Gun-Werkz® is a 100% biodegradable gun cleaner

  • Efficiently removes the toughest carbon and lead and copper fouling with ease
  • Gun-Werkz® is safe for use on all firearms and finishes.
  • And you're sure to enjoy its real peppermint scent too!
  • It is non-flammable, non-toxic, and the formula is environmentally safe MSDS
  • Penetrates the imperfections of the surface metal to loosen and lift-out layers of burnt-in residue without etching the metal
  • Helps prevent rust, super-efficient, safe, easy to use and penetrates and cleans rapidly.
  • Great for rifle barrels, bolt faces, flash suppressors, compensators, silencers, chamber throats, revolver cylinders, gas pistols and any other place fouling is found.
  • Available in 4, 8, 16 and 32 fluid ounce spray bottles, one gallon jug, and five gallon pail.
  • Check out our new gun cleaning kit.
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Gun Cleaning Tips


Never attempt to clean, disassemble or reassemble a firearm unless you are absolutely certain that it is empty and unloaded. Visually inspect the chamber, the magazine (Always remove detachable magazines) and firing mechanism to be absolutely certain that no ammunition remains in the firearm.  Disassembly and reassembly should follow the manufacturers instructions.  Use the owners manual that came with the gun. Believe it or not, there is actually some very useful information in there.  If you do not have a manual, you can download one from the manufacturers website.

When to Clean

If you are cleaning a range toy rather than a defensive gun, you can probably allow the crud to build up a little bit before cleaning it, even though it is usually somewhat easier to remove the crud when the cleaning is done immediately.  If you are using corrosive ammunition, clean immediately.

The fouling can and often does affect reliability. Unclean guns are more apt to jam when you most need them. Because the crud can slow down the slide, dirty semi-automatic firearms are prone to failures to feed or failures to completely eject the spent cases. Unclean revolvers are prone to binding up, and the double-action trigger can become difficult or impossible to pull if the cylinder isn't turning easily. Poorly-cleaned or unclean firearms are thus far less reliable than their well-cleaned and properly lubricated counterparts.

For this reason, I highly recommend that you clean your defensive firearms immediately after every trip to the range, no matter how many or how few shots you fire.  Check out our gun cleaning kit in our storefront which contains Gun-Werkz cleaner, oil, cleaning towels, swabs and brushes.  This is a great combination to get you started on keeping your gun clean and in top condition.  Refill supplies can also be ordered separately.


Clean from the chamber to the muzzle in the direction of the bullet when possible. If you clean from the muzzle to the chamber, you will push the fouling and abrasive dirt into the receiver. If you clean from the muzzle there is a chance of damaging the crown of barrel which will degrade the accuracy of your rifle. Cleaning an AR15 from the chamber to the muzzle can be tricky. 223+Targets and Tactical has an AR15 cleaning tool  that holds the upper/lower receiver apart and stops any movement.  With this device you do not have to separate the upper form the lower.  If you need to clean from the muzzle, use a muzzle guide to protect the crown.  You can purchase muzzle guides at Sinclair's.

Barrel manufacturers recommend that you lubricate the brush that you use to clean the barrel, if you are using a metal brush.  You can use Gun-Werkz to lubricate the brush and help clean.

Chambers are often over looked when cleaning firearms. Failure to eject the spent cases are a result of dirty chambers. Obtain the correct size chamber brush for the firearm that you are cleaning from your local firearms dealer or on line at Sinclairs.  Apply Gun-Werkz to a cleaning patch and coat the inside of the chamber to loosen fouling.  Brush the chamber with the chamber brush.  Then wrap a patch around the chamber brush, coat it with Gun-Werkz® and patch until clean.

When cleaning a firearm after using corrosive ammunition, flush the barrel and any part that is covered with the corrosive salts with water.  Water will dissolve the corrosive salts. Dry immediately and clean again with Gun-Werkz, just as you would normally clean you firearm. Use Gun-Werkz® to coat the metal parts for protection.