I received a package containing a new CLP from RandBrands.com and was asked to conduct a review of the product. I used this product on my M4, Glock, and Precision rifles (2 of the same model). For simplicity of the article, I will be reviewing my results of my Glock 23. Here are the results!
Test 1 Military Standard Issue CLP vs. Rand CLP
I have a plethora of the standard issue CLP that the military gives us to lube our weapons in training and in combat, so I decided to conduct a simple test to start. I lubed all of the necessary portions of my first set of weapons with the military CLP and the other set with Rand CLP. My first initial observation was the difference between the two. The Rand CLP has a unique synthetic texture to it. After a little research on the product, I discovered that the Rand CLP product uses a type of nanotechnology composed of nano-particles. Each one measures 1/1000 of the width of an edge of paper. As a result, our RAND treatments have the ability to interact with metal in a completely different way.
You can immediately feel the difference as you action your weapon, extremely smooth, and not leaving a sloppy residue all over your weapon. Something else to note is the way the lube kind of stays where you put it. Unlike other lubricants, this will not “run” all over your weapon. It simply “stays where you put it”.
Test 2 Running it Dry
With the weapons lubed, I headed to the range with a very large amount of ammo. I wasn’t too concerned with accuracy today, I knew that my weapons were accurate and could hold a nice group, I was there to strictly “run them dry”! After loading all my mags to capacity and having some on standby, I began the process. I started off with the Glock 23 (.40) using the standard 13 round magazine loaded with FMJ S&W using the military standard issue CLP. I ran the weapon shooting it as fast I could run the gun, re-load, and shoot again. I ran the weapon somewhere in the vicinity of 450 rounds and that’s when I had my first malfunction. The CLP had simply “burned dry”. The weapon was extremely hot, you could see the internals burning off the lube. After noting the malfunction, I grabbed up another Glock 23, using the same ammunition and conducted the test using the RAND CLP. As I neared the 570 round mark, I had one malfunction. This was not a malfunction that was caused by shooting a dry weapon, this was shooter induced (unseated magazine). After a simple tap and rack, I continued firing, magazine after magazine until I simply ran out of the ammunition I brought to the range. Not a single malfunction was noted due to a dry gun.
What I really like about the lubricant, is the fact that it has an extremely high flash point. Most lubricants have a flash point of around 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Not the RAND CLP. The RAND CLP has a flash point of 500 degrees Fahrenheit!
Test 3 Cold Treatment
Yes, you got it right. I placed the Glock (lubed with Rand CLP) in the deep freezer for just over an hour and a half, keep in mind that the deep freezer is set to a temperature of -15 degrees Fahrenheit. I had to use the deep freezer due to the temperatures here in Texas at the time. I conducted this test for one specific reason, to simulate the cold weather in the mountains of Afghanistan. If the lubricant won’t stand up and perform in cold weather, then it’s something I would be skeptical of using, especially in the dynamic environments of combat.
After taking the lubed weapon out of the deep freezer I immediately racked the Glock to see if there would be any complications (sticky, failure, chunky, etc.), none whatsoever! RAND CLP can operate in temperatures of -50 degrees Fahrenheit!
After conducting these test along with others over the course of 2 1/2 weeks, I came to a solid conclusion. I will now only use the Rand CLP on my weapon systems. If you need more information, you can find it at http://randbrands.com/ or visit them at https://www.facebook.com/RandCLP
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