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Dirty Magazines

No, not those dirty magazines!

Pistol and rifle magazines.mags

A significant percentage of firearms functioning failures are do to magazine-related issues.  Specifically, either broken (bent) or dirty magazines!

You probably know how to disassemble (or at least field-strip) your firearm, but do you know how to clean your magazines?

Some cannot be disassembled, some can, but not with ease and others are relatively easy.

Learn and lubricate (as appropriate for your specific environment) and live well!
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When’s the last time you inspected and cleaned YOURS?

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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2 thoughts on “Dirty Magazines

  1. After a range trip, I always clean the residue around (and inside) the top of the magazines, as well as the follower & top of the springs. Haven’t ever taken them completely apart, though. Maybe if I did more shooting … but with the cost & scarcity of ammo, I don’t shoot as much as I used to.

    Maybe that’s a good argument for cleaning the magazines more thoroughly; those things aren’t getting any cheaper, either. Thanks for the reminder.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | July 15, 2013, 8:41 am
    • Glad to help! I even have brushes specifically designed for single stack, double stack, and AR/AK mags.
      Sadly, I don’t have those firearms, anymore, except one 1911…
      😦
      But who knows what the future will bring?

      Posted by guffaw1952 | July 15, 2013, 2:35 pm

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