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Well title says it all I just bought my first gun. A p226 9mm. Well actually I "received" my first gun. Got it from my nana. The guns 5-6 years old I think. But brand new fired maybe 100 rounds through it. Getting it transferred to my name as I type this. I'm not "new" to guns. But by no means do I know anything . I know how to shoot and not miss. But I've never cleaned, taken a part, or maintained a gun ever. So anytime on that would be awsome. And as for ammo. For target practice what do you guys think of the whinchester whitebox 115g Luger rounds? Thanks for any and all help/tips .
Welcome from SE Texas. I use WWB for target practice.
I spend a majority of my range time with Winchester WB also (Walmart special!).
Very reliable. Only downside is I find it shoots a little dirty... so you will get plenty of practice cleaning!
Sweet. Ya I havnt looked at walmart yet. But I found it online for 11.99 for 50 rounds if u buy a full case of 10 boxes. So if u buy 500 rounds u get a dollar off per round. Ima look at walmart. And see what they sell it for. I'm expecting to stock up and buy in bulk. (I hate going to the store lol) so I'll buy alot at once. Like 200$ worth or so. That should last me a long long time lol Any tips on what kind of cleaning supplies to use? All I have is the gun. And what about magazines? The gun doesn't come with any. She can't find the mags for it. Thanks for the advice
Congratulations! Walmart sells 100 round WWB 9mm for $24.95 here in GA (went up a buck recently). This is my typical range ammo. You may save a penny or two per round at a gun show for "once shot". I don't know why they refused to call them re-loads. I've bought thousands of these with no problems. Check local listings.
As far as magazines, get at least two. As for cleaning supplies, there are many choices but I clean with Hoppe's #9 and lube with their "Elite" lubricant after each time I shoot. Get plenty of patches and don't be afraid to use them. Clean that barrel til the patch comes out clean. Just get a 9mm pistol cleaning kit with the rod, barrel brushes and of course, the patch attachment. Other than that, get an economy size package of Q-tips. I use these more than any other cleaning tool, especially in my Ruger Mark 3. Careful not to leave cotton behind.
I find that by putting a drop or two of gun oil on the tip and running down the rails and on the barrel, I get a nice THIN coat of lube where I want it without drowning the firearm. Also, running an oiled Q-tip over just cleaned surfaces is remarkable at removing stuff that you thought you took off already. Haven't tried a bore snake except on the Ruger. Really like it!
Best of luck. I hope this helps.