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Old December 22nd, 2009, 04:52 PM   #1
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I just finished cleaning and lubricating my new FS 9mm and had a question. Do I need to run some lube down the bore? The instructions I followed in the manual did not say to, but I seem to recall hearing that I should. This is my first handgun and I really don't want to screw it up! Thanks in advance!
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 04:59 PM   #2
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I just finished cleaning and lubricating my new FS 9mm and had a question. Do I need to run some lube down the bore? The instructions I followed in the manual did not say to, but I seem to recall hearing that I should. This is my first handgun and I really don't want to screw it up! Thanks in advance!




when done cleaning before i assemble i run an oiled mop down the barrel followed by a dry patch to remove any excess lube
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 05:01 PM   #3
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I normally run a patch with a light coating of Rem Oil through my FS M&P 357Sig/40S&W and also my FS M&P9 on my last step of cleaning the barrel. Notice I said "light coating". This has worked well for me in the last Year and a half.
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 10:24 PM   #4
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+1 on "light coating" of Rem Oil (or other light lubricant/protectant, not WD-40), intended as rust prevention not some type of bullet lubrication.
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 03:02 AM   #5
 
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Dribble some CLP down the bore and pull your Bore Snake thru. One time. It's now clean and lightly protected.



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Old December 23rd, 2009, 04:07 AM   #6
 
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the bore doesn't need lubed

lube in the chamber area can cause failures to extract.

The only time I lube the bores on my weapons is when I an putting them away and not planning to shoot them for a long time (like years)

Then I clean them with solvent before shooting



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Old December 28th, 2009, 08:04 PM   #7
 
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I use Hoppes no.9 BR solvent to clean the barrel, it leaves behind a rust preventative.
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Old December 28th, 2009, 08:07 PM   #8
 
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wouldnt lube in the barrel just burn up in the first run?
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Old December 28th, 2009, 09:49 PM   #9
 
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I lube my barrel every time I clean it with Hoppes #9. I do it because it prevents the inside of the barrel from rusting and because it makes the bullets faster.
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Old December 29th, 2009, 07:18 AM   #10
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I lube my barrel every time I clean it with Hoppes #9. I do it because it prevents the inside of the barrel from rusting and because it makes the bullets faster.


I like fast bullets and fast women. How much faster does your chronograph say they go???
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The women, TOF, or the bullets?



I live in humid Florida. I run a protectant (CLP) through it if I plan on storing the gun for a while. My weekly shooters, I don't worry about. Funny, my first round is smokey after a heavy cleaning as the oils burn up. Its noticeable.



PS... Most fast women don't need any lube, but preservative???



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PS... Most fast women don't need any lube, but preservative???



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Tullamordue 12 yr. works just fine
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Old April 29th, 2011, 09:35 PM   #13
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I run a small amount on a dry patch through the barrel.
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A stainless barrel like the M&P series has is not likely rust if stored properly. Nevertheless, since I have dozens of guns in my collection and I don't know when I will shoot one again, I always run a lightly oiled patch through the bore before putting them away. I always run a dry patch through the bore when I get ready to take one out to shoot. Every week I pull one gun out in turn to recheck and reoil the the bore so I don't get any surprises. Every one of my three safes has a dehumidifier and the basement they are in is humidity controlled year round.



I may pay less attention to my guns with stainless or plated bores but I am particularly careful with some of my guns that may fire corrosive ammo. After a thorough hot water flush I Shooters Choice Aquaclean water based bore solvent and follow up with hoppes Nol 9 and then an oiled patch. I recheck and reoil those bores again in a few days.
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I always brush and clean with Hoppes #9, run patches until they come out clean. Then a light swab of rem oil and run a few patches to remove any excess oil on all my barrels
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