Best Gun Cleaner for 2015
The best gun cleaner for removing fouling, dirt, grease, oil, carbon and other contaminates is one that I used for a very long time. I stopped using it because I wanted to try one of the “new” and “improved” gun cleaners/CLP. My MISTAKE!!
I like a gun cleaner that loosens carbon fouling, is not toxic, does not smell like gasoline and applies/wipes off easily. In the past 30 years, I have used many gun cleaners and most work rather well. What determines the best gun cleaner is based on an individual’s preferences. Here is my choice and recommendation as the best gun cleaner for 2015.
M-Pro7 Gun Cleaner
I have used M-Pro7 gun cleaner for about 10 years on all kinds of guns from 1911’s to single shot handguns, hunting rifles to shotguns and assault rifles. I have also tried other gun cleaners like Shooter’s Choice and Hoppes No 9. They clean very well but in my opinion, they are not the best.
M-Pro 7 Gun Cleaner is very easy to apply via the spray nozzle. I love spray applicators like this because you can spray it directly into the chamber and bore or onto patches. You can spray it on the action and let it soak. This is a much easier way to apply gun cleaner than with a open mouth jar/bottle like Hoppes or Shooter’s Choice.
M-Pro7 Gun Cleaner loosens and dissolves carbon fouling, copper fouling and lead too. It also removes grease and oils left behind. It penetrates metal surfaces and lifts fouling off so it can be wiped away. M-Pro7 leaves metal surfaces “squeaky” clean and ready for an oil or lubricant. Continued use of M-Pro7 Gun Cleaner will result in “conditioned” metal surfaces where fouling will adhere less and wipe out easier with less scrubbing or no scrubbing. Each time you use M-Pro7 Gun Cleaner, you will notice that it takes less strokes and less patches to clean. If you are like me and don’t really enjoy spending hours cleaning your gun then M-Pro7 is the one.
To test whether M-Pro7 Gun Cleaner really removed all the fouling, I cleaned a Glock barrel with 2 other solvents after being first cleaned with M-Pro7 Gun Cleaner. I pushed 2 tightly fitting wet patches through the Glock barrel using Hoppes No 9 first and then 2 wet with Ballistol CLP. All the patches came out clean.
I use M-Pro7 Gun Cleaner on my Zastava AK-47 because it makes cleaner faster and easier. I often fire 400-500 rounds at the gun range. M-Pro7 Gun Cleaner makes it fast and easy to make the Zastava “like new” again. I just have to wet patch and let soak then brush 10 times, dry patch and it’s clean.
M-Pro7 Gun Cleaner does not smell and is a clear liquid that is totally non-toxic and biodegradable. You can use it in the house without toxic fumes or nasty smells. It is human safe and environment safe.