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If you’ve got questions about our products, then check the list of frequently asked questions below. You can also find helpful information about cleaning and lubricating your firearms on our Carry Trainer Youtube Channel’s Cleaning & Oiling Playlist. If you have questions about your order, you can contact us by email at [email protected] or by our contact page. If you still can’t find the answer to your question, you can use the form at the bottom of this page to shoot your question our way.
How much lubricant should I use?
In our opinion, the notion that using lube sparingly as it will attract dust and debris is just silly. Yes it may attract dust and debris. On the other hand, you can keep the gun running well, cooler and better by having it wet, where it needs to be.
A little lube or enough lube both create a situation where debris can get on the gun. Operationally, you should be maintaining equipment for each mission. Flat range training requires the guns to operate for extended periods, often under much harsher conditions than an average LEO/citizen would ever find themself in. Lube is life to a weapon. Keep it wet.
Always check with the manufacturer. There are definitely areas we do not want to get lube, i.e. the striker channel of most striker fired guns.
Can rags damp with gun oil/cleaning fluid spontaneously combust?
No, many types of solvents and cleaners exhibit the ability to combust in this instance; Gunfighter Gun Oil lubricants and cleaners will not combust as the cleaner is a water based product and the lubricants are non-flammable in nature.
That being said, if you are unsure of what is on the rag, it is a good practice to treat any cleaning rag in a safe fashion as cleaners, solvents, or oils could be mixed up in a shop or work environment. They should be laid out to dry flat, away from combustible materials outside or submersed in a container of water.
Can you clean a gun without gun oil?
Sure, technically oil or lubricants are not cleaners. They are meant to lubricate parts, not clean them. That said, when a firearm is properly lubricated, carbon, fouling and dirt is much easier to clean from the services of a gun that is properly lubricated. The main purpose of a lubricant is to reduce friction between moving parts and to protect metal surfaces from corrosion. Our non-toxic cleaner is recommended as it degreases and degrimes the gun and when properly dried creates a perfectly prepped surface for proper lubrication.
What is a good substitute for gun oil?
You should only use oil designed for guns to lubricate your firearm. Using the wrong type of oil can cause your firearm to become gummed up and inoperable. Our formula for Gunfighter Gun Oil is 100% synthetic, non-biodegradable and additive-free so it will never break down inside your gun or cause a sticky mess.
Why do we use gun oil?
Firearms are machines.
Any machine with moving parts creates friction, friction creates heat and oftentimes heat wears out parts and decreases the overall longevity and reliability of the machine.
Quality lubrication reduces the friction in the firearm, which in turn decreases heat and increases the overall longevity and reliability of the machine.
Also, firearms gather carbon deposits and other byproducts of the burning powder during firing which can collect in the moving parts of the gun.
This gunk not only collects but it can decrease reliability by causing the gun to work improperly. When a firearm is properly lubricated much of that carbon and fouling is suspended in the lubricant rather than sticking to metal surfaces.
Coincidently the slurry of lubricant and carbon/fouling becomes a lubricant in itself.
Sidenote: when cleaning takes place much of that carbon comes off, as it is suspended in the lubricant.
Secondly, firearms are made of metal components. Rust and corrosion is the enemy of metal. Lubricants create a boundary of protection over the metal surfaces. This is part of the reason we at Gunfighter Gun Oil say “Keep it Wet”.
Our non-biodegradable lubricants are formulated to go to battle against corrosion on your firearm.
Why are so many convinced that CLPs are better than other oils?
There is no “one size fits all”. The military requested the creation of CLPs (cleaner, lubricant, and protectant) as a field expedient product for military personnel to maintain weapons.
Field expedient meaning it could be used anywhere and could be a singular product. A field expedient product is not necessarily the best, it’s the easiest but there are huge tradeoffs.
The cleaning agent degrades the lubricant and the lubricant hinders the cleaning agent. Over time these products gunk up, dry out, shellac and gum up the gun.
It’s a poor way of cleaning guns when we have the ability of using an excellent cleaner and an excellent lube and it really doesn’t take more time.
Can Gunfighter Gun Oil be mixed with lubricants that I am already using or have on my guns?
The easy answer is to tell you to clean your gun thoroughly then lube well with Gun Fighter Oil. What can happen is the Gunfighter Gun Oil does such a good job that other oils and the gunk on the gun lift off the surfaces and become a bit messy.
That said, there are plenty of times on the range we add Gunfighter Gun Oil to a student’s gun that has been previously lubricated and cleaned with who knows what and they say it never ran better. Best practice is to clean and lube from scratch to ensure there are no reactions between products. In a pinch during training or a match, wet it up with Gun Fighter Oil.
Can you use Gunfighter Gun Oil on a knife?
A slightly dampened rag with oil will do a nice job of lifting dirt from metal surfaces and applying a protective coating. Gunfighter Gun Oil lubricants are not meant to be used on food preparation utensils but will excel at rust and corrosion prevention for a knife carried in your pocket, in the field, or one in storage.
What happens if Gunfighter Gun Oil is swallowed?
Gunfighter Gun Oil is a 100% synthetic product. While it is a safe non-toxic product, it should never be consumed by humans or animals. If ingestion occurs contact the poison control center or emergency room.
What is the best gun oil on the market?
Gunfighter Gun Oil is the best. It’s 100% synthetic, non-biodegradable, non-toxic, non-flammable, and additive free and doesn’t break down into a sticky gummy mess.. In fact, it was designed for serious shooters to keep their weapons functioning when they need them the most. It’s also non-toxic, so it’s safe to use around your family and pets.