Does anyone here use an ultrasonic cleaner for their firearms, and if so, pros and cons?
We purchased 3 recently to use on our gun collections, we are using one with a cleaner set to 60°f and runs for 5 mins. I then have a second one with just water set to 60° and runs 5 mins (im thinking of increasing the heat on both to 90° and extending the cleaner to 10 mins and reducing the water bath to 3). The last tub is a lubricant/oil that runs at room temp for 5 minutes.
I ran 10 glocks, 2 sig’s, a Browning 30 cal M1914a4 and my Keltek Sub 2k through the cleaners today. After the warm water bath I used an air compressor to blow them dry before the oil bath. After the oil bath I wiped them down and applied CLP with a clean rag. I’m a meticulous cleaner when it comes to my firearms and I have to say, the only time I’ve seen them this clean is when they were new out of the box. Just a little lube on the slides and they were smooth as can be. The Browning had many years of uglyness built up in the housing and now it’s all purdy again.
If anyone else uses an ultrasonic cleaner let me know your secrets.