I need help. Firstly let me say I am a bit anal about cleaning. It's a personal thing I have to deal with..
Is there simple, tried and proven, safe cleaning solutions? It's not that I am overly concerned about health issues but bottles with skull and cross-bones, posion, danger and extremely labels on them bother me.
I have been given suggestons of mixtures of everything from WD-40 to Kroil to litterly putting the pistol in the dishwasher (seriously).
Currently I am using Hoppe's Elite (it does not say #9 on it) cleaner which is biodegradable and (apparently) not deadly.
Is it suffient for the run of the mill, after 50 rounds, type cleaning?
A google search for "gun cleaning solution" turns up about 4 million hits. Gun cleaning+Kroil turns up about 10K hts.
Bottom line is that I want to do what is best for the gun, myself and the environment. And frankly in that order.
One suggestion was "Kroil (or WD40) on a boresnake, three passes and your done" After runnng a patch through the barrel I respectifully disagree to that one.
I realize all ammo produces it's own resdue dependng on a number factors. Right now I am using CCI subsonic CB for practice and training with my wfe. And that is through a Heritage revolver. After a a number rounds we switch over to a S&W 22A and CCI Stngers.
This will be the only guns she will be using until she feels confident and knows the guns well enough to filed strip them and learns their responce based on her actions.
Of the thousands of cleaning kits, chemicals and proceedures, there HAS to one generally acceptated and proven method and chemical compisitaton that is safe and convenient for general purpose use for small arms cleaning.
All I want to do is the right thing, in a responsible fashion, without buring down the house or having to obtain yet another EPS licnese.
Thanks for your time and expertise in educating us.