Ballistol Lubricant Learns Foreign Languages

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The German product Ballistol is popular with shooters the world over as an effective cleaning, lubricating, and protecting agent. Now, its aerosol cans are available in many different languages. I saw the display at IWA and had to take a few photos.

 

Because I am male, I rarely read directions, so it does not matter to me if the text on a can of gun oil is something I can read. However, I think this is a neat idea, and I will probably buy a few cans in my favorite languages. This way, I might not be able to tell a Romanian girl that she is pretty, but I will be able to tell her what to do if she sprays Ballistol in her eye.

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Andrew Tuohy

Andrew Tuohy was a Navy Corpsman with the 5th Marine Regiment. He makes a living by producing written and visual content within the firearm industry, and he also teaches carbine courses. He prefers elegant weapons for a more civilized age, and regularly posts at Vuurwapen Blog.


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  • Lew

    However, they need someone to work on their Swedish. I’m free ^^

  • NikonMikon

    My father just started using this stuff. It smells so damn bad. I used to complain about him using CLP… man. I use Hoppes #9 myself… which also has a strong smell so who am I to complain? haha

  • Griffin

    I always read the directions, especially for anything firearm related. :)

  • Lance

    Looks nice but id stay with my Hoppies 9 lube and cleaner.

  • M.G. Halvorsen

    I’ll stick with Hoppes #9…I’ve used that for the last 50 years, and it ain’t failed me yet…and I’m too damn old to change.

  • Gun snob

    I’ve never smelt a bad gun cleaning product & sure this stuff smells distinctively intoxicating.

  • NikonMikon

    Hoppes #9 is pretty good. I think CLP is probably just as good but my father said he switched to Ballistol because he read CLP has carcinogenic properties. Coming from my dad I take it kinda seriously because he’s the type of person who says everything causes cancer these days haha. I don’t think I can get over the smell of ballistol though. I finally got tolerant of CLP and he switches! Go figure… haha

  • Jeff

    Ballistol is the SINGLE best way to keep the wimmin folk out of your man cave. Love the smell.

  • NikonMikon

    what you tryna say JEFF? lol!