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how regularly do you guys clean/lube your P226"s? some say clean ~ every selection session, part say clean every couple range sessions. I review through the user manual and also could not discover anything about frequency that cleaning. Anyone know what Sig recommends? I recognize cleaning is additionally based on peoples preferences yet just desire to recognize if there is any type of info from Sig or great principles to follow. Thanks.
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Make the time, clean ~ use. Ns clean the powder residue and run a few patches down the barrel. Ns don"t usage a bore brush or copper solvent however once or twice a year, this is due to the fact that I"m no shooting more than 500 - 1000 rds in between that process. Ensure ideal lubrication and also you"ve excellent your component to keep it to run perfectly.
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I execute barrel, bolt face and also sliderails every time; and also of course, the entirety thing gets wiped down. Leaving crud sit in lube is no my idea of a an excellent time.Carrying in different climates might require cleaning much more often, or require a detail stripping and also cleaning more often.It"s all reasonably unique to each person and gun, yet I"d say the an initial sentence is the minimum.
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after selection time, weapon is cleared, slide comes off, spring barrel removed, cleaned v clp & lubed with grease/oil.

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1) ~ EVERY use.2) If a lug weapon, when a month, fired or not.3) safe queen, once a year, fired or not.The above cleanings consist of a ar strip, cleaning with a solvent (I usage Gunzilla) in these areas:a) complete barrel , inside and also outb) recoil spring and guide rodc) all obtainable surfaces that the slide and also framed) lubrication per SIG"s recommendations4) Every 5,000 rounds, a finish teardown, inspection, clean, lube and also spring update by a SIG factory certified armorer.
So, ns don"t very own a p226, yet this seems more general than just this gun. Am ns the only human being that information strips his weapons every time they"re fired?
Somehow field-stripping and cleanup is a personal thing and varies v shooters. I"ve known SIG owners that clean/field-strip their pistols just a couple times a year. My selection is really active and rents around 50-75 pistolsand only field-strips every gun every 3-4 months... Through no problems!!My perspective is, if I"m spending anywhere from $700-1000+ because that a pistol (and every mys SIGs are in that catagory), I"m gonna take it real great care of themt and keep "em clean!!That usually way at minimum, clean the barrel through a solvent then a patch of lube, cleaning and lubing the rails (slide and frame), and a general/overall solvent/lube wipe-down... And also I carry out this after every range session (which is generally 100+ rnds/pistol)...And then, as Malicious said, after around 5,000-rnds, to mine "smith" because that a detailed and also complete cleaning/breakdown.For me, that"s my regimen for my SIGs, BHPs, 1911s and all!