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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.


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.

Slipstream in Cold Weather

We were asked about the old Slipstream Artic oil we were working on.  We wanted to do something special because extreme cold plays hell with machines… and a firearm is indeed a machine.  In fact, when it gets really cold, lubrication becomes critical just like when it gets really hot.  A lot of oils don’t offer good enough protection… some of them popular weapons lubricants. I’ll explain why here in a moment.  So we looked at doing a cold weather formula for Slipstream.

Pretty much we don’t need it.  Why?  Because Slipstream works to almost Minus 60 degrees.  I tested it on a Mossberg 930SPX by burying it in a snow bank for 3 weeks.  Flawless.  The gun cycled, reloaded, fully functional.    The Lubricant worked.

The Grease, not so much.  Greases are oils with additives that thicken it up.  These things don’t react as well to severe cold.  The oil gets thicker, stiffer, and it doesn’t move.  It’s fine once it warms back up… Just like any other grease.  I’ve tested other greases and when it gets really cold… they just don’t work.   Oil, since it doesn’t contain the thickeners, keeps fluid, stays slick, and doesn’t lose its ability to provide lubrication.     Slipstream STYX also works well in very cold conditions.  Better yet, the Anti-Corrosion properties in STYX works even better because when cold metal warms up, you can get condensation building up – inside and outside.  Unprotected, that condensation can lead to corrosion… inside the frame, main springs, under grip panels.  You’ve seen it happen.  STYX stops that.

Regular Slipstream oil is great… if you are running that you are fine.  No worries.  If you go from Cold to Warm frequently…. say… in and out of a hot Patrol Car, you might want to upgrade your Slipstream to STYX.  Normal activities, you are going to be just fine. But what about Slipstream’s Nano Particles?  They remain completely unaffected by temperature.  Extreme hot.  Extreme cold.  Not bothered.  What can cause problems though is water droplets inside, freezing and forming a physical barrier to movement, blocking things from working.  The great thing about Slipstream is that it reduces the ability of those frozen condensation droplets of moisture from sticking to the metal and blocking it up.

It gets really cold out here in the High Desert country here in Utah.  Very cold.  It gets colder here than it does in a lot of places in Alaska.  I know there are places colder… North Dakota… Northern Alaska…  And we’ve got people there using Slipstream, and they have reported great satisfaction with Slipstream.

We recommend building a fire, putting your feet up, and staying warm when it gets below sixty out there…  but if you really need an advanced Lubricant for temperatures below minus 60 degrees… Let us know.  We’ll work something up.


Crusader Weaponry is proud to announce the official launch of Slipstream Styx.

Styx is our Maritime formula.  Designed to provide not just the ultimate in lubrication, but also the best in corrosion protection.  We designed this stuff for our Marine warrior brothers, for our brothers in the Sheriff’s Departments and Police Departments in Coastal areas.  Styx would be absolutely perfect for Somali Pirates – but we wont sell it to them.  The guys that hunt Somali Pirate, however… this is the stuff for you.  Coast Guard’s Law Enforcement and Drug Interdiction guys – this stuff is for you.  Virginia Beach Police – this stuff is for you.  For you guys packing Concealed Carry in Atlanta Georgia where you can get all kinds of hot and sweaty… This stuff is for you too.

Slipstream Styx.  Your unfair advantage. Get it in your gun.