How to Use a Muzzle Guard While Cleaning Your Gun


A well-made gun is more than a weapon, it's a work of art. If you own fine weapons, you'll want to protect your investment. Cleaning your gun regularly is the best way to ensure that it stays in peak operating condition. One of the handiest little extras to use when cleaning your gun is a muzzle guard. This simple brass device prevents scratches and nicks that can disfigure your weapon and reduce its accuracy.

Things You'll Need

  • Gun
  • Muzzle guard
  • Gun cleaning supplies
  • Unload your gun, double checking that no rounds are left in the weapon. When cleaning or handling firearms, never assume a weapon is unloaded.

  • Insert the muzzle guard into the muzzle of the gun, putting the conical section of the guard into the muzzle. Position the guard so it is evenly seated in the barrel. The fit should be snug but not tight.

  • Insert your cleaning rod into the muzzle guard from the open end and use the rod as you normally would when cleaning the gun. With the muzzle guard in place, the rod will be kept out of contact with the crown (outer edge) of the muzzle, preventing nicks and scratches that can affect accuracy and lessen the weapon's cosmetic appeal.

  • When cleaning is done, remove the muzzle guard and store it with your other gun cleaning supplies.

Tips & Warnings

  • To keep your gun in top operating condition, clean it after every use.
  • Always unload your guns when not in use.

Related Searches


  • The Gun Owner's Handbook: A Complete Guide to Maintaining and Repairing Your Firearms--in the Field or at Your Workbench; Larry Lyons; 2006
  • Gun Cleaning 101
Promoted By Zergnet



You May Also Like

  • What Does the National Guard Do?

    The National Guard was established in 1636 and is the oldest division of the United State's Armed Forces. There are two sectors...

  • How to Use a 9mm Semi-Automatic Handgun

    The Second Amendment guarantees United State's citizens the right to bear arms and many people choose to do so. Generally, people choose...

  • How to Use Gun Cleaning Jags

    Brass jags are sized to fit each caliber of a firearm. The jag is shaped like a plunger with a pointed tip...

  • How to Crochet Dog Muzzles

    Dog muzzles are terrific if used properly, taking your dog to the vet or groomer to have his/her nails trimmed or to...

  • How to Use Grazing Muzzles

    A properly fitted grazing muzzle allows the horse free-range grazing while preventing overfeeding. The hole in the bottom of a grazing muzzle...

Related Searches

Check It Out

10 Delicious Game Day Eats That Rival the Game

Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!