I’m planning on picking up an AR soon (hoping tomorrow). I’m wondering if I have everything I need. The first thing I’m planning to due is clean, inspect, and learn the rifle. I just watched some videos on cleaning. This one specifically this one. https://youtu.be/xW4DQ5QlwrA
Will Hoppes 9 work well for the AR? This is what I use on my pistols. Would CLP be better for an AR or does it really matter?
He mentions not getting lube in the lower. Can I use hopped 9 bore cleaner in the lower? I’ve heard others use CLP but isn’t that also a cleaner/ lube? I am pretty liberal with hoppes 9 bore cleaner on my pistols and conservative with the lube. I’ve seen multiple sources that say ARs should be run wet and the bolt carrier group should be lined liberally. All that being said, the AR platform is brand new to me. Should I just wipe it clean and move on? He actually seems to be on the side of minimal cleaning for maintenance in this video (other than the bolt carrier group).
Any other comments to help?