Handgun Maitenence


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Arsyx
October 30, 2007, 01:50 AM
Today, I finally decided to pull out my SKS and treat it. The steel was bone dry and I hadn't cleaned the bore since I last fired 30 rounds of surplus through it. Even though this isn't the first time cleaning it, the idea struck me "How and I supposed to grease up a handgun and carry it in a holster without staining all my shirts and stinking to high heaven in cleaner? Do you guys even treat your handguns if they're not in long term storage? Or is there a dry alternative that will keep the finish looking nice? Hopefully I'm not flamed too hard for this sorta stupid question.

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kingpin008
October 30, 2007, 04:19 AM
Uh...unless you've stumbled upon an extremely rare factory prototype, an SKS is a rifle.:scrutiny:

Perhaps you've gotten your terminology muddled up? If not, please do post pics of that rare gem you've gotten hold of!

possom813
October 30, 2007, 05:42 AM
Uh...unless you've stumbled upon an extremely rare factory prototype, an SKS is a rifle.

I don't think he was referring to the sks. The sks just sparked the thought about the handgun question.

Generally on handguns when I'm finished cleaning it, I'll spray a light mist of RemOil all over it and wipe it down with a lent free rag. Also, you could clean the guns, wipe them down, and then let them set on the rag or towel until time to put them up. But usually a good wipe down is sufficient for most needs.

-John

strickj
October 30, 2007, 05:57 AM
you don't need much.my hcp instructors said put as much oil on it as you want then wipe all that off and what's left is all you need

Arsyx
October 30, 2007, 06:42 AM
Ah ok, all the info I needed. Thanks again guys

CWL
October 30, 2007, 05:02 PM
I use grease on sliding parts and wipe away most of it after working the action a few times, if I use oil, I am very sparing with it so that it won't run.

As for exterior of my firearms, I use Renaissance Wax to protect it so there is nothing that will collect, smell or soak into clothing.

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