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Gun Owner's Gift Guide Pt. 2 - Gun Cleaning Essentials

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As promised...Part 2 is here with a focus on gun cleaning and tools.   

Responsible gun ownership includes proper cleaning and maintenance of firearms. Regular cleaning is essential for several reasons including but not limited to reliability, accuracy, durability, safety, and resale value. Prior to cleaning your gun you need to prepare your mind, space, and have the proper tools. 

Preparing your mind and space ensures you have cleared and unloaded your firearm, you have removed all ammunition from the room, and you are prepared to follow the safety rules! Some cleaning products generate stronger fumes than others, so, depending on which cleaning product you use, you may need to be in a well-ventilated area. I typically wear gloves when I'm cleaning my firearms, but some people don't because they find it difficult to handle the smaller parts of the gun. Gloves or no gloves - wash your hands with cold water and de-lead soap

Refer to your owner's manual for how to field strip your firearm and how often it should be cleaned. I clean mine every few hundred rounds or quarterly depending on which gun it is.  Check out our webpage and join us for our next Ladies' Gun Cleaning Party or book us for a private event. 

 Below are a few of the essential items for cleaning and my personal preference when cleaning my guns.


Woman With A Weapon Gun Cleaning Mat

WWAW Gun Cleaning Mat

 Use a mat, old towel, newspaper, etc. to protect your work surface and prevent small parts from rolling away (trays) are great too.

Bore Snake for cleaning recommended by Woman With A Weapon, LLC

Clenzoil Field & Range Bore Snake

This is a useful, handy tool, and an alternative to a cleaning rod. This can simplify the cleaning process. 








Universal Handgun Cleaning Kit .22, .357, .38, 9mm

BOOSTEADY Universal Handgun Cleaning Kit .22, .357, .38, 9mm, .45 Caliber

 A basic gun cleaning kit will typically include a cleaning rod, bore brushes (choose the right size for the right caliber), cleaning patches, and nylon brushes. You can buy extra pieces as needed. Some kits are universal some are caliber specific. This one is for handguns. 

Universal Gun Cleaning Kit

GLORYFIRE Universal Pistol, Handgun, Shotgun, and Rifle

This kit can be used if you have multiple firearms including larger rifles and shotguns.



Keepfiringllc gun cleaner/oil recommended by Woman With A Weapon, LLC


KeepFiringLLC Gun Cleaner/Oil Combo 

The cleaner is needed to break down and remove powder residue and other debris. The lubricant is applied to moving parts to reduce friction and reduce wear. General purpose lubricant is not appropriate for firearms. This is a great cleaner to use indoors with minimal odor. It's they are a small-owned black business!

BTW: Use code WSBB for 15% off your order. 

D-LEAD Hand Soap recommended by Woman With A Weapon, LLC

D-LEAD Hand Soap

This soap is great to have on hand after shooting at an indoor range and at home after cleaning your gun to remove lead and contaminants from your skin and hands.

D-WIPE Towels

D-Wipe Lead Remover Wipes

These wipes are great if you don't have access to water. There are also individually packaged ones, for when you're at an outdoor range or at a class.  



There are other popular and well-known gun cleaners and lubricants such as Hoppe's No. 9 Oil Combo and Cleaner, Lubricant, and Protectant [CLP]. Remember to follow the manufacturer's instructions for cleaning and maintaining your firearm. Regular cleaning, along with proper storage and handling, contribute to the overall safety and effectiveness of your firearm. Additionally, always, ensure your firearm is clear and unloaded before starting any cleaning procedures. 

Please leave your comments and feedback if you found this information helpful or if there is anything else we can add. 

If you want your product tested and considered, please email and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. 

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