Gun Cleaning Solvent Substitute

What is a good gun cleaning solvent substitute?

I get his question quite frequently. There are a few options that work extremely well and are cheap and found anywhere.

Here are my picks based on personal experience.

  1. Simple Green All Purpose Cleaner
  2. Dawn dish soap and water
  3. Warm water

I have tested these 3 extensively and they work!!! The trick is to soak the parts to be cleaned for 10 minutes and then wipe with clean patches. Just remember to thoroughly dry your firearm and then oil it quickly.

Here’s a link for the Simple Green All Purpose Cleaner….Simple Green Cleaner at