Them shields are a crutch. Shoot it the way it was designed to be shot, and you wont have cap jams.
Your toilet paper will have no effect on chain fires.I shot 12 rounds yesterday and I actually took and smeared some real butter in the bore before shooting. Just on that first shot but I do believe it did make hot soapy water clean up easier.
The butter was all that I had. Lol.
I also do something else that some people might scoff at. And I have been doing it for years with no chain fire.
Between my powder and lead ball I will use one square of the cheap Scott toilet tissue as a wadding. I only shoot 25 to 30 grains so in addition to using it for a wad.... It also takes up some of that dead chamber space.
you will be surprised. It is a testament to Col. Colt;s design that the gun even works,Old thread, but gonna post a mea culpa. Took off grips on my .31 this week to install a new mainspring. Inside the grip was a a lot of black gunk. Pistol is a 2004 so i dont know if this gunk is 20 years old or just 6 months old since I got it. I was surprised. So soon I will be doing a total disassembly to see how much gunk is under the trigger guard.
The trouble with that regimen is your not greasing areas that need more than just oil and your creating a fouling, dirt and dust magnet to the enteral parts if holster carried in dry climates !I have shot about 500 rounds thru my 51 Colt 36 and 31 since i got in March. Haven’t disassembled a screw.
Deep hot boiling bath soapy water for an hour. After a bath, cold rinse followed by hot hair dryer until metal too hot to touch removes all water. Then Hoppes black powder cleaner, then Muzzle Magic including long cotton tips deep inside via hammer and trigger slots. ( why both? Because I find whichever I use first, the other still removes some black the other didn’t). Until Spotless. Then a coating everywhere with BreakFree if not shooting for a week.
As someone said, with modern cleaners there is no need to disassemble.