After 6000 rounds I cleaned my gun with a paper towel.

The week before the 2018 World Speed Shooting Championships I put 6000 rounds through my pistol without any issues. I shot 1000 rounds a day and simply added a little EWL to my gun at the end of each day. At the end of the week I wiped my gun clean with a paper towel and a little Slip 2000 EWL. Yes, my gun was treated with Slip 2000 EWL before shooting, but that is actually the point. In the photos below you can see how, even after 6000 rounds, the carbon and grime is still wet, making it easier to clean. Then you begin to see why Slip 2000 is different.

If you would like to try this your self here is the simple process I follow when cleaning and lubricating my firearms with Slip 2000. This process begins when I acquire a new, or used gun.  I begin by stripping all of the oils and lubricants out of the metal with Slip 2000 725 Gun Cleaner / Degreaser. Next, I liberally apply Extreme Weapons Lube, or Extreme Weapons Grease to all metal parts of the gun (excluding areas that should not be lubricated such as firing pin or striker channels).  EWL will provide a barrier between the metal surfaces of the gun and the carbon and other debris that accumulates during the firing process. This makes the entire cleaning process much easier, and in most cases, the gun simply wipes clean with a paper towel.

When cleaning one of my guns that has already been treated with Slip 2000, the process is much quicker. I only use EWL to clean my gun (see photos below) when it had 6000 rounds through it. Again, it was teated with Slip 2000 prior to shooting. To clean it I start by wiping the interior of the slide clean with a paper towel or rag. If there are any stubborn areas that do not wipe clean, I use a nylon brush and a few drops of EWL to scrub the part. I prefer to use EWL when cleaning rather than a degreaser, so I am not stripping the EWL out of the metals that I initially used to treat the firearm. Once all of the easy to reach surfaces of the slide have been cleaned, I use a cotton swab to get into all of the hard to reach areas. Once the slide has been cleaned, I reapply a coat of EWL to the metal using my finger, or a cotton swab.

To clean the barrel of my guns, I start by dropping a few drops of EWL down the barrel. I follow that with a brass brush, and a barrel swab. Once the bore is clean, I wipe down the exterior of the barrel, and reapply a coat of EWL. After the barrel has been cleaned and lubricated, the gun is now ready to be put back together. Maintaining a constant film of EWL keeps the gun lubricated, and protected. It will also make future cleanings a breeze.

More shooting, less cleaning. This is why I love Slip 2000 EWL.

Anthony Spinelli
Competition Speed Shooter