The Masters Story – Quality Gun Care Products
The right combination of lubricant and additives allow a product to be tailored to best match the wear conditions encountered by a firearm. Masters Gun Care Products proprietary formula is designed to provide that protection in small and large caliber firearms. Masters Gun Care Products development efforts initially started with our flagship product, Synthetic Gun Oil OGS-3. We then incorporated it into Masters Aerosol Synthetic Lubricant & Protectant PLS-4. But we did not stop there. We formulated an action cleaner, a bore cleaner and a grease that are based on synthetic chemistry. As a bonus, all of Masters Gun Care Products aerosol offerings are charged with a CO2 propellant. This means Masters Gun Care Products are easier to store and are safer for the ozone. Masters Gun Care Products are unique when compared with some other products currently on the market. Below is a brief description and summary of each product offered by Masters. When used in combination or alone, the end result is increased performance, easier clean-up and less corrosion and wear to your firearm.
Cost vs Performance
Sometimes, lower cost “synthetic” additives are included in order for the manufacturer to claim their product “synthetic” but provide relatively little performance improvement. Since firearms may be used in dangerous situations where reliability is absolutely critical, performance should never be sacrificed to make a cheaper product. Masters Gun Care Products are made from materials normally passed over by many producers because of the high cost. Although we understand the need and desire to make “price points” and “profit margins” as a selling point, we also believe performance should not be sacrificed. Therefore, you will never find low grade synthetics, petroleum, Chlorine, Teflon, Moly or Graphite in Masters Gun Care Products.
Our solution to Performance
Because a synthetic lubricant is man-made, it can be designed or engineered to provide the exact characteristics that are desired. Choosing the right synthetic to match the job is very important. Each additive provides different benefits and liabilities. The characteristics considered important for a firearm lubricant are listed below with a description of how they affect performance.
Viscosity - the measure of a fluid's resistance to flow as related to its mass. For a lubricant, a higher viscosity typically creates a thicker film layer on metal. For high velocity friction, this layer prevents metal to metal contact. Viscosity decreases as temperature increases, so film layers are reduced as a firearm heats up. Choosing the right viscosity for the application is very important.
Viscosity Index - the measure of how much viscosity is affected by temperature. Masters Gun Care Products proprietary formulation has a very high viscosity index. This allows a higher viscosity material to be used. It remains functional at a very low temperature while still maintaining a protective film thickness at high temperatures. The viscosity index can be influenced by additives, but they tend to quickly breakdown. Masters Gun Care Products do not use any viscosity modifiers.
Pour Point - the lowest temperature that a fluid will still flow. Masters Gun Care Products proprietary formulation has a pour point of –60°F. This means the operating temperature range should cover any normal condition encountered by a personal firearm and will perform well in even the most extreme situations. The pour point can also be affected by use of additives. Masters Gun Care Products do not use any pour point depressants.
Volatility - the tendency of a product to vaporize at a relatively low temperature. Volatility can vary quite a bit even within the same class of synthetics. Some lubricants evaporate very quickly. Masters Gun Care Products proprietary formulation has a very low volatility, which means increased staying power, especially in high temperature applications under extreme conditions.
Polarity - a characteristic of the products molecular structure. Masters Gun Care Products proprietary formulation is naturally Polar. This means it is attracted by or attaches to metal. Polarity also helps reduce the volatility and the attraction of charged dust particles. This is a significant advantage. Some commonly used synthetics are not at all Polar in character.
Solubility- Because of the polarity and its general chemical makeup, Masters Gun Care Products proprietary formulation helps prevent carbon from becoming tightly attached to metal surfaces. It keeps this carbon material in a soft residue form, which does not inhibit the firearms operation. When Masters Gun Care Products are used, cleaning is much easier. Some lubricants have no effect on carbon residues and allow them to deposit on metal surfaces, instead of keeping them dissolved and in a soft form. The oil might look cleaner, but the powder residue is stuck to the gun.
Corrosion Protection - Corrosion prevention is largely controlled by additives used in the formulation. Most lubricants have very little natural corrosion protection properties. Masters Gun Care Products has selected State-of-the-Art additives to provide the best corrosion protection possible for the firearms application.
Wear Protection - There are many types of wear which may be described as Fretting, Pitting, Micro- Pitting, Scuffing, Spalling, Fatigue, Brinnelling and others. Each one is caused by different situations.
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