5 Key Steps to Clean Your Guns Throughly

Every time you shoot a gun, especially after target practice when you are firing a lot of rounds, you should clean it. Start cleaning your guns correctly today.
First, grab a cleaning supply set. You will require a few fundamental items to have in your cleaning supply arsenal whether you buy a pre-assembled cleaning kit from a sporting goods store or you put the required parts together one at a time.
cleaning solvent
Bore brushes: bronze, Brass, or Nylon brush
Patches and a patch holder
Cleaning rod or flex cable
polishing cloths (microfiber}

Every time you pick up your gun to clean it, be sure to fully discharge it first. Then, check to make sure it's still empty. After you remove the magazine from your gun, you should check for and remove any rounds that may still be loaded and ready to fire.
Check the barrel from the back to the front after opening the chamber. Verify that there are no rounds within, either jammed in the barrel or the chamber. No firearm can be seen as empty until the barrel has been fully inspected.

To clean your guns, look for a location with sufficient airflow. The toxic vapors from solvents might make you ill. Use old towels or newspapers to cover the surface of your work area. To get your guns properly cleaned, clean them on a sunny, dry day.
Cleaning steps
  1. Use a cleaning rod and patches to thoroughly clean the barrel. Using a cleaning rod, patch holder, and the appropriate size cotton patches for your pistol, soak the bore or interior of the barrel. If you can, start working from the back of the bore. Use a muzzle guard if not. The muzzle guard prevents your rifle from malfunctioning by preventing the cleaning rod from contacting the muzzle.
  1. Push a patch soaked in solvent through the bore till it exits from the other end to completely clean the barrel out. Don't pull the patch back through; instead, remove it. Removing the dirt will just cause it to be redeposited. To scrub the barrel thoroughly, alternate the bore brush and patches. Attach the bore brush after removing the patch holder. To remove any debris, repeatedly sweep the bore brush back and forth along the whole bore 3 or 4 times. Reinstall the patch holder after that, and then feed cotton patches soaked in solvent through the bore. When they leave the front, take them away. Up till a patch is clean, repeat this step.
  1. To finish drying it out and check it carefully for any buildup you may have missed, run another dry patch through it. The barrel should be lubricated. Connect the cleaning rod with the cotton mop. To leave a thin layer of gun oil inside the bore, apply a few drops of lubricant to a cotton mop and pass it through the bore. The solvent is used to clean and lubricate the action. Brush all areas of the action with the gun brush after applying solvent. With a fresh cloth, dry them off.
  1. Next, lightly lubricate the action's moving parts. A thin covering aids in rust prevention. Use a light coating; a thick one gathers detritus and becomes sticky. Make use of a luster towel to clean the remainder of your rifle. This flannel cloth has already been lubricated with silicon. It will enhance the luster and get rid of any leftover dirt, including acid from fingerprints. Old t-shirts and pairs of socks work great for cleaning guns if you don't already have special cloth for the job. 
  1. Keep your firearms dry and cool while you store them unloaded. Avoid keeping your gun in a location where exposure to the environment can shorten its lifespan. Keep them inside, in climate-controlled spaces. To keep your firearm secure and tamper-proof, you may prepare some trigger locks too. Both soft and hard gun cases are helpful. There are lockable gun cabinets and safes designed to store firearms in a secure location if you have a bigger budget.

To prepare your gun cleaning process, you can look at our Borekare new release Universal Cleaning Kits with includes all tools that fit most firearms on the current market.

5 Useful Tips On Field Stripping

There are things you can do to make cleaning your firearms a lot easier, whether you enjoy it or not. Here are five simple items that make field stripping my pistols quick and straightforward.

BoreKare Essential cleaning Kit for Pistol

1. Safety and security
When you shoot, you should wear eye and ear protection, and when you clean your firearms, you should wear protective equipment as well. Before I started disassembling my pistols, I put on a pair of clear glasses and rubber gloves. It's a good idea to shield your eyes from cleaning products splatter. Not only will wearing gloves prevent solvents from soaking into your skin, but they will also make cleaning your hands much easier once you're done.
2. A Clear Surface
Even if it's just a fast field strip, I like to arrange all of my cleaning supplies and parts in an orderly manner when disassembling my pistols. Everything is more efficient in a decluttered setting, and I don't have to rummage around for what I need. It's much easier with a mat, which also allows for speedier cleanup.
3. Illumination
It's essential that I clean my firearms in a well-lit place. Light allows you to view dirt and grime, as well as inspect your firearm's parts for wear and tear or even breaks. Do you lack adequate overhead lighting? To check and inspect your firearm, use a pocket-sized flashlight.
4. Power Swabs
These cotton-tipped sticks are like cotton swabs on steroids, to be honest. The bamboo handles are sturdy, allowing you to delve into those filthy corners. The cotton is tightly packed to prevent it from falling apart or falling off during cleaning. They are available in a variety of sizes and have either round or pointed points. Power Swabs are convenient and simple to use, fitting into all of the nooks and crannies that gather unburned powder, unclean oil, and other residues. Pistol Cleaning Kit includes everything you'll need for complete cleaning.
5. Convenience Kit
A little portable cleaning kit is essential. I have one in my range bag in case I need to clean up the range quickly. The BK Compact Pistol Cleaning Kit is the appropriate size and includes TOOLS, ranging in caliber from.22 to.45.

Before I zip up the case, I would fold up a couple of throwaway shop towels and add a handful of Power Swabs, and I'm ready to clean and go!

How to choose a bore jag for cleaning your firearms?

Using a jag is the most effective way to remove fouling from the bore as it applies constant pressure on the patch against the bore when cleaning versus dragging a patch through the bore with a patch holder.

Speaking of choosing jags, we need to look at some features of jags to find out whether they fit your requirement.
The most common material is brass.  Borekare produces solid brass jags that are versatile and cost-efficient when comes to cleaning guns.

The brass bore jags are inexpensive and affordable. BoreKare brass bore jag tips keep a tight fit between the patch and the bore for the entire length in order to fully remove fouling along with excess solvent and oil, and also cleverly drop off as the jag exits the muzzle.
Using a brass bore jag will stop any unintentional scratches or dents to the interior of the chamber and barrel, which can do significant and costly damage. The material is soft enough to avoid rubbing if it ever comes in contact.
Borekare brass jags are threaded to match most cleaning rods and come in a diverse range of calibers to match most hunting rifles and firearms on the market.


Some cleaning tips:

It is recommended to use a muzzle guard and bore guide to center cleaning rods and to reduce fouling. Using bore guides to protect the bore throat and keep solvent and fouling from running back into the action and trigger mechanism.

In most cases, when cleaning a semi-auto rifle like an AR15, the Bore guide will fit into the upper receiver and replace the bolt carrier group when cleaning guns.

Remember not to disassemble the firearms more than needed to check for any damage. Just try not to overdo it.

Always choose the right size cleaning Jag & attach a patch when you are cleaning.
Run a wet patch or mop saturated with Pro-Shot (lubricant or solvent) through the bore several times to penetrate and loosen fouling. Let Lubricant soak for about 10 minutes to do the work so it will make your cleaning much easier. A patch holder or a specifically sized jag are both good options when using cleaning patches to saturate the barrel of your rifles.
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