A Practical Comparison: Slip 2000 EWL vs. Hoppes No.9

In the past, we have seen many lubricant comparisons that test thr many uses and features of different gun oils and lubricants from corrosion inhibiting properties, metal falex, heat testing, freeze testing, dust attraction, etc. Nearly all of these tests apply a lubricant to a sheet of metal or in a plastic cup and rarely to an actual firearm that is being fired.

This comparison is a real world test for our lubricant, showcasing its features in an actual firearm, where our lubricants perform better than any other on the market. In our opinion, products should be tested in their real world application.

In a practical examination of firearm lubricants, Delta Alpha Bravo conducted a thoughtful test, comparing the performance of Slip 2000 EWL and Hoppes No.9. The challenge was to fire 500 rounds through a Steyr M9 with Hoppes and a Sig P365 with EWL, with both lubricants evenly applied beforehand.

Hoppes faced early challenges with the Steyr M9. After a few hundred rounds, the barrel dried up, emitting noticeable smoke – indicative of Hoppes burning rapidly. Its lubricating properties further dwindled during the demanding 500-round test.

On the EWL side, the Sig P365 faced the heat, reaching a scorching 300 degrees after 48 rounds. As expected, EWL did not burn off the barrel, showcasing it's heat resistance and continuing to provide a smooth action. Through the entire 500-round test, EWL outlasted and outperformed Hoppes.

In the cleaning phase, Hoppes No.9 showed its limitations. The post-firing residue was hard and sticky, requiring more patches for a suboptimal clean. In contrast, EWL cleaned effectively and effortlessly removing carbon and powder fouling with fewer patches for a thorough clean.

In conclusion, while Hoppes No.9 may serve in a pinch, the clear winner of this practical lubricant test is Slip 2000 EWL. The results highlight that not all lubricants are created equal. When prioritizing optimal firearm performance and longevity, Slip 2000 EWL emerges as the superior choice. In the realm of gun lubricants, Slip 2000 EWL offers reliable performance, ensuring firearms operate efficiently even under demanding conditions.