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Old 02-03-2019, 08:23 PM   #1
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What Are You Using to Clean Your Guns?

My husband likes to use Simple Green to clean his guns, but I've not heard good things about this. He uses it concentrated.

What are your go-tos?
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Your gonna get as many answers as there are responses.

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Your gonna get as many answers as there are responses.

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Old 02-03-2019, 08:27 PM   #4
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This is one of those Ford vs. Chevy questions......

My dad used Hoppes #9, and if it was good enough for dad, it's good enough for me......

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Originally Posted by Teufelhunde View Post
This is one of those Ford vs. Chevy questions......

My dad used Hoppes #9, and if it was good enough for dad, it's good enough for me......

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Old 02-03-2019, 08:38 PM   #6
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Hoppes #9....
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Switched from Hoppes to Ballistol. I like the Ballistol better
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Old 02-03-2019, 09:00 PM   #8
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Hoppes #9 is my go to solvent if I have ventilation. Breakthrough solvent is almost as good but is non-toxic and virtually odorless so I use it too. A good cleaning rod, jag and brush make more of a difference than the solvent you use IMO. After cleaning, I like to wet my barrels and other solid metal parts down with Ballistol's or CLP and let them soak 15-20 minutes then wipe them off. Inside frames, firing pin and extractor channels I use 90% alcohol and NO oil.
Check out Gunblue490's youtube channel, he's posted some entertaining content on cleaning handguns.
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Hoppe's is a good grudge cutter. But since I don't let my guns get real dirty, my "go to"....

Birchwood Casey's Gun Scrubber + Bore Scrubber... followed by compressed air. This cleans about everything including those hard to reach to places. Brass brushes, jags per caliber. Old toothbrushes are real handy too.

Light oil of choice for pivot points, I have no real favorite, I have several on my shelf.

Shooter's Choice Gun Grease for rails and slides. It never fails to stay in place, will not run out like oil.

Follow up with total wipe down with Barricade it makes everything stay cleaner, dryer and easier to clean up next time.
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The local sheriff's armorer got me started on Seal1. He says he purchases it by the gallon. It's what he uses to break in a new barrel.
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