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Howdy,
I recently got my Texas CHL, and purchased my first gun, the P30.
I spent months researching, reading, going to gun shows, and renting countless pistols before I finally settled on this one, and I couldn't be happier.
I was saying it was perfect before I even knew that was HK's slogan - think that says it all.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/54086213/myP30.jpg

My question is how do you clean this thing? If you guys have any good links, tips, techniques, place to buy cleaning supplies/kits, anything, please let me know.

Thank you, I appreciate it!
 

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Glock is 'perfect'. With HK there's 'no compromise'. :wink:

YouTube can provide you with days of viewing on how to clean a gun and the supply's you will need and where to get them, and some I think have even been done by forum members in the past with hk's.

Also, READ YOUR MANUAL! I believe you will find it very helpful.
 

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Congratulations on purchasing one of the very finest production handguns in the world. :)

As mag said, everything you need to know is in you manual. Good luck.
 

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Welcome, I'm kinda new to the HKs myself but a long time shooter/cleaner...lol...
This might get you lookin in the right place although a HK USP most are close to the same...Heckler & Koch (hk) USP45 Field Stripping - YouTube
Have a good one...XPman...
 

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Congrats, you won't be disappointed. Picked one up myself and it is an awesome pistol!
 

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Excellent choice of handgun, I always like seeing a new shooter that really did their research and tried out a wide variety of guns rather than just buying what's popular or cool-looking or whatever the salesman recommends. You're off to a good start, and welcome to the forum!

There are lots of good places online for buying cleaning supplies and other accessories, MidwayUSA is a good place to start. Everyone will have different preferences on methods, products, and frequency, and although I suppose there are a few wrong ways (use common sense), there isn't really just one "right way". I used to clean my guns immediately after every trip to the range...that got to be tiresome, now I've settled down a bit, I wipe them down with a silicone cloth after shooting/handling but usually only really clean them every thousand rounds or so. If I'm giving something a thorough cleaning, I like to use Hoppe's Elite Gun Cleaner followed up by Hoppe's Elite Gun Oil, but for most general cleaning/lubrication I just use Breakfree CLP. Lots of other good products out there too. I use a brass brush and jag on a cleaning rod to clean the barrel, though some prefer bore snakes. As has been mentioned, the manual provides good info on the details of what to clean and lube.
 

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I suggest you to go to amazon.com and buy some serious literature realted to handguns, cleaning and maintenance. This will save time and money. Gunshows, gun stores and forums might not be the right place to collect info. You never know who wull come across with what kind of advice.
 

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mag - thank you for the correction, lol.

Thank you all for all the advice - just got done reading through my manual, watching a few youtube videos, and ordering some stuff from MidwayUSA.

Thanks again!
 

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I have cleaned all my firearms for 25 + years in hot water and hand dish detergent, then blow the parts dry with compressed air and lube them. I do use solvents afterwards in the bore and chamber
 
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