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. One man's journey with FrogLube (not hype or infomercial, just my experience)

    Started by smolck, August 17th, 2014 01:08 PM
    11 Pages
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    • Replies: 153
    • Views: 16,980
    February 9th, 2016, 07:19 AM Go to last post
  2. Am I the only one who doesn't enjoy cleaning my guns?

    Started by miller_man, August 9th, 2012 09:07 PM
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7
    • Replies: 94
    • Views: 7,732
    GH
    December 2nd, 2012, 04:48 PM Go to last post
  3. 1911 Thumb Safety Update

    Started by ThirdShift, December 17th, 2015 07:41 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 6
    • Replies: 82
    • Views: 2,975
    February 20th, 2016, 04:34 PM Go to last post
  4. Oil & Solvent Rant

    Started by Coty, March 3rd, 2016 04:56 AM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 6
    • Replies: 77
    • Views: 3,180
    TRX
    March 5th, 2016, 01:28 PM Go to last post
  5. Do you like the smell of hoppes?

    Started by zerosoma, December 6th, 2014 10:55 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 6
    • Replies: 75
    • Views: 3,593
    December 16th, 2014, 10:27 PM Go to last post
  6. 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: 3,011
    December 29th, 2013, 10:02 PM Go to last post
  7. 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: 11,212
    August 15th, 2009, 07:15 PM Go to last post
  8. Poll Poll: How often do you clean your EDC gun?

    Started by Katana1, April 17th, 2015 05:27 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 66
    • Views: 3,785
    May 6th, 2015, 11:01 AM Go to last post
  9. Coonan 1911 FTE

    Started by ThirdShift, September 25th, 2015 08:23 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 61
    • Views: 3,354
    March 25th, 2016, 06:54 PM Go to last post
  10. Lube!

    Started by drlove, February 5th, 2009 01:41 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 61
    • Views: 5,943
    November 16th, 2016, 12:28 PM Go to last post
  11. Gun cleaning mat?

    Started by taseal, April 29th, 2012 06:38 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 61
    • Views: 21,944
    February 1st, 2013, 12:55 PM Go to last post
  12. 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: 6,170
    September 6th, 2012, 05:27 PM Go to last post
  13. Gunzilla vs. Eezox?

    Started by dairycreek, November 4th, 2009 05:11 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 57
    • Views: 20,033
    November 28th, 2011, 06:09 PM Go to last post
  14. let's talk Brake Cleaner

    Started by Obiejuan, July 4th, 2015 08:53 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 56
    • Views: 3,807
    August 6th, 2015, 09:10 PM Go to last post
  15. 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: 6,997
    April 30th, 2012, 11:47 AM Go to last post
  16. Ruger LC9 Magazine Disconnect Removal

    Started by azchevy, April 5th, 2011 04:04 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 53
    • Views: 47,705
    June 4th, 2013, 06:41 PM Go to last post
  17. Youtube and Drooling Idiots

    Started by ThirdShift, December 26th, 2015 09:14 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 52
    • Views: 2,743
    December 28th, 2015, 01:56 AM Go to last post
  18. Gunzilla ~ Myth or Miracle

    Started by Saber, April 4th, 2009 03:30 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 52
    • Views: 32,347
    November 8th, 2015, 03:05 PM Go to last post
  19. Question What cleaner/lubricant/preservative do you NOT like and or quit using--AND why?

    Started by OldVet, March 25th, 2014 04:05 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 51
    • Views: 5,151
    October 31st, 2015, 06:31 PM Go to last post
  20. Cleaning your firearm.

    Started by husker3in4, October 14th, 2016 11:25 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 50
    • Views: 2,317
    February 25th, 2017, 11:43 AM Go to last post
  21. What gun lube do you use?

    Started by chaco, April 28th, 2009 01:45 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 50
    • Views: 7,339
    August 19th, 2009, 08:42 PM Go to last post
  22. 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: 7,744
    September 17th, 2011, 01:25 AM Go to last post
  23. 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: 2,735
    June 22nd, 2013, 02:00 AM Go to last post
  24. Trying Froglube

    Started by OldVet, January 4th, 2013 01:46 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 46
    • Views: 7,930
    September 26th, 2013, 05:53 PM 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: 7,916
    July 4th, 2009, 07:04 PM Go to last post
  26. Going Gunzilla

    Started by BugDude, March 29th, 2010 09:18 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 6,220
    August 17th, 2010, 09:22 AM Go to last post
  27. Weapon Cleaning

    Started by foots402, March 22nd, 2010 01:33 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 3,032
    June 10th, 2010, 08:13 AM Go to last post
  28. What do you clean on?

    Started by davidw, November 11th, 2009 04:54 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 3,420
    December 3rd, 2009, 04:04 PM Go to last post
  29. Poll Poll: Gunzilla vs Weapons Shield

    Started by eagleeye, September 16th, 2011 07:37 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 19,143
    November 15th, 2014, 10:46 PM Go to last post
  30. Break Free a necessary evil

    Started by coondogger, April 25th, 2013 12:21 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 41
    • Views: 3,444
    February 4th, 2014, 09:47 AM Go to last post
  31. 1911 idiot scratch repaired

    Started by PAcanis, September 16th, 2014 01:50 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 41
    • Views: 5,818
    April 23rd, 2015, 12:59 PM Go to last post
  32. Hoppes #9

    Started by HKtexas, December 30th, 2009 08:20 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 10,408
    July 14th, 2010, 08:14 PM Go to last post
  33. How often to clean?

    Started by ErikGr7, December 26th, 2008 09:08 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 3,510
    May 25th, 2009, 01:05 AM Go to last post
  34. My glock grips are sticky

    Started by Chevy50, May 31st, 2017 05:12 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 602
    June 4th, 2017, 12:01 PM Go to last post
  35. froglube

    Started by eagleeye, April 27th, 2011 06:29 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 19,754
    November 24th, 2011, 09:59 AM Go to last post
  36. 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: 6,617
    March 24th, 2013, 08:28 PM Go to last post
  37. I <3 a freshly cleaned weapon...

    Started by Enginerd, June 30th, 2009 08:46 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 2,311
    August 12th, 2009, 08:51 AM Go to last post
  38. Oil and/or Grease?

    Started by IxI_DUCK_IxI, February 12th, 2014 01:29 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 2,619
    March 6th, 2014, 11:00 AM Go to last post
  39. Whats in your cleaning kit?

    Started by Pro2A, August 30th, 2009 07:31 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 3,290
    June 10th, 2010, 06:04 AM Go to last post
  40. Gun got soaked(with water), now what?

    Started by techieccw, May 9th, 2015 05:03 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 1,747
    May 9th, 2015, 11:09 PM Go to last post
  41. best gun cleaner/ lubricant? (read this)

    Started by crue2009, May 11th, 2011 09:24 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 151,763
    November 21st, 2014, 12:08 PM Go to last post
  42. Back to Breakfree CLP

    Started by 10thmtn, November 9th, 2015 09:03 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 2,429
    June 30th, 2016, 04:33 PM Go to last post
  43. been using mobil 1 with good results

    Started by crue2009, May 5th, 2011 09:12 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 10,675
    July 20th, 2012, 10:15 PM Go to last post
  44. 1911 Lubrication

    Started by mkh, April 23rd, 2015 10:26 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 2,001
    TRX
    April 29th, 2015, 06:49 AM Go to last post
  45. Question on the Ruger Mk pistol

    Started by PAcanis, December 8th, 2015 01:05 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 1,311
    January 30th, 2016, 10:46 AM Go to last post

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