I know we all have got a particular brand of cleaning and lubing product we use. What I am wondering is if there any recent independent tests that shed light on which ones might actually do a better job of lubricating and protecting?
WD-40 is the best stuff I've found in my experience. Nothing works better on my firearms. They even say so on the can.
All kidding aside, my favorite has been "Gun Scrubber" and "Mil-Tec". At minimum, I'll have a bottle of "Mil-Tec" on hand to do the cleaning and lubricating. The "Gun Scrubber" just speeds up the process.
if the bore is really dirty I use Hoppe's #9 just to clean the barrel.
I generally clean everything with CLP or sometimes Remoil and I use Tetra Gun Grease on the slides and some of the other moving parts.
I have a whole tool box filled with cleaning supplies and brushes and all. I usually use Teflon coated rods and sometimes the Otis system.
Back when I was not as much into guns I would use whatever was the cheapest and quickest to use--the guns were always clean and always functioned perfectly.
Now that I own more guns and have gotten into all the intricacies of cleaning--my guns are still all clean and always function perfectly. Just takes me more time to clean them now
Wierd huh :biggrin:
I use mineral spirits and Kroil for cleaning. Kroil seems to do a fantastic job of getting the bore clean. I spray the barrel and let it set for a day, then I hit it with patches, followed with the Boresnake.
I lube with the Kano Labs Moly spray, and the slide rails I use Brian Eno's Slide Glide.
I'm a little OCD about my gun, so not everyone will want to do my drill. It sure does work though.
I'm a recent convert to the Break Free products. If it's really dirty ( as in I'm cleaning somebody else's gun) I'll let the barrel soak with their Powder Blast, followed by CLP. If I'm cleaning my own guns after a trip to the range, I'll just let it soak 15-20 mins with the CLP.
As we all can see there are a lot to choose from and most I am sure do a good job.Each product will tell you that theirs is the best. I have wanted to try both Tetra and Shooters Choice products as they seem to be very good also but have not done so as yet. What I would really like to see though is some independent laboratory do a study as to which performs the best.