Firearm Cleaning & Maintenance

Below you will find a list of discussions in the Firearm Cleaning & Maintenance forums at the DefensiveCarry Concealed Carry Forum. The Firearm Cleaning & Maintenance forum is for discussion of: Guns are mechanical tools that require routine cleaning and maintenance to remain dependable. This is especially true for defensive weapons that must work as expected when you need them the most. This forum will cover these important areas and encourage you to ask questions before taking on an unfamiliar task..

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Forum: Firearm Cleaning & Maintenance

Guns are mechanical tools that require routine cleaning and maintenance to remain dependable. This is especially true for defensive weapons that must work as expected when you need them the most. This forum will cover these important areas and encourage you to ask questions before taking on an unfamiliar task.

  1. Smith & Wesson 642 Help

    Started by 007BondJames, February 6th, 2010 12:19 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,655
    February 7th, 2010, 01:44 PM Go to last post
  2. Hard to get rust

    Started by 031131, July 29th, 2013 04:20 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 880
    August 28th, 2013, 12:53 AM Go to last post
  3. Back to Breakfree CLP

    Started by 10thmtn, November 9th, 2015 09:03 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 674
    November 9th, 2015, 10:31 PM Go to last post
  4. P220R DAK conversion

    Started by 1713, March 22nd, 2011 05:09 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,394
    March 22nd, 2011, 05:09 PM Go to last post
  5. Militec 1?

    Started by 1911luver, January 2nd, 2009 03:22 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 3,372
    May 26th, 2009, 10:59 PM Go to last post
  6. Has anyone ever damaged their finish with a cleaner that was too strong?

    Started by 1boredguy, June 5th, 2009 03:48 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 3,527
    August 1st, 2009, 08:13 PM Go to last post
  7. Rust treatment/prevention

    Started by 1gunsnowbird, August 15th, 2013 06:45 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,184
    August 27th, 2013, 11:42 AM Go to last post
  8. cleaning Polygonal rifling

    Started by 1shooter, February 17th, 2012 06:07 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 4,090
    April 14th, 2012, 01:44 AM Go to last post
  9. XS Bodyguard Big Dot sight installation

    Started by 1stSgt, March 20th, 2012 02:45 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,812
    March 20th, 2012, 02:45 AM Go to last post
  10. Think you're using the best cleaning products on your guns?

    Started by 2tall79, October 14th, 2014 09:41 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 1,117
    October 15th, 2014, 08:36 PM Go to last post
  11. Smith &Wesson 629 problems

    Started by 357sig, December 27th, 2008 01:35 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,658
    January 12th, 2009, 10:36 PM Go to last post
  12. Clean barrel with a drill?

    Started by 93civicsedan, July 21st, 2009 05:31 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 3,494
    July 22nd, 2009, 03:11 PM Go to last post
  13. KWM Works

    Started by abillb, April 1st, 2013 05:38 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 686
    April 1st, 2013, 05:38 AM Go to last post
  14. Cleaning question

    Started by Acrid, October 17th, 2012 12:10 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 4,436
    August 12th, 2013, 12:31 PM Go to last post
  15. Dry Fire?

    Started by Adamcop84, September 18th, 2009 10:35 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,591
    September 19th, 2009, 12:09 PM Go to last post
  16. Auto grease

    Started by Adkjoe, February 10th, 2010 11:36 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 5,877
    June 4th, 2010, 07:04 PM Go to last post
  17. Which cleaning kit for 9mm Shield? Opinions

    Started by aholeinthewor1d, April 29th, 2015 09:59 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 770
    April 29th, 2016, 11:51 AM Go to last post
  18. Question Question regarding cleaning

    Started by american23, January 27th, 2014 03:28 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 801
    January 27th, 2014, 06:07 PM Go to last post
  19. Question How do I clean slide serrations?

    Started by american23, April 7th, 2014 09:43 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 1,292
    April 9th, 2014, 08:23 AM Go to last post
  20. Question Cleaning kit to end all cleaning kits?

    Started by american23, August 17th, 2014 12:18 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 917
    August 19th, 2014, 04:27 PM Go to last post
  21. Cleaning Patches

    Started by AmmoFan01, September 24th, 2015 10:10 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 760
    September 25th, 2015, 02:41 PM Go to last post
  22. How to Clean a Gun - Tips and Techniques - HD VIDEO

    Started by Amsdorf, August 27th, 2012 06:31 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,630
    August 28th, 2012, 11:45 PM Go to last post
  23. Springfield XD .45 jams/feed problems

    Started by andyw328, February 16th, 2010 06:15 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 17,240
    April 12th, 2012, 04:16 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 2,618
    June 10th, 2012, 07:27 PM Go to last post
  24. Anyone use Dry Lube?

    Started by avgeekjlb, January 6th, 2011 12:16 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 2,443
    March 10th, 2011, 02:38 PM Go to last post
  25. Ruger LC9 Magazine Disconnect Removal

    Started by azchevy, April 5th, 2011 04:04 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 53
    • Views: 42,911
    June 4th, 2013, 06:41 PM Go to last post
  26. Ruger LC9: Disabling the loaded chamber indicator

    Started by azchevy, April 7th, 2011 04:10 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 22,781
    January 15th, 2012, 01:39 PM Go to last post
  27. Loose front sight on Springfield Mil Spec

    Started by BAC, December 4th, 2008 06:16 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,946
    BAC
    December 4th, 2008, 08:14 PM Go to last post
  28. Electroless Nickel Finish

    Started by BAGMAN, January 12th, 2010 06:47 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 2,587
    January 12th, 2010, 08:15 PM Go to last post
  29. Ruger SP101 Cleaning/Lubricating with Shrouded Hammer

    Started by bameroni, February 13th, 2011 10:35 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 4,130
    March 2nd, 2011, 09:36 AM Go to last post
  30. WD-40 for maintenance?

    Started by Bart, February 11th, 2009 05:10 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 44
    • Views: 6,225
    July 4th, 2009, 07:04 PM Go to last post
  31. .357-.38 spl. Fouled cylinder problem/maintenance

    Started by Bart, February 13th, 2009 05:43 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 2,714
    February 14th, 2009, 01:10 AM Go to last post
  32. Rifle Wood Stock-CARE?

    Started by Bart, June 5th, 2009 11:09 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 19,461
    August 4th, 2009, 05:51 PM Go to last post
  33. Rusty Duck Gun Action Cleaner?

    Started by Bart, August 3rd, 2009 05:37 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,132
    August 3rd, 2009, 05:37 AM Go to last post
  34. Gun Lubrication...Your Method?

    Started by Bart, August 8th, 2009 01:31 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 2,744
    September 13th, 2009, 12:13 AM Go to last post
  35. Lubrication..How Often?

    Started by Bart, August 27th, 2009 04:58 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,349
    August 27th, 2009, 01:19 PM Go to last post
  36. AR Bolt Cleaning

    Started by beni, July 19th, 2011 06:00 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 2,303
    July 20th, 2011, 08:12 AM Go to last post
  37. Cosmoline in an oil can.

    Started by BigD7, December 20th, 2009 06:35 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,937
    December 20th, 2009, 08:32 PM Go to last post
  38. Proper way to clean Gun?

    Started by bigdrowe, March 15th, 2016 10:26 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 791
    March 16th, 2016, 09:36 AM Go to last post
  39. Gunzilla Question

    Started by bigmacque, September 15th, 2010 09:16 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 2,654
    November 17th, 2010, 05:37 PM Go to last post
  40. Best product to clean lead fouling?

    Started by BillK01, January 22nd, 2013 09:34 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 2,466
    August 12th, 2013, 12:08 PM Go to last post
  41. Official Police Bluing Question

    Started by BillL., October 21st, 2013 06:37 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 858
    November 2nd, 2013, 12:02 AM Go to last post
  42. Who uses a Dremel

    Started by Billspider, June 4th, 2012 03:52 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 2,481
    June 9th, 2012, 11:40 PM Go to last post
  43. PX4 compact G conversation with low profile

    Started by blackhawkfann24, December 6th, 2015 10:47 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 366
    December 9th, 2015, 10:54 AM Go to last post
  44. Matte Stainless Cleaning Tip

    Started by BlackPR, November 29th, 2008 01:49 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 3,092
    November 30th, 2008, 12:11 PM Go to last post

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