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Hello everyone,
I am a new gun owner - just got my XD40...I have 1 question right now. When cleaning my gun the directions say to run the brush through the barrel 1 way.. My brush has a t handel - so do i disconect the brush from the handel everytime I run the brush through or is it safe to push the brush through then pull it back out?
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Bill
 

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The part that does the work is the part with the patch or brush. Many pass the patch through in one direction and then remove the patch so that it doesn't redeposit the junk you are trying to take out.
For me, I just run the same patch soaked in solvent several times (back and forth). Let the chemical process work for a while and go again with another wet patch. Then a few dry patches and I am done. Always clean from the chamber and try no to scrape anything with the rod.
No need to remove your T handle, it is to help you hold the cleaning rod. The whole rod doesn't have to pass through the barrel.

Good luck, shoot safe. 8)
 

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yes, you can brush either way. What you don't want to do is brush halfway, then go in a different direction. The Brush can bind in the barrel and be a bitch to remove.
 

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what they are talking about by 'one way' is what tuffpaws is talking about. just push the brush all the way thru the barrel til the bristles are completely out of the barrel before pulling it back out thru the barrel. just don't change direction of push/pull while any bristles are in the barrel tube. :wink:
 

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dont worry about your "stupid" question
i have found that there is no such thing.....especially in the world of firearms
better safe than sorry bro...no matter what it is
welcome to the forum
 

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From now on there will be no more new stupid newbies...We have one or our own now (not you Bill)! :roll:

Welcome to the board.
 
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