Cleaning Your Colt 1911 has to be done carefully, the colt 1911 is among one of the most popular weapons in America and is carried by thousands of people that serve in law enforcement every day. If you are one of the many people that enjoy Colt products and want to own your very own colt 1911 it is important that you learn how to clean it. Firing a gun leaves residue and dirt in the barrel of the gun which can build up over time. When you clean this dirt out it is important that you refrain from using a brush through the muzzle end of your colt 1911 so that you don’t run the risk of pushing the dirt further back into the chamber. This can cause problems with the lever actions of your gun and can cause your gun to jam in some cases. This is can be a dangerous in terms of gun safety. When cleaning your firearm you should also always use a clean patch surface. Just like mopping a floor and then rinsing your mop out using a clean patch surface will ensure that you do not leave dirt inside the muzzle of your guns.
In addition to this, when using a brush to clean your colt 1911 it is important that you never let the brush run in the barrel first as this can do much damage to the firearm. The brush can pick up dirt particles as well as moisture that can be deposited in the chamber of the gun. In addition to this you should not pick up the habit of dipping your brush in a solvent when cleaning your gun as this can collect dire and also deposit it in the chamber of the gun and when you do use solvent for cleaning your gun keep in mind that a little bit goes a long way.