M-Pro7 Gun Cleaner is a water-based, non-toxic gun cleaner manufactured by Pantheon Enterprises, Inc. Pantheon Enterprises strives to produce innovative and bio-friendly products that perform extremely well. Hence M-Pro 7 Gun Cleaner.
Some people laugh at a water based gun cleaner but let me tell you, water-based gun cleaners penetrate carbon better than any other chemical compounds.
Here’s a great question: “Can you clean your gun with just soap and water?”
The answer might surprise you.
The short answer is YES.
Soap and water will remove carbon and powder fouling but not so much for copper and lead. Always remember to let the soap and water solution soak for about 5-10 minutes. I have used water and Dawn dish soap successfully. Water is absorbed by powder residue and carbon which loosens it, making it wipe away easily. Just remember to dry all metal parts thoroughly and then oil. This is how you have to clean guns that have fired corrosive ammo in them or black powder.
This is why some of the water based gun cleaners work so well like Slip2000 725 Gun Cleaner and Mil Comm MC25. I think M-Pro7 Gun Cleaner is also water based.
Hoppe’s Black High Performance Gun Cleaner is a brand new product for 2017. It was formulated for high round firearms like the AK’s, AR’s and other semi auto rifles and handguns.
This high performance gun cleaner removes heavy carbon and powder fouling from bores and actions easily. It’s safe for all barrels and actions. It works best when you soak the bore using wet patches or a boresnake and then let it sit for 10 minutes. Then patch until clean.
I just ordered the Hoppe’s Black Gun Oil and Gun Cleaner to test. I’ll post the test results as soon as they’re complete. I tested other Hoppe’s gun cleaners like Elite and No. 9 synthetic blend bore cleaner with excellent results. I would think this gun cleaner would do no worse. You can buy some here….Hoppe’s Black High Performance gun maintenance products at Amazon.com
I have bought and used a lot of gun cleaning solvents in the past 30 years…everything from Hoppe’s No 9 solvent to the new tech cleaners like Mil-Comm MC25 and Hoppe’s Elite Gun Cleaner. I’ve bought some for $50 and as little as $5.
With such a competitive market, the prices have come down with several options being available for about the same price. There are 4 really good choices in the $17-$20 range for a 8 oz bottle and these are all non-toxic and environmentally safe. Here’s the run down and my cheap gun cleaning recommendations:
So what’s the best weapon cleaning solvent in 2017?
I have a new favorite and it’s Mil-Comm MC25 Premium Weapon Cleaner.
I wrote a review on Mil-Comm MC25 Premium Weapon Cleaner and performed several cleaning tests (Mil-Comm MC25 Test) and it’s spectacular. Here’s why I chose Mil-Comm MC25 as the best weapon cleaning solvent for 2017.
It’s non-toxic and totally safe for humans, pets and the environment
It doesn’t smell
It soaks into and under powder fouling making it easy to wipe clean
Spray bottle makes applying solvent easy and doesn’t waste any product.
Removes powder residue
Removes other oils and preservatives and leaves surface squeaky clean
Made is U.S.A.
Here’s how easy Mil-Comm MC25 Premium Weapon Cleaner is to use. Spray a liberal amount on gun action and barrel/bore. Let soak for 10 minutes. Now brush and patch with wet patches. Done. Want to try some Mil-Comm MC25?…here is a link…Mil-Comm MC25 Premium Weapon Cleaner at Amazon.com
Looking for a non-toxic gun cleaner that doesn’t smell up the house?
Try Rand Bore & Bolt Carbon Cutting Gun Solvent….
Rand Bore & Bolt Carbon Cutting Gun Solvent is non-toxic, virtually odorless and safe on all metals, polymers and wood. I really like the non-toxic gun cleaners. I remember many years ago when I cleaned my guns, the house would smell for hours. It was a nasty strong chemical smell. I had to open up the windows to air out the house. I’m so glad I don’t have to do that anymore!
Here is just one more “non-toxic” gun cleaner that will make gun cleaning safe and easy. Just spray Rand Carbon Cutting Solvent on your gun and down the bore then let it soak for 10-15 minutes. Then wipe and patch. Want to try Rand Bore & Bolt Carbon Cutting Solvent? …here is a link…Rand Bore & Bolt Carbon Cutting Gun Solvent at Amazon.com
Wilson Combat is one of the best 1911 manufacturers today. They make a super accurate and 100% reliable 1911 handgun, probably one of the best. So when I saw they offer a bore cleaner, I took notice.
Wilson Combat Utlima-Lube II Universal Bore Cleaner is a water based, non-toxic cleaner that loosens and removes all types of fouling including carbon, copper, lead and powder. Since it is water based, it is non-flammable and does not contain ammonia. It’s also made to meet military strict specifications.
I really like using cleaners and lubricants that are non-toxic. So the Wilson Combat bore cleaner is something I’m going to try on my Glocks. Since I like cleaning my guns indoors, I prefer to not use anything strong smelling and/or toxic. Wilson Combat has a superb reputation in the 1911 world and so this product should be a good one.
I had a sample of Mil-Comm MC25 in my gun cleaning cabinet and decided to try it. I had been using M-Pro7 Gun Cleaner to clean my gun oil wear test equipment. I decided to give MC25 a try. The gun oil wear tests require a good cleaner in order to remove all traces of oil and metal debris.
Let’s take a look at how it performed.
Here is one of the pieces of 6061-T6 aluminum alloy that I use in the gun oil wear tests. Here it is after one of the tests. You can see the left over lubricant mixed with metal debris. It’s not hard to clean but it is important that all of the oil is removed.
Here is the same piece of 6061 aluminum after cleaning with 2 patches. It’s squeaky clean. Mil-Comm MC25 is a great cleaner and does not smell and it’s non-toxic.I think it works as well as M-Pro7 Gun Cleaner. You can try it out here….Mil-Comm MC25 Weapon Cleaner at Amazon.com
Otis Firearm Surface Prep is a bio-based aerosol cleaner that makes field cleaning faster and easier. Surface Prep will blast away carbon, debris, grease and oil in seconds. No need to scrub with a rag, brush or patches. This product is great for clearing actions in the field when you may not want to disassemble your gun. Just blast and wipe….it’s that easy!