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Old 12-10-2012, 09:03 PM   #1
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Default Lubrication of semi-auto

I have a question and I can't seem to find a definitive answer. I have tried this forum and my owners manuals and still come up empty. I am trying to find out what is the best and most used method of lubrication on my semi autos. (In our family, we have a Ruger SR9C, a Browning Hi-Power 9mm, and a Glock 19). Should I be using grease on the slide or just light oil? The Ruger and Glock came with grease on the slides but after shooting the Ruger for the first time, I cleaned all that out and just applied light oil. I haven't shot it since and just wondered how the rest of you do it?
The Browning Owners manual says just a light oiling. But says nothing about the slides and rails.
I know there will be differences in opinion but I'd like to weigh all options and keep my guns working like new.
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Metal sliding against metal, I use a dot of white lithium grease. You can use CLP or Tetra Lube as well. For finer moving parts (hammer, mag release, etc) light oil. I grease rails by spritzing some white lith on a q tip, and rub it into the grooves. Does not take a lot.

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You would be better off searching google. You are going to get so many answers that you will have to search google anyway.

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Metal sliding against metal, I use a dot of white lithium grease. You can use CLP or Tetra Lube as well. For finer moving parts (hammer, mag release, etc) light oil. I grease rails by spritzing some white lith on a q tip, and rub it into the grooves. Does not take a lot.
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I have very rarely used grease and relied on Hoppes gun oil for most of my life with great results to this day!

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Clp clp clp...

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Safari Charlie's or Ballistol are good options as a lubricant, protectant and cleaner.

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I just use standard oil on all parts, sometimes Tri lube. What is clp? I do have white lithium lying around, could try it. I've had no issues whatsoever with pain old hoppes.

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I use a little grease on the sliding parts, and mobile one oil on the other parts. I avoid Lithium grease , because it can absorb water.

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For parts that do not get above 350°, I will use a little peanut oil (then my dog won't go to far from the guns and he kinda protects them from others prying hands).
I will use a good pork lard on those that I take bear hunting (gets the bears REALLY close to ya so you don't have that far of a distance to shoot).
I use Hoppe's on the guns I want to keep the wife away from (she can't stand the smell of any Hoppe's products since I used her dish towels as rags. Even Tide detergent doesn't get rid of that smell).

j/k, I use grease sparingly on things, for stainless steel I use this:http://www.midwayusa.com/Product/254771/rig-p-stainless-steel-lube-1-oz-jar. Mainly Mobil-1 or RemOil.

SSGN_Doc, I started a thread in the general area (The Club House) you may be interested in.

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