lawyersgunsnmunny wrote:XRING06 wrote:The gun I carry (Glock 19). I clean it every couple months regardless of use. I usually hose it down with non-chlorinated brake cleaner, hit it with a bronze brush a few times and then apply grease. I use a $2.39 tub of bearing grease from Cheapo-mart. It looks, and acts just like it did the day I got it. Ive only put 15k rounds through it, the thing never stops. Oh and after I apply the grease I wipe it all off.
-Oil doesnt last. grease is the way to go IMO.
edited. I actually did some research on this and as it turns out, seems to work ok. I still would personally feel more comfortable using firearms specific chems instead of brake cleaner.
It is true that you can use no chlorinated break cleaner and it's cheap, but it does clean all the way down to the metal and the pours. It also can leave those nasty white spots and shit. I use it like once a year to do a full metal cleaning. That's about all though.