Kirill Staff asked 7 days ago
What can I use to clean my AR-15?

5 Answers
Jordan Staff answered 7 days ago

The easiest and most effective way to clean your AR-15 is to regularly disassemble it and clean all the parts individually. This best practice will ensure that your rifle is always clean and functioning properly.

To disassemble your AR-15, start by making sure the rifle is unloaded. Then, remove the bolt carrier group and charging handle.

Next, remove the handguards by loosening the screws that hold them in place. Once the handguards are off, you can remove the upper receiver from the lower receiver by pushing out the takedown pins. With the upper receiver removed, you can access and clean all of the internals, including the barrel. When cleaning your AR-15 parts, always use a quality cleaner and lubricant. Many cleaners on the market are specifically designed for AR-15s, so you can’t go wrong with these products. Be sure to follow the directions on the packaging when cleaning your rifle. Once all of the parts are clean, you can reassemble your AR-15. Start by attaching the upper receiver to the lower receiver, making sure the takedown pins are properly engaged. Then, replace the handguards and tighten the screws.

Finally, insert the bolt carrier group and charging handle. With these simple steps, you can easily clean your AR-15 and keep it in top condition.

Olson Staff answered 7 days ago

Detailed instructions on how to clean an AR-15 can be found in the owner’s manual. Since different manufacturers have different designs, it is important to consult your owner’s manual for specific cleaning instructions. Generally speaking, however, the following steps should be followed when cleaning your AR-15:

  1. Remove the magazine (magazine for you AR-15) and clear the chamber.
  2. Visually inspect the bore for any obstructions. Using a bore brush, Run a soaked patch through the bore several times to remove any grit or debris.
  3. Use a solvent-soaked patch to scrub the inside of the upper receiver assembly, including the bolt carrier group and charging handle assembly. Be sure to get into all the nooks and crannies.
  4. Use a clean, dry patch to remove all the solvent from the upper receiver assembly.
  5. Using a toothbrush or other small brush, scrub the outside of the bolt carrier group with solvent. Be sure to clean the gas key and bolt carrier keyholes.
  6. Use a clean, dry patch to remove all the solvent from the bolt carrier group.
  7. Lubricate the bore, charging handle assembly, and inside of the upper receiver assembly according to your owner’s manual instructions.
  8. Reassemble your AR-15.

Cruz Staff answered 7 days ago

The best way to clean your AR-15 is to disassemble it and then clean each part individually. Start by removing the bolt carrier group and then cleaning the barrel from the inside out. Next, clean the breech area and trigger assembly. Finally, wipe down all of the external parts of the gun.  If you are not comfortable disassembling your AR-15, you can take it to a gunsmith or armorer to have it cleaned for you. However, if you do choose to disassemble it yourself, make sure that you follow all safety precautions and instructions carefully. Improperly reassembling your gun can result in serious injury or even death.

Lewis Staff answered 7 days ago
There are several ways to clean an AR-15. You can disassemble the rifle and clean it piece by piece, or you can use a cleaning rod and solvent to clean the barrel from the breach. Whichever method you choose, be sure to follow these steps:
1. Remove the magazine and clear the chamber. Always make sure your AR-15 is unloaded before cleaning it.
2. Use a bore brush to scrub the inside of the barrel. Be sure to also run a patch through the barrel to remove any debris. To dislodge any tough deposits, soak a patch in solvent and run it through the barrel several times. Finally, run a dry patch through the barrel to remove any residual solvent.
3. Clean the bolt carrier group (BCG) with a brush and solvent. Be sure to clean all the crevices and pay special attention to the gas key, which can become clogged with carbon buildup.
4. Use a toothbrush or other small brush to clean the trigger assembly. Be sure to remove any debris from the trigger mechanism itself.
5. Wipe down the rest of the rifle with a cloth soaked in solvent. This includes the handguards, receiver, and stock.
6. Apply a light coat of oil to all metal parts of the rifle. This will protect against corrosion and help keep your AR-15 functioning properly.
7. Reassemble the rifle and you’re done! Cleaning your AR-15 regularly will help keep it in good condition and ensure it continues to function properly.

Antony Staff answered 7 days ago

Cleaning a AR 15 is a process that should be done regularly to maintain the firearm and keep it in good working condition. Some people may prefer to disassemble the gun completely to clean it, while others may only need to perform basic cleaning.
1) Stripping and Cleaning an AR-15: This is how most people clean their guns. You will need a small set of tools like a punch set and Torx wrenches to do this. Begin by disassembling the gun into its major components, which include the upper and lower receiver, barrel, handguards, gas system, and buttstock. Once the gun is disassembled, you can clean each component individually. Be sure to use a mild cleaning solution on all of the parts, and make sure that they are completely dry before reassembling the gun.
2) Basic Cleaning: This method is suitable for people who don’t want to disassemble their gun every time they need to clean it. Simply remove the magazine and clear the chamber of any rounds. Use a cleaning rod with a patch holder or jag to run patches through the bore of the barrel. You can also use a bore brush to scrub the inside of the barrel if necessary. Be sure to use a mild cleaning solution, and make sure that the barrel is completely dry before reassembling the gun.
3) Ultrasonic Cleaning: This is a more advanced method of cleaning an AR-15, and it requires the use of an ultrasonic cleaner. Simply disassemble the gun and place all of the parts into the cleaner. Run the cleaner according to the manufacturer’s instructions, and then remove the parts and dry them completely. Ultrasonic cleaners are very effective at removing built-up carbon and other debris, so this is a good option for people who shoot their guns often.
4) Airgun Cleaning: This is another advanced method of cleaning an AR-15, and it requires the use of an airgun. Simply disassemble the gun and place all of the parts into the airgun. Run the gun according to the manufacturer’s instructions, and then remove the parts and dry them completely. Airguns are very effective at removing built-up carbon and other debris, so this is a good option for people who shoot their guns often.
5) Borescope Cleaning: This is a more advanced method of cleaning an AR-15, and it requires the use of a borescope. Simply disassemble the gun and insert the borescope into the chamber. Inspect the inside of the barrel for any debris or build-up, and then clean as necessary. Borescopes are very effective at removing built-up carbon and other debris, so this is a good option for people who shoot their guns often.