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Old 11-15-2016, 08:50 AM   #1
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Got a cleaning question for you all.

Got a question for you all....with a new pistol, or even a broken in pistol, do you clean it after every time you use it, or do you put a certain amount of rounds through it before cleaning it? The Kimber really show the dirt on the slide, port, and frame after being at the range, so I usually clean it every time, but never did that with my other pistols. Just wondering. And if you have a preference for a certain cleaner would you post that too please? Thanks for you replies.
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Old 11-15-2016, 08:53 AM   #2
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I try and clean every time. It's as much an inspection as it is a cleaning.
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Old 11-15-2016, 09:03 AM   #3
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cleanliness being next to godliness...

...I clean stuff up after every time out. It's probably really not necessary unless seriously skunky ammo was used but I know it can't hurt. As far as supplies I've been experimenting with different things. It's hard to beat the Hoppe's #9 though for a solvent and I like the Battleborn high purity oil.
...one of my favorite online sources for info on cleaning firearms is Gunblue490, he's published a variety of videos on Youtube. He's got more of a common sense approach than religious doctrine which is refreshing :-)
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I clean every time also.
My guns are always clean and lubed. Infact I clean off good lube just so I can relube and reinspect prior cleanings for rust.
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Old 11-15-2016, 09:34 AM   #5
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I clean most times. I always wipe down the outside of my guns right after the range visit or handling them. I have seen to many finger prints turn to permanent prints on the metal of the gun because people put them away after handling and it may be some time before handling it again.
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First thing I do when I get home from the range is clean weapons. Not only does this ensure they will ready the next time but it gives me an opportunity for a thorough inspection.

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Old 11-15-2016, 10:23 AM   #7
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I have set no personal rules for cleaning. But as a general rule I clean if it has been fired, not been fired in awhile, or I just get a wild hair to clean.
Say I fire one and only shoot 25 rounds or less because I got tired or ran out of ammo or time and I'm pretty sure I will fire it again pretty soon I will wait on the cleaning.

Anytime me or someone touches a firearm it is wiped with a silicone cloth on the outside before putting into safe.

Been using Hoppes #9 and BreakFree CLP for a long time with good success.
I recently been trying some new stuff (BreakThrough). It is chemical free, seems to do a good job, spray and wipe with old rag. Very handy spray bottle. Only possible thing is seems I tend to use a little to much.
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Really nice helper.
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I'm guilty of cleaning my guns after shooting them, I almost enjoy cleaning them as much as I do shooting them. I also clean my carry gun weekly whether it's been shot or not, it picks up dust and lint.
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Clean after every range trip. My carry gets "Fridays" cleaning and wipe down with a can of air, the dusting crap ones that every office has, and bore snake, then the CLP wipes for the happy ending!!
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