1. Garrett

    This is so cool. I am in the process of getting my gun license right now. I love guns, I go to the shooting range almost every weekend. But one thing I never learned how to do, is actually how to clean a gun. I didn’t know there were so many steps involved. I’m definitely going to bookmark this page so when i get my gun license, i’ll know exactly what to do and how to do it. Do you have any recommendations on what I should take when i go to the gun range? Thanks, great article.

    • Dave

      Thanks for the comment, Garrett. When I go to the gun range, as far as cleaning goes, I always take my Boresnake and some gun oil. Also a good gun multi tool in case something comes loose or needs adjustment.

  2. Kohl

    Wow, what a great post! very informational, I love all the pictures and step by step instructions, very easy to follow that way! You seem very knowledgable about guns and it’s great to know someone like you is giving the information! Keep up the great work, these are high quality posts in my opinion.

    • Dave

      Thanks Kohl! I know how frustrating it is to have a fine firearm and want to clean it for the first time. Detailed instructions are what I want to see so I can be sure I am doing it right.

  3. Marley Dawkins

    Nice this is a really comprehensive breakdown of how to clean a Kimber 1911,with the basics that work for any handgun. Now personally I have never owned a real gun before, would you suggest a gun like this for a beginner?

    Eitherway I’m going to refer to more posts on your site to get more ideas, as well as sharing this with anyone that has an interest in guns 🙂

    Thanks for the info!

    • Dave

      Marley, thanks for your comment! A beginner should probably try to go to a gun range with a friend, or to a gun store that allows you to shoot some guns before you buy. This way you can experience the particular gun before you decide what works for you. A 1911 can be a fine first gun, although it has more recoil, of “kick” than a smaller caliber, like a 9mm. Personally, my first gun was a 9mm, and it was quite manageable and very fun to shoot!

      If yo go to a gun range, in my experience, the people are always friendly and willing to help out a newbie, and even let you shoot their guns to get a feel for what you may like.

  4. Candace

    Thank you so much for this tutorial. I was able to successfully clean my Kimber today! I have had help twice from experienced folks and they even had trouble but I printed out your instructions and followed them and it went great. Thanks again.

    • Thanks so much for your comment! I am very happy that it worked for you. I enjoyed writing the post and of course my Kimber got a good cleaning in the process! I find that my Kimber works so much better after a little care.

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