Printer Friendly

You heard it here! once is enough!

Don't let anybody convince you that you have to clean a rifle, machine gun, or pistol three times before it's clean enough for inspection. It just isn't so.

Once is enough, if you do it right. And right means cleaning by the book, the weapon's -10 TM.

All operator TMs for small arms say to clean weapons after so many rounds or after so much time. If you then clean and lube them like the TM says, the weapons are clean enough for firing, for storage, and for inspection.

If the weapon is going to the arms room for storage, it doesn't need cleaning again for 90 days, unless it shows signs of corrosion.

Save the white glove test for barracks inspections. Any weapon that has been properly cleaned and lubed will have a film of CLP (or LSAT for the MK19). So spots on a white glove are a good thing-they mean a weapon has been lubed to prevent corrosion. A spotless glove means no protection.
COPYRIGHT 2006 PS Magazine
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2006, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Small Arms ...
Publication:PS, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Aug 1, 2006
Words:167
Previous Article:Use correct Javelin shipping container.
Next Article:Shipshape shipping.
Topics:


Related Articles
Development and security (Project Ploughshares organizes discussions on demilitarization).
Hearing aid battery/charger system. (Production Marketplace).
Readers forum.
Giving a technical briefing.
The executive branch.
Don't waste the privilege.
UN gun grab goes bust: despite abundant anti-gun sentiment at the UN's recent Small Arms conference, anti-gunners ran into a serious--if...
Questions on small arms repair.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters