Cleaner only (M-Pro 7, Hoppes Elite) or 3-in-1 (M-Pro 7 CLP, Weaponshield)
Based on some good info from a previous thread, I am leaning towards these cleaning products (all of which are non-toxic and odorless):
- M-Pro 7 Gun Cleaner
- Hoppes Elite Cleaner
- M-Pro 7 Clean, Lube, Protect
So, now I have another question. The first two products above are cleaners only and would need to be combined with some kind of oil/protectant. The bottom two are 3-in-1 solutions, but I really wonder if they can clean as well as the cleaner-only products.
So, if I ended up going with Weaponshield or M-Pro 7 CLP is that really all I would ever need to clean & maintain one of my weapons? Should I still plan to have a cleaning-only solution for my "deep cleaning" sessions? Or should I plan on using a two-stage clean-then-lube process every time I clean?