Hello Everybody, Just reading a couple of posts on various forums and i have noticed that after 5 or so years after the issue of the A2, there is still a big debate on cleaning regimes for the weapon. As a SAA instructor in a TA Inf coy, i have really noticed that people still stick to there own "tried and tested" methods of weapon cleaning. There has been an emphasis of NOT overcleaning the weapon, yet prior to a PRI inspection, you watch how many soldiers are made to clean weapons and bring them upto a "showroom shine" condition. In the pam, it mentions that in barrack/peace time environments, the weapon is to be brought back to its best possible condition - yet does anyone really have an idea what the acceptable level of cleanliness actually is??? I have been thinking about maybe writing to the top brass at the SASC and proposing they make a video (after all, the army have videos for every other trivial thing) on cleaning and maintenance of the weapon. This way, troops can see exactly the correct way to clean and maintain the weapon. The video can illustrate things like correct cleaning of the gas parts and that they donât have to be scotch brited to death or maintaining the weapon on operations in hot sandy conditions or being shown what exactly is the acceptable level of cleanliness in barracks/ranges, harbour areas and most important of all, on operations. Maybe this will eradicate peoples mind sets and fads on cleaning as the instruction is coming straight from the top, without unit instructors and the old and the bold diluting/adding fads. Hopefully, the army will begin to sing off the same song sheet in regards to weapon cleaning and maintenance? The cost of producing the DVD wonât be that much and it cost next to nothing to make copies and if it encourages correct cleaning/maintenance practices, must be well worth the investment. Any thoughts on this people?