FIREClean is the premier gun oil on the market. FIREClean is designed to hold as a gun oil to the highest possible temperatures and provide the best possible lubricity across the applicable temperature spectrum.
In addition to the “wet” lubrication provided by the gun oil itself, FIREClean also conditions the metal deeply to provide inherent slipperiness or lubricity. Even in the absence of visible gun oil, metal parts still slide freely due to the remarkable “boundary lubrication” properties of FIREClean.
A very light, thin coat of gun oil on any parts that are subject to mechanical movement or fouling from carbon or other sources is all that is required.
FIREClean is a new and different approach to operating your firearm. While traditionally the focus has been on “proper lubrication” and “keeping the gun wet”, experience has taught us that friction is rarely the problem on normal metal surfaces in the operation of guns. While this may sound like sacrilege to many, consider this: when was the last time that manually cycling a clean, dry firearm resulted in locking the gun up?
The real enemy of successful firearms operation is heat and fouling – particularly carbon fouling. Carbon is the unavoidable byproduct of powder combustion in the firing process. Carbon adheres very, very strongly to metal surfaces.
It is very abrasive, hence the “gritty” sounds typically encountered with dirty or fouled firearms. Cleaning carbon with traditional methods requires harsh and hazardous chemicals – toxicity to humans, eco-toxicity, flammability, hazardous and potentially explosive vapors are some of the typical dangers.
Often, cleaning materials must be treated as hazardous waste before disposal. This leads to long-term health concerns as well as risk and expense. Other methods of carbon removal involve scraping, grinding, and other mechanical methods.
In addition to the time and difficulty of using these methods in a field environment, this can often lead to undesired wear on mechanical surfaces or on the finish of the firearm. The other problem that FIREClean solves exceptionally well is lubricant “burnoff” or evaporation due to heat generated in the firing process.
Frankly, most firearms lubricant can’t stand the heat! When you are required to constantly re-lube your firearms, that is a telling sign that either your gun oil has evaporated or has “cooked off”.
Evaporation is caused by low temperature thresholds and the volatility of the substances used. If the gun oil has a strong odor or smell at normal temperature, that indicates that the gun oil is undergoing evaporation.
If the gun oil is “smoking” in operation, that tells you that thermal breakdown of the oil is happening. Either one of these cases will lead to the loss of lubrication, and typically the dried-up or burned-off gun oil creates gums and varnishes that are difficult to remove and lead to jamming.
This is why FIREClean’s gun oil is superior to its competition. Here is how FIREClean stood up to a 3,000+ round review from SWAT Magazine.
At the end of six magazines of M193, the rifle was absolutely unremarkable. It cycled the same as round one, the bolt showed the same wet sheen as upon application, and just the slightest tinge of carbon was near the vent holes. I am pretty sure I could have convinced any shooter accustomed to military CLP or similar that the rifle had less than 30 rounds through it.
Also worth noting is there was no “spray” or splatter when shooting commenced as is common with some lubes when applied as liberally as the FIREClean was. It stayed put and there was no smeary mist on the eye protection.
When the rifle hit 500 rounds, we took a break to let it cool and checked out the innards. A little more accumulation of soot was on the bolt’s indentation, but no difference in feel and, if I wasn’t counting rounds, I would have no inclination to add any lube in a different setting.
At the end of a solid training day, we had 1,000 certified rounds on the gun. As you can see in the picture at the bottom of this page, there was a little soot, but on the whole the bolt retained an oiled appearance on all reciprocating parts and surfaces.
Again, I suspect I could convince an experienced bystander that the weapon had less than half of the actual round count through it by appearance. The feel when cycling the action was still smooth and wet, just not quite as magically slippery as when shooting commenced.
Two weeks and two training sessions later, the rifle was at 2,000 rounds of the 55-grain XM193. The rifle had remained in my sole possession and had not been cleaned in any way or had any lubrication added. The one change was that at 1,300 rounds, I added a BCM Gunfighter compensator to the end of the barrel.
As an aside, the little birdcage prole comp made a dramatic difference in recovery. After 1,300 rounds in short order on the same rifle, it was quite noticeable how much faster I could follow up and how at the rifle stayed. I have used the longer BCM comp on 14.5-inch barrels extensively, but the shorter unit on this 16-inch barrel exceeded expectations.
The rifle cycled exactly as one would expect it to, with no sluggishness whatsoever. At the 2,000-round mark, it was starting to look a little dirty and the oily sheen was visible in spots but not prevalent.
There was no tactile friction or resistance even when opening the bolt slightly to perform a chamber check and slowly returning the charging handle. This is a particularly telling sign. Many rifles that are traditionally lubricated at intervals and are at this many rounds would sluggishly respond to a chamber check or require an assist to fully return to battery.
Seven weeks, six range trips, and 2,430 rounds from lubrication, I swapped the optic from a Bushnell 1-6.5X to my world-travelled Aimpoint T-1. At this point, the rifle cycled smoothly but without as wet a feel to it.
Left to my own devices, I might have chickened out and added a drop or two of lube, but the FIREClean crew reassured me the rifle was good to go. We scheduled a training day to get over the hump with our remaining XM193.
Nineteen PMAGs of 5.56 later, the BCM upper was at 3,000 rounds. No stoppages, no pushing on the forward assist to chamber rounds, no drama of any sort. The photo on page 87 shows the bolt’s condition. It was dirty but much less so than other bolts I’ve seen with half as many rounds and steady lube. Cycling the action was still smooth.
There was a slightly dirty feel, but not that dry, with a sluggish feel that says, “lube me!” The carbon on the bolt carrier was soft rather than baked on, and my experience with the oil on other uppers assures me that the weapon could be returned to a remarkably clean state with nothing more than a paper towel.
When I looked at the calendar and realized the rifle was six months from its initial and only lubrication, I decided to take it back out and get a quick training session in.
The bolt was unchanged from its condition and feel months prior as I loaded up the PMAGs with some Hornady Steel Match 55-grainers. The BCM upper purred through three magazines, bringing the total on the gun to 3,090 rounds across six months and eight sessions.
That is pretty remarkable performance. From the condition of the bolt and upper, I would not be able to predict how much longer it would run, but it seems like it could go on for quite a while.
It is worth repeating that this was an endurance test for data purposes? I would not choose to depend on a rifle six months out and over 3,000 rounds from cleaning or lubrication in an operational setting. It is nice to know I could probably do so, but why tempt fate?
There are over 150 unique firerearms-specific lubrication offerings on the market. I’m not sure many could equal that performance and wouldn’t expect any to be capable of doing so until they proved otherwise. If some can, then it’s all good for the consumer.
The lubrication sector of the industry is fiercely competitive, and plenty of shooters are strangely attached to their brand of choice, their celebrity endorser, or their home-brew mix of motor oil and whatnot.
With many of the latest non-toxic (and typically higher priced) lubricants, you can find a variety of Internet accusations that they are simply this or that repackaged. The nature of the Internet will ensure these rumors multiply and recycle. I am less concerned with the specific ingredients and formulation of a product than its proven performance.
The latest generation lubricants out-perform traditional ones by a significant margin. FIREClean is at the leading edge of that development.
FIREClean is the leading gun oil on the market. Don’t believe us? Check out these FIREClean reviews from Amazon. With 337 FIREClean reviews, 72% have given us 5 stars. Our rating on Amazon is 4.4 out of 5.
Here are some FireClean reviews directly from Amazon:
Marty K – Seems to work good. Keeps my gun clean, the slide well lubricated, and 2 bottles has lasted a long time. A little goes a long way
FMM – I have purchased 6 bottles now. Glocks, LCPs, Colt 1911 and now ARs. Easy cleanup after practice, which is what I am after.
Dan J – I applied several coatings prior to first use of new gun. Gun operated very smoothly and cleanup was super easy after 150 rounds.
Breadguy – This stuff is great, but you only need 1 bottle. Split the cost with another gunnut, 1 bottle will lat you a lifetime, use it sparingly, it don't take much
Ignacio Ruben Garibay – Yes, I use a ton og gun cleaners and this product really cleans my target guns.
Matador – I have purchased a few used guns over the years that have performed fair to poor, but after using Fire Clean they perform like new. I now tell my friends about my positive experience using this product.
Bryan – Wow. Best stuff out there PERIOD for cleaning and lubricating your guns. I followed the instructions and YouTube videos and MAN does this stuff work. Believe the hype! Do yourself a favor and get the last product you'll ever buy for cleaning and lubricating your firearms.
Trackrocket – This product is your answer to keeping a gun that shoots dirty (.300BO) clean.
Amazing how the carbon build up wipes right off (~95%), and what doesn't, is easily removed via wire brush or plastic pic. Definitely less headache if you're going for a quick clean n' shoot.
Rex M. – Your basic next-generation gun oil. I really like it and bought it because of its low-temperature performance. It doesn't run all over like some oils, and it seems to lubricate better (less gritty). After the first cleaning/lubrication, it does not require much to maintain performance. For better results, use a degreaser first. I also used it on folding knives, brass instruments, and a few other metal-on-metal applications. Oh, it doesn't stink, so that's good.
Amazon Customer – This stuff works. It definitely works as it says it does. It breaks down the carbon on the inside and allows a good thorough clean. It also conditions the metal and makes repeated cleaning easier. I also couple it with Frog Lube.
Jeremy W. – This stuff is great, I've been using it on my personal firearms as well as the ones I use in the military for the past two years and I haven't been disappointed yet. After a heavy day of shooting, carbon just wipes away, even after range days of going through 400 to 600 rounds. Not quite the case with the 240B machine gun, you have to use it much, much more liberally if you plan on an extreme volume of shooting. This is expected though since we're typically firing between 5,000 to 12,000 rounds of 7.62, and it's still better than anything I've used in the past ten years of military shooting short of brake cleaner. As far as lubrication, a little goes a long way and makes your parts feel buttery smooth, and gives a very silky glide to moving components. I've been able to lubricate and condition an entire M4 with only 10 drops, and it still seemed like too much. I bought a two bottle pack about two years ago and I'm just now about to finish the second one, and that's only because one bottle came open during a field op. I would highly recommend this stuff, you won't be disappointed.
K. Mayhew – FIREClean is absolutely amazing stuff! Gone are the days of scrubbing and scraping off a carbon encrusted AR/M16 bolt tail. Now it takes just a few minutes to completely clean all of my firearms!I originally bought it on recommendation of a Tier 1 operator, and everything he said about it was spot on! My personal AR uses a Nickel Teflon upper with a Sharps Rifle Company Relia-Bolt bolt carrier group with NP3 coating. For my initial treatment, I used a small amount and coated the inside of the upper, and then coated the firing group, the trigger group, the buffer and spring, and even down the barrel. I was advised to leave it to soak in for 24 hours. I left it for a week, and then gave it a good wipe down everywhere except the contact points on the BCG. Everything felt amazingly slick! The BCG was hard to hold on to because it was so slippery!
Mark – I love this stuff. I bought this awhile back and still have a half bottle left. I used this before and after firing on the range when firing about 10000 rounds over two days. All the carbon either wiped right of or was scrubbed off with little to no effort. Will be buying again.
Tanner S – Great stuff, had a Beretta that wasn't cycling properly on CLP and one use of this stuff and it ran better than ever. Be prepared to have lots of fouling on your arms though as the carbon definitely gets ejected from the weapon instead of binding to the metal. Cleaning was super easy, able to clean three pistols in the time it took to clean one without fireclean.
Chris H – This is an outstanding product. It cuts cleaning time by at least 70%. As an infantryman I've cleaned weapons using anything from regular old CLP, carburetor cleaner, Hoppe's No 9 (which is also a great product), etc. However, FIREClean takes the cake. For the first time use I had to strip off all of my previous lubricant using rubbing alcohol and then apply a generous amount of FIREClean on to the working mechanisms of my weapon. After letting it soak in overnight I wiped it down and applied a thin coat to keep the moving parts lubricated. I took both my 1911 and AR to the range that weekend and put about 300 rounds through each weapon. All I had to do was take them apart, wipe them down with a rag, and run my boresnake through the barrel a few times and then applied a new coat and I was done. No more hours of scrubbing, brushing, or scraping off caked on carbon.
R. Overall – Have used Otis, Hoppe's, and others, and they all work well. So far, though, after an afternoon of shooting, this formula seems to (subjective) leave my bores, and to some degree the magazine's top and the chamber, less dirty. I don't see a drop off in accuracy during 50 to 100 shot sessions (per gun), where I sometimes did (again, subjective) with the other formulae. My guns are too new to tell if FIREClean will keep rust away. However, shortly I will try it when I shoot my 1970s model Winchester '94, that failed to load or shoot earlier this year, having sat for 35 years, covered, in a corner. It shot fine this summer, but I admit I like my ARs better. Still, this formula works great in my 9mm, .380, .32, and .22 pistols, and in my three 5.56 ARs and .22 AR. I haven't had a "goo/carbon/drybore jam" yet. And again (subjective), the guns seem to feel smoother. Could be all perception, but I'll take that until I find out differently. Not the cheapest, but not the most expensive either, and I believe it works. I can't speak to it's not being toxic, as I have no expertise in that area. I rated it down one star solely because it was hard to find (initially, until my range officer showed it to me as an option), and isn't the least expensive. Otherwise, it's very good.
Alex – have a user of CLP for a long time. I was given some at work and it did the job. While the odor and potential hazard that can be created by it I looked for potential alternatives.
I read on a few blogs regarding FIREClean Anti-Fouling Gun Conditioning Oil 2 pack and decided to test it out.
Since I didn't have any dirty guns to clean, I headed to the range. 3 guns and 600 rounds later, I had some cleaning to do.
I started with my first gun, disassembled, a little FIREClean, brush, wipe, and clean. No elbow grease required. All the carbon from the days shooting was wiped away in seconds.
Like other reviewers have said and claimed by FIREClean, there is no strong odor. It being non-toxic and biodegradable makes it a much better product. I am extremely happy that FIREClean exist and made cleaning/maintaining my weapons that much easier.
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FIREClean is a new and different approach to operating your firearm. While traditionally the focus has been on “proper lubrication” and “keeping the gun wet”, experience has taught us that friction is rarely the problem on normal metal surfaces in the operation of guns. While this may sound like sacrilege to many, consider this: when was the last time that manually cycling a clean dry firearm resulted in locking the gun up?
The REAL ENEMY of successful firearms operation is heat and fouling – particularly carbon fouling. Carbon is the unavoidable byproduct of powder combustion in the firing process. Carbon adheres very, very strongly to metal surfaces. It is very abrasive, hence the “gritty” sounds typically encountered with dirty or fouled firearms.
Cleaning carbon with traditional methods requires harsh and hazardous chemicals- toxicity to humans, eco-toxicity, flammability, hazardous and potentially explosive vapors are some of the typical dangers.
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