It's something a lot of us kind of take for granted after you've been shooting guns for along time, cleaning that pistol. Some of us do it too often, some not often enough. Since a lot of us will spend time this holiday weekend at the range sending bullets downrange, let's make sure we're safe and operating a properly functioning weapon, that means a clean weapon . Whether you compete with a handgun, carry one on the job everyday, carry for self defense or just pull it out of the closet or safe to go to the range with it every now and then, you have to know how to properly take care of your handgun. That means cleaning it the right way.