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Old February 24th, 2011, 07:44 PM   #16
 
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I bumped this older thread because I thought it was helpful when lubing my M&P. At least I think it has me headed in the right direction. I read the manual. I previously owned a Glock and learned not to over lube a semi-automatic pistol but too instead follow the factory suggestions. That is what I intend to do. I can understand where all the lube points are except for the "Number 3" lube point.



I read this thread and I still am not sure. I was using Ballistol on my Glock but for my M&P I have decided to use Gunbutter because I like the needle applicator and want to be precise. I do however "not" want extra lube floating and flying around the "3'' spot just because I don't know exactly where to put it.



So if someone has a close-up pic of the "3" lube point that would be great. Like I said I don't wanna put lube in the wrong spot so far I have only lightly lubed the other spots and will lube "3" when I find out where it is exactly.



Thanks for your time.



Camu



P.S.- I already did tons of searches both on the net and here. That is how I found this thread.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 04:57 PM   #17
 
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The armorer's manual lists the following that should clear it up for you.



One drop on each rail insert in the frame (4 drops).



One drop on the muzzle of the barrel.



One drop on the top front corners of the barrel hood. (This is the square portion of the barrel that locks into the slide with the pistol in battery.)



One drop on the tail of the trigger bar.




Hope this helps!



Regards,

Darren



BTW - I use Militec-1 grease in all the aforementioned locations.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 07:05 PM   #18
 
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The armorer's manual lists the following that should clear it up for you.



One drop on each rail insert in the frame (4 drops).



One drop on the muzzle of the barrel.



One drop on the top front corners of the barrel hood. (This is the square portion of the barrel that locks into the slide with the pistol in battery.)



One drop on the tail of the trigger bar.




Hope this helps!



Regards,

Darren



BTW - I use Militec-1 grease in all the aforementioned locations.


Show me a pic of the tail of the trigger bar...
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Old February 26th, 2011, 07:17 PM   #19
 
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Show me a pic of the tail of the trigger bar...


Here you go!





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Old February 26th, 2011, 07:30 PM   #20
 
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So it is not the part that hits the plunger on the bottom of the slide which would be the hoop directly north of the part the arrow is pointing to?



I'm still a bit confused maybe I will lube both parts...
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Old February 26th, 2011, 07:32 PM   #21
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I have always just cleaned my M&P with my lube of choice, then gave it a light coat of oil and wiped it dry. I have over 6000 trouble free rounds and my M&P still shoots and looks pretty much new. I wouldn't put a whole lot of thought or effort into worrying about any special lube ritual.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 07:37 PM   #22
 
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This was a good thread to bump! Especially for the new guys, BUT, I oil/lubricate all those points except the tail of the trigger bar, so I'll have to add that to my lubrication points.



I actually leave a thin coat on the barrel, probably a left over habit from my Father's guns back 30 years ago.



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Old February 26th, 2011, 11:08 PM   #23
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I actually leave a thin coat on the barrel, probably a left over habit from my Father's guns back 30 years ago.


I do the same thing and from the same frame of habit.



Using Militec-1
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Old February 27th, 2011, 05:14 AM   #24
 
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So it is not the part that hits the plunger on the bottom of the slide which would be the hoop directly north of the part the arrow is pointing to?



I'm still a bit confused maybe I will lube both parts...


Putting a dab of grease on both will not hurt.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 05:27 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by CamuMahubah' post='290391' date='Feb 27 2011, 04:30 AM
So it is not the part that hits the plunger on the bottom of the slide which would be the hoop directly north of the part the arrow is pointing to?



I'm still a bit confused maybe I will lube both parts...


A better picture.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 05:57 AM   #26
 
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Thanks mp9werks. That is just the pic I was looking for!



When I look at that picture it finally makes sense.



Thank You!
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I just took my brand new M&P9 out for the first time and was real excited about the accuracy.

But while cleaning it before and after I went to the range I was wondering why they say to "oil" the slide rails.

Wouldnt it make more sense to Grease them?

I have some shooters choice gun grease I use on the bolt of my bolt action rifle.

Anyone use grease like that on the slide rails, or see any problems with it?

It just seems like grease would work better than gun oil for metal on metal surfaces.
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Old May 18th, 2011, 06:33 PM   #28
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I'm guessing it may attract more residue and burnt powder which may in the long run lead to more friction. this of course is just a guess seeing as to how oil would do the same thing. Just seems to me that grease would build a little faster than a light coating of oil.



But hey, I barely got a GED and never finished high school, so take my reply with a grain of salt...
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Old May 19th, 2011, 05:39 AM   #29
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I just took my brand new M&P9 out for the first time and was real excited about the accuracy.

But while cleaning it before and after I went to the range I was wondering why they say to "oil" the slide rails.

Wouldnt it make more sense to Grease them?

I have some shooters choice gun grease I use on the bolt of my bolt action rifle.

Anyone use grease like that on the slide rails, or see any problems with it?

It just seems like grease would work better than gun oil for metal on metal surfaces.


Dan Burwell recommended Weaponshield Lithium Grease for mine. Works great! I put a "toothpick-tip" of grease at the frame rail points, and at the sear engagement points. I use oil at the barrel/slide lock-up points. I'm not a fan of slathering the parts in oil/grease. I DO live in FL, with high humidity, so I coat everything with a protectant, CLP... but the grease, I keep pretty light.



Works well on my AR-15 BCGs too...



JW
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Old May 20th, 2011, 07:09 AM   #30
 
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A better picture.






MP9WERKS,

Can you tell me where this picture came from? It seems from the text, that this pic did NOT come from the M&P Armorers manual, so where from? Thanks.
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