It’s very important to keep your weapons clean, especially firearms. Each time you use your gun, residue builds up in the barrel, chamber, and action. If you aren’t cleaning your guns as regularly as you use them, you’re at a much greater risk to experience gun malfunctions and reliability issues. Don’t make a stupid mistake – take care of your firearms; here are some tips for proper gun cleaning.
Use the Right Products
First things first – Be sure to always use a trustworthy brand that is made for gun cleaning. Do not use your everyday cleaning product on your guns. Some of our favorite gun cleaners include Hoppes, Tetra Gun, and Rem Oil. We carry these brands and many others in our store.
Get a Cleaning Kit
If you don’t have one, buy a gun cleaning kit. This is a perfect starting “package” for the new gun owner to ensure proper care of your firearm and it’s usually cheaper than buying products individually. Most kits include the needed cleaning products, along with a cleaning rod, brushes, jags, and loops.
Clean Your Gun Often
Clean your gun as often as you use it – literally. Clean it every single time you use it; it may sound excessive, but it gets you in the habit of knowing how important it is and becomes routine. Even if you can’t do a full thorough clean each and every time, be sure to at least use a bore snake for a quick clean.
Ask an Expert
Taking apart a gun may seem a bit overwhelming if you are not used to it. If you are new to firearms or not confident you are cleaning your guns properly, visit your local firearm store for assistance. We would love to help you out.
For more information on gun cleaning and any other questions or concerns, send an email to Ed@ontargettraining.us