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. best gun cleaner/ lubricant? (read this)

    Started by crue2009, May 11th, 2011 09:24 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 91,427
    November 21st, 2014, 12:08 PM Go to last post
  2. Ruger LC9 Magazine Disconnect Removal

    Started by azchevy, April 5th, 2011 04:04 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 53
    • Views: 39,163
    June 4th, 2013, 06:41 PM Go to last post
  3. Best Cleaning Kit?

    Started by Lamented, April 22nd, 2011 01:03 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 32,533
    April 22nd, 2011, 11:38 PM Go to last post
  4. Ruger LC9: Disabling the loaded chamber indicator

    Started by azchevy, April 7th, 2011 04:10 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 20,674
    January 15th, 2012, 01:39 PM Go to last post
  5. Gunzilla ~ Myth or Miracle

    Started by Saber, April 4th, 2009 03:30 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 50
    • Views: 17,170
    May 18th, 2015, 08:48 PM Go to last post
  6. Glock Copper Grease

    Started by wolf88, January 1st, 2010 02:24 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 17,137
    February 5th, 2010, 06:44 PM Go to last post
  7. froglube

    Started by eagleeye, April 27th, 2011 06:29 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 16,992
    November 24th, 2011, 09:59 AM Go to last post
  8. Rifle Wood Stock-CARE?

    Started by Bart, June 5th, 2009 11:09 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 16,982
    August 4th, 2009, 05:51 PM Go to last post
  9. Gunzilla vs. Eezox?

    Started by dairycreek, November 4th, 2009 05:11 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 57
    • Views: 15,909
    November 28th, 2011, 06:09 PM Go to last post
  10. Gun cleaning mat?

    Started by taseal, April 29th, 2012 06:38 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 61
    • Views: 14,991
    February 1st, 2013, 12:55 PM Go to last post
  11. do you always polish the feed ramp on a new gun?

    Started by crue2009, October 20th, 2010 08:36 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 14,835
    October 23rd, 2010, 12:12 AM Go to last post
  12. Poll Poll: oil vs. grease

    Started by J0eyg86, October 3rd, 2010 06:41 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 14,798
    October 24th, 2010, 11:20 PM Go to last post
  13. Springfield XD .45 jams/feed problems

    Started by andyw328, February 16th, 2010 06:15 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 14,761
    April 12th, 2012, 04:16 AM Go to last post
  14. Question about using Mineral Spirits to clean a gun

    Started by mgrimes78, March 1st, 2012 04:54 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 14,657
    May 31st, 2013, 10:23 PM Go to last post
  15. Ultra sonic cleaners - pro and con?

    Started by cammo, September 29th, 2010 08:19 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 14,650
    December 4th, 2010, 08:26 PM Go to last post
  16. How To Remove Scratches On SS Guns?

    Started by Mxyzptlk, December 31st, 2008 10:24 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 14,205
    January 2nd, 2009, 12:03 AM Go to last post
  17. Gunzilla vs Ballistol?

    Started by JROD102, January 3rd, 2011 12:57 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 13,621
    May 22nd, 2012, 02:33 AM Go to last post
  18. Poll Poll: Gunzilla vs Weapons Shield

    Started by eagleeye, September 16th, 2011 07:37 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 12,912
    November 15th, 2014, 10:46 PM Go to last post
  19. How often do you oil your gun?

    Started by Spidey2011, April 23rd, 2011 12:01 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 12,585
    June 25th, 2011, 10:29 PM Go to last post
  20. Homemade Gun Lube (Recipe)

    Started by crue2009, August 12th, 2009 08:52 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 10,293
    October 26th, 2009, 08:40 PM Go to last post
  21. 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: 9,241
    August 15th, 2009, 07:15 PM Go to last post
  22. GLOCK Armorer Course - Yes/No

    Started by RoadRunner71, July 23rd, 2009 02:34 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 8,969
    December 28th, 2013, 06:17 PM Go to last post
  23. Cleaning a Stainless Gun

    Started by SigSire, December 12th, 2008 03:48 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 8,219
    December 13th, 2008, 02:32 PM Go to last post
  24. been using mobil 1 with good results

    Started by crue2009, May 5th, 2011 09:12 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 7,897
    July 20th, 2012, 10:15 PM Go to last post
  25. Hoppes #9

    Started by HKtexas, December 30th, 2009 08:20 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 7,390
    July 14th, 2010, 08:14 PM Go to last post
  26. Reduced recoil spring - Walther PPK/S

    Started by Coder, August 15th, 2010 12:09 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 7,370
    November 20th, 2011, 07:48 PM Go to last post
  27. Parkerized Finish Maintenance

    Started by zeppelin03, June 22nd, 2011 08:25 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 7,331
    June 22nd, 2011, 09:22 PM Go to last post
  28. Anyone used Birchwood Casey RIG Universal Gun Grease?

    Started by tkruf, August 31st, 2010 07:18 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 7,026
    January 30th, 2012, 03:41 PM Go to last post
  29. Hoppes Elite gun cleaner--my review!

    Started by crue2009, July 22nd, 2009 08:01 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 6,662
    August 16th, 2009, 10:03 PM Go to last post
  30. What kind of box do you use for gun cleaning stuff?

    Started by cammo, October 2nd, 2010 01:22 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 6,547
    October 23rd, 2010, 10:36 AM Go to last post
  31. Help reattaching the Slide on my Glock 22 is needed

    Started by merischino, March 9th, 2010 03:06 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 6,414
    March 9th, 2010, 11:39 AM Go to last post
  32. Dremel kit for gun owners?

    Started by wormy, January 3rd, 2012 06:34 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 6,195
    January 4th, 2012, 10:11 PM Go to last post
  33. 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: 6,171
    GH
    December 2nd, 2012, 04:48 PM Go to last post
  34. One man's journey with FrogLube (not hype or infomercial, just my experience)

    Started by smolck, August 17th, 2014 01:08 PM
    9 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    • Replies: 128
    • Views: 5,919
    May 20th, 2015, 07:36 PM Go to last post
  35. Trying Froglube

    Started by OldVet, January 4th, 2013 01:46 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 46
    • Views: 5,853
    September 26th, 2013, 05:53 PM Go to last post
  36. 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: 5,696
    September 17th, 2011, 01:25 AM Go to last post
  37. tried Ballistol,my opinion

    Started by crue2009, November 12th, 2010 10:23 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 5,581
    September 16th, 2012, 11:40 PM Go to last post
  38. What gun lube do you use?

    Started by chaco, April 28th, 2009 01:45 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 50
    • Views: 5,511
    August 19th, 2009, 08:42 PM Go to last post
  39. Storing Guns

    Started by zeppelin03, November 17th, 2010 06:45 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 5,468
    January 8th, 2011, 07:44 PM Go to last post
  40. WD-40 for maintenance?

    Started by Bart, February 11th, 2009 05:10 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 44
    • Views: 5,344
    July 4th, 2009, 07:04 PM Go to last post
  41. Winchester 190 magazine tube

    Started by yankeeman, September 8th, 2011 10:05 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 5,292
    September 8th, 2011, 10:39 PM Go to last post
  42. How to keep blued finish looking nice?

    Started by crue2009, October 25th, 2010 09:51 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 5,236
    October 27th, 2010, 11:09 AM Go to last post
  43. Going Gunzilla

    Started by BugDude, March 29th, 2010 09:18 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 5,198
    August 17th, 2010, 09:22 AM Go to last post
  44. 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: 5,131
    March 24th, 2013, 08:28 PM Go to last post
  45. Your top 3 cleaning chemicals?

    Started by Pro2A, January 1st, 2012 07:46 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 4,985
    January 5th, 2012, 05:21 PM Go to last post

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