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: 1,256
    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: 620
    August 28th, 2013, 12:53 AM Go to last post
  3. P220R DAK conversion

    Started by 1713, March 22nd, 2011 05:09 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,047
    March 22nd, 2011, 05:09 PM Go to last post
  4. Militec 1?

    Started by 1911luver, January 2nd, 2009 03:22 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 2,584
    May 26th, 2009, 10:59 PM Go to last post
  5. 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: 2,428
    August 1st, 2009, 08:13 PM Go to last post
  6. Rust treatment/prevention

    Started by 1gunsnowbird, August 15th, 2013 06:45 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 626
    August 27th, 2013, 11:42 AM Go to last post
  7. cleaning Polygonal rifling

    Started by 1shooter, February 17th, 2012 06:07 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 3,130
    April 14th, 2012, 01:44 AM Go to last post
  8. XS Bodyguard Big Dot sight installation

    Started by 1stSgt, March 20th, 2012 02:45 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,808
    March 20th, 2012, 02:45 AM Go to last post
  9. Smith &Wesson 629 problems

    Started by 357sig, December 27th, 2008 01:35 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,284
    January 12th, 2009, 10:36 PM Go to last post
  10. Clean barrel with a drill?

    Started by 93civicsedan, July 21st, 2009 05:31 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 2,245
    July 22nd, 2009, 03:11 PM Go to last post
  11. KWM Works

    Started by abillb, April 1st, 2013 05:38 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 516
    April 1st, 2013, 05:38 AM Go to last post
  12. Cleaning question

    Started by Acrid, October 17th, 2012 12:10 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 2,725
    August 12th, 2013, 12:31 PM Go to last post
  13. Dry Fire?

    Started by Adamcop84, September 18th, 2009 10:35 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,137
    September 19th, 2009, 12:09 PM Go to last post
  14. Auto grease

    Started by Adkjoe, February 10th, 2010 11:36 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 3,645
    June 4th, 2010, 07:04 PM Go to last post
  15. Question Question regarding cleaning

    Started by american23, January 27th, 2014 03:28 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 417
    January 27th, 2014, 06:07 PM Go to last post
  16. Question How do I clean slide serrations?

    Started by american23, April 7th, 2014 09:43 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 585
    April 9th, 2014, 08:23 AM Go to last post
  17. How to Clean a Gun - Tips and Techniques - HD VIDEO

    Started by Amsdorf, August 27th, 2012 06:31 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,214
    August 28th, 2012, 11:45 PM Go to last post
  18. Springfield XD .45 jams/feed problems

    Started by andyw328, February 16th, 2010 06:15 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 11,868
    April 12th, 2012, 04:16 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,508
    June 10th, 2012, 07:27 PM Go to last post
  19. Anyone use Dry Lube?

    Started by avgeekjlb, January 6th, 2011 12:16 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,931
    March 10th, 2011, 02:38 PM Go to last post
  20. Ruger LC9 Magazine Disconnect Removal

    Started by azchevy, April 5th, 2011 04:04 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 53
    • Views: 34,334
    June 4th, 2013, 06:41 PM Go to last post
  21. Ruger LC9: Disabling the loaded chamber indicator

    Started by azchevy, April 7th, 2011 04:10 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 18,294
    January 15th, 2012, 01:39 PM Go to last post
  22. Loose front sight on Springfield Mil Spec

    Started by BAC, December 4th, 2008 06:16 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,441
    BAC
    December 4th, 2008, 08:14 PM Go to last post
  23. Electroless Nickel Finish

    Started by BAGMAN, January 12th, 2010 06:47 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 2,001
    January 12th, 2010, 08:15 PM Go to last post
  24. Ruger SP101 Cleaning/Lubricating with Shrouded Hammer

    Started by bameroni, February 13th, 2011 10:35 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 2,935
    March 2nd, 2011, 09:36 AM Go to last post
  25. WD-40 for maintenance?

    Started by Bart, February 11th, 2009 05:10 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 44
    • Views: 4,589
    July 4th, 2009, 07:04 PM Go to last post
  26. .357-.38 spl. Fouled cylinder problem/maintenance

    Started by Bart, February 13th, 2009 05:43 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 2,174
    February 14th, 2009, 01:10 AM Go to last post
  27. Rifle Wood Stock-CARE?

    Started by Bart, June 5th, 2009 11:09 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 14,470
    August 4th, 2009, 05:51 PM Go to last post
  28. Rusty Duck Gun Action Cleaner?

    Started by Bart, August 3rd, 2009 05:37 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,571
    August 3rd, 2009, 05:37 AM Go to last post
  29. Gun Lubrication...Your Method?

    Started by Bart, August 8th, 2009 01:31 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 1,872
    September 13th, 2009, 12:13 AM Go to last post
  30. Lubrication..How Often?

    Started by Bart, August 27th, 2009 04:58 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,036
    August 27th, 2009, 01:19 PM Go to last post
  31. AR Bolt Cleaning

    Started by beni, July 19th, 2011 06:00 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,642
    July 20th, 2011, 08:12 AM Go to last post
  32. Cosmoline in an oil can.

    Started by BigD7, December 20th, 2009 06:35 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,471
    December 20th, 2009, 08:32 PM Go to last post
  33. Gunzilla Question

    Started by bigmacque, September 15th, 2010 09:16 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 2,174
    November 17th, 2010, 05:37 PM Go to last post
  34. Best product to clean lead fouling?

    Started by BillK01, January 22nd, 2013 09:34 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,328
    August 12th, 2013, 12:08 PM Go to last post
  35. Official Police Bluing Question

    Started by BillL., October 21st, 2013 06:37 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 577
    November 2nd, 2013, 12:02 AM Go to last post
  36. Who uses a Dremel

    Started by Billspider, June 4th, 2012 03:52 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,934
    June 9th, 2012, 11:40 PM Go to last post
  37. Matte Stainless Cleaning Tip

    Started by BlackPR, November 29th, 2008 01:49 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 2,182
    November 30th, 2008, 12:11 PM Go to last post
  38. carry gun cleaning question

    Started by blar, December 30th, 2009 10:12 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 1,915
    July 9th, 2010, 02:52 PM Go to last post
  39. Glock Frame Cleaning

    Started by blinkstafoo1, February 28th, 2009 05:13 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,375
    February 28th, 2009, 10:43 PM Go to last post
  40. How often to clean to Sig M4?

    Started by blitzburgh, November 14th, 2012 02:49 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 913
    February 16th, 2013, 01:46 PM Go to last post
  41. I miss my guns!!!

    Started by bluemarlin, August 8th, 2010 10:27 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 609
    August 8th, 2010, 10:48 PM Go to last post
  42. Rust Prevention: Brownell's Article

    Started by bmcgilvray, February 18th, 2009 06:47 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,135
    February 22nd, 2009, 02:20 AM Go to last post
  43. Question Final wipe down?

    Started by Boat Jockey, March 22nd, 2009 10:21 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 2,040
    May 12th, 2009, 06:34 PM Go to last post
  44. Safes and humidity

    Started by boatail, May 25th, 2010 12:11 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 784
    May 25th, 2010, 01:01 PM Go to last post

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