Use the right gun grease !!! Us RIG [Rust Inhibiting Grease ] .It's been around for many years and I've used it for about 40 years. A thick coating isn't needed and even then it's very easy to wipe off..
I carerfully clean the gun , apply a thin coat of RIG. wrap in rust inhibiting paper [ VPI ], seal in a plastic bag. I never had a problem. The gun then is ready to fire no cleaning necessary .What little grease there is acts as a good lube.
And Watson , bring your revolver !