounds and some only clean when the firearm begins to malfunction. you have to find what works best for you. me I clean after every shoot but I tend to throw a lot of lead when I have a range day, but I enjoy cleaning the guns and inspecting them. that's what works for me. there are somethings to consider such as were you using corossive ammo? was it super dirty ammo? and if you had to grab the gun in a moment of nessessity would you be confident its going to fire?
     

  3. heiztdiz

    heiztdiz New Member

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    Thanks , I had heard different opinions and wasn't sure which way to go. I'm going to clean it today after I put a few hundred rounds through
     
  4. Wiseman3

    Wiseman3 New Member

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    Glad I could help enjoy that M&P
     
  5. Paulpara

    Paulpara New Member

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    I clean my M&P after I shoot it because the striker fired system is much more affected with dirt. With my 1911's I can go as high as 1000 rounds. But a normal day at the range with the M&P 300 rounds.
     
  6. trip286

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    Heiztdiz, are you talking about in general carry without firing?

    I personally clean after every shooting session, whether its one round or one thousand rounds.

    If it's just been carried without any firing, I wipe down every day, and about once a week I field strip it and take a brush to it, just because you never know where that little piece of grit may go.

    I don't detail strip it unless it's been fired or just been a very long time (two months or so), but I always get to shoot before the time frame comes around.
     
  7. Paulpara

    Paulpara New Member

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    I ment after every shooting, range trip
     
  8. heiztdiz

    heiztdiz New Member

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    I was talking about after shooting the pistol. Thanks for the informative post
     
  9. john2005

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    Hey what do u guys use to clean your m&ps
     
  10. Wiseman3

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    a variety of things been trying out different things. started off with good old hoppes #9 used Otis bore cleaner currently trying out the slip 2000 line of products they all work pretty good really you can use what ever gets the gunk out
     
  11. john2005

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    Now is that hoppes #9 a cleaner or oil. Don't you clean and then re oil it?
     
  12. Wiseman3

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    There oil and solvent it's the number 9 line
     
  13. Don Davis

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    No set rule on cleaning.

    It depends on ammo you use

    Some ammo is much dirtier than other brands.

    I do not clean my gun after each trip to the range.

    But I do wipe them down with a silicon rag

    :cool:
     
  14. john2005

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    What does the silicon rag do exactly?
     
  15. Don Davis

    Don Davis New Member

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    Silicon rags can be bought in any gun store.

    They are impregnated with a silicon substance.

    You wipe your guns down with the rag after handling or shooting them.

    The rags remove any gun power or lead deposits on the outside of your gun.

    The rags also remove any sweat or hand oils that you leave on a gun when handling the guns.

    There by lessening the chance of rusting on the gun.

    Some gun stores do the same thing each evening after customers handle the guns all day.

    :cool:
     
  16. MikeJK

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    I've wiped my M&P9 Pro down once or twice. It's approaching 2k rounds. I'm not a big pistol shooter but have been forcing myself to take classes. So far so good.

    It was a little bit of a mess the other week trying to install an Apex trigger kit due to the filth. No big deal, that's what soap and water are for.
     
  17. john2005

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    O I see. I am gonna have to get some next time I get some ammo
     
  18. im413

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    You should clean it every 2 weeks and after range section.
     
  19. uberfedora

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    Like others have said before me... It is best to clean it after you have been shooting it. If you have been carrying it as a concealed weapon, I would field strip it at least once a month to clean any hairs, lint or dust that might have gotten into it. I do this the first of every month, when I rotate the magazines I have in my loaded pistols.
    One thing I always do immediately after cleaning any pistol, is to depress the striker safety plunger, and push the striker forward to see if the tip appears through its hole. I read that tip in a manual for a Kahr pistol. It doesn't hurt to make sure that is in good order.

    You didn't ask about what lube to suggest. Everyone has an opinion on this. I do not recommend a liquid oil on the slide rails. Oil has a nasty habit of migrating downward. If you place a freshly lubed pistol on its side and leave it there for an extended period, the oil will may migrate due to gravity. I do use a liquid oil on some springs, Militec-1. I also use it inside the bore. I swab it through, let it set, then run clean rags through. Militec-1 will go into the pores and with heat. It is a dry impregnated lubrication. It makes cleaning the barrel both quick and easy.

    As for me, I recommend Mil-Comm TW25B to coat the barrel, the hole it slides through and the slide rails. Mil-Comm TW25B, is a cream like lubricant that can be applied with a syringe available from them, and spread with a small paint brush used for plastic models. It takes a thin coat to lubricate and protect. Once applied, it stays put. They have been tested under severe temperature extremes. Both lubes are used by the military. Militec-1 has been used on the Pegasus Launch Vehicle's control fins. It reaches speeds of 8 times the speed of sound. It has also been used by the army in the middle-east. Mil-Comm TW25B is the official lube used by Sig Sauer. It is also the official F-16, 20MM Cannon specified lubricants, gun parts, feed chutes and loaders. It is also widely used and specified for gatling guns (30MM to 7.62MM).
    I live on the Gulf Coast of Alabama. I carry daily, and have suffered no malfunctions whatsoever due to lubrication.
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2012
  20. CHLChris

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    After every range trip I clean my guns (CLP cleanup, then oil with Mobil1 on the rails and RemOil sprayed and wiped over the exterior parts).

    All my carry guns I clean every now and then, even if I haven't shot it recently, just because they get fuzz and lint all on them. Generally, I just use my blower attachment on my air compressor to blow everything off, then oil it back up. No need to actually clean with CLP if it hasn't been fired.

    I bet it could be argued that I over-oil my guns, which is what attracts all the fuzz, but oh well.