Grace Holzinger went on to explain the benefits of Froglube to me, such as the fact that it is non-toxic, all natural, doesn't stain, and smells good. Some background information before we proceed:
I have a daughter who is turning four next month and a son who is turning three in June. Both have taken an interest into shooting as they watch me clean my firearms (while exercising the basic rules of safety) and want to help out. I had been using M-Pro 7 to clean my guns, which has three separate components, a cleaner that is spray on, a lubricant that is dropped onto high friction points, and a protectant that is rubbed onto the finish. It is also non-toxic, but smelled a bit funny. Being non-toxic means that after I thoroughly clean a part, I can then hand it to one of the kids who then grab a toothbrush and pretend to scrub the part before they hand it back to me for reassembly. It creates a great time for bonding, an educational situation for my children, and my guns get cleaned. The problem I was having is that they M-Pro 7 just wasn't getting my parts clean enough without scrubbing super hard, and the three step process was a pain in the butt. So, after Grace explained to me that Froglube is edible(not sure why I'd want to eat my gun lube, but with kids who constantly stick their hands in their mouth...maybe not such a bad idea), it doesn't stink up my house (the wife appreciates the house not smelling like a machine shop), and it doesn't stain (I only have so many nice clothes), I was impressed. I was further impressed when Grace offered to send me some samples to use and to share with my students.
So yesterday I was able to extensively shoot while using Froglube as directed. It applies easy and really gets into all of the essential nooks and crannies of the pistol. It smells like spearmint gum to me, which is a plus, and it is able to clean off dirt and grime with little to no scrubbing. In most cases I just wiped off the metal or polymer and it was clean. Froglube claims to increase accuracy if applied inside of a heated barrel and allowing it to permeate into the metal of the bore. While I cannot attest to whether or not this works, I did try this, and it did aid in the cleaning process. Also, as a protectant, you can literally feel the difference in the surface of both polymers and metals, as they are smooth as silk. It doesn't leave your hands feeling greasy, and is actually quite pleasant feeling on the skin, nice for those like me who have sensitive skin that breaks out in a rash if certain chemical get too close to it!
In short, I'm a Froglube convert and intend to buy more of this product to use for shooting, and whatever else I can figure out to use it for (it works well on knives as well, smoothing the assisted opening action on my Sog Trident folding knife). For those interested, please check out Froglube through one of their dealers, or if you'd like, support BackupSupply.net by purchasing through them! Their information for contact is below: