I'm sure everybody has a favorite, so let us know what you use.
I like Hoppes #9 solvent and Strike-Hold for cleaning and coating(superstuff)
and 1oz of oil will last me forever Glock only takes 4drops. :lol!:
check this stuff out www.strike-hold.com
the BIG SHOT is virgin, haven't needed it yet, but it has alot of stuff in it. got agood deal on it while back and couldn't pass it up.
that "zilla" stuff is something I might try.
red, you wear Hoppes for after-shave huh?
Butches Bore shine or Kroil for cleaning the barrel. Breakfreeclp for quick lubing and preservative. I am trying out a product that I read about on another forum called Fluid Film. It is said that this stuff will absolutely prevent rust. This stuff has been around since the 40s and was used in the marine industry.If that stuff will prevent rust in a marine enviroment it sounds good to me. Spray a little on a rag and wipe the gun down and it will not rust because it leaves a film. It is not harmful to any plastics or polamers. You can even wipe it on a wood stock. It makes a good slick lube. I sprayed some on a tap and that stuff worked better that my tap magic for tapping a hole. .
It is also used as a penetrating lube to free frozen parts.
I love the way Hoppes smells. I buy it by the quart.
Now Breakfree on the other hand........ It doesn't really stink all that bad, but it does have a weird smell.
Hoppes and BF are what I mostly use. Maybe Kroil or Simple Green for one that's really nasty. Simple Green works really well on an old cruddy gun that's never been cleaned thoroughly and properly, like a typical Mosin-Nagant. It'll bring all kinds of green and brown crud out of the bore.
I use Hoppe's and Shooter's Choice Lead Out for my cast bullet cleaning in rifles and pistols which include use of a benchrest quality brush.
For jacketed bullet cleaning it is Butch's Bore Shine and Kroil which I started using on a custom 6mm PPC bench gun and now use on all rifles. This is also used with benchrest quality brushes and one piece, coated rods with bore guides.
Have used Sweet's but found it too aggressive and did not trust it especially if it got mixed with other bore cleaners.
Yeah Sweets is a bit aggressive for me. This is off subject a bit.
I try really hard to swab the bore and chamber dry after all cleaning to get the residue out.
After that, she gets loaded up and one in the pipe....No matter what I do I notice a few weeks later that the one in the pipe...sometimes the top one in the mag is "discolored" due to activity by leftover cleaner...I've found no way to prevent it.
This is also mentioned on another thread on changing out carry ammo.