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6 Tips for Maintaining Your Firearms

Recreational shooting and training can be fun and exciting. If you’re a recreational shooter who’s taken the time to purchase a firearm, it’s good to know how to make the most of out your investment. One easy way to do this is to service your firearms, by cleaning and maintaining them on a regular basis.

  1. If you are shooting regularly, we recommend cleaning your firearms more often; some people clean them after every shooting session while others do it every few months. If you have questions about the best way to take care of your specific gun, Bristlecone can help you with a recommendation.
  2. Consider investing in a cleaning kit for your type and style of firearm. Cleaning kits will include cleaning solvents, gun oil, brushes, cloth, a rod, and cotton swabs that can be used to clean your specific model and caliber.
  3. Remember to practice safety if you are going to be cleaning and maintaining your firearms yourself. Be sure to unload your gun and double check that it’s fully unloaded before you start the cleaning process. There should be no ammunition in your cleaning area.
  4. Once you unload your firearm, we recommend that you disassemble it by following steps provided by your gun’s manufacturer. You may need to check your owner’s manual for guidance. You will want to access and clean all the parts that can become dirty from gunfire.
  5. Be sure to clean your gun in a ventilated area, and you will probably want to put down newspapers, plastic or towels in the area as you clean your firearm.
  6. After you’ve cleaned your firearm, we recommend storing it in a clean, dry environment. We also recommend investing in a trigger lock to keep your gun safe and tamper proof.

Bristlecone can help you with the step-by-step process of learning the specifics of how to clean your firearm, and we have gunsmiths on site at Bristlecone who can help you learn the process or even service it for you. To learn more, contact Bristlecone at https://bristleconeshooting.com/ or call 303-985-0989.