Everyone is welcomed to attend the Sunday workshop on July 30th, where we’ll have Frank from Gun Cleaning HQ in for a gun cleaning workshop. Frank has over 30 years of experience cleaning thousands of different types of guns. He has extensive gunsmithing skills and in this workshop he’ll be bringing in a wide variety of dirty guns for you to clean!
Learning how to clean your gun is important but you’ll also learn when and when not to clean your gun. We’ll be going over the different components of the gun cleaning kit and will be supplying everyone that attends with a universal gun cleaning kit so that you will become familiar with all the parts.
Often times many people over clean their firearms and this can be just as damaging as never cleaning them. We’ll take a look at what happens if you don’t clean your gun and moisture builds up on it and you allow it to sit. Rust will build up and there’s no way to remove it.
Using something as simple as a bore snake will save you thousands of dollars on replacing your firearm. It literally takes a few minutes to break it out and clean your gun and you can even use them at the range or out hunting. Frank will show you everything about the bore snake and you’ll learn when to use it and when not to use it.
Part 1 –Gunsmithing 101
The first part of the workshop we will discuss some basic gunsmithing and learn the various components of each firearm. We’ll take apart a rifle, AR and pistol to see how each component should be cleaned. Also, you’ll learn some of the basic rules you want to follow when cleaning your guns.
We will be learning how to safely secure your long guns using a gun vise. A good gun vise is worth its weight in gold because you need to keep your gun still if you want to really get a good clean. A regular vise is a very bad option because it can easily damage the sensitive areas of your gun. They are very inexpensive and you will receive one with the workshop.
Part 2 – Cleaning Rods and Brushes
This will include a breakdown of each tool in your universal gun cleaning kit. We’ll look at the different types of brushes, including bronze, nylon and stainless steel. You’ll learn when to use each type of brush and what areas of the guns you should use each brush for. Of course, we’ll also be using cleaning rods and we’ll take a look at a 3-5 piece cleaning rod to learn how to use those with your brushes and cleaning jags.
Part 3 – Gun Cleaning Solvents
We will discuss the importance of using a good gun cleaning solvent to use with your gun cleaning kit. There are literally hundreds of different gun cleaning solvents out there and Frank is somewhat of an expert on all of them. You’ll learn the difference between cleaners, lubricators, and protectors.
Part 4 – How to Use a Bore Snake
A bore snake is a quick way to clean your gun, usually when you’re in the field. Everyone should be familiar with a bore snake but if you’re not then you’ll become a master in a short period of time. The bore snake is one of the most important tools in your gun cleaning kit and once you have the technique down, you’ll be able to whip it out and clean your gun in 2 minutes flat!
You’ll also learn what cleaning solvent to use with your bore snake and how much to use. This can be a bit difficult at first but you’ll get the hang of it in a few minutes.
Part 5 – Full Cleaning Your Guns
In the final part of the workshop, you will be tasked with doing a full clean on each of the firearms that you’re given. All guns are not previously cleaned and some of them are very dirty, so it will be up to you to get them spotless. We will coach you through this and make sure that if you make any mistakes or have any questions, we’ll be right there.
Please be sure to contact us before attending. If you are signed up for the newsletter then you’ve already been notified and several people have already asked some questions, so I thought I would answer them here. The price of the workshop is included in the newsletter and may be more if we decide to upgrade the cleaning kits.
You’ll be exposed to a wide variety of different guns, so this is a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with guns you may have never seen before AND learn from a master gunsmith and gun cleaner.