Course Outline

Man cleaning his handgun

Clean your handguns after every use to keep them in top condition. Every owner should have a complete cleaning kit.

Work on a cleared table or bench. Always give cleaning your full attention. Never clean a handgun while doing something else.

Follow these basic steps to clean your handgun.

  • Point the muzzle in a safe direction, and make sure the gun is unloaded.
  • Remove all ammunition from the cleaning bench and surrounding area.
  • For the most thorough cleaning, field strip the handgun as directed in the owner's manual. Then clean each part separately.

Clean and lubricate your handguns after every use to keep them in top condition. Every owner should have a complete cleaning kit.

Work on a cleared table or bench. Always give handgun maintenance your full attention. Never clean and lubricate a handgun while doing something else.

Follow these basic steps to clean and lubricate your handgun.

  • Point the muzzle in a safe direction, and make sure the gun is unloaded.
  • Remove all ammunition from the cleaning bench and surrounding area.
  • For the most thorough maintenance, field strip the handgun as directed in the owner's manual.
    • Clean each part separately.
    • Lubricate the parts of the gun according to the owner's manual.
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