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Best Gun Cleaning Products For Pistol Care



Some folks who own a firearm may not realize the importance of gun cleaning. If you're using your gun for defense, there's no question that you have to learn how to clean your own gun. An essential part of your firearm's maintenance is regular cleaning. There are all sorts of gun cleaning tips and products that serve the same purpose of protecting a gun's inner components from damage.

If you're a person who spends more time with your gun than usual, you should use the best cleaning agents only. This will not only make your gun work better, but it will also prevent malfunction when you need to rely on your gun the most. Here's a list of the top products only meticulous gun owners will use.

Top Gun Cleaning Brands in the Market Today


1. FrogLube CLP

FrogLube is one of the best firearm lubricants on the market. It's available in liquid form and paste, which has a nice slick feel to it. This product is plant-based and non-toxic, making it very safe to use. FrogLube is even great for use on plastic, wood, and polymer. Simply rub it on your firearm and see the results.

2. Ballistol

Ballistol | Best Gun Cleaning Products For Pistol Care | Gun Cleaning Tips

Ballistol Photo by  Amazon

Ballistol is another product not limited to gun cleaning. It also works great on plastic, rubber, and leather. It's biodegradable and totally safe for your skin. You might be surprised to know this product can also be used as a wound disinfectant for minor cuts and infections.

3. Hoppe's #9

Hoppe's #9 | Best Gun Cleaning Products For Pistol Care | Gun Cleaning Tips

Hoppe's #9 Photo by Amazon

Since 1903, Hoppe's number 9 has been a favorite of gun owners in preventing rust and removing metal fouling and powder. It is safe to use and can efficiently clean your gun in no time. Hoppe's well-known No.9 formula can penetrate strongly and rapidly but does not affect the finish. That is why more and more gun enthusiasts are choosing this product when it comes to keeping their firearm in tip-top shape.

4. Breakthrough

Breakthrough | Best Gun Cleaning Products For Pistol Care | Gun Cleaning Tips

Breakthrough Photo by Amazon

Breakthrough is a relatively new collection of gun cleaning products in the world of firearms. But there are a lot of users who can attest to its advantages over the old guard. It is non-staining, has no odor, and can completely clean the gun with only one application. Breakthrough can eliminate any kind of fouling and leave no residue behind. No wonder it is the choice of the US Department of Defense for cleaning small firearms!

5. Break Free CLP

Break Free CLP | Best Gun Cleaning Products For Pistol Care | Gun Cleaning Tips

Break Free CLP Photo by Amazon

Break Free has a special penetrating formula that can easily remove grit, dirt, and corrosion. It can perform well even in extreme temperatures and after saltwater immersion. Break Free comes in a spray bottle, which makes it easy to apply the product into every crevice, pit, and groove of the firearm. Having all these features and more, this product is also one of the most affordable in the market.


Watch this video about the Ballistol gun cleaner by Tactfully Tactical101:

Some essential metal parts of a gun collide vigorously with each other in the act of firing. That's why it's not hard to imagine why gun cleaning and lubrication are so important. These products are specifically made to help your gun last longer and serve you better. Never forget to clean your gun, as this maintenance process is crucial in keeping your defense tool in prime condition.

Have you tried any of these gun cleaning products? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in September 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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  1. cabin cowboy

    October 19, 2017 at 6:02 PM

    Any good cleaning product will get the job done. Just as important are the proper cleaning tools and proper cleaning techniques.

  2. cabin cowboy

    October 5, 2017 at 11:19 PM

    Hoppe’s #9 is not only an effective cleaner, it is also a great attractant for shooters, nearly every shooter recognizes the scent of Hoppe’s #9. My personal choice is Break Free CLP but it doesn’t provide the nostalgia of Hoppe’s #9.

  3. Mike Mclain

    October 4, 2017 at 7:30 PM

    love my AMSOIL easy to use , make my guns run smooth.

  4. Sheldon

    October 4, 2017 at 5:26 PM

    Tried them all and I’m a firm believer in the new synthetic cleaners and lubes. Personally I like Mil-Comm products, but if you ask 100 people what gun products they use you’re probably going to get 100 different answers.

  5. disqus_Lm1fg22KqI

    October 4, 2017 at 5:13 PM

    Gunzilla and slip2000 after 3 cleanings with Gunzilla now 4 patches or less to Completely clean my firearms after 250+ rnds.

  6. Vilkus

    October 4, 2017 at 11:20 AM

    I prefer the Milcomm system to clean firearms.
    Milcomm NRA recommended
    MC25 to clean
    TW25 Gun Grease to lube
    MC3000 as exterior and coating for all metal
    Check it out.
    No toxic and no smell.
    Green products and NRA approved.
    Highest regards

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