How do you clean/lube hammer area of your SIG?


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TCW
January 7, 2003, 03:27 AM
Hi!

How do you clean those hard-to-reach (heck, hard-to-see!) areas of your SIG (P226). You know, under the hammer area, top of mag well, places I can't explain, etc. I don't want any rust to take hold, but I'm not sure how to get in there. Would you spray that area down w/ CLP?
How would I remove the "excess" if I cant reach it?

Thanks!
TCW:confused:

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45R
January 7, 2003, 12:55 PM
You can use a Solvent such as Hoppes 9, completely soak the area with a Q-tip or patch, then blow it out with an air compressor.

Or complete field strip

Or Gun scrubber. (remove plastic grip panels before doing this)

Or if you brave enough

http://sigforum.com/6/ubb.x?a=tpc&s=674608412&f=150601935&m=8966012191&r=5466003291#5466003291

SodaPop
January 7, 2003, 01:16 PM
I use Q-tips on all of my guns. It freaks the hell out of people that see the used ones in the trash.:what:

Spackler
January 7, 2003, 04:00 PM
Sig has a nice preventative maintenance guide on their web site, in .pdf format. Follow the link below:

http://www.sigarms.com/academy/resources/index.shtml

4v50 Gary
January 7, 2003, 04:17 PM
Thanks Spackler! Never even knew it was there. It's the same stuff they'd teach us at armorers' school.

BTW, I use Q-tips but when I really want to clean my Sig, I do a detailed disassembly of it. Suggest that this be done for anyone's gun that they carry regularly. Take it to a Smith and have it cleaned & inspected. Your life is worth the $.

trapshooter
January 7, 2003, 10:29 PM
I use a combo of what 45R said, to avoid more than field stripping.

Grips off. Liberal use of Hoppe's. Very light brushing with a nylon brush if crud is heavy, q-tips if not. Follow by flushing it out with Gun Scubber (or Prestone Brake Cleaner spray). Compressed air to make sure all that stuff has evaporated. Then lube. (CLP or Militec-1, depending on how I feel that day). If I get sloppy with the lube, I blow the excess off with air, or re-spray with GS and try that again if I put way too much lube on. (But I never do that):p

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