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Gunzilla ~ Myth or Miracle

This is a discussion on Gunzilla ~ Myth or Miracle within the Firearm Cleaning & Maintenance forums, part of the General Firearm Discussion category; We really need a properly designed study with double blinding and random assignment and a couple of dozen people using each product for a few ...

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    We really need a properly designed study with double blinding and random assignment and a couple of dozen people using each product for a few months. Anecdotal evidence and marketing quotes just ain't gonna tell us what we need to know. Is there a 'Consumer Reports' for shooters?


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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorBob View Post
    We really need a properly designed study with double blinding and random assignment and a couple of dozen people using each product for a few months. Anecdotal evidence and marketing quotes just ain't gonna tell us what we need to know. Is there a 'Consumer Reports' for shooters?
    +1 on that!

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    I switched to Gunzilla from Hoppes over a year ago. Cleans very well, has no unpleasant odor. I know that it is touted as both a cleaner and lubricant, but I have had such good results over the years with Miltec 1 as a lube that I finish off after a Gunzilla cleaning with a couple of drops of Miltec. Perhaps a bit of overkill, but so far no rust related problems and all my guns run well on Miltec

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    I'll stick with Gunzilla and I use it wisely and as intended. I've read through a few posts here that seem rather silly to me, like the one about Gunzilla freezing in cold weather. Just exactly how much Gunzilla would there have to be on your gun? Gunzilla is a surface treatment more than anything. If you're going out in sub zero temps then your gun shouldn't be soaking wet with anything when you step out the door. Wading through some of the nonsense is sometimes half the battle. Whatever you use, use it wisely, and use with common sense. Gun cleaners and lubricants can be compared to car care products and your applications. How many of you put another coat of wax over a scratch in the paint to protect it from rusting? How many would strip it down to the finish, repair the scratch and then seal and wax it? See where I'm going with this? Gunzilla makes my life a whole lot more simple. At this stage of the game some of us work smarter not harder. I've owned for and cared for all types of firearms, not only my own, but customers and friends for over 25 years. If there is ever a time that you doubt yourself or a product, then quite possibly it's best to stop using it or change what you're doing. What used to take years of trial and error can now be covered in a matter of minutes right here on the internet since we all share our experiences and past knowledge freely. Simply stick to common sense when reading. Consumer reports for the shooting sports? You've found it pretty much.......just ask. They are called reviews. Be smart and be safe.

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    i have been very happy with gunzilla ever since it first came out although i do keep a bottle of slip 2000 on hand, but rarely use it.
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    I'm a believer in EEZOX and/or Ballistol.
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    Since I switched to Gunzilla, it's all I use. It cleans well, my firearms function well and I don't worry about getting it on my skin or hurting my lungs.
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    I don't like it. It dries up when used and after a while it hardens and get sticky like cosmoline. I have had two firearms malfunction from it. One is a .22 that GZ clogged up the firing pin channel and caused light strikes and the second was a shotgun that, when cold, stopped working because GZ had solidified and stuck like glue.


    No more GZ for me. slip 2000 is what i use now for lube and hoppes or shooters choice for bore solvent.
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    Hay how about that another 5 year old resurrected thread. I use Breakfree and Hoppe's #9.
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    I'm a big fan of Ballistol. I've used Hoppes #9 and M-Pro 7 until patches came out clean, followed with a Ballistol cleaning and continued to get gunk out. Not so the other way around. I'm currently experimenting with Ed's Red sans the acetone, but haven't used it enough to form an opinion versus Ballistol or M-Pro 7. I will say in my opinion Ed's Red is every bit as good if not better than #9 based on my thus far limited use of it. I haven't use Gunzilla yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doctordun View Post
    Cold Weather and Going Rancid. I have read on other forums that Gunzilla, being water based, will freeze solid when it gets cold enough. Below 28degs, it turns into grease. Anyone have any experience with this?

    I have also read that Gunzilla, when on a firearm too long will turn rancid since it is plant based. Anyone have knowledge of this?

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    I know this is a really old thread but about the time you asked this question the gallon of Gunzilla I bought, was a year or so old . Before I built my shop/studio I kept the gallon in a unheated garage for years. Baked in the summer freezing cold n the winter. It never froze as far as I can tell. Everyone I have given a sample of it to bought more to take with them, whether they went to Iraq in the summer or Afghanistan in the winter, loved the stuff and never deployed without it. As far as the comments about Gunzilla drying out. Of course, it dries out. That it is what Gunzilla is supposed to do. That is one of the reasons it does not attract dirt, grit, sand or carbon the way oils and grease do. When Gunzilla dries it leaves a Teflon like film that lubricates better than any oil or grease i have ever used. There is no shortage of comments about how those that used it in Iraq did not have to carry a quart of motor oil the way everyone else did to flush the baby powder like sand that their weapon used to get caked on their weapon. Because it is a dry lubricant it saved lives. Their weapons did not attract any of that baby powder like dust and jam like others did and their used to. It is the best lubricant I have ever used. I use nothing else, just clean with Gunzilla wipe it off and I am good to go. It took awhile to trust it, I was so leary I would check after every few rounds than after every mag. Finally I just looked for signs of wear at the end of the day. There never was any so I stopped using other lubricants. A heads up I was told by Don Kettles if you use other grease or oils with Gunzilla (it is what I used to do) they work against each other as the Gunzilla will break the oils and grease down rendering them less effective. Remember Gunzilla is a cleaner designed to cut through grease oil and grime.
    I like it so much I have been accused of being a shill for Gunzilla, but I have no connection with Gunzilla other than being an extremely satisfied customer (but if they ever go public I'm in).

    It is rare these days for a product to actually live up to its claims. Gunzilla surpasses them and every other cleaner / lubricant I have used in the past 30 plus years.
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    There is a myriad of products out there. Being relatively new to firearms. when i had just one I asked at Academy and was recommended a Hoppes Starter Kit and bought a bore brush for my particular caliber. Then i started reading about FrogLube and bought some of their product based on the reviews (and hype). So is there a definite difference in these products , or is this like the flavor of the month.
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    As Gomer Pyle would say GOLLY!!!!!!!!!!!! This is extremely convincing. Next gun cleaner will be Gunzilla.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennydale View Post
    There is a myriad of products out there. Being relatively new to firearms. when i had just one I asked at Academy and was recommended a Hoppes Starter Kit and bought a bore brush for my particular caliber. Then i started reading about FrogLube and bought some of their product based on the reviews (and hype). So is there a definite difference in these products , or is this like the flavor of the month.
    See above, after thirty years plus cleaning guns there is only one product I use.
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    All depends on who you believe. Go to any gun show and you'll find guys shilling for Gunzilla, Ballistol, Strike Hold, Frog Lube, M Pro-7 and on and on. Tell any of these guys you use anything except what they're selling, and you'll get the stink-eye. "Go ahead and use fill in the blank if you don't care about your investment. My stuff's the best." Well, maybe it, (Gunzilla), is. I'm not spending another dime on anything till I run out of what I've got. When it's gone I might pop for something else. Just now, I'm pretty happy with Ballistol.
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