M-Pro 7 vs Breakfree CLP – Cleaning

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.

Gun Cleaner vs Gun CLP – Cleaning Test

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.