Firearms differ in several ways, from their style of construction, to legalities surrounding them, to the manner in which they’re cleaned and prepared for action. When it comes to cleaning guns, the type of solvent you use depends on three main factors, not including unique requirements for cleaning a specific type of gun — requirements that may be found in the owner’s manual.
● Metals and other materials that comprise the weapons
● How firearms are used regarding the soils they collect
● Conditions under which guns are made to perform
Along with information in the owner’s manual, this three-point checklist can be quite helpful for selecting a military grade gun cleaner solvent. Because military grade gun cleaner solvent isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution, let’s look at the factors above in terms of the gun cleaning application.
1. Metals and Other Materials That Comprise the Weapon
Many of today’s military firearms are comprised of several materials. One or more types of metal, wood, rubber, and synthetic composites are commonly found on a rifle’s upper and lower receivers — and a composite sometimes creates the body of the gun.
If you’re cleaning a gun that contains multiple materials, you need a military gun cleaning solvent that cleans them without degrading the materials and potentially affecting the performance of the firearm. Ordering a custom solvent is an easy way to ensure the solvent’s formulation is powerful yet safe for cleaning the firearm’s components.
2. How the firearm is used regarding the soils it collects
Some guns aren’t meant to be used in adverse conditions. For example, sniper rifles are precision firearms that usually don’t fire many rounds in a short period of time, and they are often fired from a high perch, far away from the git and grime of ground operations.
Consequently, there often aren’t many soils to remove. However, the gun needs to have old gun oil replaced new oil to keep the gun in good firing order.
3. Conditions under which guns are made to perform reliably
Some guns are the opposite of sensitive, long-range rifles regarding the conditions they’re designed to perform under with great reliably. For example, some assault rifle (AR) models are designed for wet, rugged, forest conditions. You can literally throw them in water or mud, retrieve them, and then start firing again, as before.
These guns often have extra room between parts, so soils that collect on the gears don’t affect the firing function. You may want to clean the gun to a pristine condition, but precision cleaning rough-and-tumble ARs may not be as crucial as precision cleaning a sensitive, long-range rifle.
We Support the Military
Deciding to joined the armed forces is a courageous, life-changing decision — one that often involves using firearms and cleaning them with military grade gun cleaning solvent. If you need solvents that are specially formulated for cleaning military guns, contact Ecolink. We offer eco friendly, military grade gun cleaner solvent that delivers best-in-class results.
To order or request more information about our military grade gun cleaner solvent, please call us today at 800-563-1305, or send us an email through our contact form. We look forward to supporting the firearms cleaning needs of your organization!