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Strike Industries –  Take The AntiVenom-XPLC $20K Challenge

You read the headline right. Strike Industries has just introduced a new weapon lubricant and they are offering $20,000 to the first person or company who can prove there is a better all-in-one or multi-purpose lubricant available in the firearms industry (from corrosion, friction, cleaning to dielectric properties). Considering the hoopla we’ve seen in the past over lubricant testing, this should be pretty interesting.

But first, you’ve got to know a littie about AntiVenom-XPLC.


Strike Industries’ AntiVenom-XPLC is a general purpose weapon lubricant, cleaner, and protection solution. AntiVenom is heat activated, with a high film strength and pressure resistance. It is also designed to be safe to use on polymers, metals, and even elctro-optics and lighting systems.

– Powerful lubricant, preservative, and cleaner for all Aluminums and Steel alloys.
– Ionized molecular structure permeates microcrystalline surfaces, creating extremely high film strength and surface adhesion.
– Formula invades and pushes out other compounds, including oils, solvents, salts, some acids, and water.
– Maximum protection from -20° to 500°F. Can operate briefly at temps upwards of 600°F.
– Zero Chlorinated Paraffins and Lead: won’t harm metals stored for long periods of time or exposed to moisture
– Low VOC content (propellant): safer for organic life forms than other aerosol delivered products.
– Hydrophobic, Polymer safe, Dielectric (safe for use on Electro-optics and lighting systems).

If you’re up to the Strike Industries $20k Challenge, these videos will give you an idea of the types of internal testing they’ve conducted and the types of things you’ll need to accomplish to claim your prize.




Look for details soon from Strike Industries on specifically how you can take a shot at that $20,000.


18 Responses to “Strike Industries –  Take The AntiVenom-XPLC $20K Challenge”

  1. G-Dog says:

    Dang it – one more gun product I now have to try! As an engineer, I really like that they show the tests (even if they are *possibly biased), and put their money where their mouth is. The gun oil industry seems to be well saturated with marketing spin and lack of industry alignment – for example, the automotive lubrication industry aligns to standards better, and there is more visibility to testing product capabilities.

  2. PTMcCain says:

    If I understand the first video correctly, you have to put on body armor before you apply the lubricant to your “weapon system” … right?



  3. Non-operator says:

    Paging Tuohy and Vuurwapen blog…….

  4. ThatBlueFalcon says:

    Color me skeptical, but it seems like the award is based on proving a qualitative statement, which is subjective and impossible. “Better” is not something which can be proven, although you could prove things like “lower viscosity” or “higher heat resistance.” I’m not holding my breath for a payout.

  5. Warren says:

    This is exactly what we need, an airsoft company making gun parts and gun oil. Seems legit.

  6. Spencer says:

    1:51 on the first video, dudes running an AR with a front sight only.

    good job.

  7. Rem870 says:

    Looks like a very interesting new gun oil which I want to try on my shotgun.

  8. Stompy says:

    At least they named it after snake oil, or anti-snake oil?

  9. miclo18d says:

    Call me an azz, and I know technically it is accepted, but, it’s ANTI-VENIN….not anti-venom!

    Some days it sucks being a medic ?

  10. Mike Smith says:

    Weapon Shield has been doing tests like this showing the performance of their lubricant under extreme pressure for a while. I wonder what these guys think they do better than them…


    • PTMcCain says:

      But at least George shows his competition’s products and doesn’t hide it. I’ve posted questions on their videos asking for links to their competitor’s products that they are using in their videos and so far …. crickets chirping.

      I will never understand this obsession with “new” gun lubricants.

    • PPGMD says:

      George Fennel uses a home brewed version if the Falex test machine, which is not used for any sort of oil testing because it is easy to get the results you want if you know how to use it.

      That being said Weaponshield is probably loaded up with EP additives to pass that test. But guns don’t need that extreme level of EP additives. In fact the thing that most guns need is rarely testing for.

  11. WBK says:

    corrosion X forever

  12. frog says:

    the want to be tactical badassery killed it for me.