Will I need anything else for cleaning/lubing?

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      Will I need anything else for cleaning/lubing?

      I just got my order shipped from MidwayUSA.com. What I ordered was the MidwayUSA Competition range bag which is really huge, but very nice! 1 Pint of Break-Free CLP Spray, GunSlick cleaning kit, 500 Tipton cleaning patches, MidwayUSA earmuffs.

      You guys recommend me getting any other kind of lubricating and cleaning products? Like Hoppes #9 or Militec-1 for lubing? I thought about getting the boresnake as well. Should I get the boresnake to clean the barrel? Any other suggestions on what to get? Like cleaning mats and towel?

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      Without knowing what the Gunslick kit has it is difficult to be specific. I would want a caliber specific bore brush an old toothbrush or similar plus some Hoppes #9. I have never used a bore snake so can't say much there. I would also get some spray solvent. It's quick and effective.

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      I use Break Free for cleaning and Hoppes oil for lubricating.

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      Quote Originally Posted by TOF View Post
      Without knowing what the Gunslick kit has it is difficult to be specific. I would want a caliber specific bore brush an old toothbrush or similar plus some Hoppes #9. I have never used a bore snake so can't say much there. I would also get some spray solvent. It's quick and effective.

      Enjoy
      The kit is made for a .45 caliber. Has gun oil and Nitro Solvent, bore brush, and the tool to get the patches through. Will the CLP lubricate as well as Hoppes #9 or Militec-1?

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      Quote Originally Posted by cquence View Post
      The kit is made for a .45 caliber. Has gun oil and Nitro Solvent, bore brush, and the tool to get the patches through. Will the CLP lubricate as well as Hoppes #9 or Militec-1?
      Hoppes #9 is not a lubricant at all, it is a cleaner/solvent (Hoppes also sells gun oil, which is what Unpecador was referring to). Militec is a lubricant, not a cleaner. CLP is sort of in the middle. It cleans and lubes. I would say Break-Free CLP definitely lubes better than just a cleaning solvent like Hoppes #9 (which really does not provide lubrication at all and, as a solvent, actually gets rid of the lube that is on the gun), but it is not as good as a dedicated lubricant like a good gun oil or probably Militec (I do not have personal experience with this product but have heard some good reviews).

      I usually clean my guns with CLP and add just a drop or two of gun oil to the slide rails, locking block, hammer and trigger for added lubrication. Don't forget, you are wiping/patching off the CLP when you clean the firearm so a little gun oil at the end is not a bad idea.

      You don't need a lot of oil. A little dap will do ya'.

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