There are a lot of gun oils and lubes available on the market. And each year we see new brands and new formulas. Every shotgun owner should have a high-quality shotgun oil for cleaning and lubricating their weapon with. If you want to keep your shotgun working as smoothly and efficiently as possible, then you will want a gun oil that can clean and lubricate your shotgun thoroughly. After all, there are many internal components of a shotgun that grind against each other as they move. If you don’t lubricate these moving parts on a regular basis, all that friction is going to cause these parts to become worn out. Once that happens, the functionality of your shotgun will become affected. Overall, the reliability of your weapon will all become affected. That is why anyone who shoots their shotgun a lot should start cleaning and lubricating their weapon with gun oil.
FrogLube Solvent Pump Spray Review
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.
Froglube CLP for Shotgun Cleaning Review
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.
Best Shotgun Kit and Oil for Cleaning and Lubrication
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.
Hoppe’s Boresnake for 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.
O-Ring Shotgun Cleaning Jag Review
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.
Cleaning Shotgun with Hoppes Tornado Brush
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.
TekMat Gun Cleaning Mat with Remington 870 Imprint
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.
Shooter’s Choice Quick Scrub III for Shotgun Cleaning
I have tried Shooter’s Choice earlier and really liked. I’ve bought another product by Shooter’s Choice recently: Shooter’s Choice Quick Scrub III.
Cleaning My Breech Bolt: Slide Cover Question (Remington 870 Express Supermag)
Interesting question from tnaka on Remington 870 Forum. Can you help him? Please leave a comment.