There are many reasons to keep our guns well maintained. From learning more about the mechanics to protecting our lives.
In this seminar we'll review the top five reasons for good cleaning habits and we'll help you develop a relaxed maintenance routine while informing you on the ins and outs of common cleaning issues.
1. UNDERSTAND YOUR WEAPON
By taking your gun apart to clean it, you’ll have a better understanding of how it works and what the inner components do as you pull the trigger.
Depending on the kind of handgun, it may be relatively easy or challenging to disassemble and reassemble. Even if you aren’t particularly interested in the mechanical process that makes your weapon work, learning about the internal elements provides a new level of respect for it. You’ll also have a better idea of why your gun needs cleaning, how often you should maintain it and what parts gather the most dirt and residue.
2. ENSURE RELIABILITY AND SAFETY
People purchase and operate handguns for many reasons. Some visit shooting ranges as a social activity, others enjoy sharpshooting as a hobby or sport and many stay practiced as a means of self-defense. Whatever your purpose, maintenance is an essential part of owning a handgun.
Regular, thorough cleaning will keep your piece operating smoothly and prevent many of the common issues associated with poorly maintained guns.
3. INCREASE LONGEVITY
Handguns can last from several years to several generations, depending on how you care for them. With a simple maintenance routine, you can significantly lengthen the lifespan of your weapon. The frequency at which you use it will determine how often you should give it a proper cleaning, but even doing the minimum will have a significant impact.
4. LEARN PROPER LUBRICATION
One of the largest elements of gun cleaning and maintenance is lubrication. There’s a balance to lubricating your gun, where you have to find the right amount between too much and too little oil. It’s a little different with every handgun, and the better you get to know your weapon, the easier it’ll be to find that balance.
Over lubrication can become a problem without cleaning sessions. Too much oil collected in parts of the handgun works as a glue for particles and debris, including unburned powder and carbon fouling. However, under lubrication is far worse.
The primary goal in oiling your gun is to reduce friction and preserve the mechanisms that have the most contact with one another. It also reduces the chance of oxidization. Even if you aren’t well versed about what to lubricate, by taking the gun apart, you can see the natural wear marks and get a good idea of where to apply lubricant.
5. AVOID MAJOR ISSUES
Good cleaning habits are a relaxing routine for many, and they’ll help you prevent several common issues. While they happen to plenty of owners, they can impact everything from bullet trajectory to your gun’s operation as a whole. Rather than wait for a failure or for a small problem to worsen, you can keep your gun healthy and functioning with simple regular cleaning.
So, gather your friends and let's get cleaning!!
Call or email with your questions! 727-344-9356
Gun Cleaning 101
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Reservations/Seats are required. We cannont accept walk-ins at this time. Address provided at confirmation of paid seat.