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Rust Protection – A Gun Lover’s Dream!

Rust ruins everything. Nothing can destroy a car, a good set of tools, a bicycle or even jewelry, worse than rust. Rust is also a threat to guns and other weapons. If you own a gun, you probably know what I’m talking about. Once rust sets in, it’s like a weed that will continue to grow, spread and ultimately destroy your gun.

How does rust get its start? Rust is a general term for iron oxides. It describes red oxides that are formed by the combination of iron and oxygen, along with water and air moisture. Other forms of rust include the reaction of iron and chloride in the absence of oxygen. This is typical of rebar used in underwater concrete pillars. This form of rust is usually green.

Guns can be greatly affected by rust, especially the barrel of a gun. Technology now exists to protect guns from rust and corrosion. This technology called VCI or Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor emits a non-toxic vapor that protects the surface of metal preventing oxidation.

For gun protection, the product is a simple plastic strip that can be cut to any length, and fits right into the gun barrel. The strips are manufactured with VCI and will fill the tube or barrel with the rust preventing vapor. Capping the opening of the gun barrel will keep the vapor inside and assist in protecting your gun from rust and corrosion.

Guns are an investment and a prized possession to many. Proper gun care can ensure safety and precise operation. Other VCI options include VCI bags that you can use to store your gun or VCI vapor capsules to be placed inside your current gun bag. Each option has the same rust protecting technology.

VCI protection is safe and keeps your guns clean for up to 5 years. For the latest in gun and all other rust protection products, check out


Kevin Paulson

Kevin Paulson is the Founder and CEO of His passion for Hunting began at the age of 5 hunting alongside of his father. Kevin has followed his dreams through outfitting, conservation work, videography and hunting trips around the world.

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