Gear Review Break Free CLP

Discussion in 'Functional Gear & Equipment' started by stg58, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Like many I have used different weapons lubricants for my weapons Tri-Flow, Rem Oil and Break Free CLP among others.

    The one I have settled on is Break Free CLP after I did some testing last year when it was very cold and a bit this year because low temperature performance is very important to me.
    The stories of GI's in Korea having to wizz on their frozen rifles to get them working has always been something that hits home living cold temps and having to use a torch to get locks and other metal objects working in low temps.

    What I did for three weeks at the coldest point last year most of the days below zero left 2 AR's a Garand Glock and 1911 in the back my unheated truck with no special initial preparation just took them from storage for a week and then out to the the range three times over a three week period with no cleaning until after I was done.

    With a total of about 500 rounds through the five weapons no failures at all and no sign of sluggish cycling.

    There are dozens of synthetic oil formulations out there and many favorites which are all probably good and a matter of personal choice but I have settled on Break Free CLP I used it before Safariland bought the brand and will continue to use it.
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  2. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Been using it for years and will continue to do so.
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  3. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor Site Supporter+

    The US Navy in 1994 and for quite a while before used Break Free CL&P for 16" guns on Battleships down to small arms. As the initials stood for. Cleaner, Lubricant, Preservative.
    At that time there was no other CLP. I am surprised Break Free didn't have CLP trademarked.
    When I retired I might just have had a gallon or 3. [dunno]:oops:but my guess is the statute of limitations has long run out. Good Stuff. Still use it.
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2014
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  4. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

  5. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

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  6. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor Site Supporter+

    Bottom line. You can teach and old dog new tricks. Awesome test data.
    I will be changing what I use.
    Top 3 overall; Frog Lube CLP, is a wet lube in tube
    WD-40 Specialist, a spray aerosol wet lube
    Hornady One Shot, a spray aerosol dry lube
    I will probably make do with the 1st and the last. The 1st for all applications except bolt and fire control parts. The last for those applications.
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  7. tedrow42

    tedrow42 Monkey+

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