Hello all, I need alittle help with cleaning my EAA Witness. I see there is gazillion types of gun care products on the market. So far I have none. Iím looking at getting Slide-Glide http://www.brianenos.com/store/slide-glide.html I have only positive comments about this product. So I guess (correct me if Iím wrong) need a quality rust prevention and cleaner and quality patches and anythiny else I might miss. Also why is ther a "special" lubes for magazines? or is this a marketing tool? Any recommendations? Mail order is fine too.
Also off the title thread, Wolf ammo, good ? Is see that there are some good prices for there .45 @ http://www.centerfiresystems.com/ Go for it or should I stay away from it?
There are a lot of good quality cleaners/lubes out there. Clp break free is a good product. Blue wonder, hoppe's No.9 is also good. Those have worked for me. I shy away from things like WD40, brake and carb cleaners and stick to the products that are made for guns. I have never used magazine cleaner/lubes so I don't know about them. I use the products I've listed. Don't get crazy with the lube in your mags. Over time the oils will build up on the springs. I wipe them down with a small amount of cleaner and wipe dry. When cleaning and oiling a little is a lot.
What you need is a cleaning solvent, a lubricant/protectant(oil), something to push/pull the patches and brushes through the bore(rod or cable pull-through), bore brush, and patches/rags. There are several products on the market that will do the trick. Many of the chemical products from the various manufacturers are chemically similar to their competition.
Judging from the site you presented, it appears to be a grease product. Grease is unnecessary and you should probably avoid it until you get the hang of normal maintenance.
As for Wolf, it depends on the firearm in question. It functions fine in some chambers and horribly in others. I'd recommend you buy a box first to try before buying any in bulk.
I bought a box of 50 for my Beretta 96 a long while back. About half way through the box, I had a FTE...the first failure I'd ever had with my Beretta, and I'd had it for several years at that point. The casing was lodged in the barrel SO HARD that I had to have a guy up front get a screw driver to shove it out from the front. Next round, same thing, only this time I looked at the extractor and it was broken clean off. That's how hard that first casing was stuck in there...broke my extractor! I guess that Wolf ammo has some kind of clear coat lacquer stuff on it to protect it from water (so I heard), and can have a tendency to gum up and stick. Well, it sure as h*ll broke my gun! I know Wolf functions well in some weapons, but I'll never feed it through anything I own again. I'd rather spend a little bit more for some different ammo.
I use Hoppes #9 to clean out carbon fouling. Break Free foam for the remaining carbon and some of the copper fouling. Hoppes Elite gun cleaner for the slide, frame, and exterior of the barrel. I use Lucas gun oil (the same people that make automotive lubricants). These are just what I use. They work well for me. I'm listing them here to give you some more products to research (the most fun part of buying in my book!) You'll have to do some of your own experimenting to find out what products do what you want them to. I hope this helps a little bit. Oh yeah, you'll need a good cleaning kit for the caliber of firearm that you shoot. I really like the kleenbore pocket and multi-caliber kits, and the otis elite multi-caliber kits. Hoppes and Outers make some nice kits also. With the Kleenbore multi kit I can clean everything from my .22's to my 12ga and .54cal muzzleloader. Have fun!
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