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When I go to the range, I find myself having so much fun with with the SR22P that I use up a lot of ammo. And the gun gets really dirty.

I clean it every time I shoot it, and cleaning the fixed barrel is a pain in the neck. But I'm kinda worried that pulling the screw out to remove the barrel every time will eventually lead to a loose fitting barrel.

What do you guys do?
 

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I have never taken the barrel out to clean the gun.

Just curious, what about cleaning the barrel do you find to be difficult?
 

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No there is no reason to and why risk having a screw that may begin working loose from vibration. Of course you could use lock-tite after removal but why make extra work for yourself.

If you are using a rod for cleaning the barrel pushing it through from the breach end is tight. The rod is just overkill for such a small bore and barrel length. I recommend using long cotton swabs and a couple of patches instead.
this link is to some available on E Bay but if you google gun cleaning swabs you will find a bunch.
http://compare.ebay.com/like/380519001052?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar
 

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Absolutely not. The barrel is only to be removed if being replaced or repaired.
 

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Thousands of rounds through mine and I have never taken the barrel off. I don't see a need to do that.
 

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I'm having trouble understanding why cleaning the barrel is a "pain in the neck". No different than cleaning the barrel of any gun...and it's only 3.5" long. :confused::confused::confused:
 

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I have always been taught that you must clean a barrel from the breech end, never from the muzzle. Getting a cleaning rod through from the breech end is truly a pain. And trying to see what's just inside the breech to see if its clean is also kinda iffy. I just like to see the inside get nice and shiny. I once had someone tell me that was a requirement. He made it VERY clear.

I bought a bore snake. Hopefully that will be the answer. I never had one before. They're kinda neat.

I really didn't want to take the barrel off of the gun to clean it. I just wondered if I was just being lazy.
 
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