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Firearms are built to last. However, like most things, they need to be maintained. If you drive your car 20 or 30 miles every day, eventually you’re going to need to wash it, get an oil change and check on its overall performance. At Soteria Training Academy, we approach firearms maintenance in quite the same way. After frequent use (or a long period of storage), firearms need to be cleaned, lubricated and assessed to ensure they are functioning properly. If you want to know why this is something you shouldn’t skip, we’ve got you covered.

Gun Safety is #1

When using a firearm, safety should never, ever be something you take lightly. In fact, it should always be the first thing on your mind. Otherwise, you are putting yourself and those around you at risk.

As time goes by, powder and debris can accumulate in the body of your gun. If you let any dirt stay in the barrel or the action, it can result in misfires, jams and a variety of other unpredictable scenarios. You don’t want to be responsible for someone getting injured, especially when it could have been easily avoided with proper maintenance. It might be easy to skip out on cleaning your house for a week or so, but with a firearm this is not something you want to put off or take a cavalier attitude towards: it could be a choice between life or death.

Looking After Your Investment

When you spend hard-earned money on a firearm, you want it to last as long as possible. If you take care of it well enough, you may even be able to resell it for a fair price. When you don’t practice firearms maintenance, you’re letting an investment you made go to waste. While upkeep can seem irritating or time-consuming, it is well worth it in the long run. You don’t want to have to replace a firearm just because you didn’t perform simple maintenance tasks. In truth, it’s as easy as 1-2-3; don’t throw your money away by not looking after your property.

Your Firearm Should Perform Well

No matter the situation, you want your firearm to operate at the height of its capability. If dirt and bullet fragments accumulate in the barrel of your gun, it can limit the mechanics of the rifling inside. This means less accurate shooting. If other parts of your firearm (like the firing pin, for instance) become soiled or go unlubricated, the gun may not fire at all.

Plus, every firearm is different. Guns with more complicated internal systems will require extra firearms maintenance, otherwise they may not fire when you need them to.  

Sign Up for Our Pistol Maintenance Course Today!

Once as you start shooting, you’ll realize how important it is to take proper care of your firearm. We offer an excellent class focused on firearms maintenance, and our experts will demonstrate you everything you need to know step-by-step.

Our affordable, one-hour Pistol Maintenance course includes:

  • Disassembly
  • Cleaning
  • Lubrication
  • Storage
  • Function Checks

In this class, both experienced and novice shooters will gain plenty of valuable information to refer back to in the years to come. The cost of this course includes a free pistol cleaning kit!

Learn More about Firearms Maintenance with Soteria Training Academy

Soteria Training Academy provides expert pistol training with an emphasis on safety and firearms maintenance. Whether you’re a beginner in the world of firearms, or already have a wealth of experience, we look forward to helping your shooting skill set. Contact us today by visiting our website, or call us at (410) 216-3176 to learn more.