Used Low quality M-Pro7 Gun oil LPXproduct as substitute for clp before during and after range. Stored my. 45 cal M1911 and for periodic maintenance. The hammer was seized I cocked position. My pistol also jammed on range last shot Oct 2019. It was entirely due to this product I purchased in advice of a gunsmith in Virginia. Took me 2 hours to remove residual corrosion, probably promoted firm excessive tackiness which trapped moisture in low humidity. In the 30 years I've employed this low operational tempo sidearm, never had any issues (even during deployment to Desert Storm) until I used this product.This time I did a forum-wide search on M-Pro7 before posting
Being a newbie (I think I'll be buying a Ruger Mk III next week as my first gun), I have no previous associations between the fun of shooting and the smell of gun cleaner ), so I'd prefer to go with a low-odor cleaner (and yes, I have read the warnings about the "fun" of re-assembling MkI/II/III pistols )
So, for those of you who have used both "traditional" cleaners and M-Pro7, does M-Pro7 do a good job? Does it have downsides compared to standard cleaner? I've been able to find an M-Pro7 MSDS online and compared it to "traditional" cleaner's MSDSs I also found online and the M-Pro7 sure looks much less annoying (non-flammable, no fumes, no ventilation requirements, spills can be mopped up with soap and water, etc), so if it actually does the job it would be something I'd much rather use.
And while I was at FSG today (having a very nice conversation with someone who I unfortunately am drawing a blank on his name, who was very helpful and patient with lots of explanations about various things and showing me around the shop), one of the workers told me that he recommends never using a bore brush on a smallbore pistol (especially a target pistol) but to go patches-only. Does that make sense?
And any other cleaning/cleaning supply tips to newbies who are having to buy this stuff for the first time are quite welcome!