Regular gun maintenance is essential for the proper operation of your firearm. No one wants a mis-feed (or worse) when you need proper function the most. Semi-automatic firearms tend to be more sensitive to a lack of cleaning and maintenance, especially the .22 caliber semi-automatic pistols and rifles.
.22 caliber leaves more residue in a gun than other higher calibers so they require more regular maintenance and attention for proper function. Since .22 ammunition is much less expensive than the others, we also tend to put many rounds more through our .22 caliber semi-automatics than we might with other more expensive cartridges. Again, this means more sticky grit that can foul semi-automatic mechanisms.
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