You’ve gone and done it – invested in a “top end” firearm from a renown manufacturer. Shooting it feels great. You want to keep it running smooth for years. It all starts with basic maintenance, and that means cleaning.
The first, best source for cleaning instructions is the owner’s manual or other documentation from the manufacturer. “Read the manual” really is the best idea. It may highlight special steps that need to be performed or provide insights how normal wear should appear.
The Sig Sauer Academy produced a nice video on cleaning their “Classic Line” of pistols. We know those as the P22X series such as the P220 (popular in .45 ACP and 10mm) and the ever popular P226. Check out the video, especially if you own a Sig. Maybe you’ll pick up a new bit of knowledge or affirm you are doing everything right.