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REPORTS | TIPS & TECHNIQUES

Rough Cleaning

S

hooting 10,000 rounds through
a .45 automatic (SIG P220) in a
single day was, to say the least, an
educational experience. Although the
gun was cleaned
after each thousand
rounds, we ended up
with a streak of copper virtually plated
to the steel of each
groove in the barrel.
Conventional brushing was only slightly effective, even
with a variety of solvents. I finally got
the gun clean using a product recommended by an old-time gunsmith. It
looks like a pot scrubbing pad from a
clean kitchen. The loops and curls of
the pad are silver in color. A couple
of strips clipped off and wound into
a bristle brush are enough. Using one
of the currently popular pull-through
devices might work, but might also
take a little longer. Properly used, this
product will have your barrel spotlessly
clean more quickly than anything else
I know of. (800) 342-1548;
big45metalcleaner.com

W

hen teaching a new shooter
basic handgun skills, begin
the first dry-fire and live-fire
exercises by sitting them down. Bring
a couple of folding chairs to a range
with tables or benches-one for the
student and one for the teacher. Seat
the student at the bench and take up
a seat to their right rear (for a righthander). There are several advantages
to this routine. For one thing, it is safer
in that the student cannot readily turn
around with a gun in their hand. Also,
you can teach every major element of
pistol marksmanship-grip, breathing,
trigger control, sight alignment, sight
picture and follow through-just as well
seated as you can standing. Only stance
is omitted from that list. The obvious
reason is being seated is more comfortable and less shaky. Hits come quicker
and confidence grows faster. Standing
up to shoot becomes a goal the new
shooter reaches more quickly.

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the camaraderie and the
whole outdoor experience
will also feel right.

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