Handgun Cleaning Basics
Clean your handguns after every use to keep them in top condition. Every owner should have a complete cleaning kit.
Work on a cleared table or bench. Always give cleaning your full attention. Never clean a handgun while doing something else.
Follow these basic steps to clean your handgun.
- Point the muzzle in a safe direction, and make sure the gun is unloaded.
- Remove all ammunition from the cleaning bench and surrounding area.
- For the most thorough cleaning, field strip the handgun as directed in the owner's manual. Then clean each part separately.