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Best Gun Oils for Storage

Best Gun Oil for Storage

When you need to store your guns you need to know they’re going to remain in top condition. This means that you might have to purchase some gun oil to ensure your gun is a lot less likely to rust.

The trouble is it’s not always easy finding the best gun oil for storage. This is where this article can come in and help. We have taken a look at some of the best gun oils out there and come up with a list of the 5 best. This can help to make your choice so much easier, ensuring you’re much more likely to get the best gun oil for you.

1. Eezox Premium Synthetic Gun Care

Eezox Synthetic Gun Oil 4 Oz Can

Eezox Premium Synthetic Gun Care comes in a 4 ounce container and is a lubricant, solvent, and rust prevention product. This means it’s quite likely to keep your gun in good condition no matter how long you store it for.

A dry lubricant, you won’t be left with an oily film on your gun. Neither will you have to put up with any caking and this makes this particular product so much easier to use.

Every single part of your gun can be cleaned with Eezox, this includes the metal surfaces, mechanisms, barrel, and other parts. You do have to remove any Teflon coating, waxes, and greases from the gun so it works well.

Once you have applied a layer of Eezox you will have to wait for it to dry. This could potentially take a few hours and you might need to add an extra coating.

Eezox Premium Synthetic Gun Care is effective from -95 Fahrenheit and up to 450 Fahrenheit. This means it can help to keep guns in good condition no matter what climate you live in or if there’s a fire.

Things We Liked

  • It works as a lubricant, solvent, and rust prevention product so you get more protection for your money
  • It will not leave any oily film on your gun which means it is more of a pleasure to use
  • It’s available in 10 different sizes and in multi-packs allowing you to buy as much as you need
  • It’s used by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police national training center armory price is quite reasonable considering how well it works

Things We Didn’t Like

  • You have to remove any old Teflon coating, waxes, and greases which could be hard
  • It can potentially damage plastic which is not ideal if you’ve placed it on a plastic surface
  • The fumes can be a little overpowering so you’ll need to work in a ventilated area

2. HOPPE'S Gun Grease -
Best Gun Oil for Storage

HOPPE'S Gun Grease, 1.75 oz

HOPPE’S Gun Grease, 1.75 oz has the ability to lubricate moving parts whilst also protecting them from erosion. This means you’re much more likely to find that your gun is kept in good condition while it’s being stored.

With the ability to displace any sweat that’s caused by metal, HOPPE’s Gun Grease can provide long-term protection even when you have not cleaned your gun for a while. If you would like to protect the metallic components of your firearm this is the product to use.

There is no over-bearing smell which means you’ll get even more pleasure out of using it. In addition to this, you only need a thin coating on your gun to reap the benefits.

Things We Liked

  • It can lubricate all your gun’s moving parts meaning they’re even more protected
  • When it is applied to the exterior and the bore it can displace any metal sweat
  • You don’t have to rush to clean your gun as it will not dry out quickly
  • It can also be used on tools and fishing tackle making it even handier to own

Things We Didn’t Like

  • It can be a little too thin for some people, and they may feel inclined to purchase a thicker product
  • It’s only available in one size which might not be ideal for those who have a lot of guns and you might have to buy multiple containers

3. ReFire Gear Men’s Quick Dry Tactical Pants

Lucas Oil 10006 2 Ounce Gun Oil

Lucas Oil 10006 2 Ounce Gun Oil is available in a 2 ounce bottle and comes with high-quality durability. Environmentally friendly, you can keep using the gun oil without worrying about its impact on the environment.

When it comes to removing the oil from the container you will find it’s quite easy. This means you won’t have to worry too much about it spilling everywhere.

Using a microfiber cloth, you can apply a thin layer of the oil to your gun. You don’t need to use too much of this oil, which means it will last longer than you imagined, making it good value for money.

Things We Liked ​

  • It’s environmentally friendly which means you can carry on using it without too much concern
  • The oil is very durable and should last a long time making it better value for money
  • It has been made to ensure your gun is even more functional each time you use it
  • The oil is easy to get out of the bottle and it should not drip everywhere
  • The price is quite low which means more people will be able to afford it

Things We Didn’t Like

  • It’s only available in one size which might not be ideal for those who have a lot of guns
  • It can lose its slick a little too fast which means the layer of protection isn’t as effective as it once was
  • It does not smell great so it should be used in a well-ventilated area

4. Slip2000 EWG

Slip2000 EWG Syringe Applicator

The Slip 2000 EWG comes in a 4 ounce tub and stays wet for a lot longer than many other lubricants. This means it’s less likely to dry up which in turn means it will last longer than many other lubricants.

With the ability to protect against corrosion, this particular gun oil will work to reduce wear and friction. This means your gun should perform much better for longer.

Helping to protect your guns from sand, dirt, and dust, it is able to work in a wide range of environments. This means you can use it on your guns no matter where you are working or hunting.

While some lubricants burn off in the same way as petroleum might, this product does not. This means you won’t have to worry quite as much about it catching fire and causing damage.

Non-hazardous and non-toxic, you can carry on using it as you know it’s been manufactured to be safe to use.

Things We Liked ​

  • It is a lot less likely to dry up than some lubricants which means it’s easier to use for longer
  • It works to protect your gun from friction as well as wear
  • It protects guns from sand, dirt, and dust so it can be used in a range of environments
  • Slip 2000 is non-hazardous and non-toxic, making it more of a pleasure to use

Things We Didn’t Like

  • It can be a little too gummy which means the gun might not cycle
  • It’s not ideal for using in the cold as it can become brittle or refuse to spread

5. Cosmoline RP-342"Heavy" Rust Preventative Spray

Cosmoline RP-342

The Cosmoline RP-342″Heavy” Rust Preventative Spray (Military-Grade) 1-Can gives you a dry to the touch finish and it has the ability to protect steel, iron, and all metals for many years. With the ability to withstand salty atmospheres, caustic fumes, and severe outdoor exposure, this could be the oil for you if you use the gun in harsh conditions.

If you are looking for gun oil that will not flake or peel but stays flexible, this could be the oil you need. Completely see-through, you can see the condition of your gun whilst also knowing which areas have been covered in the oil.

The Cosmoline RP-342″Heavy” Rust Preventative Spray can be used on a range of vehicles as an undercoating, this is a spray that means business. While it is a little costly, it does seem to have a lot of uses.

Things We Liked ​

  • It has a dry to the touch finish which makes it more of a pleasure to use
  • It has the ability to protect steel, iron, and all metals which can help you if you would like to protect other items
  • It does not flake or peel which means it’s going to protect your gun a lot more
  • it can be used on a range of vehicles as an undercoating
  • It can withstand salty atmospheres, caustic fumes, and severe outdoor exposure

Things We Didn’t Like

  • It’s not as thick as some people may expect which could be disappointing, it also means you’ll need to add more of the spray each time you use it
  • It stays sticky which means you gun could be covered in debris

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Gun Oil Should I use?

This is not always an easy question to answer. There is no “right” answer, so to speak. It all depends on how large your gun is and how many moving parts it has. The gun’s moving parts will affect the friction.

You can identify the parts of the gun which produce friction by looking for wear marks on the barrel and the frame. You might also want to take a look on the side of the gun. These areas need a lot of lubrication. Some guns can withstand a little lubrication but others can also tolerate a lot in order to function correctly.

When you’re using a new brand of gun oil it’s best that you use a little at a time. Place a small amount of gun oil on a microfiber cloth or a suitable rag. Spread the oil and make sure that you cover the areas consistently. Leave the oil to dry for at least a few hours before you check it. If there is enough oil on your gun you might want to add another layer. However, you could always leave the oil as it is and see how it performs.

Every oil is different and it will react differently to your gun and the environment. Using it with caution the first time you apply it will ensure you do not spread in on too thickly.

What is Gun Oil Made of?

There are many different types of gun oil available and they all contain different ingredients. They will also differ from manufacturer to manufacturer.

– Aerosol-based gun cleaners

Aerosol-based gun cleaners are typically made from a mixture of acetone, heptane, toluene, carbon dioxide, and methanol.

Acetone is a very common cleaner and is often found in nail polish remover.
Heptane is an oil dissolving agent.
Toluene is a solvent that’s typically used in paint thinners, glues, rubber, and disinfectant. Methanol is a solvent that can be blended with chemicals

– Liquid solvents

These are typically made from ethanol, oleic acid, ammonium hydroxide, and amyl acetate. Every liquid solvent will contain different amounts of ingredients.

– Gun grease

Gun grease is typically made from antimony, butene, and lithium hydroxide among a few other ingredients. Every brand of gun grease will contain different amounts of ingredients.

Final Thoughts

There are some great gun oils on the market right now, however, there can only be one winner of this round-up. The winner is, therefore, HOPPE’s Gun Grease.

This is because it protects all of the gun’s moving parts from erosion and it offers the gun a lot of protection. In addition to this, it has a low price and it can be used on tools and fishing gear.

If you’re looking for the best gun oil for storage, HOPPE’s is perhaps your best option.