Most definitely !
Use a cloth patch or bore mop to leave a thin coat of gun oil , it will prevent rust .
You might want to invest in a little pistol cleaning kit, comes with most everything needed and if instructions are no longer included check the net. A good rod is always needed but a bore snake is useful too.
It's never a bad idea to run an oil soaked patch through the barrel after a good cleaning. Just remember to run a patch through it before you take it out to shoot it. Although, if you forget, you probably won't kill the barrel. All the powder residue and other gunk will just be stuck to the oil left in there and make cleaning it even worse. (Don't ask me how I know this...)
When cleaning my pistols I always swab the barrel with a light brush and then a cotton swab with a light coat of Marvel's Mystery Oil or Rem oil. A clean barrel is a must especially if you shoot lead bullets. You don't have to scrub hard in most cases however a light coat of oil will do the trick.
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Tommy from the land of eternal Sonoran desert..........Az. Once in a while we get sun........sometimes too much!!!
Take some coffee beans with you to sniff between each smell test. The coffee beans take away any lingering smells. Most have an addiction to Hoppe's #9. I wonder if Hoppe's was thinking of love potion number 9? LOL
I think when I run out of my Ultima-Lube II oil then I will maybe go with synthetic transmission oil.