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Gun Cleaning Products

Postby doranj » Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:44 pm

Hey guys just wanted to get some input on what you use to clean your guns. I recently grabbed a can of break free & I kinda liked it. Do wear glasses if your cleaning outside & it is a little windy it burns the eyes pretty good. Anywho my go to oil is Ballistol & it seems to be very effective with lead, powder residue. Its a keeper. Remington 40-x I have had some success with. This weekend I used Break free & followed with Ballistol & got good results. Also I use Hoppes & Butch's bore shine. Anything work for you guys on a regular basis.

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Postby carload9 » Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:49 pm

I, like hickok45 cleanand scrub w/alcohol then l heat most all parts up w/hair dryer and brush on militec-1. Let dry hour, then buff and rub. Dont clean barrels anymore with hi-tec-supercoat from jerry and donnie miculek. If a new pistol l use militec-grease on rails for a while till broke over 400rnds.

A bottle @ 7$ of militec-1 from ebay will last a year or more w/pistols.
Small tube of militec grease on ebay is around 8$ TTD (to the door).
Hair dryer/Roses in black was 10$.
Alcohol is best pistol cleaner/cheap. I use soft brushes, alcohol cut's good. I do blow lightly with air-compressor.

I run 2 glocks, 1 Kahr, 1tcp built to the hilt. I want anothet cw-380 Kahr. 380 may be my favorite, l run 115gr projectiles in 380 & 9mm. My 45 (glock-21) is lyman 200gr cast w/hi-tech-supercoat of australia.

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Postby Sparky45 » Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:29 am

How much Bullseye you running with that 115gr bullet? Are you concerned about beating up the poly frame with that heavy of bullet?

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Postby carload9 » Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:33 am

its a gwock marshall dillon, go back over to the longbranch and get a beer.

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Postby Sparky45 » Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:38 pm

Just answer the question at hand Festus.

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no gm

Postby carload9 » Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:46 pm

Ive shot 3000 of em, its a perfect amount. miss kitty's lookin for you. Hardline projectiles run thru magma star are great. I dont use paint like you do. l stain mine w/hitek supercoat from downunder. l shoot with both eyes, you aint squinting are ya?

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Postby magic mike » Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:06 pm

..........and you still don't know.

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Postby rowe_s » Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:28 pm

I have shot a lot of 122 gr LTC in my 380s. really like them. When I shoot 100 gr it feels too light. I think if my little kel-tek won't come unglued shooting them nothing will. Don't remember the velocity. If I could remember that I can't remember anything I would start writing stuf down. Did have the 100 grain recorded at 861 fps.

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bang theroy

Postby carload9 » Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:29 pm

I just go buy feel and work up and look at powder in there. Squibs are pain to punch out. Dialed in is dialed in. Sparkys got a G-42. I'll weigh one on maybe.

Sparky, be sure to shoot w/both eyes open.

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Postby Sparky45 » Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:00 am

That's the way Paladin does it. Never mind about the pwd charge, I only plan to shoot the 115gr JHP with Bullseye @ 2grains per pop.

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Postby Hawkmoon » Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:15 am

To get back to the original question: I use Gunzilla for cleaning, Castrol full synthetic for oil, and Lubriplate for slide grease.

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Postby Sparky45 » Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:17 am

Sorry about the hijack. What I use is mostly the conventional stuff along with a Ultrasonic bath of those parts that I can easily dunk, such as the barrel, barrel bushing, ect. Sometimes, rarely, I will dunk the entire firearm, sans the grips, if it will fit in the machine. All my 1911's, SP101, Bersa 380, you get the idea. Dry them off as good as I can and then a 10 minute heat cycle in my Toaster Oven. So far no adverse effects. After the cleaning I lightly lube the guns and put them in their appropriate setting(s).

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Postby GhostlyOne » Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:55 pm

Hoppe's #9, Hoppe's "Elite" gun oil for field strip cleaning. Exterior of guns get wiped down with "Western Field" Gun Oil. (yeah, I know, but I bought a quart of it WAY back when and still have 'bout half of it left.)

As far as cleaning the guts, I do the ultrasonic cleaner thing also. Strip them down to their component parts and run them a couple of cycles in the U/S. Lightly oil everything as it goes back together. I do this about once a year.

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Postby darwin » Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:03 pm

I just did a complete teardown and cleaning of my carry 1911. Hoppes #9 with Q Tips and lightly oiled what needed to be. I blued the parts that were worn down to bare metal, too.

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Postby daboone » Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:37 pm

Now this is a bit embarrassing because I think I got every known gun cleaning agent and oil on the market.


Years ago I believed my dad taught me to use kerosene and it worked. All these other cleaners and experience have taught me it's has more to do with the person doing the cleaning and the methods used than than the chemicals. However the new Copper eliminators really reduce the time. That said I still fall back on Ed's Red for the bulk of cleaning firearms.

Also I love the US for serious bare bones cleaning.

Finally this seems appropriate: "Unless you use this exact lubricant, made of purified fat from virgin baby seals, your gun will rust between shots and that?s if it doesn?t seize up on you first." :roll: :lol: :roll:

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