*UPDATED* I know there has been some discussion about gun cleaning previously on this forum. I did a search and read a couple of threads, but they mostly discussed Break-Free CLP. My collection mostly contains Hoppe's products I can find at Academy Sports or Wal-Mart, although I occasionally experiment with products others have recommended. I have quite a collection of the following; - No. 9 Solvent - Lubricating Oil with Weatherguard - Foaming Bore Cleaner - MOLY Oil - BoreSnakes for each Caliber I clean after nearly every range session. The only time I don't clean immediately afterward is if I know I will be going to the range again within a few days (one week max). My cleaning routine has basically been as follows; - Field strip & wipe all parts down with a clean cloth. I usually use plain old white undershirts or, more recently, a box of plain white cotton rags from Lowe's (like painters use). - Use a can of compressed air to "blow out" any dust and/or debris from all parts. - Dip a brass/nylon brush in No. 9 and scrub the inside of the barrel thoroughly. - Use No. 9 soaked patches to further scrub the barrel, followed by dry patches until they come out clean. - Run a BoreSnake through the barrel a few times, this time applying a couple of drops of MOLY Oil. - Use an old toothbrush dipped in No. 9 to clean anything I can get to. - Use No. 9 soaked patches to wipe down all metal parts (including magazines). On the Glocks I usually wipe down the area near the end of the barrel where the crud builds up too. [I am thinking of switching to small sponges for this step.] - Wipe off excess solvent with a clean cloth. - Apply a very small amount of MOLY Oil where the slide moves along the frame & on any other moving parts. - Reassemble and work the slide several times, including dry firing, to further distribute the lube. - Wipe off excess lube with a clean cloth. I just purchased the Foaming Bore Cleaner and have not used it yet. I probably have 3 bottles of the Lubricating Oil with Weatherguard but haven't used it yet either. I will likely only use the Foaming Bore Cleaner occasionally, after a long range session or maybe for once per year deep cleaning. I think I might start applying Lubricating Oil with Weatherguard after wiping down all surfaces with the No. 9 Solvent. Now, here are my questions. 1. Does this sound like an adequate cleaning? I am not really comfortable disassembling my pistols any further at this time. 2. Should MOLY Oil or Lube be applied anywhere else? 3. Are there any of these products I should eliminate from the process? Are there any products I should add to the process? 4. I hear people saying they use Break-Free CLP for everything. I have also heard people say they use No. 9 for everything. What gives? Am I better of with different products for different uses or just using one product for everything? Which to choose? FYI Hoppe's has a basic Guide to Gun Care.pdf available for viewing and/or downloading on their website. It has some good information, but is really just a marketing tool.