When something goes wrong and the rifle won’t fire, the first question should always be, “What changed?” Before answering that, we have to determine—or at least I determine—whether we’re talking about a “fresh” rifle going through its shakedown period, or a (previously) trusted gun that’s suddenly decided to stop running. If it’s the first scenario, there’s a longer list of possibilities that include original parts, conditions, and installation quality. This article will focus on the previously-functioning rifle that’s taken a vacation from operation.
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AR-15s are America’s guns and shooters love spreading a few freedom seeds, but with every good shooting session, cleaning and maintenance is a necessity to keep your gun running and reduce eccentric wear. Some shooter’s could qualify for a minor degree if it was offered in AR-15 maintenance. However, if you love shooting, but need a bit of a primer course, this video is for you.
The more I test and use handguns, the more respect I have for the operating reliability of these machines. Tolerances held by Kimber, Colt, Glock, Ruger, Smith and Wesson, SIG, and CZ are excellent. When we fire these handguns on the range, we should have every confidence that they will fire time after time without any type of problem. After all, many of these handguns are based on service pistols that were designed to function in horrific situations.
If you have a .308/7.62 caliber rifle and need a comprehensive compact packable cleaning kit for the field then the Otis 7.62mm MPSR Cleaning System is an obvious choice, however there is more to the Otis cleaning kit than just size.
I first saw the Swab-Its at the 2015 SHOT Show and simply didn’t get the concept of them—hmm… disposable foam bore cleaners. Yeah, the concept was cool. However, I wondered why anyone would buy such an expensive single-use product. Like many times in life, I was wrong.
The MLP Solid Film Lubricant Pen from Birchwood Casey Keeps Firearms Running During the Toughest Conditions
In this NSSF video, former Army Ranger sniper team leader Ryan Cleckner describes how he cleans his bolt-action rifle
Glocks represent over 60 percent of the handgun market. They are a favorite of law enforcement, competitive shooters, home defenders, plinkers, and citizens legally carrying concealed
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The fact that AR-15 rifles need to be cleaned and lubricated regularly is not new to anyone reading this. At least it shouldn’t be. But what parts of the rifle require lubrication,
In a move to support our troops stationed overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan, Hoppes has donated over 5,000 cleaning kits
In a world where autoloading handguns and rifles are the most common type of personal firearm, I’m constantly amazed at
Use of firearms isn’t limited to nice and tidy indoor ranges. Firearms are often needed in extreme conditions, from dry,
Perhaps you’ve finally decided to purchase your first firearm, or perhaps you’re simply adding a new gun to your collection.