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Old 12-13-2012, 01:27 AM   #21
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The key to not over applying oil is Q-tips and pipe cleaners. Put a little on the q-tip and apply as needed, if you use too much turn the q-tip around and use the dry tip to remove the excess. If you want to apply lightly to the grooves on the inside of the slide use a pipe cleaner. I've used CLP for 23 years in the military and out with excellent results.
Good idea. I use q-tips to clean with but not for applying. Not sure I like the pipe cleaner though. Those have a steel wire core, don't they? Most of my excess lube is CLP which I understand is supposed to eventually dry out and leave some Teflon behind.
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You will get a thousand different answers to this question. Just about any lube marketed for guns will be sufficient. Some are better than others. IMHO Remoil is NOT sufficient. Synthetic motor oil will work very well. I use Mobil 1 5W30 and have no complaints. I also use CLP (I was given a gallon) and Machinegunners Lube made by Sprinco. I use dry lubes from Sentry Solutions. I also use Rig Lube +P (grease) on occasion.

WD 40 is almost universally recognized as a product that shout be kept far from guns for a variety of reasons.
Syn motor oil is great to lube guns in general. I have been using it for about 30 years now!
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I want to explore this synthetic motor oil thing. I get that unless you are shooting chain guns or .50 cal's your gun doesn't have near as tough an environment as a car engine. But even 5W20 is way thicker than gun oil. How do you know it wont harm polymer? Don't get me wrong, I like the idea of buying a quart of Mobil 1 and having a lifetime supply of gun oil.
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Lucas Oil markets a gun lube. I think it is a synthetic trans fluid, red in color and a good product. http://www.lucasoil.com/products/display_products.sd?iid=27&catid=9&loc=show&headTi tle=%20-%20Lucas%20Gun%20Oil
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Good idea. I use q-tips to clean with but not for applying. Not sure I like the pipe cleaner though. Those have a steel wire core, don't they? Most of my excess lube is CLP which I understand is supposed to eventually dry out and leave some Teflon behind.
The ones I get at a LGS is double wrapped so the metal core isn't even seen for all of the fabric. They are perfect for getting in the channel of M&P's slide for cleaning and lubrication.
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