I need cleaning help

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by cjbramlett, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. cjbramlett

    cjbramlett New Member

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    I am new to hand guns and need some help with cleaning. I have a Glock 23 & a HK USP 45. The Glock is only a month old, so basically new, and I used it for my pistol basics class. The HK is from 95, but my FFL guy said the gun looks like it might have had 2-300 rounds through it. No marks, no scuffs, nothing, looks and fires perfect.

    I have a bore snake and I know how to use it properly. I know about oiling the rails. How do I properly use a nylon brush? What parts do I clean with it? Do I use it with any type of liquid or solvent? Any suggestions on a cleaning rag/towel or will a regular kitchen towel work?

    Any other cleaning suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. cjbramlett

    cjbramlett New Member

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    Cleaning help

    I am new to hand guns and need some help with cleaning. I have a Glock 23 & a HK USP 45. The Glock is only a month old, so basically new, and I used it for my pistol basics class. The HK is from 95, but my FFL guy said the gun looks like it might have had 2-300 rounds through it. No marks, no scuffs, nothing, looks and fires perfect.

    I have a bore snake and I know how to use it properly. I know about oiling the rails. How do I properly use a nylon brush? What parts do I clean with it? Do I use it with any type of liquid or solvent? Any suggestions on a cleaning rag/towel or will a regular kitchen towel work?

    Any other cleaning suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
     

  3. h2oking

    h2oking New Member

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    My first question would be do you know how to "field strip" both guns? Meaning taking the slides off and removing the barrels. Tell us that first, and if you don't know I or someone else will jump in with that first then help you with cleaning the parts you will have in front of you.
     
  4. cjbramlett

    cjbramlett New Member

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    No problem there. I have cleaned my Glock a few times, used the bore snake with solvent & added oil to the rails.
     
  5. Ram Rod

    Ram Rod New Member

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    The only place I use a brush on my pistols is on the chamber/feed ramp, and I use a wire brush instead of nylon. IMO, a nylon brislte brush is basically useless for removing powder/lead/fouling in that area. I'm a Glock fan but I also have a SIG P220. I use Shooter's Choice 'Zero Friction' in the needle oiler bottle for my slide rails. One drop in the rear of the slots, then put it on the cleaning bench muzzle end down and let the oil run down the rails while I clean other parts. Use a q-tip to dob up the excess at the end.
     
  6. cjbramlett

    cjbramlett New Member

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    Can anyone suggest a good bore cleaner/solvent that does not smell as strongly as Hoppe's? Also a good lead removing cloth/towel for the inside of the slide and the outer of the barrel?

    Thanks
     
  7. Ram Rod

    Ram Rod New Member

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    http://www.gunzilla.us/
    No hazardous chemicals and virtually no smell but maybe the scent of pine! I've been using/testing this for about a month now. It has effectively replaced four of my normal cleaning/lube products. I use old worn out 100% cotton t-shirts for my gun wiping.
     
  8. Eric006

    Eric006 New Member

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    That stuff sounds interesting. Do you know if Gunzilla is available anywhere other than through the website? Thanks.

    Eric
     
  9. cjbramlett

    cjbramlett New Member

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    So Gunzilla is a bore solvent?
     
  10. Ram Rod

    Ram Rod New Member

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    Gunzilla is everything pretty much. I think it's only available at certain gun shows without going through the internet. I have quite a collection of cleaning agents for my fireams.....I had to try this, and I hate to think all the rest of my stuff is going to be sitting on the shelves collecting dust.
     
  11. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Okay, the Admin has specifically requested we put an end to all the endless bickering that does not advance the knowledge base of the thread.

    This back and forth fits. Both you guys chill a little bit and just cut each other some slack.

    Occasionally the Internetz becomes SERIOUS BIDNESS - and everyone is guilty of it, myself included. But, if you have to call someone out, send them a PM and keep it out of the public eye. I know that isn't as much "fun" - but this isn't THAT type of forum....

    JD