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I went to the range today to put some rounds though my new SR1911 CMD lightweight. Had a great time, had 4 FTE's in the first 100 rounds but smooth sailing after that. I shot a total of 260 rds today. The first 160 was factory RN ammo, but I had mistakingly brought 100 rounds of remington HP ammo. I thought I'm here and gonna shoot it. My last FtE was at about rd 70. All the HP ran great. Couldn't be happier until I got home. What a mess. I have owned an cleaned multiple 1911s but I have never had one so hard to get clean specifically the breech face, and area around the extractor. Does anyone any advice for getting this clean easier?
 

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Hoppes #9 and an old toothbrush.
But yeah, remove the extractor too.
 

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If you shot it without cleaning it and oiling it....no wonder you had a few malfunctions
 

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Check out Fireclean.
I learned about it about 1.5 yrs ago and even with the rave reviews I thought I was buying 'snake oil'. It turned out the reviews were right on. If you try it - follow the directions.

I also recommend using clean ammo, like Soeer Lawman. It's better for your guns and certainly for your lungs.
 

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I did clean and lube it correctly before I took it to the range. I didn't have what I would consider problems. My main question was that there was no problem cleaning it the first time before it was shot, but I had a lot of build up on the breech face after shooting. Just kinda giving a report of my trip and asking for suggestions for the excess build up from the day at the range.
 

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It is impossible not to get staining and residue buildup on the breech face if you shoot at all. Both old and newer products are suggested above, they all work with a little elbow grease. I don't worry about sparkle and shine, just clean.
 

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All great suggestions, and they all will work. My preference is a combo - Hoppes, toothbrush, and remove/clean the extractor.
 
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