GUN Basic firearm care and maintenance.

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  1. Peqkx

    Peqkx Active Member

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    I just got my Sig Mosquito. I can field strip it and properly clean out the barrel and chamber area using cloth pieces and pipe with the proper oils.

    i bought a cleaning package plus the manual had some pretty clear cleaning instructions. is there anything else i need to know that wouldnt be listed in that gun cleaning package or the sig manual?

    any tips or tricks i should know about gun care or gun safety?

    right now i shoot about 200 rounds a week and clean after every outing.
     
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    ya, just clean it every once an awhile unless you feel the need to. no need to clean it everytime unless corrosive ammo.

    safety? dont shoot yourself.
     
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    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    Cleaning guns is pretty easy and it's all common sense. If it's dirty clean it up. If it won't come off take a brush to it. If it still won't come off then you've got quite a proj...never mind.
     
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    Ya its getting old. I realize not everyone has the skills or knowledge necessary to perform my "project" so you all have different views of the word project and the varying difficulties of said projects. That is fine
     
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    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    :rolleyes:
     
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    haha
     
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    Its not old, its nothing short of hilarious. In a week it might be old.

    Sounds like you're doing good on the cleaning. If you use lead ammo that hasn't been copper washed I feel like in my guns I have to take the brush to the bore a little more often. Really you'll be able to tell if you look down the bore and see the rifling getting full or if you feel like accuracy or point of impact is changing. For my range guns I don't go too crazy on the cleaning if the accuracy is good and the action is working which usually just means whenever I feel like it or every few trips. A defensive pistol I'll clean every trip.
     

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