Information for a AR-15 Newbie

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Bronco141414, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. Bronco141414

    Bronco141414 New Member

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    I just got me a Delton AR15 and as it is sort of my first gun (eh that will require some sort of cleaning and maintenance) besides a pistol, some shotguns from Walmart, and a ruger 10/22. My question is how do I clean this thing? I got a cleaning kit and such but when I get it I'll want to keep it nice and tidy. When I here the word cleaning two things come to mind. One of which is just simply greasing it after you shoot. Is that even considered cleaning it. And then I hear about people going hard core and taking it all apart and cleaning individual parts. Any videos or information for a ar15 beginner is welcome :)
     
  2. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    You tube is your friend.
    [ame]http://youtu.be/qKTutSMZ4FU[/ame]

    FWIW, "simply greasing it after you shoot" is not the right answer.
    "Taking it all apart and cleaning individual parts" isn't terribly hard core.
    IMHO, a well maintained AR is a joy. A poorly maintained AR is likely to be a source of frustration.
     
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  3. BigBizz87

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    Taking apart ur AR is actually quite easy u can take it down almost completely without a single tool In less then a minute.

    It really is easy, I do it after every outing and clean it spotless.

    YouTube is a good place to start there's plenty of videos on cleaning ARs.
     
  4. BigBizz87

    BigBizz87 New Member

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    +1 totally agree
     
  5. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKTutSMZ4FU[/ame]
     
  6. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    I never get tired of that video! :D
     
  7. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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    Now that's entertainment with a purpose!
     
  8. Ibmikey

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    I have a couple of Del-Ton's in the corral, super builds and accurate as I can make them. Follow the cleaning suggestions above and don't be afraid to keep the carrier wet (I use Mobil 1 on all of mine). Now go out and shoot and enjoy.
     
  9. Triumphman

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    Very informative Video. Needed to watch it more than once to get the full affect of making sure I properly cleaned my AR.
    Del
     
  10. sputnik1988

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  11. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Yeah there's a lot to grasp there! Real hands on instruction. You just have to force yourself to watch the video over and over until you get the hang of it! :D
     
  12. Bronco141414

    Bronco141414 New Member

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    I'll be watching it soon. Hmm I'm scared! :p