Gun Cleaner Test – FireClean CLP/Gun Oil

Is FireClean CLP a good cleaner for firearms?

Let’s test it and see how well it does cleaning burnt on powder residue.

Gun Cleaner Test - FireClean CLP

Here’s my gun cleaner test setup…metal surface, smokeless powder and gun cleaner. Let’s get started…

Gun Cleaner Test - FireClean CLP

First I applied some FireClean CLP to the surface of the metal bar as you would with a firearm. I spread it evenly with several patches and then wiped off the excess. Then I’ll add some H4831 gun powder and ignite it…not once but twice.

Gun Cleaner Test - FireClean CLP

Here’s the first charge of smokeless powder…about 50 grains.

Gun Cleaner Test - FireClean CLP

H4831 is pretty safe to burn since it’s a slow burner. It does have a lot of energy though.

Gun Cleaner Test - FireClean CLP

Gun Cleaner Test - FireClean CLP

Here’s the burnt-on powder residue from the first burn.

Gun Cleaner Test - FireClean CLP

Here’s the residue after the 2nd burn. I added a liberal amount of Fireclean CLP on top of the fouling and will let it soak for 10 minutes. Then I’ll try to wipe it clean.

Gun Cleaner Test - FireClean CLP Results

The powder residue did not wipe clean easily. You can see what did not come off.

Gun Cleaner Test - FireClean CLP Results

Conclusion: FireClean CLP is a good lubricant and protectant but cleaning powder residue easily is not where it shines. But it is better than no cleaner if you are out in the field. FireClean CLP is a non-toxic, environmentally safe CLP that doesn’t smell up the house and is safe to touch. If you are interested in trying some on your guns, here is a link…FireClean CLP/Gun Oil at Amazon.com