As you know, I recently bought the FrogLube CLP for my Remington 870 shotgun. The CLP in liquid and paste form works pretty well, and it has a very interesting smell and lubes the shotgun nicely. They don’t clean the shotgun as good as Shooter’s Choice Shotgun and Choke Tube Cleaner but it still works pretty well.
The Froglube CLP is an interesting cleaner, lubricant, and preservative. It is fairly new, but has already become a very popular gun oil. The Froglube was developed by a retired Navy Seal.
The main difference with this gun oil is its non-toxic formula and smell. It is not a chemical smell, but rather a very natural peppermint and wintergreen smell. The smell is stronger than the smell of the
Breakfree CLP oil. I like the Breakfree CLP for in-house use because it has a very light smell.
It is made of frogs as you can read from its name… just kidding! There are rumors that it’s made of coconut oil with some additions, but these are just rumors.
What is really important is that it is safe when Froglube gets onto your skin. It is safe for you and it is environment-friendly.
I bought a kit with the CLP paste, CLP liquid, and a microfiber. The paste is thick but melts when applied to a hot metal. The paste is easier for coating surfaces, while the liquid is better for cleaning. However, they both work great. Use a microfiber towel to remove excess Froglube, otherwise, it will attract dirt and dust.
Shotguns need to be cleaned like any other tool or item that you use frequently. Some gun owners just don’t realize that every time they fire their shotgun, it leaves a little bit of residue inside the barrel, action, and chamber of the gun. This residue is actually made up of tiny particles called “fouling” which come from the shells that you’ve fired. The fouling particles are generated from the used birdshot, buckshot, slugs, wad, and gunpowder. Each time you fire a shell, a little bit of this residue is left behind inside the shotgun. If you don’t clean up the residue on a regular basis, it will build up over time and eventually impair the functionality of the weapon. In addition, excessive sweat and moisture build up in the shotgun could cause the weapon’s metal parts to become corroded. Once this happens, these parts of the gun will become rusty and cause your gun to malfunction.
There are four types of fouling you’ll commonly find inside a used shotgun; carbon, copper, lead, and plastic. Carbon comes from the burnt gunpowder which is used to propel the ammunition out of the chamber and through the barrel. You don’t usually see the carbon particles, but they spread inside the chamber and even get on the shooter’s hands. Copper particles may be there after you shoot if the slugs are jacketed with copper (sabot slugs). As for the projectiles inside of the shotshells, they are all typically made out of lead material. This means when you fire the shotshells in your shotgun, lead residue from the projectiles will get left in your barrel after you fire them. And finally, the plastic from the wads of the shells will create plastic residue that gets left behind as well.
When searching for the best shotgun cleaning kit, there are three cleaning kits in particular that you should pay attention to because they are affordable and highly regarding amongst gun enthusiasts. They are the Beretta Shotgun Cleaning Kit, the Tetra ValuPro III Shotgun Cleaning, and Hoppe’s No. 9 Cleaning Kit. All three of these cleaning kits can be purchased online and shipped right to your doorstep. Some of these cleaning kits cater to specific shotgun brands and calibers while others are more versatile and can be used to clean multiple types of shotguns. But no matter which one you choose, it will certainly be worth the investment in order to sustain the life expectancy and functionality of your shotguns.
Shotgun ownership requires you to perform maintenance and cleaning on your weapon every so often. If you use your shotgun frequently then a lot of lead particles and residue are going to build up inside the barrel. If you don’t clean these residue particles out then it could affect the overall functionality of the weapon. So you need to periodically take it upon yourself to clean the bore in order to preserve the life of your weapon.
You have to remember that firearms are made of metal which means they are prone to rust just like any other piece of metal. If you don’t take proper precautions to prevent rust from forming on your firearm then it will interfere with the functionality of it. The one thing that creates rust is moisture or water contact with metal. Now it may seem easier to keep water off of your firearms, but don’t forget about the moisture because this is something we can’t see. If you leave your weapon in a room with moisture in the air then it will create rust on your weapon the same way it would as if you put water on it. Even if you were to cover your weapon with a scabbard, the moisture could still sink into the air pockets of the weapon and cause rust.
You can choose one of the many gun oils available on the market. One of them is Breakfree CLP Gun Oil. Here is another professional oil which I recommend.
Shotgun cleaning jag is a small and inexpensive tool which can be very handy. It makes barrel and magazine tube cleaning more comfortable. You don’t need to waste several patches to have enough pressure to clean the barrel. You can use just one patch and the cleaning jag.
Shotgun cleaning and maintenance are very important. I like cleaning my firearms and always do this very thoroughly. There are many types of bore brushes: standard nylon or bronze brushes. But if your barrel is really dirty or you can see lead or plastic wad residue on the walls of the barrel, then you probably need tornado brush.
Shotguns are very powerful firearms. This means every time you shoot a shotgun it will leave traces of fouling in the choke tubes and barrel of your weapon. This fouling is caused by powder, lead or plastic wad residue that sticks to these areas after firing your weapon. If you use your shotgun repeatedly without cleaning these areas then it will clutter up the weapon and interfere with its overall functionality. That is why I recommend using Shooter’s Choice Shotgun and Choke Tube Cleaner because it will remove this fouling in the ports, choke tubes and barrels. It is very easy to clean the trigger and receiver assemblies, and if you have a gas operating mechanism then it will remove powder and carbon too.
Ballistol was developed for the German Army during World War 1. You can use it to lubricate and clean your shotgun. It protects firearms from rust. Also it can protect gun stocks and preserve leather gear. Ballistol can be used as a wound disinfectant for the treatment of minor cuts and infection.
Very nice cleaning mat with Remington 870 imprint. Very compact when folded, so it is easy to store it.
You can use it to protect your desk from oil and solvents when cleaning shotgun. Surface is very soft and will not harm finish of your 870.