Skip to comments.What Do You Use To Clean Your Firearms?
Posted on 10/11/2012 2:56:24 PM PDT by Randy Larsen
Free Republic has had many vanities about which gun to buy. I'm wondering what gun cleaning supplies do you depend on to protect your expensive firearms.
Ditto Ballistol. Hickok 45 videos on YouTube are top notch viewing.
For removing copper fouling, there’s a foaming cleaner, “Outers” to the best of my recollection.
Had a can, used it up, and couldn’t find it again.
Better than Gunslick, but Gunslick is also fairly good.
I use chunks of deceased Islamonazi beards as cleaning wads.
GUNKOUT! It’s expensive but I’ve yet to find a better solvent!
<< Im looking into M-PRO-7...Has anyone tried it? >>
It’s the only thing I use. The smell from Hoppes and all the other solvents affects me physically (in a bad way).
Been using MP Pro for years. Water based. Cleans great (better than Hoppes in my opinion). No residue. Minimal smell (still need to work in well-venilated area).
You got it!
Hoppes #9. Sometimes RemOil. Johnson’s paste wax on blued guns.
It is traumatic
:A man has to know his limitations.
That one is mine
I tried Hoppes #9 for aftershave. Found myself surrounded by a bunch of fat, bearded guys. Went back to soap & a double edge razor, followed by water...
All of my ex-wives loved the smell of Hoppes.
I use Hoppes #9 on the bore and then Breakfree CLP on the bore and bolt.
I use Ezzox on the finish.
Bench Rest-9 Copper Solvent for bores fouled by copper jackets, usually longer barrels with fast twist rates.
Gunslick Foaming Bore Cleaner for typical cleaning. I also usually smooth a light coating of this stuff over the external receiver and then let it sit. This stuff is a soap as much as it is a solvent.
After the bore cleaners/solvent soak for awhile according to manufacturer instructions, I blast the stripped barreled receiver with high pressure hot water in the laundry room tub, using water at max temp for a long enough time so that the water is almost completely dried off by the metal's surface temperature. The water is very hot here as the water heater is just a few feet away, so I use kitchen gloves.
I then use a Hoppes® BoreSnake the bore several times, run a dry clean patch down the bore to confirm its clean, and then lube one last patch sopping wet with MP Pro 7 gun oil and push it down the bore twice.
I spot dry the remaining water with compressed air out of the nooks and crannies, and then depending on the firearm finish:
I then lubricate the internal parts with MP-Pro 7 or BreakFree® out of the pressurized spray can and reassemble after towel/air drying the small parts that have been soaking. Pistol slides get greased with 'Slide Glide' or Weapon Shield grease, whichever I happen to have in my cleaning box.
Polished stainless steel finishes sometimes get re-polished after cleaning with 'Mothers® Metal Polish Mag and Aluminum' using a microfiber terrycloth towel to apply and remove. Nothing in the world beats Mother's for high bright shine on polished smooth stainless steel surfaces.
Lastly, I use a dry clean lint free cloth to remove excess lubricant. The blue steel guns that I don't fire too often, I leave the Barricade on pretty wet and store everything back in the safe with the barrel in an upright position.
I don't have many guns with classic wood furniture, but for those that do I use a more traditional cleaning method rather than the solvent + pressurized hot water treatment I normally use.
Glocks = dishwasher
I first clean with WD-40. Then after I am done, I place the firearm in the hot sun to make it warm, and heat a jar of Petroleum jelly which I then smear all over the metal and down the bore.
Never had rust and when I finally dredge mine up from the deep corner of the lake, where I had my boating accident, I am sure it will still be clean and workable.
For corrosive primers and black powder I first clean with soap and water through the bore, then WD-40 followed by petroleum jelly.
***The PIG FAT is transferred to anything the BULLETS STRIKE.***
In the book TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST a sailor tells the author to keep his knife in a sheath of fresh pig skin. That way it will never rust.
You know I don’t trust dishwashers.
I just hose it out and leave it in the sun for a couple hours.
It’s a Glock, it don’t care.
I got a GLOCK 19. I open the slide and put in on the bottom rack of the dishwasher. Works fine.
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