It’s been said that the making and selling of gun care lubricants and cleaners is a snake oil business — like the old-time medicine shows, everybody’s got a story to tell…everybody makes claims about being the best, the most effective, the stuff you just have to buy and use.
Well here’s a little-known fact. It is relatively easy to make a gun lubricant that does one thing well…or one thing reasonably well. Example: certain “CLP” formulations (for “CLEAN, LUBRICATE AND PROTECT”) actually clean a lot better than they lubricate — but, okay, at least something’s getting done. Motor oil and mayonaise will also make things slippery for awhile.