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
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 70,895
    July 12th, 2014, 11:10 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: 34,577
    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: 28,286
    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: 18,444
    January 15th, 2012, 01:39 PM Go to last post
  5. froglube

    Started by eagleeye, April 27th, 2011 06:29 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 15,134
    November 24th, 2011, 09:59 AM Go to last post
  6. Rifle Wood Stock-CARE?

    Started by Bart, June 5th, 2009 11:09 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 14,610
    August 4th, 2009, 05:51 PM Go to last post
  7. Glock Copper Grease

    Started by wolf88, January 1st, 2010 02:24 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 14,596
    February 5th, 2010, 06:44 PM Go to last post
  8. Gunzilla vs. Eezox?

    Started by dairycreek, November 4th, 2009 05:11 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 57
    • Views: 13,673
    November 28th, 2011, 06:09 PM Go to last post
  9. Gun cleaning mat?

    Started by taseal, April 29th, 2012 06:38 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 61
    • Views: 12,377
    February 1st, 2013, 12:55 PM Go to last post
  10. Ultra sonic cleaners - pro and con?

    Started by cammo, September 29th, 2010 08:19 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 12,147
    December 4th, 2010, 08:26 PM Go to last post
  11. Gunzilla ~ Myth or Miracle

    Started by Saber, April 4th, 2009 03:30 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 12,121
    April 24th, 2014, 01:42 AM Go to last post
  12. How To Remove Scratches On SS Guns?

    Started by Mxyzptlk, December 31st, 2008 10:24 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 12,042
    January 2nd, 2009, 12:03 AM 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: 12,001
    April 12th, 2012, 04:16 AM Go to last post
  14. 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: 11,883
    October 23rd, 2010, 12:12 AM Go to last post
  15. Gunzilla vs Ballistol?

    Started by JROD102, January 3rd, 2011 12:57 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 11,754
    May 22nd, 2012, 02:33 AM Go to last post
  16. Poll Poll: oil vs. grease

    Started by J0eyg86, October 3rd, 2010 06:41 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 10,893
    October 24th, 2010, 11:20 PM Go to last post
  17. 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: 10,727
    May 31st, 2013, 10:23 PM 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: 37
    • Views: 10,526
    January 5th, 2014, 06:34 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: 9,997
    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: 8,994
    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
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    • Replies: 69
    • Views: 8,386
    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: 7,970
    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: 7,188
    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: 6,543
    July 20th, 2012, 10:15 PM Go to last post
  25. Parkerized Finish Maintenance

    Started by zeppelin03, June 22nd, 2011 08:25 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 6,299
    June 22nd, 2011, 09:22 PM Go to last post
  26. Reduced recoil spring - Walther PPK/S

    Started by Coder, August 15th, 2010 12:09 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 6,215
    November 20th, 2011, 07:48 PM Go to last post
  27. Hoppes #9

    Started by HKtexas, December 30th, 2009 08:20 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 6,099
    July 14th, 2010, 08:14 PM Go to last post
  28. Hoppes Elite gun cleaner--my review!

    Started by crue2009, July 22nd, 2009 08:01 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 5,897
    August 16th, 2009, 10:03 PM Go to last post
  29. Anyone used Birchwood Casey RIG Universal Gun Grease?

    Started by tkruf, August 31st, 2010 07:18 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 5,764
    January 30th, 2012, 03:41 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: 5,597
    October 23rd, 2010, 10:36 AM Go to last post
  31. 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: 5,388
    GH
    December 2nd, 2012, 04:48 PM Go to last post
  32. Help reattaching the Slide on my Glock 22 is needed

    Started by merischino, March 9th, 2010 03:06 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 5,060
    March 9th, 2010, 11:39 AM Go to last post
  33. 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: 4,930
    September 17th, 2011, 01:25 AM Go to last post
  34. tried Ballistol,my opinion

    Started by crue2009, November 12th, 2010 10:23 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 4,882
    September 16th, 2012, 11:40 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: 4,765
    September 26th, 2013, 05:53 PM Go to last post
  36. Dremel kit for gun owners?

    Started by wormy, January 3rd, 2012 06:34 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 4,746
    January 4th, 2012, 10:11 PM Go to last post
  37. What gun lube do you use?

    Started by chaco, April 28th, 2009 01:45 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 50
    • Views: 4,732
    August 19th, 2009, 08:42 PM Go to last post
  38. Storing Guns

    Started by zeppelin03, November 17th, 2010 06:45 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 4,730
    January 8th, 2011, 07:44 PM Go to last post
  39. Going Gunzilla

    Started by BugDude, March 29th, 2010 09:18 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 4,648
    August 17th, 2010, 09:22 AM 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: 4,625
    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: 4,599
    September 8th, 2011, 10:39 PM Go to last post
  42. HELP: can't get slide off G19

    Started by greenLED, December 25th, 2009 11:20 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 4,336
    January 12th, 2010, 04:16 PM Go to last post
  43. 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: 4,306
    March 24th, 2013, 08:28 PM Go to last post
  44. 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: 4,241
    September 6th, 2012, 05:27 PM Go to last post
  45. Birchwood Casey--Gun Scrubber

    Started by crue2009, June 30th, 2009 09:03 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 4,219
    July 3rd, 2009, 10:28 AM Go to last post

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