Gun Protect Cleaning/Lubing/Protecting

Gun Protect When I first spoke with the folks at Gun Protect I learned of the products’ evolution. It seems the folks behind the product were in the Air Force for many years and involved in shipping of armaments. What they noticed was incoming shipments of everything from parts to tanks were sealed inside plastic bags. Upon investigation, it was discovered that the bags were part of a system of corrosion protection. That system was recreated and marketed to the public as Gun Protect. The bags work in combination with a protective spray to supply the best protection against corrosion for long or short term storage. The Spray Shield product goes on (inside and out) the firearm or other object you want protected. Spray Shield then bonds to the metal as a barrier that repels moisture and keeps the weapon protected. Spray Shield also acts as a lubricant that will keep your action smooth without fear of over lubrication. (In my experience, it’s thin enough to keep things running without collecting enough gunk to jam you up on the range.) As for the spray shield alone, I can say it performs better than most of the brands on the market in preventing rust. I used it 8 months ago on a metal lid that was in a moist chemical environment and it stopped the existing corrosion completely with only one application. On the range, it keeps everything running smoothly and it certainly is better than the top selling oil on […]

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Storm-Lake Drop-In 9mm Conversion Barrel

Storm-Lake Drop-In 9mm Conversion Barrel (MSRP $165.00) A friend recently purchased a S&W M&P 40 caliber compact. He came to me with excitement in his eyes exclaiming he had heard he could get a 9mm barrel and have two guns in one. I told him, while I know this is the case, the only conversion kits I’ve used are 22LR kits for 1911 45s. It seemed to me the best this to do would be find a quality manufacturer and test out a conversion barrel. After some research I settled on Storm-Lake and made contact. In setting up the order process we found there were several choices available in Storm-Lake barrels. Storm-Lake offers black and stainless finish options, porting options, barrel threading and drop-in or oversized options for gunsmith fitting. In our case we were looking for a 9mm drop-in conversion barrel with no need for further bells or whistles. Since the stock 40 caliber barrel was black we went with a stainless finish for quick and easy identification. When the barrel arrived, my first impression was one of quality. Emblazoned on the box was “Made In The USA” and it’s apparent at a glance. The barrel is precisely machined, smoothed and de-burred. While the break down process for the M&P is somewhat clumsy, the Storm-Lake drop-in barrel did just that; it dropped right in. Inside, the barrel has crisp bright rifling. In a side-by-side comparison between the stock and Storm-Lake barrels after use, the wear marks on each match […]

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RamRodz Cleaning Swabs

RamRodz Cleaning Swabs RamRodz Master Set 6 Pack (MSRP $60) – @mitch29479 I’ve taken my time before writing this long form review because I wanted to present the reader with something interesting; a certain flare or excitement. Let’s face it there’s just nothing really exciting about cleaning. If something is exciting about cleaning a gun it usually means something has gone horribly wrong, like 911 wrong. So let’s be practical. The truth is the practical is what’s exciting about RamRodz, or at least helpful. RamRodz are 8 inch long, caliber specific, tightly wound cotton swabs with bamboo handles. They’re made of all natural materials, making them fully biodegradable and renewable (for the hoards of trigger happy greenies out there). The bamboo lends flexibility that allows a thorough scrub while the cotton allows a certain flexibility of its own. While RamRodz currently come only in breech cleaning size and calibers 22, 9, 40, 45 and 50, each swab can be used adequately on a small range of calibers. As tested the 45 caliber swab (with a little squeeze between the fingers) cleans 44 magnum quite well. I’ve been told the same is true when using the 50 caliber swab on 460 and 480. Similarly the 40 caliber swab should clean the 41 magnum. In using the swabs I find they clean very well and quickly. While I tend to be meticulous about gun cleaning I feel one can get away without a brush with RamRodz as they do the job of […]

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