I’ve posted about this stuff before, but I just found out that one of my former gun store employees just got a job with Crusader, so I’m totally plugging it again. If you are a shooter, or you want to get a present for a shooter, get this stuff.
Slipstream is the best gun lubricant I’ve ever used. I’ve tried many, and there are plenty of good ones, (I’ve gotten through 3gun matches in the desert by raiding the automatic transmission fluid from my car) but this one is literally by far the best. You need to degrease the gun first and then apply this. It will actually make rough guns feel smoother. I know that sounds like a sales pitch, but in all the guns I’ve seen it tried on, the only one which didn’t feel smoother after a Slipstream application was my STI, and that is because the slide and frame fit on it already felt like two pieces of glass being rubbed back and forth on a warm stick of butter.
I don’t know how it works. Something about micro particles suspended in something, and stuff, which makes less friction, and science… Which demonstrates why I’m a fantasy novelist and not a science fiction writer. I don’t know. Voodoo. All I know is that it is slicker than snot, and it really stays on there. Don’t let the $16 scare you, because one bottle goes a long way.
How good is Slipstream? I know two EOD techs who took it to Afghanistan to use on their guns, and they ended up using it to lubricate their robots. Yes. Slipstream. Battle Tested. ON ROBOTS!
For the record, Crusader was started by a couple of friends of mine several years back. They mostly do awesome custom guns. They’ve garnered a good reputation for building very reliable ARs, and part of that is because they give all of them a Slipstream treatment. I talked to my buddy Wes this weekend (who used to work at my shop back when I was in the business) and he’d just gotten a job there. I’m really glad to hear that a friend’s business is taking off.
They also do a heavier grease, but I haven’t tried that yet.
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