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I have a new pistol

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I have a 1911 style pistol. How often should I clean it? I keep hearing after every 100 rounds, is this the best method?

Also what oil and lube is reccomended? I am a novice, and do not feel safe doing a detailed strip when the time comes, any suggestions?

Thanks for the help

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if you're as obsessed as most of us are (it's not a BAD thing, is it?) you will clean it everytime you shoot. i love to keep mine lookin' pretty at all times. don't freak out too much if you forget to clean it one night after a couple hundred rounds. also, break your baby in a bit before worrying about failures to feed/extract etc... i use break free clp as a cleaner and follow up with any type of gun oil available. as long as you keep it lubed (but not over-lubed) and clean it should break in just fine. good luck with your pistol and enjoy shootin'.

Nothing like the smell of Breakfree to make my day complete.
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