So, you’ve got your concealed carry permit and you’re ready to start carrying a gun for self-defense. That’s great! But before you head out the door, there’s one important thing you need to do: clean your gun.

I know, I know. Cleaning a gun is not the most exciting thing in the world. But it’s important. A dirty gun is a gun that’s more likely to jam or malfunction when you need it most. And that could mean the difference between life and death.

In this article, I’m going to talk about the importance of cleaning your concealed carry pistol. I’ll give you some specific examples of how a dirty gun could lead to malfunction or endanger the user. I’ll also provide more details about the cleaning process, so you can feel confident in performing it yourself.

So, if you’re serious about concealed carry, read on!

Here are a few specific examples of how a dirty gun could lead to malfunction and totally ruin your day:

  • A dirty barrel can cause bullets to foul, which can lead to inaccuracy and even misfires.
  • A dirty action can make it difficult to cycle the gun, which can lead to jams or even a failure to fire.
  • A dirty chamber can cause cartridges to stick, which can also lead to jams or misfires.
  • A dirty gun can be more likely to rust or corrode, which can damage the gun and make it unsafe to use.

In addition to these specific examples, it’s important to remember that a dirty gun is simply not as reliable as a clean gun. If you’re carrying a gun for self-defense, you need to be able to rely on it to work when you need it most. That’s why it’s so important to clean your concealed carry pistol regularly. The last thing you want to hear is CLICK when you need to hear BANG!

More Details About the Cleaning Process

There are a few different ways to clean a concealed carry pistol. The best way to clean your gun is to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. However, here are some general steps that you can follow:

  1. Remove the magazine
  2. Ensure there isn’t any ammo in the chamber
  3. Ensure there is NO LIVE AMMO in the area where you will be cleaning
  4. Disassemble the gun.
  5. Wipe down the exterior of the gun with a clean cloth.
  6. Use a solvent and a brush to clean the internal parts of the gun.
  7. Dry the gun thoroughly.
  8. Use a drop of oil on areas where you find metal on metal
  9. Reassemble the gun.
  10. If storing, wipe down with a silicone cloth.

It’s important to use the right cleaning tools and solvents for your gun. You can find these at most gun stores. It’s also important to be careful not to damage the gun during the cleaning process.

Here are some additional tips for cleaning your concealed carry pistol:

  • Use a cleaning mat to protect your work surface from solvents and debris.
  • Wear safety glasses and gloves to protect yourself from solvents and sharp objects.
  • Be careful not to over-oil the gun, as this can attract dirt and debris.
  • Store the gun in a clean, dry place after cleaning.

By following these tips, you can clean your concealed carry pistol safely and effectively.

I hope this article has convinced you of the importance of cleaning your concealed carry pistol regularly. A dirty gun is a dangerous gun. If you’re serious about concealed carry, make sure to clean your gun at least once a month. And if you’re not sure how to clean your gun, ask a qualified gunsmith for help or contact us,

Check out our videos on gun cleaning in this blog, on Rumble, And on YouTube

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Bore Snake:
M-Pro 7 Gun Cleaner:
M-Pro 7 Gun Oil:
2″ cotton cleaning squares:
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Wooden cotton swabs:
Glock Cleaning mat:

The Importance of Cleaning Your Concealed Carry Pistol
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