GUN What should I NOT do when cleaning my guns?

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  1. SpicyMcVoodoo

    SpicyMcVoodoo New Member

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    So I'm a noob and have never cleaned my guns before. :hsugh:

    I think that disassembly and assembly should be easy enough just following instructions, but I'm paranoid that I'll fuck something up and the gun will explode when I shoot it.

    So are there some common mistakes people make when cleaning guns? Certain things to avoid at all costs?

    BTW, my guns are an XD subcompact and a Guardian .32.
     
  2. Bigsnake

    Bigsnake OT Supporter

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    Unload the gun
    Don't over do the oil
     
  3. 7

    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    you should always use a bore guide though i guess it probably isnt as big of a deal with pistols.
     
  4. krott5333

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    1. drop in bucket of soapy water
    2. remove
    3. drop in bucket of oil
    4. remove
    5. shoot
     
  5. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    XD is freakin easy to clean.. Mine for some reason very rarely gets dirty.. swipe the barrel out a couple times and wipe it down.. good as new

    I am still nervous about having to clean my new RRA when it gets here :noes:
     
  6. SpicyMcVoodoo

    SpicyMcVoodoo New Member

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    I'm supposed to drop the rust machine XD in a bucket of water? :ugh:
     
  7. SpicyMcVoodoo

    SpicyMcVoodoo New Member

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    So what could I do when cleaning my gun which would cause me to die when I try to shoot it later?:noes:
     
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    Try to clean from the breech and not the muzzle end. Try not to scrape the rod down the sides, be especially careful of the lip going from the inside of the bore to the ouside of the barrel on the muzzle end (called the crown). Hoppes #9 is a really lousy copper remover. Don't leave ammonia based cleaners in the bore for too long. Don't overlube. Some oil and some grease are handy to have on hand with the finest tipped applicator available. Triple check its unloaded before you take it down. Don't forget to use a brush on the nooks and crannies including the magazine.
     
  9. 01_Cruiser

    01_Cruiser An American Classic OT Supporter

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    beating the end of the barrel shut with a sledgehammer?

    dont worry about it
     
  10. krott5333

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    hence the bucket of oil :slap:
     
  11. krott5333

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    leave the cleaning rod in the barrel while shooting it :hsugh:
     
  12. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    forget to reinstall the cam pin in your AR rifle = GLOCK style KB
     
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    monolith My soul grows ever weary and the end is ever near. OT Supporter

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    Put the gun to the side of your head and pull the trigger.

    :hsugh:
     
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    Who told you about my "Loaded or Unloaded" checking method??? :squint: :noes:
     
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    only use a barrel brush if there are deposits in the barrel. too much brushing can ruin the rifling.
     
  16. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Fail to be sure the bore is clear when you're done. If dirt gummed up in oil gets a chance to dry and harden, it's conceivable (probably not likely) that you can have Bad Things happen when you fire. Always make sure your bore is clear, and like everybody else has already said, go easy on the oil because it's really good at trapping dirt.
     
  17. krott5333

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    forget to oil it = XD style RUST
     
  18. 7

    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    With a steel brush, yes, but other than that, no.
     
  19. Michael Westen

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    negatory :bigthumb:
     

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