Gun Cleaning Solvent – Test Videos

A gun cleaning solvent should loosen and/or dissolve carbon and/or metal fouling in the bore so that a patch can wipe it clean without scrubbing or brushing. There are many solvents on the market and again I have to say, some are good and some are not.

Here are the Best Gun Cleaning Solvents

  • M-Pro 7 Gun Cleaner
  • Slip2000 725 Gun Cleaner
  • Hoppes Elite Gun Cleaner
  • Mil-Comm MC25 Gun Cleaner

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Mil-Comm MC25 Gun Cleaner

I have used many gun cleaners in the past 35+ years. I like trying new products to see how well they work or don’t work but I always seem to go back to one of the cleaners listed at the top of this post. M-Pro 7 and Hoppes Elite are fantastic and I still use them and Mil-Comm MC25 today. These have no harsh chemical smells nor burn your hands or eyes. You can use them indoors without fumigating your house. If you spill some on your clothes, you need not worry because none of these solvents will stain or damage your clothing.

Gun Cleaning Solvent Tip…

A point to remember about using any gun cleaning solvent is to apply it very generously. If you could dip the gun in a tank of gun cleaner, that would be ideal. You want to apply enough to allow it to thoroughly soak into the carbon fouling. It has to be WET. Soak the gun parts to be cleaned and then let them sit for 10 minutes. Then you can run some clean patches through the bore or wipe the parts off with a gun cloth. Everything should clean up easily. I used to remove my Glock barrel and soak it in a container filled with gun cleaning solvent. I only had to run a few patches through the barrel and it was squeaky clean.