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|November 24th, 2012, 07:42 PM||#64|
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Terrace, BC
Hoppes#9 to clean. Any oil I have at hand to lube. I clean my guns after evert session. I intend to run Mobile Synthetic oil as a lube when I run out of all my small bottles of this and that I have accumulated from sample tables etc.
|February 25th, 2013, 10:12 AM||#66|
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: North Carolina
Most modern handguns wear out from us taking them apart constantly and cleaning them rather than being underlubed. I'm guilty of cleaning&lubin' mine way too much. Just about any lube will suffice. Some offer more rust protection than others but they all will make the gun last longer than we want it to.
|February 25th, 2013, 11:08 AM||#67|
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: People's Republik of New York
Yes, handguns tend to ultimately fail from metal fatigue (slide or frame cracks) rather than wear out from friction wearing away the metal, but I disagree about them lasting longer than we want them too. I want a gun to last a million rounds, but it takes some luck to get to 100,000 with most duty caliber handguns. Also, field stripping shouldn't be a cause of wear or fatigue unless you are doing something wrong. Scraping the bore clean every third shot with abrasives might wear out the rifling but that is poor cleaning technique and a barrel is replaceable.
As for lube, the primary purpose is to help the gun cycle smoothly and consistently which translates to reliably. Reduced friction can also reduce localized heating which can contribute to fatigue. The other benefit, if you choose the right lube, is corrosion protection, especially on the wear points where the finish is worn away leaving bare metal.
I like Weapon Shield as a CLP because it works better as a lubricant and protectant than most other products I tried. Frog lube and Gunzilla seem to be decent for cleaning but mediocre for lubrication and pretty bad at corrosion protection. Millitec-1 is a great lube but horrible at protection and not a cleaner at all. Break Free is middle of the road for all three and I hear the new formulation is less effective. If you don't need an all in one type product, it is actually hard to beat a thin layer of automotive lithium grease for lubrication. For protection of something in storage or that will be exposed to tough environments, I have yet to find something that performs beter than Eezox.
|November 23rd, 2015, 01:12 PM||#68|
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: North Carolina
Resurrecting an old thread...
It seems to leave a slight sheen on the slide, but it doesn't wipe off or feel greasy. Also, I don't notice my fingerprints on the slide now.
Just wondering if anyone else is using it.
|November 27th, 2015, 04:11 PM||#69|
Join Date: Dec 2014
I'll never use any grease again. Not in the Northeast. Had too many FTF with it. But the stuff you mentioned looks interesting.
|January 4th, 2016, 11:36 PM||#70|
Join Date: Dec 2015
Ballistol FTW!! Can't believe I didn't see it mentioned anywhere through 5 pages! Seriously the best stuff. Pretty much all I use besides a bore scrubber/cleaner of some kind sometimes. It's really nice only having like 1 can of CLP to keep up than 3 at minimum of individual cleaners and lubes etc.
|January 20th, 2016, 09:04 AM||#71|
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Cincinnati, OH
So many great options in addition to the awesome suggestions in this thread!
I am a fan of :
plain old Crisco vegetable oil (yes, your super market)
Mobile 1 synthetic motor oil (0-40W)(1 quart from Walmart will last you forever)
Mercedes-Benz High Temperature Bearing Grease, Sheet 265.1 ($7 per tube from dealer)
All work wonderfully in everything from my M&P, to steel 1911's, to AR's to my M1 Garand
|February 3rd, 2016, 04:09 PM||#72|
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Media, Pennsylvania
Luna, I have been preaching Ballistol since I joined this site. For all my guns, not just pistols.
I love it too because its non toxic. You can get it all over your hands and cuts on fingers and not have to worry about 50 years from now and some doctor is saying I got cancer.
Just don't drink it.
|February 4th, 2016, 07:53 AM||#73|
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Elizabethtown, Pa.
Clear mineral oil, alcohol, and a scented liquid.
Most gun lubes and CLP's are designed to separate you from your money.
|February 5th, 2016, 07:00 AM||#74|
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Altus, Oklahoma
I used to use Hoppes on my shotguns, then I discovered a bit of rust on my Mossbergs 28" barrel. Got an 18.5" for it and switched to remoil. Then I discovered Ballistol. Now I clean with remoil and then store with ballistol. No rust yet and it runs smooth.
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