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There is no hard and fast rule to when you should clean your guns.

How-To

What Will Happen if I Don’t Clean My Gun?

Every time you fire your gun, carbon, lead, copper and plastic—if shooting shotgun—residue are left in the barrel, chamber and action. Fouling built up over time can impact a gun’s reliability. A gunsmith told me his gun cleaning routine depends on the gun. After every use, he cleans his precision rifle. However, he rarely cleans his .22s. Copper build up inside a gun’s barrel can effect the bullets velocity by slowing it down. Further, barrel fouling also affects the barrel’s rifling. Shooting a dirty precision rifle can greatly effect the gun’s accuracy.

Hoppe's Gun Medic

Gear, Parts and Accessories

Hoppe’s Gun Medic — When a Full Cleaning Isn’t in the Cards

There is nothing wrong with being a clean freak—until you have multiple gun safes jammed with more firearms than they were designed for. Cleaning would be a fulltime affair. Besides, just because a box of ammo went through a pistol or your favorite rifle, does not mean it has to be completely stripped, scrubbed, and cleaned. However, that does not mean it is okay to neglect it either. Hoppe’s has the solution with the release of its new Hoppe’s Gun Medic Cleaner & Lube.

How-To

Rifle-Cleaning Tips Video

In this NSSF video, former Army Ranger sniper team leader Ryan Cleckner describes how he cleans his bolt-action rifle and lets shooters in on some tips and tricks. He also challenges some cleaning conventions many shooters believe.

New black Colt pistol with brown grip on top, barrel pointed to the right. 97-year-old pistol with worn grips on the bottom.Both lying on a white shirt.

Firearms

Do I Really Need to Clean my Handgun? Even if it is a GLOCK?

Every firearm, from every manufacturer, needs maintained to last a long time and be ready when you need it. There are fewer gunsmiths around to help you do this, so take the time to read about your gun, take it apart (carefully) and keep it cleaned and maintained with the simple instructions included in this post.

How-To

How to Clean Your AR

Are you a new AR owner? Keeping your rifle in tip-top shape is easy when you watch our AR-15 cleaning video.

The Elements Can Ruin a Neglected Gun

Firearms

New Year New Gun: Care & Maintenance

Leaving it a sock won’t ruin it, and you don’t have to store it in a bucket of oil to keep the rust away. Maintaining your firearms is not difficult, but there are a few steps everyone should follow to make sure their guns last forever.

A brand new Ruger.

How-To

New Year, New Gun: Handgun Owner Basics

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.