Lucas Gun Oil
. I was just window shopping at the farming store when I came across some Lucas gun oil. I am a big fan of Lucas products in my vehicle and at fewer than four bucks I figured it was worth a try. Upon getting home I looked it up to learn a little more about it. Lucas gun oil was designed to prevent jamming and stand up to the high heat in large machine guns. While I do not currently have any large machine guns lying around to test this, I did try to out do it. I will say this is some of the best oil I have used and I will continue to use this from now on.
First thing I noticed is that it is thick and a reddish color similar to the color of their transmission fluid. While further reading the bottle I noticed it says it’s environmentally safe, which for me is a great thing. It’s odd because when I was younger I thought those that tried to save the world were hippies and now that I am older I do what I can to save the world. Anyway, I have gallons of the military CLP which works great but it’s not something you just want to throw away. In the weapons cleaning buildings on base they have hazardous waste barrels for the CLP rags. Clearly they don’t want it littered around. It also means to me that Lucas gun oil is not hazardous to get on my skin, and with my oldest son cleaning his gun it doesn’t bother me knowing it won’t make him sick. I still wouldn’t recommend drinking it though.
Next I noticed it’s an all-weather lubricant which is also good because I don’t let rain or snow slow me down at all. It also claims to be odorless which is not true. It has an odor but it’s faint and it isn’t as unpleasant as others. It is very thick and goes on well. They claim it is resistant to gravity drops so I have been testing that having oiled up a gun real well and sitting it in the corner on a piece of cardboard (so far after a week I don’t even see any on the gun much less the floor). It lubes well and lasts far longer than CLP and the rem oil I use. Another good thing I found is that there is no splatter effect when using it in an AR. When using CLP or rem oil to soak down a dirty bolt the first few rounds would throw out the access oil. That’s not a problem with Lucas.
I did however discover a few flaws with it but none are real concerning. The lid is rather large and can’t get into certain spots on your rifle or in spots on your handgun. Also due to the thick nature you have problems re-lubing your guns on the range. I was shooting my Remington 1100 with some real dirty ammo and I tried to lube it up with Lucas and if I couldn’t reach it with my finger it did not get any lube, so I had to pull out the rem oil to spray into the chamber. However with AR’s or handguns you have the option to pull it apart real quick and rub it down. The good news is for a regular shooter that doesn’t torture test their gun every time they head to the range, giving it a good rub down at the house before you leave or after the last time you cleaned it will keep you in the green.
Overall Lucas has really continued their line of great products. I would recommend this to everyone who enjoys shooting. The fact that it is safe to use on all kinds of things opens it up to uses for all outdoorsmen or handymen. I have a bottle in my gun smithing/cleaning kit and I plan to pick up a couple more bottles for each BOB I have.
Reviewed by Wild Bill