The easiest way to do this is to use a "bore snake". Just buy one for the caliber gun you have and then put some bore cleaner on the first segment (between the cord and the bronze brush) and some oil on the snake after the brush (just a few inches). Then feed the brass lead through the breach and out the muzzle, then pull the bore snake in the same direction the bullet travels. In effect you clean your barrel with one pull through. This is a fast and economical way to clean while breaking the barrel in. Then, when you are done with your snake, put it in a plastic bag until next time.
Wow Dave, that's cool. So do you break down the weapon to run that through the barrel or just feed it through the breach? Should a patch be run through at all or just call it good with the snake? (I think you're saying the snake is enough).
Yeah, you don't need to field strip the gun, just lock the slide back, run the snake through, then shoot some more. When you get home, field strip (detail strip - your option) and perform a better cleaning. This should keep your range time down and make it more pleasant.
Well I just got back from Doug's by doing the at range strip option.... took FOREVER :shock:, but I'm glad I did it and now I feel good about my barrel.
Thanks for the tips!!
I always ran the brush through the barrel 10 times, folowed by 3 patches pushed by a soft brush (which i always removed from the rod, never backed out of the barrel) and repeated that cleaning process between firings.