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5 Things You Didn't Know About Gun Oil
Do you really want to give intruders, who have harmful intent, an opportunity to cause harm to you or your family members? I bet you don’t. Do you believe in the saying “If something can go wrong, it will at the worst possible time?" I bet that you do. I’d also be willing to bet that you want your firearms to be working flawlessly and efficiently in the time of a crisis. If so, you’ll want to take a look at the 5 things you didn’t know about your gun oil below...

                      Reminder: Always make sure that your gun is UNLOADED and always treat it as if it is                                                                 LOADED!

Thing 1: Don’t fall for the new marketing gimmicks, like “nano-innovations” and “paradigm-shifting discoveries." You’ll find that these “innovations” are being “discovered” almost daily in the “rapidly moving” gun cleaning market. 

There are actually only a handful of oils that are being used for cleaning and lubricating metal and there’s nothing special about the metals used in firearms. Typically it’s some sort of steel with an alloy frame. On occasion you’ll get a fancy titanium piece here or there. Cleaning and lubricating products that claim to be made explicitly for firearms… usually never are. So don’t go spending a whole lot of money on some “innovative” gun oil that has actually been used for decades. 

Thing 2: Again about gun-specific oils, but with a twist. I ask that you do some in depth research on your favorite gun oil, then compare it to some others. You’ll most likely find that they have more in common than you think.

For awhile now, I have been a Tactical Honey fan… but I’m not a radical. I have many firearm friends who happily use synthetic motor oil…Now before I lose you, hear me out. It’s designed for use in high-temperatures created by combustion, keeping metals clean by withstanding carbon build up, and lubricating metal parts that have a higher velocity and cycling rate than anything in a firearm. Again, there’s nothing special about gun-specific oils. Pick one that you can get a good price on and has been proven to get the job done without consequence. 

Thing 3: All-natural lubricants and those that can even been consumed as food. I’ve tried many of these products on a large variety of firearms including the famous FrogLube. Most of them work well and have large followings of fans, but I’ve decided that they aren’t for me. Now you’re probably asking “why," because I said most of them work well, right? Well, for me it comes down to price. Do I really need to spend $40 for a gun oil that I can put on my pizza as I clean my rifle? I think I’ll opt for the FREE Tactical Honey that’ll get the intended job done just as well. All I had to do was pay the shipping cost! 

Thing 4: A good gun oil must migrate. No, It has nothing to do with birds flying south for the winter. Migration is the capability of the lubricant to reach nearby areas that are difficult to lube. For example, the pivoting point of a hammer. A good oil will migrate to that pivot point, resulting in a well lubed mechanism. Be sure to observe the viscosity of the oil before purchasing. Most firearm enthusiasts pass this up when looking for a new oil. Don’t be that guy!

Thing 5: Find yourself an all-in-one cleaning and lubricating gun oil. Not only will this save you money, but it’ll also save you a whole lot of time. When it comes to cleaning my firearms, I typically have 3 major steps. I’ll start by wiping out any dirt and carbon build up. Then grab a square cloth patch with a few drops of Tactical Honey on each and wipe away any remaining dirt. After she’s all clean, I move to the lubrication step by just adding a drop of Tactical Honey on all of the wear spots. I rely on the migration of the oil to reach the surrounding areas. 

Now, before I turn you loose, remember:

Cleaning and lubricating your guns regularly is far more important than what you clean and lubricate with. 
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