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3 Gun Maintenance Products I use

I’m critically low on my Gun Maintenance Products. I have 3 products that I use and really prefer over everything else.  I need to order some of each.

First is LUBRICATION. There is nothing better on the planet – NOTHING – that can touch the lubrication of SLIPSTREAM STYX from Crusader Weaponry. This stuff is beyond slick. I use it in any mechanism that needs some lubricant. This is also what I use when I am reassembling things… such as firearm internals, revolvers to rifles, and any other mechanical device. It doesn’t gum up, doesn’t dry out, and it protects those internals better than anything else I’ve ever found. It was designed for this purpose… for marine conditions. Salt Water conditions. So it can handle humidity, keeps your weapon operating in the worst conditions. This stuff works on any mechanism and I used it all the time on my motorcycles, inside cables and levers for super slick controls.

Second is MPRO-7 Cleaner. This is a full synthetic cleaner unlike most others. It’s more of an astringent than a solvent. So you spray it on, and wipe it off, done. Work great on the inside of your bore, exterior wipe downs, and deep detailed cleaning. I also like that it doesn’t strip the metal completely bare… it leaves a thin film on the parts that is neither oily or sticky… just… smooth and clean. I don’t know how to describe it better than that. Let’s just say – you should use this stuff too. Get it in the pump-spray bottle, and you will love it. It also works well on cleaning motorcycles.

The Third product that I’ve come to really like, and need more of now, is FIREClean. Abe and Dave of DNA Guns turned me on to this stuff last year. It’s a CLP. It cleans and it lubes very well for a CLP. I usually don’t like CLP’s. But I like this stuff… You see, I’ve found that living in the Coastal Carolina area, the humidity here combined with the ocean’s salt spray that gets caught in the air and gives the air that nice coastal smell that I love – is actually quite harmful to firearms. And considering I really don’t care for stainless steel too much – I’m always wiping my guns down to make sure they remain protected. When I first came here, every month I was wiping off a thin layer of orange dust… the beginnings of rust. FIREclean stopped that. It leaves the guns with a nice protective coating… a nice oiled finish that doesn’t feel oily but protects the guns.

Some time ago I stripped the black coatings off my Becker Combat Bowie and my Becker Companion knives. This leaves a bare high carbon steel blade… that will corrode if you even look at it sideways. You see, I use my Tactical Knives when I cook and that Becker BK9 Combat Bowie is my main cooking knife now. I didn’t like it before because that black coating didn’t let it slice very well. It added a lot of drag. Stripping the coating has let it slice meats very cleanly. It’s fantastic. It’s also bare high carbon steel, so it needs protection. FIREclean is perfect for this. I’ll use the knife and as soon as I’m done, I’ll wash it off with hot soap and water, and then I’ll rub a drop of FIREclean on each side of the blade and spine to protect it until my next cook.  So until Becker/KA-BAR makes a more stainless version of the BK9 – I’ll continue to use Fireclean on it and on all my guns.


Slipstream vs Froglube

The problem with Frog Lube is that when you get right down to it, it’s an oil.  An Organic Compound at that.
Oils, no matter how slick as snot they are… no matter how good they are… will burn out.  Organics burn out quicker than synthetics. They just do.  Because they are organic.  The phrase “Cooking off” literally applies here.  Synthetics resist cooking off much better.
However the synthetic oils used in Slipstream are not the lubricant.  The fact that they are slick is great… bonus.  And in the SLIPSTREAM STYX, we take advantage of the anti-corrosion properties of the oils.  But either way the oils are only the CARRIER for the actual Lubricant.  The actual lubricant is a Nano Particle.
Metal, even ferous metal is not hydroscopic.  Some guys claims that their lube soaks in, is fictitious. It’s not going to “Absorb” or “Soak” into the metal.  It can work into the microscopic imperfections…. but you still have microscopic imperfections filled with oil.
Slipstream’s Nano Particles cover those imperfections… a microscopic chip and seal, if you will.  It’s gives the lowest coefficient of friction known to science.
And it doesn’t cook out.  It becomes part of the metal.  In fact, it creates a surface harder than the substrate.  Harder.  Slicker.  Wont cook off.  You would literally melt the gun before you would cook out or burn out Slipstream.  You might cook off the carrier oil… but the actual lubricant remains.

This is actually the downside to Slipstream.   The more you use it, the less you need, until you just don’t need anymore.  I’ve not lubed by Glock in 2 years… 3 years.  So then you stop buying it.

And I’ll put STYX against Frog Lube for corrosion protection. Any day.

FACT:  Slipstream kicks Froglube in the face until it’s retarded. 

Now, this is going to raise some hackles. I know that. And that’s why I post things like that… A. Because I like Slipstream. And B. Because Slipstream is better. For you guys that are Froglube Advocates… and that’s fine if you are… I have a question for you. Watch this first:

Okay, It gets sticky and gummy… so when that happens you are going to heat it up again and put more on. That just doesn’t sound like a winning plan to me. This is another reason Slipstream wins. When the oil is gone in Slipstream, the Lube is still there. And it doesn’t get sticky. Ever. I don’t want my gun getting sticky inside. Ever. I want my lube to be slick all the time. But that’s just me. You can be different.

What to get him for Christmas?

Everyone that reads MadOgre.com either is or knows someone who is into Firearms one way or another.  Military, Security Contractor, Law Enforcement, Sports Shooter… or just a Collector.   A Gun is a Machine, simple as that.  And like all Machines, need to be cared for.  Part of that is Lubrication.  A really great gift for any Gunslinger is SLIPSTREAM.

Order Slipstream straight from Amazon.com.  Whoever you give it to, will love it.  They will appreciate this more than those Golf Club Cozies you got them last year.

Slipstream also works on other types of Machinery.  It has been used on Robots, Aircraft, Cars, Trucks, Hovercraft, Motorcycles, and Earth Moving Equipment.  NASA has used it on Spaceships.  No, I am not kidding or exaggerating.   Any machine or device that has one part moving against another part – does so better with Slipstream.   But it was developed specifically for guns.  All types of guns.  I’ve tested it in over 400 different firearms and have had great results in all of them, results hands down better than any other gun lubricant tried.

Give the gift of reliability for Christmas.

Crusader Contest

I have a couple Crusader Jackets here at Ogre Ranch.  Joe gave them to me to pretty much do with what I want.  Wear them… give them to my kids…

But I think I’ll put them to better use.  Slipstream sales have slacked off… that’s the problem with making a product that the more someone uses, the less they need.

So I am looking for people to start Dealer Programs or to get your local gun dealer to carry Slipstream.  If you can start your local dealer carrying Slipstream, I will send you one of these jackets.  Say, the first 3 will get jackets, and the last one will go into a drawing for those after the first three.

Slipstreamed my Superhawk

We here at Crusader have been slowly working on automotive products.  Very slowly since we don’t have a dedicated Test Mule. 
I’ve been wanting to use Slipstream in my bikes engines.  Unfortunately my bikes have all used wet clutches.  Slipstream in that type of engine would mean I would have no clutch at all.  So instead, I Slipstreamed the Clutch Lever and Brake Lever.  I pulled the levers out, cleaned up the brackets, and used Slipstream Styx on the friction points.  The results were dramatic increases in the smoothness and feel.
Is it possible for a bike to feel “happy”? Because it does.
Still haven’t tried it on the chain yet.
There are other applications I’ll be testing as well.

Brutal Test for Slipstream

Ready from some unabashed Slipstream Pimping?  Joe, aka “GunDoc” got this in the email today…  From one of Crusader’s Dealers, Tannerman’s Trading Company.

I had to send you this testimony ASAP.  A customer came in just browsing the shop and noticed we carried Slipstream. He promptly wanted the grease/lube combo, but not for what you would think.

The customer works at Pocasangre Abbott Labs and works with centrifuges all day. He stated he was using the manufacturer-recommended grease for his centrifuges, but it was breaking down after just a few days of usage. He then proceeded to tell me that he tried Slipstream grease and after three weeks of continuous use, it still hadn’t broken down! The only reason he didn’t test it for a fourth week, he said, was because he was going on vacation and didn’t want to take the chance that something would happen. He was very happy with the performance Slipstream was providing him with his machinery and happily told me it was fine for me to relay his experience back to you.

So there you go, another non-weapon use for Slipstream.

Gun Shop Manager
Tannerman’s Trading Company

This is a pretty brutal test for any lubricant, and from what I gather, the other Lubricants have completely failed.   Slipstream has passed the test with flying colors.
For those that don’t know, a Centrifuge… well… Read the Wiki if you don’t know what one is.  These suckers spin at some shockingly high RPM’s.

Someone likes Slipstream Styx

Yes, the Slipstream Styx is an advanced blend of Slipstream and a special carrier oil formulation that enhances the Anti-Corrosion properties. This is for maximum protection in maritime environments. It started when we were contacted by an organization that does maritime security in pirate infested waters… such as off the coast of Somalia. Gundoc was all over this because of his US Marine background. Anything that could help his brother Marines.
The Styx (named after the River Styx that one crosses to get into – and back out of – hell) formulation also has a great side effect even if you don’t jump fully armed into salt water… It’s even slicker! I’m not kidding – if you have tried Slipstream… imagine it even slicker… It’s like we Sliptreamed Slipstream. I’ve been running it in all my guns now. My AK, Glocks, AR, M&P, Shotguns, Lever Actions… all of them. Amazing. Freaking amazing stuff.