Gun cleaners can take a toll on your skin, particularly on your hands, even non-toxic gun cleaners. Gun cleaners can contain toxic chemicals, so protect your skin with some sort of chemical resistant gloves like Nitrile. Non-toxic gun cleaners will remove the oil from your skin and make it dry. So always protect them
I like to wear Nitrile gloves whenever I’m cleaning my firearms. Nitrile gloves protect your skin from chemicals that can harm or dry out your skin. They’re really cheap too.
These fit really good and allow you to handle small delicate parts. Protect your skin…always. There are 100 gloves to a box. They are powder free and latex free. You can buy a box here….SafeTouch Nitrile Gloves at Amazon.com
Here is a really fantastic product from Hoppe’s….Lead B Gone Skin Cleansing Wipes. Every shooter should use these.
If you use soap and water after shooting, reloading or handling lead bullets, you’re only removing about 70% of metal contaminates from your skin. Hoppe’s Lead-B-Gone Skin Cleansing Wipes will remove 99% (after a water rinse) of metal contaminates like lead, arsenic, nickel, cadmium, silver, mercury, zinc, chromium, copper and antimony. These metals are toxic.
*** Never touch your eyes, nose, mouth or food after shooting, reloading or handling ammo.
The first step in cleaning a gun barrel is to apply gun cleaner and let it sit. Well…what’s the best way to do this? Patch? Pour it down the barrel? Spray it on a bore brush?
Actually you can do any of these but to really apply a liberal amount of gun cleaner to every inch of the bore you need to use a Bore Mop.
A bore mop is a thick cotton mop the same diameter as the gun bore. You apply gun cleaner to the mop and then push it back and forth through the bore to really soak it. They work great because they hold A LOT of gun cleaner. They can saturate the bore easily. You can’t really do this with a patch. They also wipe the lose fouling out of the barrel.