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taters
02-26-2010, 21:07
just bought a 229. do i need to clean it before i take it to the range for the first time? thanks

preasoner
02-26-2010, 22:01
just bought a 229. do i need to clean it before i take it to the range for the first time? thanks

I'm jealous..... I would clean and lube before and after, but that is me

Wilson 2008
02-26-2010, 22:37
Yep. Clean, lube and inspect it (do a function check, look for obvious problems the factory might have missed and look for blemishes that you'll wonder later "did it come like that or is it broke?").

Then go shoot the heck out of it! Enjoy,

- Wilson

wingsprint
02-27-2010, 05:36
Congratulations on a fine selection, the 229 is outstanding.:smoking:

Yes, you should clean, lube and function check you new baby.

OXCOPS
02-27-2010, 09:39
I don't know if the new ones are, but my last few Sigs were packed with a good amount of grease inside and out. You'll want to get that out and start anew.

Cobra64
02-27-2010, 20:18
just bought a 229. do i need to clean it before i take it to the range for the first time? thanksAbsolutely, especially all the thick gooey grease inside and outside the magazines.

Gunscrubber works well for getting through that crap.


Keep the slide rails greased.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Gun%20Cleaning/P1030156.jpg

(Slide Glide)

wingsprint
02-28-2010, 08:01
Absolutely, especially all the thick gooey grease inside and outside the magazines.

Very good point!

taters
03-06-2010, 20:49
cleaned it and shot it today. nary a hiccup. love this weapon..goes great with my 220 carry...gotta get a 232 for my collection...about 2 months away from getting that...cleaned it with prolix... love that stuff....just take the weapon down, put it in a ziplock bag and soak it for an hour...take the parts out and go over them with a toothbrush,,,light coat of oil and i am good to go

Cobra64
03-07-2010, 17:06
...cleaned it with prolix... love that stuff....just take the weapon down, put it in a ziplock bag and soak it for an hour...take the parts out and go over them with a toothbrush,,,light coat of oil and i am good to go


What parts do you soak? The barrel?

taters
03-07-2010, 17:31
i soak every part in prolix and then i go t work on them with a toothbrush// light coat of oil and i am done. great stuff prolix

Cobra64
03-07-2010, 18:06
i soak every part in prolix and then i go t work on them with a toothbrush// light coat of oil and i am done. great stuff prolix

You may want to rethink your cleaning regimen, especially the slide. :)

taters
03-07-2010, 18:38
check out the website....it's the best cleaning stuff on the market....no petroleum, ptfe,no synthetics, tp://prolixlubricant.com/