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May 30, 2009, 04:40 PM
I just got a new hand gun, I shot guns before but I have never actually own one. My question is what kind of supplies do I need and what are the steps to keep it clean. Please help!!!!

June 22, 2009, 01:06 PM
Keep it simple go to Academy and buy some hoppes # 9 solvent and lubricating oil. Some people even use car oil like Mobil 1.

June 22, 2009, 02:51 PM
I love mine. Very easy to field strip and maintain.

A simple cleaning kit will have everything you need.


June 29, 2009, 05:09 PM
Just go to a sporting goods store and get a basic pistol cleaning kit with rods, patches, attachments, lubrication, solvent, etc.

I'd also invest in a can of spray solvent. It is really good at flushing out grime. ~$8

Also most basic kits do not come with a barrel brush that fits your pistol. I'd get a nylon or some other synthetic type of .40 cal brush. I don't get the brass brushes because they are too uni-purpose and cannot be used on all barrel types. The synthetic brushes you can use universally.

Optionally you can get a set of brushes and pics in the same aisle to scrub the frame and slide for about

June 30, 2009, 06:55 PM
I just got my first rifle it is expensive. You need all the gun cleaning, the extra mags, the defense ammo, the plinking ammo, good goggles(if you shoot outdoors) yeah i got hoppes #9 and Hoppes for dry lube.