Most commercially available anti-static preparations are of the fatty acid amine family. They work by taking moisture out of the air and holding it in the molecular structure of the amine. Over time amines dissipate into the air. They generally have a fishy odor so you can count on have a dose of perfume present. Also, if you take a fresh Bounce sheet and rub your fingers on it then rub your fingers together you will feel a slight slipperiness. That's the amine. Touch you tongue to a Bounce sheet and you'll get a soapy taste. They are very effective at what they do for the cost. That is the good news. Bad news is they tend to be corrosive when used excessively. Don't worry about corrosion in your firearms. The concentration is just not sufficiently high. The electronics industry chased its tail for years because it insisted on using anti-static materials to reduce losses due to static discharge yet absorbed increased losses due to corrosion. Opposite ends of a teeter-totter. If you live in an area that gets dry during the winter because of forced heat, try running a humidifier (cold mist, not a hot mist). It puts moisture in the air and knocks down any electrostatic charge buildup. Speaking of charge buildup, pay attention to the seat you sit on and the clothes you wear. Artificial materials like genuine Nogahyde and vinyl will build a charge when you scoot you butt across the chair. Combine that with manmade fabrics and it is possible to build significant charges. Cotton absorbs moisture from the air and tends to dissipate charges. There! Now where is that life I hear everyone talking about ?????