LTT Quick Guides: How Do I Maintain my LTT firearm?

Posted by Langdon Tactical on Jan 2nd 2024

Maintaining your LTT firearm is essential for ensuring its reliable performance and longevity. Here are general guidelines and things to look for while cleaning and maintaining your firearm:

Regular Cleaning and Inspection:

  1. Safety First:
    • Ensure the firearm is unloaded before starting any maintenance.
  2. Field Stripping:
    • Follow the Beretta instructions on how to field strip the firearm. This allows you to access internal components for cleaning.
  3. Cleaning Supplies:
    • Use a good quality firearm cleaning kit with solvent, lubricant, cleaning brushes, patches, and a cleaning rod.
  4. Cleaning Process:
    • Clean the barrel using a bore brush or bore snake and patches soaked in solvent.
    • Wipe down other internal and external parts, including the slide, frame, and magazine well.
    • Pay attention to areas prone to carbon buildup, such as the chamber, breech face, and extractor.
  5. Lubrication:
    • Apply a light coat of quality firearm lubricant to key areas like the slide rails and contact points.
    • Be mindful not to over-lubricate, as excess oil can attract debris.
  6. Inspecting Parts:
    • Check critical components for wear, cracks, or damage, especially the recoil spring, firing pin, extractor, and slide stop. Ernest's recommends recoil springs to be replaced every 5,000 rounds and the locking block every 15-20 thousand rounds.

Periodic Maintenance:

  1. Function Testing:
    • After cleaning and reassembly, perform a function test to ensure all parts are working correctly.
  2. Sight Inspection:
    • If you have an RDO gun and have an optic installed, inspect it for proper alignment and functionality. Check out our FAQ page for videos on how to install and zero your red dot. 
  3. Check Screws:
    • Periodically check and tighten screws on your firearm to prevent any loosening during use. Please refer to our FAQ page for torque specs. 

We hope some of this information was helpful. A good note to add is to also get out and train with your LTT firearm. This will give you immediate feedback if something is wrong with your gun that standard function testing won't be able to tell you without live fire. For more information on maintaining your LTT firearm, head over to our FAQ page for more information.