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Proper lubrication allows your gun to work properly. It allows parts to move freely while resisting deterioration from usage.

What you’ll need: Lubricant (Gun Oil) and Q-tips.

Tips for proper lubrication:

  1. Check your gun’s manual for the correct amount of lubricant required by your firearm. Applying too much can negatively affect performance and might even cause damage to the gun and any ammunition allowed to remain chambered (lubricant will affect the ammunition’s primer, making it prone to misfire or hangfire).
  2. Avoid lubricating parts sensitive to debris since lubricants cause items to stick to the surface. If unsure, check the manual to see which parts need to be lubricated. Different gun types have different lubrication requirements.