Forums / Gun Discussion / cleaning mags

6 years 14 weeks ago, 3:06 PM

Ebear

Ebear's picture

Rank:
Speaker of the House
Points:
8497
Join Date:
Jun 2008
Location:
elgin, il, United States
cleaning mags

what is the best method of cleaning mags for semi-auto pistols?

...check... G-AZ
6 years 14 weeks ago, 3:10 PM

Reaper308

Reaper308's picture


Rank:
Secretary of Defense
Points:
6226
Join Date:
Jun 2008
Location:
Airstrip One, Oceania
mags

disassemble by taking floor plate off and removing spring. clean all of the shit off of the spring and interior of mag. apply a thin layer of some good lube/protectant (not KY) and reassemble

"Proelium Comminus Auctoritate" "Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash."
6 years 14 weeks ago, 3:15 PM

Ebear

Ebear's picture

Rank:
Speaker of the House
Points:
8497
Join Date:
Jun 2008
Location:
elgin, il, United States
ok

thanks Reap, how often? every time i shoot?

...check... G-AZ
6 years 14 weeks ago, 3:19 PM

Reaper308

Reaper308's picture


Rank:
Secretary of Defense
Points:
6226
Join Date:
Jun 2008
Location:
Airstrip One, Oceania
hell no

not me. I really only clean mags that I use a lot once or twice a year. If you start running into some jamming issues, and you know your ammo is good, you may want to clean your mag/check the spring. I have mags that are over 10 yrs old that have only been cleaned a couple of times, that still function flawlessly.

"Proelium Comminus Auctoritate" "Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash."
6 years 14 weeks ago, 3:22 PM

Ebear

Ebear's picture

Rank:
Speaker of the House
Points:
8497
Join Date:
Jun 2008
Location:
elgin, il, United States
ok

i've put about 1000 round threw my 9 mm, and have'nt touched the mags.im gonna clean them now.i want to oil them anyways, still kinda stiff. I barely got about 350 rounds threw my .45.that i'll wait until mabey 500

...check... G-AZ
6 years 14 weeks ago, 4:10 PM

scudrunnernrh

scudrunnernrh's picture

Rank:
Major General
Points:
626
Join Date:
Dec 2008
Location:
Texas

just dont use too much oil inside of the mag body, if there is a lot of oil in there and the mag is loaded, over time, the oil can soak into your primers and foul them up.

We're not going to just shoot the sons-of-bitches, we're going to rip out their living guts and use them to grease the treads of our tanks. Gen. George S. Patton
6 years 14 weeks ago, 4:12 PM

Ebear

Ebear's picture

Rank:
Speaker of the House
Points:
8497
Join Date:
Jun 2008
Location:
elgin, il, United States
ok

i real light coat....Im gonna use Hopps #9

...check... G-AZ
6 years 14 weeks ago, 4:14 PM

samD

samD's picture

Rank:
President
Points:
15597
Join Date:
Aug 2008
Location:
Green Valley, Free State of Arizona, United States

You are a traitor.

6 years 14 weeks ago, 4:14 PM

samD

samD's picture

Rank:
President
Points:
15597
Join Date:
Aug 2008
Location:
Green Valley, Free State of Arizona, United States

again... LOL

6 years 14 weeks ago, 4:19 PM

Ebear

Ebear's picture

Rank:
Speaker of the House
Points:
8497
Join Date:
Jun 2008
Location:
elgin, il, United States
uh

sam, the first chic who stayed on past 2 forums and you gotta make her your mortal foe!!!!Then she runs off with the only guy who understood me!!!!thanks allot Sam!!!atleast you still got ssrs10

...check... G-AZ
6 years 14 weeks ago, 4:15 PM

clintlebo

clintlebo's picture


Rank:
General
Points:
2311
Join Date:
Aug 2008
Location:
land, of confusion, United States
KY

what does Kentucky have to do with this conversing?

clint

"Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin & Hobbes)
6 years 14 weeks ago, 4:15 PM

Ebear

Ebear's picture

Rank:
Speaker of the House
Points:
8497
Join Date:
Jun 2008
Location:
elgin, il, United States
NOPE

KY burns Snakes eyes

...check... G-AZ
6 years 14 weeks ago, 4:21 PM

Ebear

Ebear's picture

Rank:
Speaker of the House
Points:
8497
Join Date:
Jun 2008
Location:
elgin, il, United States
clintebo

thats where sam goes to pick up chicks.....we call them family reunions

...check... G-AZ
6 years 14 weeks ago, 4:22 PM

clintlebo

clintlebo's picture


Rank:
General
Points:
2311
Join Date:
Aug 2008
Location:
land, of confusion, United States
ebear

that was funny

only you could make my name mexicanified...

clint

"Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin & Hobbes)
6 years 14 weeks ago, 4:23 PM

samD

samD's picture

Rank:
President
Points:
15597
Join Date:
Aug 2008
Location:
Green Valley, Free State of Arizona, United States

They are exactly on the same wave length. They can spew non sensical rhetoric at each other and smile. Then go save a tree or gopher someplace.

6 years 14 weeks ago, 4:25 PM

samD

samD's picture

Rank:
President
Points:
15597
Join Date:
Aug 2008
Location:
Green Valley, Free State of Arizona, United States
Christ ebare at my age

Who the hell can remember who is related to who. I was thinking of becoming bi-sexual, so I could double my odds at closing time...lol

6 years 14 weeks ago, 4:26 PM

Ebear

Ebear's picture

Rank:
Speaker of the House
Points:
8497
Join Date:
Jun 2008
Location:
elgin, il, United States
sounds

like someone is jealous............

...check... G-AZ
6 years 14 weeks ago, 4:28 PM

Schuyler

Schuyler's picture

Rank:
General
Points:
3905
Join Date:
Nov 2008
Location:
Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States

You might appreciate this. I went to the grocery store (It's huge) where they have a section for Japanese, Chinese, and Mexican food. There's a Japanese woman who works there and is always keen on helping you find what you need--the right kind of curry, peanut sauce, Gyoza, whatever. I'm always asking her where stuff is. This time I was in a hurry, rushed over to the area, and there she was (I think she's hot myself.) I reached up and grabbed the Taco Mix from the shelf, saw her there, and said,

"Sorry. Mexican!"

We both started laughing. Did I say I think she's hot?

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
6 years 14 weeks ago, 4:29 PM

samD

samD's picture

Rank:
President
Points:
15597
Join Date:
Aug 2008
Location:
Green Valley, Free State of Arizona, United States
ebare is a

Noisican!

6 years 14 weeks ago, 4:30 PM

Ebear

Ebear's picture

Rank:
Speaker of the House
Points:
8497
Join Date:
Jun 2008
Location:
elgin, il, United States
lol

Schuyler, asian chics will do anything for a chocolate bar!!!!!long time!!!

...check... G-AZ
6 years 14 weeks ago, 4:33 PM

Schuyler

Schuyler's picture

Rank:
General
Points:
3905
Join Date:
Nov 2008
Location:
Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States

is a better shot than I am, so I think I'll just cool my jets in that arena.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
6 years 14 weeks ago, 4:34 PM

Ebear

Ebear's picture

Rank:
Speaker of the House
Points:
8497
Join Date:
Jun 2008
Location:
elgin, il, United States
so

are you gonna stop going to that store??????

...check... G-AZ
6 years 14 weeks ago, 4:37 PM

Schuyler

Schuyler's picture

Rank:
General
Points:
3905
Join Date:
Nov 2008
Location:
Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States
Not a chance

In fact, I just remembered I have a couple of chocolate bars I probably won't eat. Perhaps I should 'make a donation'

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
6 years 14 weeks ago, 4:38 PM

Ebear

Ebear's picture

Rank:
Speaker of the House
Points:
8497
Join Date:
Jun 2008
Location:
elgin, il, United States
lol

she's right behind you is'nt she??...lololol

...check... G-AZ
6 years 14 weeks ago, 11:12 PM

runawaygun762

runawaygun762's picture

Rank:
Vice President
Points:
8929
Join Date:
Nov 2008
Location:
Richland, MO, United States
Don't oil your mags

Use a silicon cloth for the springs, but don't use oil. It will attract dirt and nastiness. Stay away from fluids in the magazine. Remember, the only reason you lube your gun is because of the metal to metal contact under heat. The magazine doesn't have this issue, so rust prevention is all you need to worry about. A silicon cloth is all you need.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.

Who's Online

Guns Lot Activity
Users
Currently Active Users: 978 (1 member and 977 guests)
teko52

Guns Lot Statistics
Stats Topics: 8,751, Comments: 162,480, Members: 23,517
Welcome our newest member: Hank6046

Recent Activity