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Old September 30, 2012, 10:35 PM   #1
Join Date: September 11, 2012
Posts: 29
Suggestion on cleaning

Hi all,

This weekend I got my first gun. SIG Sauer P229 Enhanced Elite, 9mm. So sweet... After shooting 150 ammo, I need to worry about cleaning..

I know these are dum questions, but it was my first time to clean firearms, so really need help.

1. I used Hoppe's No. 9 Solvents. After wiping the slide and barrel with Hoppe's No. 9 Solvents, I saw that everywhere I cleaned became very oily, so I tried to wipe out the oil, but I just can't. Is it supposed to be served as lubricate oil? Or should I still apply some grease or oil on top of it?

2 Also, I have noticed that Hoppe's No. 9 Solvents are toxic. Could you recommend something non-toxic?

3. I watch many youtube video about how to clean firearms. Those people seems only wipe the barrel and slide using cotton pads with one or two pass. Then threw the cotton pads away. The cotton pads were actually not quite dirty. Am I supposed to throw away the cotton pads that soon. I really shouldn't keep using it until they become very dirty?
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