Gun Cleaner Test – Otis 012-GP General Purpose Blend

Is Otis 012-GP General Purpose Blend a good gun cleaner? Will it loosen and remove gun powder residue and carbon…easily?

Let’s put it to a test…

Here’s how I test gun cleaners…I simply burn about 50 grains of smokeless powder on a metal surface..not once but twice. This produces a very hard powder residue that is bonded to the metal surface. Let’s take a look at the test….

Gun Cleaner Testing with H4831

Here’s the setup….metal bar and smokeless powder.

Gun Cleaner Testing with H4831

Here’s the first 50 grain charge ready to burn.

Gun Cleaner Testing with H4831

Here’s the burn.

Let’s take a look at the residue.

Gun Cleaner Testing with H4831 Burnt Residue

This is the “baked on” powder residue. It’s very hard and very difficult to remove.

Let’s put Otis 012-GP gun cleaner to the test.

Gun Cleaner Test - Otis 012-OP

First I tried to rub the powder fouling off with just a few dry patches, As you can see it didn’t work too well.

Gun Cleaner Test - Otis 012-OP Results

I applied a liberal amount of Otis 012-GP to the fouling and will let it soak for 10 minutes. The keys are apply a LOT of gun cleaner and then let it SOAK.

Gun Cleaner Test - Otis 012-OP Results

Didn’t I say Liberally? Notice how easily the fouling is wiped off? The Otis 012-GP penetrated the fouling and lifted it off the metal surface. It wipes away easily.

Gun Cleaner Test - Otis 012-OP Results

Here’s the conclusion or answer. Otis 012-GP is an excellent gun cleaner. Otis makes some really good products and 012-GP is no exception. It you want to try it, here is a link to buy it online…Otis 012-GP General Purpose Blend Gun Cleaner at Amazon.com