Firearm Cleaning & Maintenance

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. Am I the only one who doesn't enjoy cleaning my guns?

    Started by miller_man, August 9th, 2012 09:07 PM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 94
    • Views: 5,547
    GH
    December 2nd, 2012, 04:48 PM Go to last post
  2. One man's journey with FrogLube (not hype or infomercial, just my experience)

    Started by smolck, August 17th, 2014 01:08 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 6
    • Replies: 82
    • Views: 2,041
    September 3rd, 2014, 03:32 PM Go to last post
  3. Where do you clean your weapons?

    Started by Firearm.Fan.Girl, December 27th, 2013 08:51 AM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 72
    • Views: 1,706
    December 29th, 2013, 10:02 PM Go to last post
  4. Poll Poll: How do you lubricate your carry gun?

    Started by C9H13NO3, January 29th, 2009 06:28 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 69
    • Views: 8,538
    August 15th, 2009, 07:15 PM Go to last post
  5. Gun cleaning mat?

    Started by taseal, April 29th, 2012 06:38 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 61
    • Views: 12,805
    February 1st, 2013, 12:55 PM Go to last post
  6. What is your least favorite gun to field strip

    Started by sid1, April 16th, 2012 08:52 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 58
    • Views: 4,341
    September 6th, 2012, 05:27 PM Go to last post
  7. Gunzilla vs. Eezox?

    Started by dairycreek, November 4th, 2009 05:11 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 57
    • Views: 14,096
    November 28th, 2011, 06:09 PM Go to last post
  8. How often do you clean your edc?

    Started by Kimberpackn, February 13th, 2012 11:54 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 56
    • Views: 4,046
    April 30th, 2012, 11:47 AM Go to last post
  9. Ruger LC9 Magazine Disconnect Removal

    Started by azchevy, April 5th, 2011 04:04 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 53
    • Views: 35,652
    June 4th, 2013, 06:41 PM Go to last post
  10. What gun lube do you use?

    Started by chaco, April 28th, 2009 01:45 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 50
    • Views: 4,859
    August 19th, 2009, 08:42 PM Go to last post
  11. How do you protect your hands from gun cleaning solutions?

    Started by cammo, September 29th, 2010 08:15 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 48
    • Views: 5,050
    September 17th, 2011, 01:25 AM Go to last post
  12. Poll Poll: On average how long do you spend cleaning your gun?

    Started by ExaltedOne, June 14th, 2013 11:04 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 47
    • Views: 1,716
    June 22nd, 2013, 02:00 AM Go to last post
  13. Trying Froglube

    Started by OldVet, January 4th, 2013 01:46 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 46
    • Views: 4,943
    September 26th, 2013, 05:53 PM Go to last post
  14. WD-40 for maintenance?

    Started by Bart, February 11th, 2009 05:10 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 44
    • Views: 4,733
    July 4th, 2009, 07:04 PM Go to last post
  15. Weapon Cleaning

    Started by foots402, March 22nd, 2010 01:33 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 2,383
    June 10th, 2010, 08:13 AM Go to last post
  16. Going Gunzilla

    Started by BugDude, March 29th, 2010 09:18 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 4,731
    August 17th, 2010, 09:22 AM Go to last post
  17. What do you clean on?

    Started by davidw, November 11th, 2009 04:54 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 2,473
    December 3rd, 2009, 04:04 PM Go to last post
  18. Break Free a necessary evil

    Started by coondogger, April 25th, 2013 12:21 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 41
    • Views: 2,285
    February 4th, 2014, 09:47 AM Go to last post
  19. How often to clean?

    Started by ErikGr7, December 26th, 2008 09:08 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 2,704
    May 25th, 2009, 01:05 AM Go to last post
  20. Lube!

    Started by drlove, February 5th, 2009 01:41 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 2,803
    March 9th, 2009, 11:40 PM Go to last post
  21. Hoppes #9

    Started by HKtexas, December 30th, 2009 08:20 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 6,337
    July 14th, 2010, 08:14 PM Go to last post
  22. Gunzilla ~ Myth or Miracle

    Started by Saber, April 4th, 2009 03:30 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 12,632
    April 24th, 2014, 01:42 AM Go to last post
  23. Poll Poll: Gunzilla vs Weapons Shield

    Started by eagleeye, September 16th, 2011 07:37 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 10,974
    January 5th, 2014, 06:34 PM Go to last post
  24. I <3 a freshly cleaned weapon...

    Started by Enginerd, June 30th, 2009 08:46 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 1,704
    August 12th, 2009, 08:51 AM Go to last post
  25. froglube

    Started by eagleeye, April 27th, 2011 06:29 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 15,455
    November 24th, 2011, 09:59 AM Go to last post
  26. How much stuff do you need in a good cleaning kit?

    Started by MJClark, February 1st, 2013 10:00 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 4,487
    March 24th, 2013, 08:28 PM Go to last post
  27. Whats in your cleaning kit?

    Started by Pro2A, August 30th, 2009 07:31 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 2,553
    June 10th, 2010, 06:04 AM Go to last post
  28. Oil and/or Grease?

    Started by IxI_DUCK_IxI, February 12th, 2014 01:29 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 1,247
    March 6th, 2014, 11:00 AM Go to last post
  29. been using mobil 1 with good results

    Started by crue2009, May 5th, 2011 09:12 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 6,787
    July 20th, 2012, 10:15 PM Go to last post
  30. Kahr not firing in cold HUGE PROBLEM

    Started by jworth, February 16th, 2014 04:45 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 920
    February 22nd, 2014, 08:33 PM Go to last post
  31. Question What cleaner/lubricant/preservative do you NOT like and or quit using--AND why?

    Started by OldVet, March 25th, 2014 04:05 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 1,203
    September 3rd, 2014, 10:51 PM Go to last post
  32. Auto grease

    Started by Adkjoe, February 10th, 2010 11:36 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 3,823
    June 4th, 2010, 07:04 PM Go to last post
  33. best gun cleaner/ lubricant? (read this)

    Started by crue2009, May 11th, 2011 09:24 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 74,255
    July 12th, 2014, 11:10 PM Go to last post
  34. Drying a pistol in the clothes dryer

    Started by gatorrob86, August 22nd, 2012 11:20 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 2,125
    August 24th, 2012, 02:23 PM Go to last post
  35. Professional gun cleaning

    Started by oldman45, February 7th, 2014 05:40 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 943
    February 9th, 2014, 09:21 PM Go to last post
  36. GLOCK Armorer Course - Yes/No

    Started by RoadRunner71, July 23rd, 2009 02:34 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 8,150
    December 28th, 2013, 06:17 PM Go to last post
  37. Does my Shield need broken in?

    Started by PJR202, December 27th, 2013 08:31 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 1,057
    July 24th, 2014, 03:28 PM Go to last post
  38. I hate cleaning my gun

    Started by wormy, October 2nd, 2009 08:38 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 1,988
    October 3rd, 2009, 10:40 AM Go to last post
  39. Talking Clean 'em once every decade.

    Started by OldVet, November 16th, 2010 06:16 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 2,021
    November 19th, 2010, 11:48 PM Go to last post
  40. Ruger LC9: Disabling the loaded chamber indicator

    Started by azchevy, April 7th, 2011 04:10 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 18,854
    January 15th, 2012, 01:39 PM Go to last post
  41. Did not believe it till it happened to me

    Started by Easy8, April 3rd, 2014 12:53 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 1,511
    June 16th, 2014, 10:43 PM Go to last post
  42. Dishwasher?

    Started by UnklFungus, July 31st, 2009 01:35 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 2,605
    January 23rd, 2012, 12:09 AM Go to last post
  43. Dremel kit for gun owners?

    Started by wormy, January 3rd, 2012 06:34 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 4,943
    January 4th, 2012, 10:11 PM Go to last post
  44. Cleaning question

    Started by Acrid, October 17th, 2012 12:10 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 2,874
    August 12th, 2013, 12:31 PM Go to last post
  45. Pistol Cleaning Advice

    Started by Diddle, November 30th, 2008 04:38 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 3,024
    December 1st, 2008, 06:01 PM Go to last post

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