I have a lot of people contact me and ask which is a better gun cleaner, M-Pro 7 or Breakfree CLP?
Based on my experience with cleaning many guns and performing gun cleaner tests in the past 2 or 3 years….M-Pro 7 gun cleaner is much better at cleaning a fouled firearm. M-Pro 7 gun cleaner is water based and really soaks into carbon fouling, making it very easy to remove.
In my gun cleaner tests, I sprayed M-Pro 7 gun cleaner on a pile of carbon/powder fouling and let it soak for 10 minutes. I then took a single patch and wiped the carbon/fouling off. Nothing could be easier.
I did the exact same test with Breakfree CLP and the carbon did not wipe off. It required scrubbing in order to remove the carbon and a lot of scrubbing. Breakfree CLP is an excellent lubricant and protectant but not a very good cleaner.
So which gun product cleans better…Cleaners or CLP’s??
Let’s test them to see which product cleans more effectively.
I use a simple gun cleaner test consisting of a flat steel bar, smokeless powder, cleaning patches and a gun cleaner or CLP. I burn 2 or 3 charges of smokeless powder on the steel bar and then apply a gun cleaner or CLP to the fouling. I let it soak for 10 minutes. After the 10 minute soak, I take several cleaning patches and wipe the area clean or at least attempt to.
First the Gun CLP – Breakfree CLP
Now let’s watch a straight gun cleaner at work – Mil Comm MC25 Gun Cleaner.
So how well does Hoppe’s GunMedic Cleaner and Lube work? The only way to really know the truth is to test it scientifically. If you watch someone clean a gun or barrel with a gun cleaner, can you really determine if the cleaner works well? NOT REALLY.
I do scientific tests when it comes to gun cleaners and gun oils. For gun cleaners, I burn some powder on a piece of metal and then clean it with a gun cleaner. You are able to see how well it works because everything is in the open unlike the bore of a gun barrel. It will either wipe clean easily or it won’t.
Here’s my Hoppe’s GunMedic Cleaner and Lube test video.