HOPPE’S BLACK: Take your AR Cleaning to the Dark Side


Hoppe’s #9 has been a benchmark gun cleaning formula for decades. Now they are attempting to garner attention from the exploding AR-15 market. Their new Hoppe’s Black is formulated to lubricate, protect, and clean your modern sporting rifles in the most extreme conditions imaginable.

There is probably no American firearm that is more abused than the AR-15. With that in mind, Hoppe’s Black was engineered to function and excel in temperatures from -65°F to 540°F. While Hoppe’s is directly marketing this new line of cleaning products to AR-15 owners it is suitable in any high-round count platform (AK-47, MP5, any other gun you pump tremendous amounts of ammo through, etc). The specific products that they are introducing are as follows:

  1. Gun Cleaner
  2. Copper Cleaner
  3. Precision Oil
  4. Gun Grease Syringe
  5. Micro Fiber Lubricating Cloth

Vista Outdoor had this to say about this new line and expansion in the Hoppe’s brand of cleaning products:

Hoppe’s, the best-known name in gun care products, releases a new high-performance line of cleaners and lubes designed specifically for the needs of modern shooters. The formulations in Hoppe’s Black line deliver maximum performance in high-round count, gas-operated firearms such as pistols and modern sporting rifles.

Most of these products should be hitting gun store shelves very soon if not already at your local gun shop. A complete specification sheet for Hoppe’s Black can be seen below.

Hoppe's Black



Hello everyone! The outdoors, Crossfit, and anything firearm related have always been my passions. I’ve been a guest writer for Sierra Bullets, am a Smith & Wesson Armorer, reloader, and have an addiction to classic S&W and Colt revolvers. Be sure to visit TFB frequently and keep your magazines full, my friends!


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