1. Prepare Your Work Area
2. Engage Your Safeties
Make sure the gun is unloaded and pointed in a safe direction before you start the cleaning process.
3. Field Strip the Handgun
Field stripping is the process of partially disassembling a pistol for cleaning.
For semi-autos, the pistol is broken down to its major components, such as the barrel, slide, guide rod, frame and magazine.
For single-action revolvers, the cylinder is removed from the frame.
For double-action revolvers, simply swing the cylinder out into the open position.
All three types of these handguns may require you to remove the grip and/or grip panels.
4. Clean the Bore of the Barrel:
5. Clean the Frame & Other Components:
6. Lubricate The Handgun:
7. Reassemble The Pistol
If you do not feel comfortable cleaning your handgun. feel free to give Joe a call and he will schedule a training session that will not only teach you to clean your handgun but also to make you feel more comfortable doing it!