When you have firearms, the first rule is safety. Did you know that a clean gun reduces the risk of accidental discharge? A more correct name is negligent emission, which can be avoided by following all safety procedures. These include ensuring that any firearms are safely removed and cleared before any demolition work is continued. Carrying out a safety inspection is always a necessary first step and should be double or triple-checked to ensure that the firearms are clear and safe.
Knowing how to clean a gun is more than having a beautiful looking one. It's for safety.
Failure to comply with regulations when cleaning weapons can lead to accidental injury, or even more serious. In addition to the risk of physical injury, there is also a legal meaning, as the owner of the firearm is responsible for any injury or damage that may be caused by inadvertent discharge.
Read on to learn how to clean guns correctly and provide tips for this.
How to clean the gun in several basic steps
Here are the basic steps to clean all kinds of guns correctly and safely: Remove the magazine and make sure the firearm is removed!
Clean the barrel and chamber
Use copper phosphate (or nylon) hole brush to dry brush the bore and barrel in the direction from bore to muzzle. This will loosen and remove some large carbon and metal dirt from the hole.
Place the cleaning patch with the drilling solvent on top of the cleaning stick. Next, push the cleaning patch through the can body and take it out from the other side, then soak the chamber and hole surface.
Avoid pulling it back into the hole - this will allow dirt and mucus to settle back into the hole.
Let the cleaning solvent decompose the pore fouling for 10-15 minutes.
Next, just use the hole brush to scrub the inside of the barrel. Use a new, dry patch to remove any residue and continue to run it through the hole until the patch comes out clean.
Use a pull-through tool impregnated with a light lubricant such as a holster and CLP or equivalent to further clean and treat the hole surface to prevent corrosion. Don't lubricate the hole with gun oil! For long-term storage only, holes can be treated with heavier lubricants such as roadblocks (or equivalent). Must be removed by cleaning the barrel before firing!
Clean the outside of the barrel, barrel cover, barrel ears, and feeding ramp.
Clean and lubricate the action
It's not just the barrel that you need to clean and lubricate. A nylon utility brush, dry cloth, and action cleaner solvent should also be used to clean the action (slide, pump, or bolt). Spray heavily from the top of the frame/receiver to flush carbon and metal debris into the oil pan. Use the manufacturer's recommendations for your specific model. Dry the cleaned subassembly. Use appropriate disposal procedures for any cleaning residues.
Finally, according to the manufacturer's recommendations, use a needle applicator to accurately apply lubrication droplets at the designated lubrication points on the outside of the frame/motion, sliding assembly, and barrel. It is important not to over-lubricate as this will more easily attract contaminant build-up and may cause reliability problems.
Don't forget the magazine
Ammunition depot is the source of ammunition, responsible for the proper supply of semi-automatic firearms. A reliable and clean magazine is very important for the normal operation of a semi-automatic magazine. They can be disassembled, cleaned, and reassembled according to the manufacturer's instructions. The special brush can be used for tool magazine cleaning. When using the magazine during disassembly and reassembly, please wear safety glasses and be extra careful, because the magazine follower is spring-loaded. Never use petroleum products to clean ammunition depots, because petroleum products can contaminate ammunition primer. Magazines should not be lubricated but should be cleaned with no residual solvent or detergent.
Reassemble the firearm and check its function
Any time a firearm is disassembled or reassembled, a functional check is required to ensure that the firearm still works as designed after disassembly. During this inspection, the normal operation of the trigger mechanism, safety device, sliding operation and locking, magazine holding, and ejection system was verified. Please follow the manufacturer's procedures for your specific gun and always follow the gun safety rules!
Clean the outside of the gun
Once the interior of the gun and its moving parts are clean and lubricated, it's time to clean the exterior. The gun/reel is perfect for the job. The cloth is soft and pretreated with silicone lubricant. This helps to remove any residual debris from acid print and adds a good gloss to protect your weapon. If you don't have silicone, separate CLP wipes or equivalent will work well.
The importance of safe and clean guns
Knowing how to clean a gun is more than just a beautiful appearance. A clean gun is also a safe and reliable gun.
Regular gun maintenance ensures accuracy, reliability, comfort, and confidence in the use of weapons while protecting the functionality and appearance of your investment.