SIG Sauer Spec1
This signature lubricant contains a proprietary anti-wear agent designed to reduce friction and wear by a claimed 95%. It is designed to penetrate existing lubricants and will not harden or become sticky or tacky. It’s also engineered to work in extreme temperatures (from -110 degrees to 1,250 degrees F) and will not attract dust, dirt, or sand. Recommended for use on any and all firearms.
MSRP: $24 (4 oz. @ SIG Sauer)
According to the manufacturer, this is the only firearms care company using exclusively bio-based and food-grade ingredients to create products that meet existing firearm operating and care requirements. FrogLube products are formulated to be non-flammable, non-toxic, anti-oxidation, non-hazardous, and all-temperature-performing. Two forms are available, Extreme and Paste, both of which are designed to actually absorb into the metal and resist dust and/or film buildup and activate during the heat of firearm operation.
MSRP: $21 (8 oz. paste @ FrogLube)
Birchwood Casey Synthetic Gun Oil
Designed as a superior gun oil for use in all climates, Birchwood Casey’s oil is (naturally) formulated to reduce friction between mating surfaces and will not gum up or lose viscosity under temperature variations from -55 to 300 degrees F. Additionally, its natural solvency imparts cleaning properties while it lubricates, while its low evaporation rate protects against corrosion.
MSRP: $11 (6 oz. aerosol @ Birchwood Casey)
Slip 2000 EWL
Slip’s Extreme Weapons Lubricant was originally designed for use on chain and machine guns like the MP5 and 249SAW. It contains a proprietary anti-wear agent engineered to reduce friction and wear by up to 95%. Formulated without use of mineral oils or petroleum distillates, it will not separate, become sticky, or dry out and leave any kind of tacky residue in its wake. It will not attract or hold fouling residues like comparable petroleum-based products.
MSRP: $17 (4 oz. @ Brownells), brownells.com
Lucas Gun Oil
This blend of oil and petroleum-extracted additives was engineered to produce an all-weather, odorless lubricant. Used and recommended by major firearms manufacturers, the polymeric film is intended to protect metal surfaces from rust, wear, and moisture, and to make cleanup of powder and metal fouling a much easier task. It is also engineered to resist operational “burnoff” and drying during long-term storage.
MSRP: $4 (2 oz. @ Brownells), brownells.com
Remington Rem Oil Pro3
This lubricant was designed specifically to withstand the high-pressure, high-cycle environment inside semi- or fully automatic firearms and to keep metal surfaces protected from corrosion up to five times longer than similar oils. It is also formulated to offer premium performance and lubricity between moving parts, to protect internal and external components, and to displace non-visible moisture from microscopic pores on metal surfaces.
MSRP: $11 (10 oz. aerosol @ Remington)
Rothco M-Pro 7 LPX
According to its manufacturer, M-Pro 7 LPX is formulated to impart the lowest possible coefficient of friction and to be resistant to evaporation, separation, and gumming. It is designed to meet Mil-I-63460 requirements, and users include the USMC, U.S. Army, U.S. Customs & Border Protection and the Department of Homeland Security. It is also formulated to be non-hazardous, non-toxic, biodegradable, and odor-free.
MSRP: $30 (4 oz. @ Rothco)
Hoppe’s Lubricating Gun Oil
A favorite for outdoorsmen of all stripes, Hoppe’s Gun Oil is a high-viscosity lube designed as the perfect companion to the ubiquitous and ever-popular No. 9 bore cleaner. Available in liquid and aerosol formulas, it’s designed to both neutralize residual solvents and leave behind a uniform lubrication coating for long-lasting protection.
MSRP: $3 (2.25 oz. @ Brownells), brownells.com
The most important property of a firearm lubricant is, of course, its lubricity or “slickness.” According to ALG Defense, Go-Juice is 500% more slick than comparable military -grade CLP. It’s formulated to impart corrosion resistance and for resistance to breakdown and the resulting “gumminess.” A bio-based oil, Go-Juice is made up of oxidation-resistant molecules engineered to excel in internal accelerated aging and salt-spray testing.
MSRP: $12 (4 oz. @ Geissele Automatics)
Wilson Combat Ultima-Lube II
This is a blend of petroleum and synthetic lubricants designed for use in today’s semi-automatic weapons. It’s formulated for operation from 10 to 350 degrees F but particularly suited to cold-weather use. Four different formulations are available for varying applications—Ultima-Lube II Oil (pictured), Lite Oil, Universal, and Grease.
MSRP: $10 (4 oz. @ Wilson Combat)