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    Hi. Glad to have found this forum. I bought a VP9 in January and finally took it out to the range a few weeks ago. Love it so far! I was even told I shot better! That was a great compliment for this newbie.

    This is an off-roster gun here in CA so I bought it used; original owner put a few thousand rounds through it. Is there anything I should be paying attention to as I use it? How often do you clean it? I probably put a couple hundred rounds through it and it will probably be a while until I'm able to get to the range again. This is my second gun and I've never cleaned my first (G19).
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    Welcome to the site--- I clean after every session!!!

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    Wow! Is that necessary b/c there may be a malfunction if you don't? Or do you just like to clean it?

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    Cleaning a gun keeps the firearm from
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    Welcome to the fourm.
    I clean mine after each range session & if I don't shoot it for a while, I at least oil it every month or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MotherOfDragons View Post
    Wow! Is that necessary b/c there may be a malfunction if you don't? Or do you just like to clean it?
    Both!!!

    Tony
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    Welcome to the site. I clean after every use. Be kind to your HK and take care of it.
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    I found this video in another post. is this a good tutorial?
    https://youtu.be/yVuk_UT31oI

    Also, I have a bottle of BreakFree CLP-4 that I bought for my Glock. Could I use this on my VP9? I haven't cleaned either gun.

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    If nothing else, at least clean the barrel every time you shoot. On occasions when I take a bunch of guns, like when someone has a bunch of people show up for a shoot, I may not have time to fully clean every one of them. But I do at least field strip them and run some solvent and patches with oil through the bores to keep them from pitting. Then I do a full detail clean later on as I have time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MotherOfDragons View Post
    I found this video in another post. is this a good tutorial?
    https://youtu.be/yVuk_UT31oI

    Also, I have a bottle of BreakFree CLP-4 that I bought for my Glock. Could I use this on my VP9? I haven't cleaned either gun.
    Your BreakFree will work fine for both of your pistols. It's an "all in one" sort of solution (pun not intended!) as it can serve both as cleaner and lubrication. While I clean firearms after every range session, it's not what everyone does. Please, however, clean your pistols periodically so that you won't be like the student whose Glock quit running because they never cleaned it, allowing debris and dirt to build up until it became abrasive and sawed an end of their Glock 17 trigger spring off, disabling the pistol. Granted, that probably took hundreds if not thousands of rounds, but it illustrates why firearms should be cleaned frequently - so that dirt and debris can't become caked inside your firearm and cause increased wear by abrasive action.

    There are a number of inexpensive pistol cleaning kits out there that will make this job a little easier. To clean a barrel quickly, I use the Otis Ripcord, which easily threads through the barrel and cleans with one pull-through.
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