Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by somerandomguy, Mar 7, 2013.
Which is easiest to clean in all of your guys opinions?
The striker fired sub compact revolver is the easiest.
They have one of those or are you trolling?
I'm not understanding the question.
MOST handguns are designed for easy field stripping and are thus easy to clean. Same goes for many rifle designs (but far from all, older .22s can be lots of "fun")
I'm asking which types are the fastest to clean
Not sure "easiest" does it for me; I like tinkering so taking them apart, cleaning and putting them back together is where the fun in cleaning is for me.
Having said that, my Sig P226 and Glock 30 are by far the "easiest" handguns to clean. Rifle wise, of course the easiest is the Thompson black powder.
A Glock comes apart so fast, it will make your head spin. Then again a revolver is easier if you are not talking about complete dis-assembly. A field cleaning is easy in either case, if you have become familiar with your pistol. What I wonder is why you are concerned with easiness? Perhaps you could write a little more about the situation...
Well, not really any particular reason, I was just curious. It takes me about 5-10 mins for my handgun with CLP, I was just wondering how fast everyone could clean theirs.
I am not familiar with Glock handguns, but I will say that my 1911's come apart easily.
Any of my modern semi-autos are very easy to clean. The 1911 takes a little bit longer because there are a couple more nooks and crannies and I try to get it cleaner than I do my service type pistols since it's less forgiving to running reliably while dirty.
I only own 1 revolver, but those 5 chambers, forcing cone, and top strap take some doing to get to. It's nothing undoable, but does take longer than my semi-autos for me. Someone who uses revolvers as much or more than semi-automatics would probably report a different experience.
The single hardest handgun to clean that I own is a Ruger MK III. It takes a bench, a rubber mallet, and lots of time and patience to do the teardown and put it back together.
There's a difference between ease of clean and ease of takedown. Ease of take down would go to a revolver. Ease of clean, eh, a tie I guess. As far as the easiest semi to take down is a Bersa by far, sorry Glock lovers but you are beat by a mile on this one. I own both and the Bersa UC Pro takes one flick of the finger on the takedown bar and "ala kazam" the slide's off. Good luck doing that with the Glock.
With both my Sig 239 and XDm you lock the slide back, flip the takedown lever pull back on the slide (releasing the slide stop) then just ease the slide off the frame. Simple. No pulling the trigger or holding the slide in a particular position or flipping two release levers, just one lever and off comes the slide. Perfect!
With a 1911 you don't even have to lock the slide back.
Just pull the slide about halfway back until the takedown notch aligns with the slide stop, give the slide stop a tap with your fingertip to pop it out of the frame, and ease the slide off the frame. No pulling the trigger or flipping additional takedown levers, just a simple push on the existing slide stop and off comes the slide! Perfect!
Just think, the 1911 was invented over 100 years ago, and yet some manufacturers still haven't managed to engineer their guns so that you don't need additional levers, buttons, dingles, dongles, etc, just to take them apart!
Like, for example, a bushing wrench?
I don't own a bushing wrench, I can take my 1911 apart more easily than my sigpro 2009. I didn't even know a wrench for this was available until last year. Of couse my dad never needed one and my grampa didn't need one. I personally figuered the wrench was for women with weak fingers or something?
Some folks like to fit the bushing very tight in an attempt to improve accuracy.
These target pistols use the wrench.
On a standard Plain Jane 1911, the bushing wrench is not needed at all.
5 shot j-frame cleaned with a bore snake is the fastest.
Any 1911 is probably the slowest.
You really think that cleaning 5 cylinder holes, the bore, and the top-strap on a j-frame is faster than running a bore-snake down the barrel of a single-shot Contender?
These are pretty quick to field strip. Both are striker fired with repeated strike capability.
SA/DA, Decock: H&K P9S I find the video's sound annoying.
All Shots SA if you hold the cocking lever back. Releasing the cocking lever decocks the gun. All shots DA if you hold the trigger back and squeeze the cocking lever repeatedly. HK P7M8 Simple and quick.
after shooting both my glock and my 686 at a uspsa match, then cleaning both afterowrds to factory clean, the glock wins hands down....only one barrel to clean, instead of 7 lol
Strip the grips, place in the top rack of the dishwasher, set cycle for heavy duty.
This poster, The High Road and everyone else smart enough not to do this are not responsible for any damages that occur from following the above advice. Seriously. No, really. Seriously.
The revolver has all those cylinders to clean, so a semi might be easier.
Glock is easiest for me to clean, and I dont have a guy so can not comment on that.
You subject like does not make any sense, and the post is even more confusing.
Any modern handgun will break down pretty easy. I can dismantle my Glock with one hand if it is unloaded. I prefer the Glock as it is easy to maintain and reliable. It is a pretty easy gun to take care of.
As far as compact versus subcompacts, there really is no difference.
Makarov. Pull down the trigger guard and everything is there and cleaned in a couple of minurtes/
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