Range day is over. You’re sunburnt, your fingers are numb, and bed sounds pretty really good right about now. You pack up, get home, unload your gear and there it is – a freshly fired weapon. We’ve all been there, done that. You sigh a small breath, drop your shoulders, and then tell yourself you’ll get it later.
In the past 2 months, both my AR15 and sidearm have seen around 1,000 rounds a piece. My sidearm gets more attention because it is also my daily carry. My AR, well she sat in the closet on her case for about a month pretty much untouched. There are a multitude of cleaners, lubricants, and solvents out there on the market. The choices are almost endless. A few months ago I caught wind of a company called BREAKTHROUGH. They’ve been around for a while and are pretty well-known, especially within the Department of Defense.
I reached out to them about trying out their product and soon I received one of their sample bottles for some testing and evaluation. When I received the package, I was more than impressed to say the least. The included pamphlet is professional, easy to read and eye-catching. It’s good to see that the old K.I.S.S. adage still apparently exists to this day.
Simply put, BREAKTHROUGH is a cleaning solvent and works as easy as spraying it on and then wiping if off. Really. It is that simple! There is no film left behind and the solvent is odorless so whether you’re cleaning your firearms indoors or outside, ventilation needn’t be an issue. BREAKTHROUGH removes all fouling and residues like Carbon, Brass, grease, dirt, and CLPs. It’s also PH neutral and benzine free so it’s safe for use on your firearm’s polymer and wood accessories.
One thing that is important to note is that BREAKTHROUGH is a solvent, not a lubricant or CLP. This means that once you’ve cleaned your weapon, you’ll still need to lubricate your firearm per manufacturer’s instructions. I applied BREAKTHROUGH to my sidearm’s exterior to test it out on the polymer. It performed as expected. There was no damage whatsoever to the polymer and she was as clean as the day she shipped out of the factory.
Along with various smaller sizes, BREAKTHROUGH comes in a 32 oz. can, 1 gallon can, and even a 5 gallon drum for you heavy shooters! BREAKTHROUGH also sells 4 different models of cleaning stations which are perfect for those of you who have a larger area and need for such a piece of equipment.
If you are looking to cut down your cleaning time and use a safer, simple and proven solvent, give BREAKTHROUGH a try.