Break Free offers a product called the Bore Cleaning Foam. The foam is specifically designed to clean copper and brass residue from the bore of your firearm. The question is…does it work?
I picked up a can of the Bore Cleaning Foam, and had the perfect chance to test it after spending a day at the range with my Sig P226. I’m generally pretty skeptical of cleaning products, and the incredible claims they make. However, I have been using Break Free’s CLP for years with good results, so I figured I would give another one of their products a try.
Following the instructions, I field stripped the pistol, and sprayed the foam directly into the barrel of the firearm, filling the bore completely. I then set the barrel to the side while I cleaned other parts of the gun. After 15 minutes, I ran a few clean patches through the barrel, and, amazingly, I had a clean bore. No scrubbing needed. It really was that easy.
The foam is non-toxic and is odor-less. It doesn’t take a lot of foam to clean the barrel of a pistol, so a single can should last for a good while.
2013 Update: It has been a few years since I first started using the bore cleaning foam from Break Free. The fact that I am still using this should tell you everything you need to know about what I think about it.
I have found that this is some of the best stuff I’ve tried on striping all of the carbon and copper from the inside of a bore. When I pull apart a pistol, I fill the bore with this foam and start cleaning everything else. When I get to the barrel, the gunk inside is already loose or dissolved.
The Break Free bore cleaning foam is definitely better than Hoppes #9 and the various solvents in the cleaning kits found in the big box stores.
Click here to get the bore cleaning foam from Amazon.
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