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CO2 Gun Care Guide | CO2 Air Pistols & Rifles

CO2 Gun Care Guide

Maintaining your CO2 air gun doesn't have to be complicated. You can keep your gun in top shape and ensure its longevity by following a few simple steps.

  1. Use Crosman Pellgun Oil before inserting your CO2 cartridges. Apply a drop or two of Pellgun Oil to the tip at least every other time to keep the seals in good condition.
  2. Avoid leaving CO2 in your airgun for more than 24-48 hours. Extended exposure can harm the seals and cause future issues. If you want more information on this topic, check out the Pyramyd AIR blog titled "Can you leave a CO2 airgun charged?."
  3. CO2 guns work best when the ambient temperature is between 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. If it gets too cold, below 50 degrees, your gun may experience reduced power. Keep your guns in the shade on hot days to prevent valve failure.
  4. Never store CO2 cartridges or airguns in a car, or anywhere they can overheat. Overheated cartridges can rupture and cause serious injury.
  5. When removing a CO2 cartridge, exercise caution. Most manufacturers recommend removing the cartridge after each shooting session. However, don't simply pull out a full cartridge. The gas inside is extremely cold and can freeze on your hands. To avoid this, repeatedly pull the trigger to exhaust any remaining CO2 before removing the cartridge.
  6. If you want to disassemble your CO2 gun, be sure to read the manual first. Not all CO2 guns are made to be disassembled, and doing so may void the warranty.

Follow these guidelines to ensure your gun's longevity and optimal performance. Stay safe, and enjoy your shooting experience!

How to Clean Your CO2 Gun

  • Make sure it's unloaded and the CO2 is removed.
  • Check the manual to see which parts are removable, then remove them.
  • Use a soft brush or cloth to remove any dirt or debris from the various parts.
  • Use a cleaning rod and patch to clean the barrel. Moisten the patch with a few drops of cleaning solvent before inserting it into the barrel.
  • Wipe down the exterior.
  • Oil any moving parts.
  • Put it all back together.
  • Test to make sure everything is working properly.

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