Handgun Care and Cleaning

Whether you are a first-time gun owner or an avid shooter, a fundamental tip for safe use and prolonging the life of your firearm is gun cleaning and maintenance. Keeping your firearms clean and in proper working condition is essential. Dirt, grime, and gunpowder can build up in your Firearm causing it to operate improperly, unsafely, and ultimately affect marksmanship and reliability.

With all the variations of handguns on the market today, in addition to the endless types of cleaning supplies, trying to figure out your best options can be overwhelming. In addition, the process of tackling the proper disassembly and reassembly of your firearm to working condition can be intimidating.

XCal Handgun Care and Cleaning class is taught by our expert staff in an easy to understand, hands-on approach. Our instructors will walk you through exactly how best to clean your handgun and not spend a fortune. We will also provide you with a cleaning kit that you will learn how to use in the class and take home with you so that you can continue to clean and maintain your firearm.

What you will learn about your handgun:

  • Disassembly to basic large components
  • Some magazine disassembly (depending upon model)
  • How to clean and oil Firearm
  • Reassembly of Firearm
  • Function check of Firearm
  • Discussion of general storage guidelines, maintenance guidelines and cleaning schedule

What to bring to the class:


VA Law Requirements: US Citizen with unexpired Government ID (Real ID or Valid US Passport) or Naturalized citizens with DHS, INS ID or Permanent US Resident with Valid Government Photo ID.

Cost: $75

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