Course Outline

Man cleaning his rifle

Clean your firearms after every use to keep them in top condition. Every hunter should own a complete cleaning kit.

  • Work on a cleared table or bench. Always give cleaning your full attention. Never clean a firearm while doing something else.
  • Follow these basic steps to clean your firearm.
    • Point the muzzle in a safe direction, and make sure the gun is unloaded.
    • Remove all ammunition from the cleaning bench.
    • For the most thorough cleaning, field strip the firearm as directed in the firearm owner’s manual. Then clean each part separately.
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