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Proper Cleaning

This is a discussion on Proper Cleaning within the XD Gunsmithing and Maintenance forums, part of the XD Talk category; I called Springfield Armory and asked them what they use and they told me! - Shooters Choice (Bore Cleaner) - DSX Oil (Summer) , Fire ...


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Old 12-04-2009, 03:14 PM   #11
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I called Springfield Armory and asked them what they use and they told me!

- Shooters Choice (Bore Cleaner)

- DSX Oil (Summer) , Fire Power Oil (Winter)

- Also suggested the OTIS Pro Pistol Cleaning Kit. Which they currently have a sale on.

Your guys thoughts?

*Also stated the provided brush is for the barrel.
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:32 PM   #12
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Thanks 9mm for beating me to the punch and reinforcing the fact that the brush included with every XD and XDM is in fact a BORE BRUSH. It is larger than the bore so it will clean it. Mag well brushes are typically tear drop shaped so they will fill the entire mag well and/or inside a mag with the follower and spring removed.
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:38 PM   #13
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Thanks 9mm for beating me to the punch and reinforcing the fact that the brush included with every XD and XDM is in fact a BORE BRUSH. It is larger than the bore so it will clean it. Mag well brushes are typically tear drop shaped so they will fill the entire mag well and/or inside a mag with the follower and spring removed.
HAHA, no problem. Just trying to get the right info so I don't go and spend a crap load of more money then I need to. Plus get the right info to have the right info. It helps everyone.
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:45 PM   #14
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Also remember that your cleaning habits aren't NEAR as important as you imagine when you first get your xd... she can go THOUSANDS of rounds without a cleaning and run perfectly fine just kee a little oil on her and have fun I'm at 25,000 rounds with ZERO failures of any kind, I shoot competitively in USPSA and on a sand range at that... I give it a light cleaning about every 4 or 5 matches... or 3 months maybe... Just use some common sense and you'll be fine... You don't have to obsess over it, but some people enjoy that
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:49 PM   #15
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Yeah I mean I am not going to be putting you know 5k rounds through it per year. I doubt I'll even hit 2k rounds a year. Maybe the first year.

I wont baby it with cleaning... But I think you know after shooting it for a couple months clean it shoot a couple more months clean it...

Clean it maybe like 4-5 times a year. Sound good, fair, decent? Too much?
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Sounds like a perfectly sane average ... you should check out United States Practical Shooting Association and use the clubfinder on the right side of the screen to find a local club and attend a match, and learn, and have fun... youll be putting alot more than 2k a year through her
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Sounds like a perfectly sane average ... you should check out United States Practical Shooting Association and use the clubfinder on the right side of the screen to find a local club and attend a match, and learn, and have fun... youll be putting alot more than 2k a year through her
Not good enough yet to join a club to make the dues, fees worth it. I want to practice at the local state game lands gun ranges and get better then join a club of some kind and see where it goes.
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thats exactly the wrong thing to think... you should join to get better, you would not be "competing" with people until youre ready to... the people there will teach you and show you everything you need to know to get better, then when you feel your ready to be competitive itll just naturally start happening in the matches... uspsa is VERY newbie friendly
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plus at most clubs your first match is free ( our club is only $30 a year) with a $10 match fee...
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thats exactly the wrong thing to think... you should join to get better, you would not be "competing" with people until youre ready to... the people there will teach you and show you everything you need to know to get better, then when you feel your ready to be competitive itll just naturally start happening in the matches... uspsa is VERY newbie friendly
Maybe I will look into it... Right now my schedule doesn't much allow for anything fun. With working Monday-Friday 1am-9:30am. I am pretty much pooped right as the weekend roles around then it's back to work. Not to mention the crap pay.
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