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Balazona
22-04-2009, 11:42 AM
I always clean my pistols magazines inside out after a range session.most of the malfunctions in semi auto pistols r related to magazines.so,always keep them clean and slightly lubed.

Bluff
22-04-2009, 12:08 PM
well nice thread Balazona.... i never clean the mag (just some drops of oil , some cleaning from out n thats it) and i really wany to know how it is done... like cleaning from inside.

Hamid
22-04-2009, 12:15 PM
Remove the release clip from mag's bottom. ensure that releasing spring does not hit you in the face or eyes.

Remove dust and other residue from the spring with a soft brush.

Also clean the magazine in the same way.

Apply very minute oil on the magazine walls.

Put the spring in.


NOTE: Don't stretch the spring in any case. It will lose its elasticity. Enjoy happy firing:)

Taurus
22-04-2009, 12:31 PM
i clean my magazines after range session as well..and lube them with few drops

HassaanAfzal
22-04-2009, 12:48 PM
I just spray them with WD 40

Abbas
22-04-2009, 01:05 PM
Normal cleaning (without disassembly) every range session and disassembly, cleaning and oiling every 3 range sessions.

Glocky
22-04-2009, 01:42 PM
Only once a year,i try to keep it simple. Oil/lubricant inside the magazine will attract dirt and grime. Only wipe down the inside walls with an old oily rag.

Acciprone
22-04-2009, 02:20 PM
Today i saq the hoppes gun clearning kit at EBCO for 1600 Rs not sure if that is a right price for it It was for Shotgun and fifles they also had eye protection along with other protection :) for Rs 1300.

Ka_Khan
22-04-2009, 06:14 PM
Nice thread Balazona.
He is right...most of the FTF and FTE is caused by faulty magazines.
Normal oiling and stripping once or twice a month is what i do.

AK47
22-04-2009, 06:24 PM
Every second or third gun cleaning, I clean and lube the magazines slightly.

Balazona
22-04-2009, 06:38 PM
GR8 comments so far.keep it up guys.

Conceal Carry
22-04-2009, 09:58 PM
externally: every time I clean my guns, which is once every month.
Internally: First thing after returning home from a shoooting session, along with through cleaning of the gun.

Cap1
22-04-2009, 10:09 PM
Field strip and clean with WD40 within a few hours after use every time. I just clean the barrel and slide but don't take out the NP42 trigger assembly every time. As for magazines, I have now started cleaning them by disassembling and passing a lubed cloth over the springs - I think I'll only want to do that once in a month or two at most.

Balazona
22-04-2009, 10:19 PM
Cap1,i will suggest u to take off ur NP-42 Trigger assembly and clean it with WD-40 as well.it is very easy to take it off from the polymer frame.

Cap1
22-04-2009, 10:23 PM
Yes it is very easy to take out. But I just don't see much to clean there. Hope the experts here will eventually develop some PakGuns videos of proper gun care techniques.

Balazona
22-04-2009, 10:30 PM
I think ur pistol needs a detail cleaning after range session.specially after firing POF ammo.

Enigmatic Desires
23-04-2009, 02:57 AM
Today i saq the hoppes gun clearning kit at EBCO for 1600 Rs not sure if that is a right price for it It was for Shotgun and fifles they also had eye protection along with other protection :) for Rs 1300.


Okies.. Had no idea ebco catered to gun lovers too..

I'll definitely check it out

Acciprone
23-04-2009, 07:33 AM
@Ed is the price right for the stufff