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Old November 18, 2012, 02:16 PM   #1
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Cleaning and lubricating a M&P9

Hey guys. What are some good cleaning solvents to use on a polymer gun. I picked up some random stuff from Walmart the other day but I am not sure if it is suitable for using on a M&P. I think I got "Gunscrubber", and some gun cleaner by Hoppes, along with their lube.
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Old November 18, 2012, 02:23 PM   #2
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Make sure the gunscrubber is safe for plastic. It will say it on the can. Other than that you should be ok with the other stuff you bought. Enjoy your M&P.
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Old November 18, 2012, 02:32 PM   #3
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Top cleaning products for a M&P 9x19mm...

I owned a S&W Military and Police 9x19mm pistol for a few months in 2011/2012.
For general cleaning/service, I'd buy a synthetic CLP or maybe some Ballistol.
Good brands include; LPX, Weaponshield, Gunzilla. Hoppes # 9 & a Viper Boresnake would be good for M&P barrel cleaning.
Birchwood-Casey's Synthetic Gun Scrubber is good for cleaning but CLPs do a good job, .
Don't use a lot of oil or CLP.
For details, see;

Brownells offers a lot of great kit & cleaning products.
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Old November 18, 2012, 02:52 PM   #4
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Gunzilla safe for polymer?
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Old November 18, 2012, 04:21 PM   #5
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Clyde covered it pretty well.

You might also take a look at the instruction manual that came with your M&P and see what S&W suggests, after all they engineered and produced the pistol.
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Old November 20, 2012, 12:36 PM   #7
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I have not used any Gunzilla on my firearms yet but it's got a lot of + internet buzz and was in use by many combat troops in SouthWest Asia(OIF/OEF).
It'd be safe for plastics or rubber but I'd wipe it off just like any other CLP.
I owned some LPX & used it often with my M&P. Ballistol is CFC free, non toxic & can be used on metal, polymer, rubber, wood, etc. It's a great product.

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