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Posted: 6/14/2009 1:05:43 PM EST
In looking into this on the web I find folks swearing by everything from Mobil 1 synthetic to CLP with a strong camp favoring white lithium grease. Is there any kind of consensus in this area or will most anything work if you're keeping your gun clean? Note: I'm not worried about galling. I have a hard chrome frame and a ceracoat slide.
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Thank you gentlemen..
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 8:15:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/14/2009 8:16:17 PM EST by jtb0311]
Astroglide. Or spit.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 12:23:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By jtb0311:
Astroglide. Or spit.


hahahahahahahaha ..... you just aren't right....
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:25:27 PM EST
Everyone has their favorite lube for their gun. This is great, but the only things that really matter in a gun lube are proper viscosity (for the situation), the lube's ability to wet the metal, its density (water displacing?), its ability to stay on the metal where you put it, and of course the cost. Chose an oil that best works in the conditions that you have. I like to use a "gear box lube" from WalMart.

MAX
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:09:45 PM EST
Lubriplate. Good for just about any firearm need requiring grease.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:20:16 PM EST
grease and CLP
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 2:00:30 AM EST
Originally Posted By max229:
Everyone has their favorite lube for their gun. This is great, but the only things that really matter in a gun lube are proper viscosity (for the situation), the lube's ability to wet the metal, its density (water displacing?), its ability to stay on the metal where you put it, and of course the cost. Chose an oil that best works in the conditions that you have. I like to use a "gear box lube" from WalMart.

MAX



How do you deal with the smell. Dino gear oil just plain stinks.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 11:19:47 AM EST
Grease for the high contact areas like the barrel hood and frame rails. CLP for whatever else needs lube.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 12:35:54 PM EST
weaponshield or fp-10
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:11:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By Gregory_K:
Originally Posted By max229:
Everyone has their favorite lube for their gun. This is great, but the only things that really matter in a gun lube are proper viscosity (for the situation), the lube's ability to wet the metal, its density (water displacing?), its ability to stay on the metal where you put it, and of course the cost. Chose an oil that best works in the conditions that you have. I like to use a "gear box lube" from WalMart.

MAX
How do you deal with the smell. Dino gear oil just plain stinks.

I've been using "SuperTech", and haven't noticed an offending odor. Of course, who can smell anything else after a generous application of good old Hoppes #9! I wish they made air fresheners that smell like that!
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 8:45:21 PM EST
A good debunkin of gun lube myths by a professional:

http://grantcunningham.com/lubricants101.html

For sliding bits, white lithium grease is indeed cheap and excellent. The only specialty lube I like to keep is Tetra gun grease in my bag for when I'm not home around my other lubricants (just grease and gun oil is all you need). It is a great grease that really stays in place and does not migrate off the bearing surfaces. Great for 1911 rails and does not "weep" out the ends even when liberally applied.
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