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 10:24 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 137,919
    November 21st, 2014, 01:08 PM Go to last post
  2. Ruger LC9 Magazine Disconnect Removal

    Started by azchevy, April 5th, 2011 05:04 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 53
    • Views: 45,926
    June 4th, 2013, 07:41 PM Go to last post
  3. Best Cleaning Kit?

    Started by Lamented, April 22nd, 2011 02:03 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 39,902
    April 23rd, 2011, 12:38 AM Go to last post
  4. Gunzilla ~ Myth or Miracle

    Started by Saber, April 4th, 2009 04:30 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 52
    • Views: 28,268
    November 8th, 2015, 04:05 PM Go to last post
  5. Poll Poll: oil vs. grease

    Started by J0eyg86, October 3rd, 2010 07:41 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 27,349
    October 25th, 2010, 12:20 AM Go to last post
  6. Ruger LC9: Disabling the loaded chamber indicator

    Started by azchevy, April 7th, 2011 05:10 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 24,414
    January 15th, 2012, 02:39 PM Go to last post
  7. Question about using Mineral Spirits to clean a gun

    Started by mgrimes78, March 1st, 2012 05:54 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 24,129
    May 31st, 2013, 11:23 PM Go to last post
  8. Glock Copper Grease

    Started by wolf88, January 1st, 2010 03:24 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 23,855
    February 5th, 2010, 07:44 PM Go to last post
  9. do you always polish the feed ramp on a new gun?

    Started by crue2009, October 20th, 2010 09:36 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 21,901
    October 23rd, 2010, 01:12 AM Go to last post
  10. Rifle Wood Stock-CARE?

    Started by Bart, June 6th, 2009 12:09 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 21,511
    August 4th, 2009, 06:51 PM Go to last post
  11. Gun cleaning mat?

    Started by taseal, April 29th, 2012 07:38 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 61
    • Views: 20,247
    February 1st, 2013, 01:55 PM Go to last post
  12. How often do you oil your gun?

    Started by Spidey2011, April 23rd, 2011 01:01 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 20,178
    June 25th, 2011, 11:29 PM Go to last post
  13. Ultra sonic cleaners - pro and con?

    Started by cammo, September 29th, 2010 09:19 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 20,060
    December 4th, 2010, 09:26 PM Go to last post
  14. Springfield XD .45 jams/feed problems

    Started by andyw328, February 16th, 2010 07:15 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 19,634
    April 12th, 2012, 05:16 AM Go to last post
  15. froglube

    Started by eagleeye, April 27th, 2011 07:29 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 19,335
    November 24th, 2011, 10:59 AM Go to last post
  16. Gunzilla vs. Eezox?

    Started by dairycreek, November 4th, 2009 06:11 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 57
    • Views: 19,282
    November 28th, 2011, 07:09 PM Go to last post
  17. Poll Poll: Gunzilla vs Weapons Shield

    Started by eagleeye, September 16th, 2011 08:37 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 17,936
    November 15th, 2014, 11:46 PM Go to last post
  18. How To Remove Scratches On SS Guns?

    Started by Mxyzptlk, December 31st, 2008 11:24 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 17,689
    January 2nd, 2009, 01:03 AM Go to last post
  19. Gunzilla vs Ballistol?

    Started by JROD102, January 3rd, 2011 01:57 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 17,326
    May 22nd, 2012, 03:33 AM Go to last post
  20. Homemade Gun Lube (Recipe)

    Started by crue2009, August 12th, 2009 09:52 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 15,318
    October 26th, 2009, 09:40 PM Go to last post
  21. One man's journey with FrogLube (not hype or infomercial, just my experience)

    Started by smolck, August 17th, 2014 02:08 PM
    11 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
    • Replies: 153
    • Views: 14,467
    February 9th, 2016, 08:19 AM Go to last post
  22. Help reattaching the Slide on my Glock 22 is needed

    Started by merischino, March 9th, 2010 04:06 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 12,032
    September 1st, 2015, 12:34 PM Go to last post
  23. Cleaning a Stainless Gun

    Started by SigSire, December 12th, 2008 04:48 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 10,927
    December 13th, 2008, 03:32 PM Go to last post
  24. Poll Poll: How do you lubricate your carry gun?

    Started by C9H13NO3, January 29th, 2009 07:28 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 69
    • Views: 10,906
    August 15th, 2009, 08:15 PM Go to last post
  25. GLOCK Armorer Course - Yes/No

    Started by RoadRunner71, July 23rd, 2009 03:34 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 10,425
    December 28th, 2013, 07:17 PM Go to last post
  26. been using mobil 1 with good results

    Started by crue2009, May 5th, 2011 10:12 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 10,190
    July 20th, 2012, 11:15 PM Go to last post
  27. Anyone used Birchwood Casey RIG Universal Gun Grease?

    Started by tkruf, August 31st, 2010 08:18 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 9,829
    January 30th, 2012, 04:41 PM Go to last post
  28. What kind of box do you use for gun cleaning stuff?

    Started by cammo, October 2nd, 2010 02:22 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 9,786
    October 23rd, 2010, 11:36 AM Go to last post
  29. Hoppes #9

    Started by HKtexas, December 30th, 2009 09:20 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 9,762
    July 14th, 2010, 09:14 PM Go to last post
  30. Reduced recoil spring - Walther PPK/S

    Started by Coder, August 15th, 2010 01:09 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 9,564
    November 20th, 2011, 08:48 PM Go to last post
  31. Dremel kit for gun owners?

    Started by wormy, January 3rd, 2012 07:34 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 9,382
    January 4th, 2012, 11:11 PM Go to last post
  32. Parkerized Finish Maintenance

    Started by zeppelin03, June 22nd, 2011 09:25 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 8,946
    June 22nd, 2011, 10:22 PM Go to last post
  33. Hoppes Elite gun cleaner--my review!

    Started by crue2009, July 22nd, 2009 09:01 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 8,087
    August 16th, 2009, 11:03 PM Go to last post
  34. How to keep blued finish looking nice?

    Started by crue2009, October 25th, 2010 10:51 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 7,672
    October 27th, 2010, 12:09 PM Go to last post
  35. Trying Froglube

    Started by OldVet, January 4th, 2013 02:46 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 46
    • Views: 7,496
    September 26th, 2013, 06:53 PM Go to last post
  36. Am I the only one who doesn't enjoy cleaning my guns?

    Started by miller_man, August 9th, 2012 10:07 PM
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7
    • Replies: 94
    • Views: 7,454
    GH
    December 2nd, 2012, 05:48 PM Go to last post
  37. How do you protect your hands from gun cleaning solutions?

    Started by cammo, September 29th, 2010 09:15 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 48
    • Views: 7,305
    September 17th, 2011, 02:25 AM Go to last post
  38. WD-40 for maintenance?

    Started by Bart, February 11th, 2009 06:10 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 44
    • Views: 7,239
    July 4th, 2009, 08:04 PM Go to last post
  39. Auto grease

    Started by Adkjoe, February 10th, 2010 12:36 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 7,192
    June 4th, 2010, 08:04 PM Go to last post
  40. How to clean rust?

    Started by cmb, November 23rd, 2009 09:34 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 7,101
    November 24th, 2009, 08:48 PM Go to last post
  41. tried Ballistol,my opinion

    Started by crue2009, November 12th, 2010 11:23 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 6,998
    September 17th, 2012, 12:40 AM Go to last post
  42. Glock Trijicon Sight Removal

    Started by NCMedic8617, August 29th, 2009 03:53 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 6,992
    August 29th, 2009, 09:48 PM Go to last post
  43. Your top 3 cleaning chemicals?

    Started by Pro2A, January 1st, 2012 08:46 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 6,908
    January 5th, 2012, 06:21 PM Go to last post
  44. What gun lube do you use?

    Started by chaco, April 28th, 2009 02:45 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 50
    • Views: 6,907
    August 19th, 2009, 09:42 PM Go to last post
  45. Removing revolver cylinder for routine maintenance?

    Started by buckeye .45, March 28th, 2012 10:04 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 6,789
    March 30th, 2012, 07:14 AM Go to last post

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