As we commonly see in firearms training, weapons maintenance is a reoccurring issue, most often due to too little or too much, in respect to both maintenance and application of products like cleaners, lube and/or protectants.

Personally, I pre-treat the applicable parts of my weapons and mags with Militec-1, clean and preserve them with RemOil, and for prepping a carry gun for use, I wipe it down and apply Rem-DriLube.

Whatever you use, make sure you test it is similar conditions to how you intend to use it. I.E. carry it for a while and then take the weapon straight to the range without any “range prep” of the weapon to see how it runs.

*Originally published on and written by Joe LaSorsa