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When you clean your bore, can you run the brass brush thru in both directions? With a nylon brush can it be ran both directions? What is the problems it can cause?



Also the carbon build up on stainless, what is the best way to get it off?



What cleaner does everyone use? Is it same for the bore as for the rest of the handgun? Right now I am using Hoppes #9 to clean everything. Then Hoppes lubricating oil to oil everything down. Could use some options and different opinions on this?



Thanks everyone in advance.
 

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Yes, either one can be run thru in both directions... make sure you do it Completely Through without reversing directions midway. Reversing direction with the brush in the bore leads to bad things happening.



Use anything that's made for disolving carbon deposits and you'll be okay. Products specifically formulated for firearms are your best bet.



I usually use CLP for metal and Simple Green (tm) is there is anything on the polymer frame, altho a simple wipe with a cloth usually cleans the frame well enough.
 

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The reason you go through completely with a metal brush is that if you attempt to reverse direction mid-barrel, you'll snap off little pieces of the brush... Which is bad. And on a LOT of semi-automatic, or even just repeating, rifles you can't go from receiver to muzzle. The only real reason for cleaning from action to muzzle is so that you're not pushing junk into the action from the barrel. However, this can easily be avoided by simply putting a wadded up napkin or paper towel, something, at the chamber entrance to catch the dirty cleaner. And of course, you should be cleaning your receiver anyway. - Colt
 
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