The Best Gun Cleaning Solvent
There are a lot of good gun cleaning solvents available today. Most of them will do a good job of cleaning carbon, copper and lead fouling as well as remove oil, lubricants, dirt and grime. But there are some additional qualities or properties that determine which one is the best. Cleaning is just one property to look at.
Premium Gun Cleaning Solvents
Some gun cleaners like M-Pro7 go further than just cleaning, they “season” or “treat” the metal surface. This “seasoning” or “treatment” makes future cleaning much easier and faster. The “treated” metal surfaces seem to repel or resist the bonding of fouling to the metal. After several cleanings with a product like M-Pro7, carbon fouling wipes away easily. You should not need to scrub the bore with a bronze brush over and over. And I have actually cleaned a Glock 21 barrel with only 3 patches…no brushing or scrubbing. I had only shot 50 rounds but it was still dirty with carbon fouling. I ran 1 wet patch though the bore and let it soak for 15 minutes then followed by 2 more wet patches and then a final dry patch.
So M-Pro7 cleans very well plus it repels fouling. It also is odorless, colorless and non-toxic. This is a real bonus when cleaning indoors. I really don’t like strong smelling gun solvents nor dangerous solvents either. I prefer to clean my guns indoors so I use something non-toxic and better yet odorless. M-Pro7 is a real winner in many aspects.
My M-Pro7 Experience
I have used M-Pro7 and M-Pro7 LPX gun oil for many years. It has always performed well on any firearm…AK-47, Thompson Center Encore, Glock 21, Glock 22, Hi Point 4095TS, Cimarron Sharps, Colt Combat Elite, Browning Maxus, Browning Citori, Ruger Super Blackhawk, Smith & Wesson 29, Stag Arms 2T and a Smith & Wesson M&P15.
I have switched on and off over the past 5 years or so because I love trying new products BUT I seem to always go back to M-Pro7. I was hung up on FrogLube for about 1 year until I noticed it turned gummy when stored for several months. Both of my Glocks were “sticky”. I immediately cleaned them with M-Pro7 Gun cleaner. I no longer use Froglube.
I will always try new products because it’s fun and exciting but my staple for gun cleaning is M-Pro7. You just can’t go wrong with it.