For Military, Law Enforcement
Hunting and Sport Shooting
Question: Is TW25B® a Teflon® lubricant?
ANSWER: Teflon is DuPont's brand name and design for a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) particle. TW-25B® is based on proprietary PTFE-based technology. Mil-Comm's particle is smaller and spherical in shape. And that's just one of the chemical ingredients that makes the TW-25B® formula like no other material in the world, giving it exceptional performance properties.
Question: What makes TW25B® better?
ANSWER: Many firearm experts agree that TW25B® and its derivative formulas deliver superior performance when compared to any other lubricant protectant in the world. This is because of the way the material interacts with, and "treats" a metal surface. The PTFE particles are essentially carried by our base oils to the microscopic pores in the metal, embedding a ball bearing-smooth surface. And because of TW25B®'s special corrosion inhibitor, our product acts as a barrier between the metal and the outside environment. What you get is a metal surface that offers minimal friction and maximum protection. Shooters benefit from super smooth action, minimal carbon buildup and long lasting lubrication. Other benefits include extreme pressure and load bearing and extreme cold temperature performance.
Question: What do your extreme performance weapon lubricants do that other weapon lubricants don’t do?
ANSWER: Nearly every lubricant marketed today does something well. It’s easy to manufacture a lubricant that does one or two things well. We’ve spent more than 20 years engineering a family of weapons lubricants that do many things well and famously outperform other lubricants as a result. Our U.S. Military tested and authorized lubricants are “Ten-Way-Active”… TW25B®, MC2500® and MC3000® uniquely deliver all of the following performance features: (1) Penetrate metal – reduce friction and wear; (2) Super-lubricate and protect wear parts and the bore; (3) Improve bore accuracy, increase muzzle velocity; (4) Eliminate galling and short-stroking; (5) Minimize powder residue, copper/lead build-up; (6) Repel water, sand, dust, grit and debris; (7) Resist wash-off, burn-off, wear-off; (8) Perform reliably in extreme temperature conditions (-90 Degrees F to +450 Degrees F); (10) Function harmlessly with wood, rubber, plastic and composites.
Question: How do your products work with bore solvents and other lubes?
ANSWER: If you want to clean the weapon with a traditional bore solvent, that's okay. However, be aware that once you use TW25B® you will see minimal heavy buildup after the fact, so aggressive solvents become less necessary. After spraying a solvent on gun parts, you will want to remove solvent residue, which by nature counteracts synthetic lubricants. We recommend that you follow the application of the solvent by wiping the parts with a cotton swab containing 91%+ isopropyl alcohol (found in pharmacies). This will remove solvent residue. Then, allow the parts to dry. Finally, apply one of Mil-Comm's superior weapon lubricants.
Question: What is the difference between your grease and your oil weapon lubricants?
ANSWER: TW25B® lubricating light grease and MC2500® lubricating Oil (AKA "TW25B® Oil") are similar in their chemical makeup, the difference between them being their viscosity. TW25B® is a blend of synthetic oils, additives and microscopic "PTFE" particles that, mixed together, create a "Grade 1" light grease the consistency of cold cream; MC2500® Oil has the same chemical ingredients, just less PTFE and more oil, which accounts for its lighter viscosity -- it's "oil" consistency. TW25B® Grease is ideal for all metal surfaces (as a bore treatment and for all the metal working parts of a weapon). MC2500® Oil, because of its thinner viscosity, is ideal for trigger mechanisms and hard to reach wear-points where you need an "oil" to migrate. MC-3000® is a semi-fluid, with a viscosity about midway between the grease and oil, ideal for weapons lubricators, Gatling guns and machine guns. Some shooters prefer an oil consistency, while others prefer an oil, especially for hard-to-reach parts. Whichever lubricant you choose, the performance is close to identical.
Question: Won't "grease" gum up and cause problems with my firearm?
ANSWER: Depends on the grease, and how thick a coating is applied. TW25B® is a very thin, light, fully synthetic grease, the consistency of cold cream, that never gums up. It contains NO petroleum which is what ages in a lubricant product and eventually turns to a tacky, gummy, problematic coating. TW25B® was originally developed as an extreme pressure Gatling gun and machine gun lubricant that works very well even in micro-thin layers that set up nearly dry and very smooth on the parts. A coating of TW25B® lubricating light grease greatly resists powder residue, sand, dust and debris adhesion and build-up and also repels water. Think of it as “Rainex for gun metal”… first filling in the rough metal pores to significantly smooth the surface, then working with great reliability in a very thin top coating or “Hydro-dynamic barrier” of lubricant film that powerfully resists debris-attachment. The result is that the weapon stays much cleaner for much longer, and the minimal debris that does rest on the surfaces can be easily wiped off… sort of like the difference between removing two fried eggs from a Teflon® coated versus cast iron frying pan.
Question: What’s the shelf-life of your weapon lubricants?
ANSWER: TW25B® (and its derivatives) have earned a unique “No Known Shelf-Life” qualification from the U.S. Department of Defense (Defense Logistics Agency “DLA”). It contains NO petroleum ingredients which are what ages in a lubricant and results in it eventually turning into a gummy, tacky, problematic coating.
Question: Which of your products should I use to store my weapons and maintain them in fire-ready condition?
ANSWER: Straight TW25B® light grease, applied in a moderately thin coating, is best for storing weapons for years in “fire-ready” condition. An appropriate, moderately thin thickness for this means you can visually see some “white coating” covering the parts but you can also still see the metal through the white haze coating. Remember that the enemy of successful long-term storage of weapons is corrosion. TW25B® applied in a moderate thickness to clean, rust-free parts will greatly prevent corrosion. Since TW25B® does not gum up, and only a moderately thick coating is necessary, the stored weapon should be immediately capable of being fired if necessary, even after years of normal storage.
IMPORTANT! Cleaners have different pH chemistry levels and residues which can greatly negatively effect, and even encourage, corrosion and rust on metal parts. Citrus type cleaners are very acidic, (low pH) and many others are highly alkaline (high pH), both of which can be corrosive. Use of an Isopropyl alcohol wiping step, with its relatively middle pH range, is a very beneficial action to further discourage corrosion over time.
Question: Do I need to use your MC25® Cleaner/Degreaser in order for your lubricants to work effectively?
ANSWER: No. Our lubricants, while quite forgiving when applied to poorly cleaned surfaces, work best and longest when they can be applied to thoroughly cleaned parts. Our MC25® Cleaner/Degreaser does a fine job of removing powder and debris; it also leaves very minimal residue, which allows our lubricants to set up and penetrate into the substrate metal pores. Most gun cleaners from the past are petroleum distillate-based and leave a thin oil coating on the parts, as does CLP (Mil-L-63460). Such lubes are better cleaners than they are lubricants, so if you’re using them we recommend that you perform an intermediate wipe-off of their residues with a 91% (or higher) isopropyl alcohol which leaves virtually no residue or barrier to our lubricants doing what they are designed to do – adhere to and bond with the metal pores and surfaces of a bore or working weapon parts.
Question: Do your products damage bluing or otherwise do harm weapon parts?
ANSWER: Our products are not known to damage any weapons parts, be they any form of metal, composite, wood, rubber or plastic materials. They will not hurt bluing, but pay attention to the level of abrasion that the cleaning cloth or brush being used might cause.
Question: Are your weapons lubricants classified as “Mil-spec” lubricants?
ANSWER: No. “Mil-specified” requriements for lubricants, parts and materials are owned and defined by the U.S. Military itself and sourced by the military under specific directions for chemical formulations, performance criteria and packaging standards set by DoD. These requirements are published as "public information" and available to all firms for the opportunity to bid and supply them through contract awards. The military, largely under the direction of the U.S. Army Arsenal System, classifies lubricants and other products with “Mil-Spec” numbers. Mil-Comm's lubricants are privately owned, proprietary formulations engineered to meet our own, published extreme performance features. Since 1992, private, commercial products can be formally authorized for use as alternatives to Mil-specified products or formulations by qualification and "Use Approval" by military program managers. Program management "Use Approval" can be classified as either a "qualified alternative" to a Mil-specified product, or as the "Preferred" lubricant product to be used over a Mil-specified product. The United States Department of Defense has issued MIL-COMM 20 NSN’s (National Stock Numbers) that are used by the military to procure our extreme performance lubricants. There are many weapons systems on which Mil-Comm's lubricants are listed as the "Preferred" and recommended lubricant product to be used.
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