In recent times, it seems that a lot of new gun lubricants have hit the market. Â Some are new, while I suppose others are just new to me. Â I was recently contacted and asked if I would like to do an American Gun Oil review. Â The company and the products are both new to me, so I figured I would give it a shot. Â I’ve used a lot of gun lubricants over the years, and if someone has a better mousetrap I don’t want to be the last to discover it.
For this American Gun Oil review, the company shipped me a package with two four-ounce bottles. Â One bottle had a flip top while the second has a pump top. Â The bottles arrived in a cardboard presentation box. Â The kit I received carries a MSRP of $20.95. Â A single bottle four ounce with the pump spray top can also be bought for $13.95.
The oil does not seem to have any odor and is clear. Â American Gun Oil is also supposed to be tasteless, but considering the label indicates that I am supposed to contact a physician immediately if I ingest any, I did not confirm that claim myself. Â While the exact formulation of the oil is not listed, the label does indicate it contains petroleum distillates.
I took a clean handgun, in this case a Smith & Wesson M&P9, and wiped it down with a healthy dose of Hoppes #9. Â After the gun was dry, I applied the American Gun Oil to the gun in the manner described in the instructions on the label. Â The instructions reference a pointed-tip squeeze applicator which was not included with my kit. Â I made due with a Q-tip.
I took the pistol to an outdoor range and shot about 200 rounds through the pistol. Â The day was hot and very humid. Â I experienced no malfunctions and the oil appeared to keep the gun lubed just fine.
One thing I noticed about the American Gun Oil is that it seems thin when compared to other lubrication products. Â Recently, I had a chance to evaluate the Rand CLP. Â Rand CLP is made from vegetable oil and is noticeably thicker than most oils, including the American Gun Oil. Â Additionally, the American Gun Oil seemed to be a little thinner than the BreakFree CLP I have used extensively.
Is the thinner consistency good or bad? Â Frankly, I’m not sure. Â This gun oil worked fine for me in this informal review. Â It provided what appeared to be adequate lubrication, and did not seem to attract a lot of dirt or dust. Â That alone suggests the thinness isn’t a bad thing. Â Additionally, on the American Gun Oil website, the company states the oil was formulated as a “low viscosity micro refined oil that fills the natural pores and crevices in gunmetal to prevent rust and ware [sic].” Â So, it is possible that the lube works better because it is so thin. Â Perhaps a chemist could chime in and give us his or her opinion.
American Gun Oil is made and bottled in Scottsdale, AZ.
I hope this American Gun Oil review has been helpful. Â If you’ve had any experience with the oil, please leave a comment below. Â Click here to get your American Gun Oil from Amazon.
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