Not sure if you remember, but you gave me some XF-7 grease to try out and pit against TW-25. I have had a lot of time to do some thorough testing and here's what I came up with. When it came to preventing corrosion and function of the weapon XF-7 and TW-25 faired very similarly. That is where the difference ends. XF-7 when applied has a much thinner coating than TW-25, which I noticed reduced free particles from sticking to it and it
didn't wipe off on my clothes when I concealed carried as TW-25 tends to do. I also did a short deployment to Norway where temperatures easily ran in the
negatives. I noticed no gumming of the grease or loss of performance when firing whereas TW-25 would thicken but not quite gum up. When it came to extreme heat TW-25 did tend to burn off well before XF-7 would, in fact this is a real problem our aircrew has when sustained firing our .50 cal machine guns using TW-25. At home I compared the two greases against each other in a
AR-15 in 5.56, Mini-14 in 6.8, M1A in .243, Saiga in .410, Glock 20, Springfield 1911 in .45, and a Beretta M9 in 9mm. This grease is absolutely great stuff, and have ordered more on a few occasions. I also like the fact
it costs less than TW-25 and I use less as well. I have brought what I have learned to the attention of our ordnance guys and let them try it and they love this stuff . Hopefully the USMC will start doing some testing of its
own with XF-7. Thanks for everything.
SSgt Ward, Jason M.
U.S. Marine Corps
Stunning performance for your high performance firearm. The spray is particularly good on an AR bolt group. The grease is great on the guide rails of a semi auto pistol and wear surfaces of an M1/M1A and mini 14.
Hey Donald if you ever shot a shotgun,you know it is a labor intensive weapon.But thanks to XF7 cleaning the shotgun is NOT labor intensive at all.Cleaning has been made simple,effective,and easy.I NO LONGER hear my wife cry about cleaning my guns because of the light citrus smell in your produce.Thanks again. MY next test will be in a 1911 and one of my got to rifles.Matt Feimer.
Awesome grease, this vet has used it for a few years now and it more than held up in harsh deployment conditions.
So far I'm very happy with XF-7. I was doing a demonstration this weekend, shooting several 60 round SureFire Mags on full auto through my M4 with a suppressor. The rifle got smoking hot. When I got home and started to clean, the carbon just wiped off, no scouring or scraping required.
I really have not found the outer limits on this grease yet. This stuff is really made for the hot, high pressure areas like an AR15 bolt/bolt carrier under volume fire. IT'S GREAT!!
This lubricant is the best currently on the market. I have been using it for the past 6 months on my 1911 and have absolutely no complaints. This stuff stays where you put it and will not run or burn off. When properly applied your firearm will have a very smooth action. My first range session using this stuff I fired 500 rounds of 230g JHP and 100 rounds of Speer Gold Dot with 0 issues. When I got home and stripped the gun down for cleaning it was still very clean looking inside and what little reside was left behind wiped right off with a cloth.
I recently became a believer of XF-7 lubricant while deployed as an Armorer/Gunsmith with an Air Force Search and Rescue unit in support of Hurricane Katrina. After day one, I noticed Pararescuemen were returning from daily missions with their side arms rusting from being exposed to the toxic waters of New Orleans. After cleaning the weapons and removing the “gunk,” I placed a thin layer of XF-7 on all the metal surfaces of the weapon and magazine. The PJ’s and I were amazed at the protection XF-7 provided by forming a protective barrier from the toxic waters and rotor wash overspray. NO weapon rusted again!! Another application a week later guaranteed these weapons would return the same way they arrived. In my opinion there is no weapon lubrication that matches XF-7, especially in harsh Maritime operations. A++
- TSgt. RICHARD W. GIPPLE
NCOIC COMBAT ARMS/SUPPORT FLIGHT
58th RESCUE SQUADRON
NELLIS AFB, LAS VEGAS, NV
I've recently moved to Montana and have been hunting quite a bit on my off time. Snow and moisture are the norm in the mountains. XF7 stays where it's put, doesn't smell, and one syringe lasts forever. Thanks for the great product- Cope
Your XF7 is the "****" as these kids I have working for me now call it. It does not break down in the heat of Iraq or gum up in the cold wet weather of the mountains of Afghanistan. It is used on almost everything we have and has proved itself time and again.
As an armorer I can honestly say that nothing else I have used is as durable and flexible as your XF7. I use it on the MK 19 and the .50 CALs and because these weapons sometimes sit on the trucks and towers for days on end. We don't have to be continuously (can't spell for ****) adding lube to the systems. It stays in place and is there when we have to fire. So thanks for a great product.
Just a little piece you might not know, we no longer control the roads in Iraq, American convoys are to yield to Iraqi civilian traffic. How can we say "set up for failure". Well we just keep driving on. Thanks
- SSG Terry R.