For more than 70 years, Q20 Multipurpose Oil has been a popular favourite amongst South African gun owners, particularly for its powerful cleaning and lubricating properties.

However, as firearm technology evolves and incorporates new polymer materials, the need for a dedicated gun oil – that’s plastic safe – has risen.

And so, in 2020, Q20 launched a new product called: Q-GUN.

Since then, many product users have wondered if Q-GUN is nothing more than Q20 rebranded.

Let’s take a closer look…

As many gun owners will testify, Q20 boasts a potent solvent-based cleaning formula.

Unfortunately, this unrivalled cleaning performance makes Q20 potentially unsuited to certain plastics and rubbers – mainly if the contact time is too long.

On the other hand, Q-GUN is specially formulated to be safe on all polymer materials.

This is because Q-GUN is manufactured from mineral oils and has no added solvents. In contrast, Q20 has a high solvent value and is designed to cut through old oil and grease while it lubricates.

Incidentally, these properties also give Q-GUN a high flash point and a slightly thicker viscosity, allowing it to “stick” around for longer and provide better long-term (i.e. storage) corrosion protection.

Thanks to its solvent-free formula, Q-GUN is safe to use on all plastics and polymer materials.

Moreover, Q-GUN provides lubrication for all moving parts without becoming tacky over time. It can also operate in severe conditions and boasts an extensive operating range from -18ºC to +65ºC.

That said, Q-GUN is purposefully engineered to clean, protect and lubricate all types of firearms, from small arms, rifles and military-spec automatic weapons.

Q-GUN is designed to clean, protect and lubricate all firearms, from small arms, rifles & military-spec weapons.

On that note: For those who wish to use Q20 to clean and oil all-steal firearms, you can take comfort in knowing that, as far as lubricating and cleaning properties go, Q20 is still a highly effective gun lube.

However, it’s better to err on the side of caution when working with polymer materials, and to use Q-GUN for guaranteed, safe results.

Q-GUN can be purchased in the Firearm Training Academy’s store.


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