Beginner’s Guide to Cleaning the AR15
One of the hardest things for the new gun owner is finding a beginner’s guide to cleaning their AR, as well as, easy to understand information for their new AR15. There is plenty of information, but typically what you find is for the advance user or a gunsmith showing you how to repair or breakdown a firearm in a painful and very long video. Due to customer requests, Tar Rivers Arms decided to create this easy to understand video that shows you step by step how to break down your AR, clean your AR15, and re-assemble your AR after your done in a short and easy to understand format.
This video is not meant for advanced or experienced AR owners. If this is you, this guide will probably bore you death. We appreciate you watching and please feel free to comment, ask questions, or ask for other content by posting on the blog post below or by sending us an email to [email protected]
What do you need to get before watching this video? The first thing you will need is a clean rag of some kind that is lint-free. I prefer to use old t-shirts but any rag that is lint-free will work. A punch, pen, or wood dowel that can be used to push out the pivot pin and takedown pin. If you don’t know what that is, no worries that information is in the video, and you can pause the video once you get there. Next, grab some latex gloves (optional), gun oil, your cleaning rods, and nylon (toothbrush) and/or brass brushes and click start on the video.
Once your AR is reassembled, perform a function check and if everything is functioning then head to the range and start having some fun with your new firearm. I encourage you to look at multiple sources. When in doubt, follow the instructions on whatever cleaning product you are using. Congrats, you did it!
Looking for more details about cleaning our AR15? Check out this post at Learning with the TRA Team: https://www.tarriverarms.com/blog-post/cleaning-my-ar15/
To watch this video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Y_kj8sg8hHs