Hoppe’s Black Gets the Most Out of Modern Firearms

Hoppe’s Black Gets the Most Out of Modern Firearms

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Hoope’s might just be the great equalizer in the gun world. Dang near every shooter has or has had the 110-year-old company’s venerable No. 9 cleaning solvent in their kit at one point or another. That sauce is pretty much the dictionary definition of time tested.

Hoppe’s hasn’t wed itself to an “If it was good enough for Granddad” attitude though, as one of its newest lines attests. In fact, Hoppe’s Black has been specifically designed to meet the modern shooter’s cleaning and lubrication needs. In short, it’s meant to slick and shine up gas-operated and tactical firearms that throw a high volume of copper-jacketed lead down range.

The new Black lineup includes gun and copper cleaner and oil, each formulated to function in temperatures from -65 to 540 degrees Fahrenheit. Basically, there isn’t a temperature or climate these products can’t handle. A grease syringe and lubricating cloth are also available to help in applying the Black products.

Hoppe's Product Manager Laurie Kokoruda also points out, “The Hoppe's Black formula is designed for MSRs and other high-volume firearms, but will work with any gun.”

The MSRP on the Hoppe's Black line is as follows: Black Cleaner, 2.5 oz. $6.45, Black Cleaner, 6 oz. $9.45, Black Lubricant, 2 oz. $6.45, Black Lubricant, 4 oz. $9.45, Black Copper Cleaner, 4 oz. $9.45, Black Grease Syringe, 12 cc. $10.95, Black Lubricant Cloth $6.45.

For more information on the new Black line from Hoppe's visit the company's website.


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Elwood Shelton is the Digital Editor for Gun Digest. He lives in Colorado and has provided coverage on a vast spectrum of topics for GD for more than a decade. Before that, he was an award-winning sports and outdoors reporter for a number of newspapers across the Rocky Mountains. His experience has consisted of covering the spread of chronic wasting disease into the Western Slope of Colorado to the state’s ranching for wildlife programs. His passion for shooting began at a young age, fostered on pheasant hunts with his father. Since then, he has become an accomplished handloader, long-range shooter and avid hunter—particularly mule deer and any low-down, dirty varmint that comes into his crosshairs. He is a regular contributor to Gun Digest Magazine and has contributed to various books on guns and shooting, most recently Lever-Actions: A Tribute to the All-American Rifle.


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