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Keeping Your Gun Clean

If you have invested in a handgun, you should know how to properly maintain it. Gun costs range from hundreds to thousands of dollars. You want to take care of something that you put this type of money into. Here are a few parts to the weapon that you should make sure to clean on a regular basis.

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Slide

The slide ejects the shot casing. A lot of dirt and black powder will be released onto the gun when a bullet is fired. If the residue from this is left on the slide, it can cause the gun to jam and not cycle through the ammunition as smoothly as it should. This can affect the performance of the gun and make shooting it a less desirable thing to do.

Lower Receiver

The lower receiver does not have the bullet or casing, but it is very important in shooting the gun. The grip, firing pin, and upgrades such as a Glock trigger kit will need to be taking off and cleaned inside and out. All these items help you be able to shoot and make the gunfire. If one of these parts is corroded and dirty, it can be a safety hazard.

Barrel

The barrel can become the dirtiest part of the gun. This is where the most residue will be at because it is where the bullet is fired out of. The size of the barrel determines how much area and gun powder you will be cleaning. Like many other parts, it’s not only the inside but the outside of the part that needs to be cleaned. The barrel will determine a lot of the accuracy of your gun, so keeping it clean will help you shoot better.

Safety and performance are what many people look for when purchasing their guns. Do not compromise those features of your handgun by not cleaning your gun properly.