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Old September 18th, 2012, 05:55 PM   #61
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I've used froglube for about the past year and have been impressed
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Old November 21st, 2012, 07:55 PM   #62
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Has anyone used Amsoil MP (Metal Protector) on their m&p?
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Old November 21st, 2012, 09:04 PM   #63
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+1 on the Frog Lube
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Old November 24th, 2012, 07:42 PM   #64
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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.

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Old February 25th, 2013, 05:58 AM   #65
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Frog lube!
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Old February 25th, 2013, 10:12 AM   #66
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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.
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Old February 25th, 2013, 11:08 AM   #67
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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.
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Old November 23rd, 2015, 01:12 PM   #68
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Resurrecting an old thread...

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Has anyone used Amsoil MP (Metal Protector) on their m&p?
I just picked some up at a local gun show and gave it a try on my Shield 40. Two trips to the range and it is running well... and it seems to be feeding ammo better. The jury is out, but I can't see any negatives yet using the AMSOIL MP.

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.
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Old November 27th, 2015, 04:11 PM   #69
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I'll never use any grease again. Not in the Northeast. Had too many FTF with it. But the stuff you mentioned looks interesting.
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Old January 4th, 2016, 11:36 PM   #70
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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.
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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)
Syntetic ATF

All work wonderfully in everything from my M&P, to steel 1911's, to AR's to my M1 Garand
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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.
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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.
Amazing stuff that you can purchase in a drustore for $4 for half a quart:
Clear mineral oil, alcohol, and a scented liquid.

Most gun lubes and CLP's are designed to separate you from your money.
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Old February 5th, 2016, 07:00 AM   #74
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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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