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My gunsmith turned me on to FrogLube CLP, and I really like the stuff ! I had always used CLP or G96 to clean and lube my handguns. I know many gun owners use a variety of products made to specifically clean and or lubricate their guns, to motor oil.....etc. And it seems that new products come out all the time looking to claim your dollars. I was skeptical and thought that it was another waste of money for a gun product. I have just started using it on one of my 1911's, twice so far. I am pleased with the product in that the gun was easier to clean after shooting. The residue didn't seem to stick to the gun and was easier to clean / wipe off. The lube is on the thick side and has a minty smell. It is not petroleum based and safe on all parts, plastic grips, wood.....etc. Once you wipe it down it is more waxy feeling than oily. The action racking the slide for example was very, very smooth. They say that as the product is used more and more, it works its way into the pores of the metal and even gets better over time ?!! It also prevents oxidation on the metal surfaces as well. They say to apply it to your weapon after heating it up with a hair dryer or heat gun, so the product will penetrate better. I just used it at room temp, as the gun is shot it will warm up allowing the product to penetrate. I'm going to use it on my other guns as I think this product is actually really good. I know everyone has their favorite that they have used forever, and don't see a reason, or like to break from their traditional routine and product. But.......you might give it a try like I did. Just maybe you will find that it works as well, and in fact better for you as I did. Oh, and you can also use it on your knives as well.............!!!!!!!
 

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I use hoppes, rem oil, and tetra gun grease.
I really like the new hoppes elite oil, a oily rag will stay wet for days.
I like the rem oil bottles for solvent so I can't spill it.
 

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I'm lazy Toney, I like to keep it as easy as possible. If I can use one product to clean and lube the gun, I do. If the residue won't come off that way, I use Outers crud cutter on it. Also once my guns are broken in, I may not clean them every single time I shoot it. If I only run 100 or so rounds thru it, and are going to shoot it again in the next week or so, I'll clean and lube it after shooting it that 2nd time. I'll generally run a bore snake thru it and wipe the feed ramp and put some more lube on the rails, before the 2nd time though. I have never had any issues doing it this way. I know that many would never treat their guns in this manner, they clean and lube after each session, no matter how much or how little they shoot. To each his own...........
 

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Over the years I'm not as anal on ss. Have done the pinky feed ramp and patch through the bore thing.

After I've checked my rifle zero I wont touch the bore until the season is over but the rifle is wiped down before and after I go out.
 

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I had to laugh, "the pinky feed ramp".......................that's just how I do it there too.......
 

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I'm going to the range today after the second treatment / cleaning with the FrogLube on the gun I'm going to shoot. Curious to see how it goes and the cleaning of the gun afterwards. I am only going to shoot about a hundred rounds, so I will not break down and clean it this time. But next time ill clean it properly and really see just how good the stuff is.
 

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I have used alot of breakfree clp when I was in the NG. We had 8 m60s in our platoon and only 4 privates.

What was better than the clp was the big steamcleaner they had in one of the bays where the full time guys worked on the trucks.
 

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I'll bet that stripped everything off and quickly too !!
 

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I've used Frog Lube and liked it, especially when I heat the gun with a hair drier both before and after applying. I have used the liquid on most areas, and the "cream" on slide rails.
My problem is, I have a large tool box full of cleaning equipment, and dozens of different half full bottles of lube, solvents, etc. that I have bought over the years to experiment with! Anyone here say "amen"?
The only thing I have always come back to over the decades is Hoppe's Number 9 solvent.
I do like Frog Lube, though.
 

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Ahh the smell of hoppes..........a real mans after shave scent could be made of that stuff........
 
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Well I went to the range today and ran 150 rounds thru my froglubed gun. It ran very smooth, I have not tried the paste type yet, only the liquid. I wasn't going to clean it until after my next range visit. But I had some time this afternoon, so I went ahead and cleaned the gun. I am really liking this product. The residue wiped off with no scrubbing, so the process went pretty quick. I think I'm going to start using this stuff on my other guns as I shoot and clean them. We'll see how well this works as a long term trial project..........
 

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Cool!!! Sure wish there was a indoor range around here! !! Its about time for the wind and storms to stop, but then it gets HOT!!!
 

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I'm lucky cause the range I go to is pretty much right around the corner, 3 mins from my house. And they have been remodeling it, so its nice. There is an outdoor park with a nice range, but its a bit of a haul for me. And to tell you the truth in this South Florida heat, there's really only a few months when its cooler worth going. Otherwise you have sweat running down your face and in your eyes so bad you can't hardly concentrate and shoot.
 

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I've never really been active around pistols except for under the bed protection. Now that I'm waiting on my CCW permit and have two auto's I've been looking at good products to use for cleaning. Watched a video of Froglube yesterday. He used the heat method. I would like something less time consuming than that although I'm sure it works. Ive been learning about cleaning. One thing is it's not necessary to clean every time the gun is used. I know it needs it when a long time between shooting. I have a bottle Hoppes that's at least 30 years old and I think Pro7? that came with the guns purchase. Lot's and lot's of different ideas out there and they probably ALL work. Just have to pick one.
 

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Like everything else you get started on a certain method and product, and if it works you stick to it. As I said some have to clean their guns even if they shoot 5 rounds thru it, others like me I'm good if I only shoot 100 - 150 rounds. If I'm going to shoot again in the next week or so, I'll just bore snake the barrel and clean the feed ramp, and run some more lube on the rails, barrel and guide rod. You just have to do what you are most comfortable with, and what works best in your situation. I don't think there is any one best method or product, just like there is no best gun.
 

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Really on my carry pistols, I clean them mostly to get rid of the dust bunnies.
since barrel fouling isn't a issue with pistols unless your shooting lead. I use Ren oil on them to clean the powder fouling, them wipe them down with oil, then dab a tiny bit of grease on the rails and locking points on the barrel.

My rifle barrels are another story!!
 

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Teaching them young is great, the right way too. Let them get their own bad habits started as they get older, like us !!!!!! Your lucky she's a cutie Toney ......
 
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