Once upon a time, there was a day when I used to joke that the criminal who broke into my house never had to worry about infection from a dirty gun, but lead poisoning was a serious concern.
Posts Tagged ‘Gun Cleaning’
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
About 20 years ago, a fellow officer suffered a malfunction on the firing line with his new stainless steel pistol. I took the gun and the ammunition into my office for examination. The firearm was dry and devoid of lubrication. With a bit of lubrication, it began to work properly.
First things first. As with any firearm, before you begin cleaning your AR, be sure to clear your rifle.
- Drop the magazine.
- Open the chamber.
- Visually inspect to ensure there are no rounds loaded.
Now, let’s start cleaning!
Every time you fire your gun, carbon, lead, copper and plastic—if shooting shotgun—residue are left in the barrel, chamber and action. Each time you fire your gun more of this fouling residue builds up.
In our first post in this series we discussed new gun ownership basics. In this post we’ll talk about care and maintenance.
You did your research, you rented plenty of guns at your local range, saved your money and finally made your first handgun purchase. Now that you have it home, you might feel slightly lost as what to do next. The first thing you must do as a gun owner is learn and follow the four basic rules of gun safety—not only at the gun range, but in your home, as well.
If you are anything like us, you have either put off shopping or have some unexpected last-minute gifts to pick up.
One word comes to mind as I just opened the Grace Tool Kit, quality. These are not junk-store tools. This is a tool set from the days when tools were something to be proud of. Your dad always told you to clean your tools when you finished with a job because they were worth something. Tools like these are rare these days. These tools are for an artisan.
I bought The Gun Tool last spring when it first came out. I have had it for two seasons and it is invaluable as not only a gun tool but also a just-in-case tool.
Upon opening the box for the Hyskore Parallax Cleaning and Sighting Vise , my first impression was that we are not dealing with a cheap piece of plastic. In the past, I have been a victim of vises that were more plastic than metal. Thankfully, this is not the case with this vise. It is a very solid and well-made rifle rest.
- CAA New Clear Action Magazine
- NRA’s Ultimate Gun Guide App Now Available
- M-Pro 7 Introduces Tactical Rifle Cleaning Kit
- Ruger Announces New Single-Nine .22 Winchester Magnum Revolver
- Cheaper Than Dirt Editorial Team Strengthened with New Addition
Whether you have a traditional or modern black powder rifle or handgun, get ready to get dirty. Black powder is a great way to experience the shooting sport and hobby from a new angle. When I hunted with black powder, it helped me get better shooting seasons in my home state. Honestly, with that first Hawken I built from a kit, the real question when I pulled the trigger was would it really work.
Everyone knows that ammo makes a great gift idea for that special gun nut in your life. But after he
In a move to support our troops stationed overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan, Hoppes has donated over 5,000 cleaning kits
Perhaps you’ve finally decided to purchase your first firearm, or perhaps you’re simply adding a new gun to your collection.
We all know that firearms require maintenance and cleaning, but how often should you clean your firearms? Some insist that firearms should be cleaned every time they are fired as well as every few months whether they’ve been used or not. Others insist that it is fine to leave your rifle or pistol uncleaned even after multiple trips to the range. Who’s right? The answer is that it depends on the type of firearm, what it is primarily used for, and what ammunition and elements it has been exposed to.