Years ago, corrosive ammunition required that firearms be cleaned immediately. Modern ammunition gives a shooter a bit more latitude. I sometimes use a bore snake for a quick clean up. I'll remove the magazine and run it up through the magwell and into the barrel, exiting the muzzle. This helps give the feed ramp a quick clean as well. Most of the time though, I will field strip the gun and use a bronze brush followed by a brass jag to push Break free impregnated cotton patches through the bore. I might use a stiff stainless steel chamber brush if the barrel is really dirty. Once done, I relubricate and reassemble the gun. Finally, I wipe down the outside with an oil soaked chamois.
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