SHOT Show 2016: Metalloid Corp.'s eco-friendly gun cleaners don't leave strong odor

Face it, not everyone gets off on smelling petroleum-based firearms cleaners at the kitchen table


I’ll bet you like the smell of Hoppes Number 9, right? So many people do that Hoppes actually released a room freshener based on its scent. But your spouse may not like it as much as you do. Face it, not everyone gets off on smelling petroleum-based firearms cleaners at the kitchen table — and you could be ejected to the garage to clean your firearms. No big deal, right? Even if you live in Wisconsin… and it’s winter? Yeah, I thought so.

Enter Metalloid Corporation. Based in Sturgis (Mich.), this family-owned business is a single source supplier of metal machining, metalworking, and metal­forming fluids. One of their employees who likes to hunt was banished to the garage in winter one time too many and started working on an environmentally and non-smelly gun cleaner. A bit later, and Metalloid has introduced a full line of environmentally safe gun maintenance products that are formulated with American-made ingredients. Each product comes in a reusable aluminum pump spray bottle. Their products are available online and from selected distributors and sell for $4.99 per bottle.

About the author

Ron LaPedis founded Seacliff Partners International, LLC in 2009. Seacliff was born out of the desire to meld technical expertise with business sense in the business continuity, cybersecurity, physical security, and public safety. 

Ron spent 25 years with Hewlett Packard, consulting with key customers and partners on business continuity and security, and is a Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP), a Member of the Business Continuity Institute (MBCI), and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

While not a law enforcement officer, Ron is an NRA-certified Range Safety Officer (RSO) and pistol instructor and is trained and licensed to carry in the state of California and dozens of other states. He writes and speaks on physical security, active shooter incidents, and law enforcement engagement by private industry.

He has published many articles and has taught and consulted in the security and business continuity fields around the world. Ron is a member of the San Bruno Citizen Preparedness Committee, and is treasurer for the FBI San Francisco Citizen’s Academy Alumni Association and is a former board member of the San Francisco chapters of InfraGard and the Association of Contingency Planners (ACP).

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