Quick and Easy Gun Cleaning 101
In this video, I’m going to show you basics for cleaning a gun. Whether it’s a pistol, rifle, or shotgun, this video will help you get through the very basics.
First, check that your firearm is unloaded. Always do this following the 4 cardinal rules of gun safety
For quick cleaning, I usually do three things: clean the action, clean the slide, clean the bore. This isn’t a deep clean, but just a quick going over. This is what I do during a competition; at the end of the day before I go to bed. If it’s a shotgun, I also clean the magazine tube.
I Look over my gun, wipe out the action and clean under the extractor (q tips, brush, rag, paper towel). Add oil. Run a bore snake. Run a dry patch to wipe oil and carbon out. Oil where appropriate. Check gun sights and mag release, reassemble.
You want to learn these basic steps so that when you pull a firearm out of the safe, you have a basic idea of what you’re looking for on cleanliness: is it clear, is it clean, is it oiled? Those are the big things that are simple to see and every firearms owner should know.
Come along on this video with Becky Yackley to learn more.
Becky Yackley primarily competes in 3 Gun, USPSA, Bianchi pistol, but has competed in shooting since 1989 in disciplines from service-rifle, to NCAA Air Rifle & Smallbore, air pistol, and a little bit of long range rifle.