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Lubricating your M&P pistol

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Old August 10th, 2008, 12:30 PM   #1
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Here is the lube diagram directly from the M&P manual.

It is also recommended to apply your preferred lube to any other "shiny" places.

These "shiny" places will be obvious from the black finish being worn from metal to metal contact.



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Old August 10th, 2008, 01:33 PM   #2
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I did not copy that picture.

I found that picture on the internet.
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I did not copy that picture.

I found that picture on the internet.


So, what the heck is #3 pointing to?
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So, what the heck is #3 pointing to?


Top of the trigger bar, which will engage the striker plunger safety when trigger is being pulled.
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There are 2 inclined planes on the trigger bar at #3.

One moves the sear; and one moves the plunger.

A little lube on a q-tip will clean and lube those 2 surfaces.
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Let's keep this thread on topic specific discussion regarding lubing the M&P.

If you want to discuss brands/forms of lube, please start another thread.
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Nice diagram. Thanks!
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Thanks for posting this!

I have a question though. Do you guys uses a "drop" of oil on those spots and then "smear" it with your finger? That is what I have been doing and it seems to be working fine for me.

Also, on the barrel itself (figure 22) is that the only 2 spots that should be oiled? The "shoulder" and the "tip" so to speak?

I have a tendency to put a light coating of oil all over the barrel. Are those 2 spots supposed to be more heavily coated? Is it a "bad thing" to coat the entire barrel in a light coating?
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Thanks for posting this!

I have a question though. Do you guys uses a "drop" of oil on those spots and then "smear" it with your finger? That is what I have been doing and it seems to be working fine for me.

Also, on the barrel itself (figure 22) is that the only 2 spots that should be oiled? The "shoulder" and the "tip" so to speak?

I have a tendency to put a light coating of oil all over the barrel. Are those 2 spots supposed to be more heavily coated? Is it a "bad thing" to coat the entire barrel in a light coating?


I'd say the drops would be enough and no need to lube the whole barrel or rail. Too much oil will collect residue and dirt.
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Old February 6th, 2009, 01:17 AM   #10
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Is it a "bad thing" to coat the entire barrel in a light coating?


No it's not a bad thing, and it can be done with the just the two drops used on the barrel.



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Look at this from a logical point of view.



The purpose of lubing the Holy Seven Points is LUBRICATION, not coating for rust prevention. Your barrel and slide are black because they're already coated.



The length of the barrel doesn't rub on anything, so therefore it needs no lubrication.



+1 on oil attracting dirt. It does. Makes sense. Look at the engine in your car sometime.



Many if not most of us do apply some sort of protectant, though. I use Eezox because it dries completely (so it can't attract dust/dirt), it's gotten very good reviews from what look to be impartial sources, and it smells good. For lube I use either the Prolix lube in the small bottle (can't remember the name...not the all-in-one stuff, the dedicated lube...) or the white Wilson Combat grease. Both work fine, haven't determined which I like better. I do like the syringe applicator that the Wilson stuff comes in. Makes it possible to apply just the right amount, i.e. very, very little.



BTW, I use the tip of the lube applicator to smear the lube a bit, but I don't go crazy with it. Cycling the slide spreads it around sufficiently.
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Hi guys-



This a stupid question, but the M&P is my first handgun so I have nothing else to reference in the memory banks...



What are points 6 and 7 pointing to!?



Thanks!



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This a stupid question, but the M&P is my first handgun so I have nothing else to reference in the memory banks...



What are points 6 and 7 pointing to!?



Thanks!



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If you field strip your M&P and examine the top of the barrel, you will find two (three on mine) spots that are shinny because of metal to metal contact in motion. Thus the recommendation by many that if it's shiny, lubricate it.
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Thats sound advice. Thanks.
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This a stupid question, but the M&P is my first handgun so I have nothing else to reference in the memory banks...



What are points 6 and 7 pointing to!?



Thanks!



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They are pointing to areas of the barrel that lock up on the slide.
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