first published on February 14, 2020 by Josh
Innovation is one of the hardest things to accomplish in the firearms industry. EDC CLP however, is one new innovative product that we don’t think is going to have a hard time making a name for itself. If you’re still using the same CLP formula that was developed during World War 1, then we think it’s time you switched it up.
This cleaning product is here to change the game. We’ve been running it for about four months now on every platform, and it’s time we gave it our review now that they’re in full swing as a company. Let’s kick this pig.
Alright, first and foremost, if you need to read this section then we need to talk. Gun owner to gun owner. Sit down. This is an intervention.
Not only do you need to clean your firearm as often as you shoot it, you also need to lubricate it just as often. Your firearm is full of moving pieces. Those pieces rub against each other and this causes wear and tear over time. Lubricating your firearm increases its lifespan, and also protects it from unnecessary damage.
On top of these moving pieces, you are firing rounds. With this, there are natural by-products that are produced and remain on your firearm. Some of those by-products can be detrimental to your firearm’s longevity. These things range from metal shavings to carbon build-up and they will cause catastrophic damage to your firearm if left unattended over a period of time.
It doesn’t matter how Gucci your Kimber is. If you don’t clean and lubricate it often, it will fail you eventually. That catastrophic failure could cause the loss of life, limb, or eyesight. When it happens, you’ll have no one to blame but yourself.
Do the right thing here. Clean and lubricate your firearm as often as you are using it.
This is a complicated product in all honesty. You would think something as simple as a firearm lubricant would be easy to explain, but honestly what these guys have done is scientific as heck. This is what sets them apart from the rest of the pack. EDC CLP has developed a product that not only cleans and lubricates your weapon, but also protects it from external stressors such as dirt and grime.
Here’s a direct quote from the EDC CLP team on how the product actually works to help clean your weapon.
EDC CLP™ detergents and polarity (molecular adherence to metal) under pressure both remove existing fouling and prevent it from building up on the parts of your firearm. Not only will fouling be less able to adhere, but it will wipe off with minimal effort.
Basically, this product makes it nigh impossible for foreign objects to adhere to your weapon while it’s applied. It also actively works to remove those stressors from the weapon for the duration of it’s time applied to the weapon.
One of the hardest things for a new company is getting found. As such, we’re going to do our friends at EDC CLP a small favor by letting you know where you can find out more information on their products. On Instagram, you can find them at @edc_clp_official. On Facebook, you can find them at this link.
If you swing by one of their social networking pages, tell them we sent you. Also, you can find them online here.
We’ve been in talks with the creators of EDC CLP for the past five months now. The creators of the product are based out of Salt Lake City, and are pretty close to us geographically. As a result, we have had a hand in testing their product on numerous firearms and with tens of thousands of rounds of varying types of ammunition.
They even asked us to try and destroy a brand new Glock 17 that was lubed with their product. We ran about a thousand rounds through that handgun in under an hour. While it was hot as heck, we only experienced one malfunction (failure to feed) towards the end of our shooting which was the result of an overstretched magazine spring.
Generally speaking, when you run that much ammunition through a weapon that quickly, you burn the lubricant off of the weapon and need to re-apply it. With standard issue CLP, this is most noticeable when firing heavy caliber machine guns like the M2. Most people with this kind of experience think that lubricant is lubricant. It doesn’t matter if you’re using motor oil, standard issue CLP, or the more expensive GMD compounds that are made specifically for heavy machine guns.
The truth of the matter is different though. Lubricant that doesn’t need to be re-applied mid-mission is lubricant that can save your life in a reality based shooting competition. After seeing what EDC CLP can do first hand, I have no issues putting my stamp of approval on it.
Like I said at the beginning of this article, innovation is the most difficult thing someone can do in the firearms industry. We’ve seen this repeat itself over and over throughout the years. Remember the AR-15’s launch? Same with the Glock. Likewise, every time a company like Kel-Tec drops a product, the trolls come out in force.
With EDC CLP, we’re not sure this is going to be an issue. Without a shadow of doubt, these guys have developed a product that simply works. Also, at $15 a bottle, it’s definitely worth at least giving these guys a look to see how they stack up to your current product of choice.
Let us know down in the comments if you’ve had the chance to use EDC CLP yet. If not, what are some of the things that would prevent you from trying out a new lubrication product? We’d love to hear what your thoughts are down in the comments, so keep them coming! We check back as often as we can.