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First off, I want to say that I have just bought my 1st Kimber (SS Custom). I only wish I had shot one years ago! I traded in my Glock, much to the surprise of my friends, which I had owned for over 10 years. There is no comparison.


A question about cleaning. After the gun has been taken down, look into the top of the frame. On the right side, there is a rather narrow channel, that a normal width cleaning brush is to wide to fit into easily.

I tried the thin end of a nylon cleaning brush, but it seems to need a bronze brush.

How do you clean this channel? Do they make thinner bronze brushes?

Thanks,

A very happy Kimber owner!!!

Jim
 

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The only "implement" I use beyond a toothbrush are a few pipe cleaners. My Custom is the matte black finish so I avoid using a metal brush on the frame and slide.

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<>> ultrared, sometimes q-tips will get in where brushes may not. i use them quite a bit when cleaning my handguns. raspy

[This message has been edited by raspy (edited 08-05-2001).]
 

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For small areas like that I usually use a cleaning patch wrapped around a wooden popsicle stick. I recently saw a recomendation for using chopsticks as well.

Since they are so cheap and made of wood you can use a knife to cut them to an appropriate size and shape.
 

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I use Hoppes No. 9 to get all the gun powder residue off. I only use a bronze brush on the feed ramp and barrel ends. Most other small crevices can be cleaned with a Q-tip. Make sure you lube the right areas just like in the manual. Enjoy your new Kimber and welcome to the forum!

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