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    I tend to clean after firing a few hundred rounds through a given weapon. I am using the lubricant and products recommended by Sig for my P226, TW25B, by Mil-COMM.

    They are great folks, and it appears no one carries the product in stock. So I gave them a call and ordered direct. The lady was very helpful and sent me several extra wiping cloths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Bore Snakes are great!

    My cleaning regime varies, depending on the gun and the usage.

    .22 rimfires get occasional lube and a wipe, but no bore cleaning until there's at least a brick through the gun.

    Defensive handguns get a wipedown after every range session, but there has to be at least 100 rounds through the gun before I attack the bore.

    Hunting rifles always get cleaned after every use.

    The ARs get wiped down and Bore-Snaked after a minimum of 100 rounds.

    Shotguns rarely get enough use to earn a serious, detailed stripping and cleaning. After more than a few rounds are fired, the bore is swabbed with a fleece rod, and the externals are wiped down - that's it.
    same here. except for my mosin 91/30. i clean that thing right away because of the corrosive ammo

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    Quote Originally Posted by 120mm View Post
    I don't really clean it thoroughly, but will right before I turn it in at the end of my year.

    I used to be a member of the "clean weapon club" and did the whole "clean it three times after you shoot it, and every time you walk by the arms room" but since OIF and OEF, I've learned a thing or two about what impact "clean" has on daily use weapons.

    Learning to properly lube a weapon has changed my idea about how clean an M16 or M4 has to be. Which is "not very". Up until a couple months ago, when I carried a carbine every day to work, I would inspect for large particulate matter, and then apply more lube as needed.

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    This issue isn't dirty weapons, the issue is insufficient lubrication.
    I second this...I generally clean mine after I shoot...and then check my EDC every couple of days to check for lint or any debris in the barrel. When I do clean my EDC, it's generally with a GP brush and boresnake.
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    Mine are cleaned after every use and the ones that have not been fired are cleaned ones a month either way I use Weapon shield.
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    Goy my Gunzilla today. Thought my Kimber was clean till I used that to go over it again. Man, that stuff works good.
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    I clean my guns only after I shoot or store them after 6 mos. of no shooting (ex.=military deployment). For cleaning agent, I use Hoppes bore solvent, lube the gun with CLP, reload the magazines, and then wipe down the external surfaces/magazines with Hoppes silicone-coated rag.

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    Make it a ritual

    I make sure I clean mine every time I shoot.

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    Also before I reload the mags and wipe down the external surfaces with silicone cloth, I work the action/slide/bolt back and forth a few times to let the lube even out on the moving parts. Then I also do a function check with the empty to make sure the slide/bolt release button and safety works properly. Sometimes, I may do a dry-fire check but with snapcaps to protect the firing pin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    If I shoot it, I clean it...with Gunzilla!
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    Simply put.

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    Every time we shoot our guns we clean them, always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foots402 View Post
    How often do you clean your weapon and what do you clean it with?
    I clean mine every month even If I don't shoot it.
    Also, I wipe it down every day.
    This is good practice.
    Sounds like a good plan.
    I use Gunzilla now and with regular use "I" don't think you need to wipe the pistol down daily.
    Now if you are handling the pistol a lot (follow all the safety rules) to familiarize yourself with it then a daily wipe down may be necessary but Gunzilla leaves quite a protective finish on the metal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Storm View Post
    Also before I reload the mags and wipe down the external surfaces with silicone cloth, I work the action/slide/bolt back and forth a few times to let the lube even out on the moving parts. Then I also do a function check with the empty to make sure the slide/bolt release button and safety works properly. Sometimes, I may do a dry-fire check but with snapcaps to protect the firing pin.
    Correction:function check with the empty magazine

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    If I shoot it I clean it with Gunzilla. Gunzilla leaves a dry lubricant that carbon, dust lint, sand or dirt does not adhere to and will protect a properly stored unused gun for at least two years. Spray wipe done. Cleaned lubricated protected
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