There are a lot of technological changes taking place with synthetic oils and I have a ton of friends that are using things like Mobil 1 on their firearms, but if you are a hunter, you have to pay attention to lubricants that have rust corrosion abilities. I’ve had my stories in previous blogs but I have lawn chairs and grills that I never paid attention to and watched them decompose over time because screws rusted or hinges corroded. You can extend the life of a firearm if you keep in from rusting out and although we are getting close to having composite material rifles, there are plenty of things that can rust through or wear out like gun springs and trigger springs if you don’t watch how you maintain them. The beauty of modern gun cleaners like Slip 2000 and Frog Lube are that they are going to clean, lubricate and protect your firearms and also non-toxic.
We’re working on some restocks of our best selling items this year and there are some really good Slip 2000 gun cleaning packages with bore cleaners and copper cutters that you might want to think about. Gun cleaning supplies like boresnakes and one piece cleaning rods are going to make your life easier and I highly suggest using both. Otis gun cleaning kits tend to be better for those that are mobile and might be doing cleaning on a trip. We have several Border and Security personnel that use them while they travel State to State for Carbine Instructor courses. Having the correct chamber brush for an AR15 is the difference between cleaning the chamber and not cleaning the chamber. And don’t forget that taking your magazines apart and checking them from time to time for rust and corrosion is another way to make them last. I’ve seen base plates rust out and drop fully loaded mags on firing ranges. A slight wipe down of a protective lubricant can stop all of this.