How to clean guns?

How to clean guns

It’s time for your gun cleaning! Don’t worry, it’s not as complicated or intimidating as you might think. In fact, it’s an easy way to keep your gun clean and ready for action. Just follow these steps:

How to clean guns?

If you’re going to clean your guns, you’ll need to use some cleaning products. There are several different types of gun cleaners, but the preferred one is Hoppes No. 9 Gun Bore Cleaner. It’s available at most sporting goods stores and online retailers like Amazon.

Other solvents work just as well, but they may not be as effective. For example, WD-40 can be used as a solvent because it contains petroleum distillates (the same ingredient that makes up Hoppes No. 9). However, it has other additives that make it more effective at removing grease from automotive parts than from guns and won’t strip away all of your gun’s protective coatings or leave behind any residue after you’re done cleaning it–which means that while WD-40 is cheaper than Hoppes No., over time you’ll end up spending more money on replacements because they will have to be replaced sooner than if you had used an actual gun cleaner like Hoppes No., which works better for this purpose anyway!

Get your rags and tools ready

You’ll want to get the right tools for cleaning your firearm, so don’t skimp and use a toothbrush that you used to brush your teeth today. Make sure you have plenty of clean rags available; if one gets dirty, it’s time to grab another one. Keep all of your supplies in an easy-to-access location so that when you need them next time, they’ll be there before you know it! Some people find using a small box with dividers works well for this purpose; others prefer storing everything in Tupperware containers or even just keeping them loose in their gun cabinets (if you’re careful about where they end up).

Take down the gun and make sure it isn’t loaded

Take down the gun and make sure it isn’t loaded. This can be a little tricky if you’re not used to handling firearms, so give yourself plenty of time and space to get this done safely.

Pull the trigger to make sure your gun isn’t loaded before you do anything else. You don’t want to take any chances when cleaning a firearm—if it’s loaded, there’s no safe way for you or anyone else nearby to handle it!

Once you’ve verified that your gun is unloaded, check both the magazine (where bullets are stored) and chamber (where they’re kept until they fire). Make sure there is nothing in either place by putting your finger inside each opening and feeling around with your thumb on top of your index finger.

Clean the barrel

Once you’ve run the first patch through your gun’s barrel, use a cleaning rod to push another one through. This time, you’ll need to work your way deeper into the barrel with more solvent and a bronze brush. The cloth patches will absorb any excess solvent as well as any dirt that remains in the bore of your weapon.

Once you’ve finished scrubbing out all of the dirt and grime from inside the gun’s barrel, it’s time to dry things up by running a dry patch through it again.

Clean the bolt and firing pin

Your bolt and firing pin are the two main parts that come into contact with each other. To clean these, use a toothbrush to scrub out any dirt that has accumulated there. Then you can use a cotton swab to clean out the firing pin channel if necessary, but don’t use steel brushes—they’ll damage your gun.

Clean the receiver and moving parts

Once the barrel is clean, move on to the receiver. Use a toothbrush to brush away any debris in the receiver, then use cotton swabs to clean out any small spaces. Pay close attention to the bolt carrier and firing pin, as this is where bits of carbon and other gunk will get trapped and potentially cause damage. For these areas, use an old toothbrush that hasn’t been used for anything else; if necessary, add soap or oil before cleaning so that you can scrub away stubborn dirt without damaging your firearm’s finish.

Clean the outside of the gun

Use Hoppes No. 9 Gun Bore Cleaner and a soft cloth to clean the outside of your gun. Wipe down all of the surfaces with the cleaning solution, being careful not to get any into the firing mechanism or trigger guard. Let it sit for about 10 minutes, then wipe off with a dry patch to remove any excess residue that may have been left behind from cleaning out all those little nooks and crannies on your weapon’s exterior—you want everything nice and clean!


Cleaning a gun is not as complicated as it sounds. There are many resources available to help you get started, but in the end, the most important thing is that you keep your guns clean and properly maintained. This will ensure that they work well when you need them most – whether that be for hunting, target shooting or self defense!

Roman Cyrus


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