Put to the test.

I am Ben Roberts. I work as a Police Officer for a small Police Department just outside of Birmingham, AL.

I am a Law Enforcement and Civilian Firearms Instructor, and I am a certified armorer for Glocks, Smith and Wesson M&P’s,

AR-15, M-4, M-16 Advanced Armorer, Remington 870’s,11-87’s, and 700’s.

I also own a small Gunsmithing Business. I try dozen of products throughout the year to make my life easier. When something gives me positive results on my personal firearms, I then find an opprotunity to run it thru a battery of test to make sure it works before I can recommend it.

Nano-Oil is one such product.

I recently had the opportunity to evaluate one of your products,  Nano-Oil 5wt. during a Police Patrol Rifle course

( five days, 1500-2000 rounds ) that I was instructing for 30 students.

Each student was issued a brand new 16″ flattop AR-15 rifle with a collaspable stock. I cleaned each rifle, degreasing everything.

I lubed 15 rifles using Nano-Oil 5wt. (Group A). The other 15 rifles I used a leading gun oil (Group B). I recorded the serial numbers for each rifle to track which rifle had what lube. For my “Control” I cleaned and degreased rifle #31(same as the other rifles) but did not apply any lube at all (this rifle was used by the instructors to demo the different firing courses throughout the week).

Group A and B was divided into three Sub-Groups / five rifles each (A-1,A-2,A-3 and B-1,B-2, B-3). Groups A-1 and B-1 were lubed four times each day. Groups A-2 and B-2 were lubed twice each day. Groups A-3 and B-3 were lubed once a day. The control group was not lubed at all.

The start of each day for all five days, all students cleaned and degreased their assigned rifles (bore brushed, simple green).

I cleaned and degreased the Control Rifle. After I inspected each rifle to make sure they were completely cleaned

I lubed each rifle according to the Group and Sub-Group, the Control rifle was not lubed.

Group A using Nano-Oil is highlighted in red

Day 1   Rounds Fired 300 by the students

Rounds Fired 90 thru the Control Rifle

Group A-1 No Malfunctions

Group A-2 No Malfunctions

Group A-3 No Malfunctions

Group B-1 No Malfunctions

Group B-2 No Malfunctions

Group B-3 One rifle had three failures to extract, two rifles had five failures to feed

Control Rifle had seven failures to feed, mag was marked and rotated out  ( no issues with mag in other rifles )

Day 2   Rounds Fired 600 by students

Rounds Fired 210 thru Control Rifle

Group A-1 No Malfunctions

Group A-2 No Malfunctions

Group A-3 No Malfunctions

Group B-1 No Malfunctions

Group B-2 Three rifles had two failures to feed

Group B-3 All five rifles had failures to feed 15-22 times

Control Rifle had eight failures to extract and forty-two failures to feed

Day 3   Rounds Fired 500 by students

Rounds Fired 180 thru Control Rifle

Group A-1 No Malfunctions

Group A-2 No Malfunctions

Group A-3 One failure to feed, student did not seat the mag properly

Group B-1 No Malfunctions

Group B-2 All five rifles had four failures to feed

Group B-3 All five rifles had 10-12 failures to feed and three rifles had three failures to extract

Control Rifle had six failures to extract and fifty-one failures to feed

Day 4   Rounds Fired 400 by students

Rounds Fired 120 thru Control Rifle

Group A-1 No Malfunctions

Group A-2 No Malfunctions

Group A-3 One failure to feed, same student did not seat mag properly

Group B-1 No Malfunctions

Group B-2 All rifles had at least one failure to feed, three rifles had four failure to feed, and one rifle had one failure to extract

Group B-3 All rifles had failures to feed and extract 33/11

Control Rifle had three failures to extract and thirty-four failures to feed

Day 5   Rounds Fired 200 by students

Rounds Fired 80 thru Control Rifle

Group A-1 No Malfunctions

Group A-2 No Malfunctions

Group A-3 No Malfunctions, the student finally caught on

Group B-1 One failure to feed, first round on a closed chamber, believe student short stroked the bolt

Group B-2 Two failures to feed one failure to extract

Group B-3 Three rifles had four failures to feed, two rifles had eight failures to feed, two rifles had three failure to extract

Control Rifle had one failure to extract and twelve failures to feed.

At the end of Day 5 I had the students from Group A swap with Group B for cleaning.

All 30 students agreed that the Nano-Oil lubed rifles cleaned up faster ( up to half the time ) than the other brand lube.

The Nano-Oil lubed rifles did not have carbon build up compared to the other rifles.

Also the Nano-Oil lubed barrels cleaned up with fewer strokes and fewer patches.

The Control Rifle took the longest to clean during every session. Carbon build up was a major problem.

There were several shiny spots from the metal to metal wear. The bolt looked as if it had 10,000 rounds thru it.

The bolts from Group-A looked brand new. After cleaning ALL rifles were lubed with Nano-Oil.

The students were not aware of test or results that I conducted during their training.

Both oils were used from identical needle oilers but with two different colored needle caps.

Without hesitation I fully stand behind Nano-Oil and recommend it to everyone that owns a firearm.

Just the faster cleaning time is enough for me, but the fact that there is less wear on the metal results in firearms lasting longer.

Thank you Mr. StClaire,

 

Ben Roberts

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