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Old 01-13-2010, 01:55 PM   #21
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Too much lube can be a bad thing in the striker channel. #1 is can accumulate in the front area and impede the lmovement of the striker (hyrdaulic action). #2 it will attract and hold soot and brass shavings. This will eventually prevent the gun from firing. The striker should be removed, cleaned and lighly lubed every year or 1-2K of round count.

I have seen countless semi-auto pistols crudded up in the firing pin/striker channel to the point they misfire.
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Too much lube can be a bad thing in the striker channel. #1 is can accumulate in the front area and impede the lmovement of the striker (hyrdaulic action). #2 it will attract and hold soot and brass shavings. This will eventually prevent the gun from firing. The striker should be removed, cleaned and lighly lubed every year or 1-2K of round count.

I have seen countless semi-auto pistols crudded up in the firing pin/striker channel to the point they misfire.
Exactly right Robo, too much lube is as bad, if not worse, than too little. One of my duties is performing yearly checks on the department's weapons. The first year, there were some that I couldn't see how they were still functioning. Some had oil just dripping off of them when I openend them up. In others, the FP channels were so filled with goop and gunk it wasn't funny. Their lives depend on their weapons and they have never taken the time to have the weapon totally broken down and checked over by an armorer. For a non-LEO/non-military that may be fine, but a LEO's/military weapon is exposed to the elements continually and it is amazing what gets into them. I use Gunzilla for cleaning, it is great and biodegradable. I use milspec as a lube, most of the officers carry glocks and a little goes a long way. Out here, it can be very windy at times and too much lube attracts way too much dust on the weapons. Some of the weapons, the only time they get cleaned is when I do the yearly check.
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spittinfire, that a Model 27-2 in my avatar.

I hear what you guys are saying about too much lube. I clean my guns after each shooting session (I blast out gunk with Bore Blast) I don't over lube, so I've never had a problem.

BUT - I was shooting a guy's semi-auto at the range a while back (can't remember what it was) and the blasted thing was practically dripping oil.

I said, "Hey man, you got enough oil on this thing?" He then went on about how you can't put too much oil on a gun, etc. I didn't argue, but oil WILL attract dust & debris, and it WILL jam up a semi-auto. I just use a couple drops on the rails, a little more on contact points, and that's it!

I always thought it was common sense not to over lube something which requires free movement.
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Some had oil just dripping off of them when I openend them up. In others, the FP channels were so filled with goop and gunk it wasn't funny.
I'll bet a lot of shooters simply use oil instead of cleaning their gun.
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Brake-Clean, wipe down then a very light coat of Rem-Oil or Mobil-1.

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I'll be honest, I thought Mobil-1 was a joke... People use it? Hmm... I have a garage full of it
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Most high quality gun products came from the automotive industry. Synthetic motor oil (and grease) that works for thousands of miles in a high temp engine is great for guns. Just avoid stuff with dyes and detergents as it can affect finishes and stain clothes.
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spittinfire, that a Model 27-2 in my avatar.

I hear what you guys are saying about too much lube. I clean my guns after each shooting session (I blast out gunk with Bore Blast) I don't over lube, so I've never had a problem.

BUT - I was shooting a guy's semi-auto at the range a while back (can't remember what it was) and the blasted thing was practically dripping oil.

I said, "Hey man, you got enough oil on this thing?" He then went on about how you can't put too much oil on a gun, etc. I didn't argue, but oil WILL attract dust & debris, and it WILL jam up a semi-auto. I just use a couple drops on the rails, a little more on contact points, and that's it!

I always thought it was common sense not to over lube something which requires free movement.
I'll bet a lot of shooters simply use oil instead of cleaning their gun.
Nice looking weapon. I love S&W revolvers, especially the earlier ones. I've got a 19-4 and a 629-1.
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STP oil treatment works great in ak-type rifles...im guilty

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I didn't mean to sound uninformed.... I just am. Thanks to M14 for a REAL answer
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Amsoil....Use it on my guns, rifles, in my vehicles and bikes. Not one problem ever in weapon's function or vehicles mechanically.

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