If you like the idea of having everything you need to clean and maintain your pistol, in a grab and go plastic case, you're going to like the new M-Pro 7 Tactical Pistol Cleaning Kit. About a month ago, I picked up one of these new kits in the new 9mm version.
What you'll find in the kit:
4 oz. M-Pro 7 Gun Cleaner
4 oz. M-Pro 7 Gun Oil LPX
1 - 9mm M-Pro 7 Bore Snake
1 - Lint Free Cleaning Cloth
1 - Nylon Utility Brush
1 - Foam Gun Pad
1 - Weapon Maintenance Guide
This really is everything that you might need to keep your 9mm running, all in one place in a lockable, travel ready plastic box.
The included “Weapon Maintenance Guide” is not just a piece of advertising. While it does contain information on all of the M-Pro 7 products, it also has some really good information on how to most effectively use all of the products made by M-Pro 7 including those in the kit.
Sometimes those of us who've been shooting for a while begin to think that we've seen it all, at least when it comes to gun cleaning. We may have tried a few different products over the years but have probably settled on what we're using now and may have used the same cleaning and lubrication products for some time. We may also think that most cleaning products are pretty much the same.
I've found that it's good to look at new products as if I'm brand new to the sport and have no experience whatsoever. That can allow me to see with “new eyes” and that's very important. It's hard to keep an open mind or to learn if you think you know it all.
The first thing most of us will notice is that there's just no smell. I've always associated gun cleaning, oiling and protection with, at least to me, very pleasing smells. My wife may differer with me about that “pleasing” smell part but it's always been a part of cleaning guns to me. The M-Pro 7 products just don't have an odor.
Since I had the 9mm Tactical Kit, I decided to clean my previously cleaned Ruger P-89 prior to taking it to the range, since that's part of the M-Pro 7 challenge, cleaning a previously cleaned gun to see what was left behind. I followed the directions, sprayed the bore, let it set and then ran the bore snake through it. While I could not see any residue on the snake, the bore did look very shiny and clean.
I took the P-89 to the range and fired 50 rounds through it, one magazine after another. Back to the bench, I sprayed the bore again with M-Pro 7 and let it set but this time I decided to use a bore brush and some cotton patches to see what residue was still there, since another one of the claims of M-Pro 7 is that it will make your gun easier to clean the next time after use.
I have to say that there was very little residue left in the barrel and none of the black carbon that I normally encounter after firing that number of rounds thorough that gun. Frankly, that did not surprise me since I'd used these products previously and seen the same results.
What I really like is that I can now have the kit handy to take with me to the range, the field or with me anytime I travel with my 9mm and know that I'm prepared to take care of it and keep it running no matter what.
The M-Pro 7 Tactical 9mm Pistol Cleaning Kit has found its home in my “bug-out” bag with several full 9mm magazines and my Ruger P-89. It's just one more way to be prepared.
For more information on the Tactical Pistol Cleaning Kit and other M-Pro 7 products please visit http://www.MPRO7.com and to read more “Product Test” articles, please visit http://www.allaboutshooting.com