Watch as Ashley shows you how to take apart and clean your AR-15 rifle. I realize that some guys are afflicted with a short attention span, that’s why I put a video in this article with a pretty girl. I’m a firm believer in visual concepts in order to teach someone something. I think that using videos to teach a block of instruction is always the best method (why I’m using Ashley as a teaching tool).
The key to maintaining proper function of your AR-15 rifle, or any weapon, is to keep it clean on a regular basis. Luckily, Ashley is here with the best AR-15 cleaning video you will find. Now, I’m not suggesting that you dress like Ashley when you clean your AR-15, that was merely to get your attention.
But if you’re a person who prefers to READ, I’ve got you covered also courtesy of modernsurvivalonline.com. Just click HERE if you prefer written & photographic instruction on how to strip and clean your AR-15, without the distraction of Ashley being there.
- A gun cleaning solvent of your choice to assist in breaking up the fouling from the rifling in the barrel and the bolt carrier group.
- Some lubricant that may either be an oil, grease, or combination material such as CLP (cleaner, lubricant, and protectant).
- A bore cleaning device such as a bore snake, or a cleaning rod of proper caliber size. When choosing to use a cleaning rod, you will also need the proper attachments and fabric patches for running down the barrel to remove fouling from the rifling.
- Field strip your AR-15 by separating the upper receiver from the lower receiver. You may set the lower receiver aside as it normally does not require cleaning.
- Remove the BCG (bolt carrier group) and charging handle from the upper receiver.
- Spray some bore cleaner down the barrel. This will allow it to soak in while you move onto the next step.
- Field strip the BCG. (In the video, I show a detailed example of how to do this)
- Spray a cleaner of choice onto the field stripped BCG parts and then wipe them clean.
- Run a bore snake, or something similar, down the barrel and chamber to remove any fouling and to clean it.
- Use your lubricant of choice and lubricate the BCG and charging handle.
- Reassemble your upper receiver by installing the BCG and charging handle.
- Reassemble your AR-15 by re-attaching the upper receiver to the lower receiver.
- Function check your now cleaned and lubricated AR-15 for proper function.
There are a variety of ways to do this process, but they all end the same way with a clean and properly lubricated AR-15.
*Bottom text is courtesy of: thearmsguide.com