Lubricating Your Firearm The Proper Way
Why You Should Clean and Lubricate Your Firearm
- To Improve Performance – Lubricating your firearm protects it against wear and corrosion. Well-maintained firearms perform better.
- For Safety Purposes – Safety is vital to keep in mind when handling firearms. By cleaning the unburnt powder, dirt in the barrel helps to avoid dangerous scenarios.
- Helps in Protecting your Investment – The proper maintenance of firearms preserves their value. Since firearms are expensive and replacing broken parts tends to be costly, maintaining the firearms by cleaning and lubricating their parts will play a key role in making the best out of your purchase.
Lubricating Your Firearm the Proper Way
Get a Cleaning Kit
- A bore brush
- Patches and a patch holder
- A Cleaning solvent
- Microfiber cloths for polishing
- Cotton swabs
- A cleaning rod
- A nylon washing brush
Unload Your Firearm
Dismantle Your Firearm Following Your Manual Instructions
Clean Your Firearm in a Well-Ventilated Area
Lubricate the Barrel
- A solvent trap is easy to use and attaches to the barrel of your firearm. Also, it catches the cleaning solvent, preventing spills.
- They are affordable. Cleaning your firearm is easy and takes little time; solvent traps are worth the investment.
- Solvent traps are safe, reliable, and save you money.
Reassemble Your Firearm and Carry out a Functionality Check
Dangers of Using Too Much Lube
- Too much lube on your firearm creates an oily mess that contaminates any surface in contact with your firearm.
- The excess oil will penetrate inside the firearm leading to malfunctions and attracting dirt.
- Finally, excess lube can collect dirt, carbon, bits of debris, and unburnt powder. It creates a sticky, thick slime that makes your firearm malfunction.