Fireclean . . . The real deal?

Fireclean . . . The real deal?

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    Thumbs up Fireclean . . . The real deal?

    I'm not a big believer in "miracle" gun products, but I am prone to try new things from time to time. Some products make such outrageous claims one might expect to leave a dirty firearm and a bottle of the product in a room alone and return an hour later to find not only the firearm in pristine condition, but safely reloaded and put away in the safe for future use.

    A while back I ordered a couple of small bottles of Fireclean, intending to give one to my son and trying a bottle for myself. For comparison purposes, I've treated half of my handguns with Froglube and the other half with Fireclean. One thing I noticed about the Froglube was how slick it made parts, almost too slick to keep the recoil spring assembly in place. I haven't had the opportunity to shoot my FL guns much, so the long-term results are not in.

    One thing I noticed about Fireclean is it stays wet. I sent my S&W 4566 in for some minor repairs a while back and when it returned I cleaned it and gave it the Fireclean treatment. A few weeks later I broke it down and found the rails and other treated areas still "wet," unlike other products that seem to dissipate after a few days. I gave it a good cleaning and was surprised to see more black residue that was invisible to the naked eye coming off. Yesterday, after receiving a new recoil spring from Wolff, I took the 4566 out for a test run to verify the repairs and springs were good to go.

    One hundred rounds of 230 grain cast lead bullets later I decided the Florida heat and humidity was getting the nest of me and called it a day. Those of you who shoot cast lead know how much gunk builds up from the powder, lead, and sticky lube. The gun, although running like a champ, was a visual mess inside. After getting home, I applied a few drops of Fireclean to a small cloth, and to my surprise, the black gunk wiped right off.

    I've used the fabled Gunzilla before--and it performed well--but it did not clean as well as the Fireclean did. I ran a Fireclean soaked patch thru the barrel and set it aside while I tended to the rest of the gun. All of the fouling wiped off with a piece of cloth, requiring a cotton swap and cleaning brush only to get into the nooks and crannies where I couldn't wipe with my fingers. I've never had a dirty firearm clean so easily. After letting the bore sit for about 10 minutes, I ran a brush through it, and four patches later, the bore was sparkling clean. I tend to over clean my firearms, so I wiped everything down with a second soaked cloth and then wiped the residue away with a clean rag. A Fireclean soaked Q-tip run along the rails and wear points completed the cleanup.

    All I can say is: Wow! I've finally found a gun product that not only lives up to the hype but exceeds it. My bottle of Hoppes #9 and 3-in-1 oil may get designated to the bullpen for late inning backup duty.

    Interesting enough, I received my latest issue of GUNS magazine, and in it, John Conners has an article on testing various products, including Fireclean. His report mirrors what I found in my use of Fireclean. You might want to pick up a copy if you don't subscribe.

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    You forgot to say "OldVet out".

    Thanks for the recommendation. I'll check it out.
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    Thanks f or the review. I gave been using slip 2000 as a lubricant and have been very happy with the results. Pro-shot 1 step as a cleaner worjs well and the wife never complsins about the smell of oranges this product has. She never liked the smell of hoppes. How is the odor of Fireclean?

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    Smell? Didn't notice it had one. I guess that's a good thing.
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    Yes fire clean is the real deal. lol

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    The reviews on amazon are all 5 star. I had never heard of this stuff before.

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    I thought "wet" was bad because it tends to collect lint into a gummy mess that can foul the action.
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    Thanks for the review. Ive been looking for something to help with the leading of my cast reloads. And this does sound like the real deal.

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    Are you using it to clean and lubricate?
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    I've been using FireClean for the last 1/2 of this year. It works as advertised and I like it much better than Froglube. I liked CLP and Mobil 1 oil better than Froglube. FireClean is the real deal.

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    Fireclean is pretty good stuff!! I use it now exclusively.

    I use it as a lubricant, protectant and to remove, lead out of guns that I shoot my own cast lead bullets through. Great stuff.
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    Sounds like a good product. Thanks for sharing.

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    Here are my personal pics. This was my G21 with solid lead bullets out of a KKM barrel notices how dirty the flashlight is. Also the cleaner and toilet paper in the background is the only thing i used to clean it.





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    I've been using it since I took my Utah permit class as the instructor recommended it.

    You can also go longer between cleanings and it still cleans right up. Good stuff....

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