Apr 292012
 

Cleaning Semi Auto Pistols

Safely Unload Your Semi Auto Pistols

1] Handle your semi auto pistols safely. Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction, treat the firearm as if it is loaded, and keep your finger off the trigger.

2] Eject the magazine.

3] Empty the chamber.
Pull the slide back and visually and physically (stick your finger in there) check  that there aren’t any cartridges in the magazine well or in the chamber. Be double-sure your firearm is unloaded. You do not want an unexpected boom while stripping your firearm.

4] Make sure to remove all ammunition from the area, ideally to another room while cleaning the weapon.

Field Strip the Semi Auto Pistols.  Check your owners manual for field strip procedure.

1]Dismantle Semi Auto Pistols  safely

2]Identify the parts you are cleaning. Semi Auto Pistols are usually made up of 4 major groups of parts.
1]Frame
2]Slide
3]Barrel
4]Guide rod and recoil spring

Clean the Handgun

Reassemble the Handgun

There are many techniques for cleaning and lubricating semi auto pistols. We will be discussing all the ins and outs of these procedures with a hands on 2 hour seminar that will be held in early June. This class will be inexpensive and limited in space. Sign up early so that you wont miss it. Don’t forget that  clean, lubricated semi auto pistols will function better in self protection situations. We will have a list of supplies to bring , cost and dates for the semi auto pistols cleaning seminar that will be published soon. Space will be limited…..

 

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