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Hi All,

I have been hanging around the forum for a couple of days. What a great site! I got my LCP in April and I absolutely love it. This is only the second handgun I have owned and I am not an expert. I am wondering if I should run an oily patch through the barrel after cleaning the gun or should I leave it dry? I can not seem to find a resource that explains gun cleaning well and I do not want to do anything that will cause the gun to shoot poorly. I did not clean the gun before shooting it for the first time. I have put about 100 rounds through it including WWB, Rem JHP and Win. silver. Not a single problem. I have still not cleaned the gun, but I have not shot it since June and I plan to shoot this weekend. I figure I should clean it. I look forward to your replies.
 

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a very light film in/on the barrel is a good idea. people worry about lint and other gunk getting in the barrel, but that is a whole lot better than rust.
 

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MNLCP,
Dont worry! Go ahead and run that lightly oiled patch through your barrel. That is the proper way to do it and it helps prevent rust. Here is my process for cleaning all my guns.

1. I clean them every time after I shoot them
2. Double and triple check to make sure guns are unloaded and ammo is in another room
3. Field strip the gun and spray this stuff all over each section (including inside of the barrel) http://www.topgunsupply.com/mc25-cleaner-degreaser-4-oz_pump-spray.html
4. Then I wipe it with patches until they start coming out clean.
5. I then put a coat of RemOil all over the gun (inside the barrel too) and a drop on any springs or moving parts
6. Then I put some grease, Enos Slide Glide Lite, on the rails.
7. Lastly, I put it all back together and load up a round.

People clean their guns so many different ways. Some even use regular motor oil. There are tons of great products to clean guns with, you just decide what you prefer. The fact is, guns are just a bunch of metal and/or plastic. The metal needs to be cleaned and then protected.
 

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MNLCP said:
Thanks for the information. It is much appreciated.
better yet, just buy one of those 38 bore snakes and run it through the barrel after range time. It will clean the barrel and feed ramp, and then just a few drops of oil on the boresnake and rerun it through the barrel and you have serviced your gun to shoot another day. Can't beat those bore snakes IMO.
 

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jocko said:
MNLCP said:
Thanks for the information. It is much appreciated.
better yet, just buy one of those 38 bore snakes and run it through the barrel after range time. It will clean the barrel and feed ramp, and then just a few drops of oil on the boresnake and rerun it through the barrel and you have serviced your gun to shoot another day. Can't beat those bore snakes IMO.
+1 on that! I spray some of that degreaser/solvent stuff on the wire bristles and run it through 3 times. Then I put some oil on the end of the bore snake and run it through 3 more times and I am finished.
 

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Here's a link to a video showing how to take-down, clean, and reassemble the LCP:

 

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That is a very helpful video, great post!
 

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Great info on cleaning, Mines on order 3 weeks I'll have it and looking forward to it

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