Originally Posted by Lupo
Well it may sound like a dumb question, but rather know than be ignorant.
Is oil on your gun good? The more oil the better? and whats the deal with storing it, wouldnt the oil deteriorate the gun faster? and then whats the difference with oil rather than grease? I just don't comprehend sorry.
Sythetic motor oil will work as well as any other gun specific oil. Never seen enough of a difference to make me swicth from one to the other. I know vehicle oil is cheaper by volume but using oil a drop at a time does not exactly mean large consumption even if you have a decent size collection.
I like Shooters Choice oil and grease for their particular applications. I LOVE Wilson Combat's grease for 1911 rails. The stuff sticks to metal like crazy and makes the slide feel like it's rolling on bearings.
Too much oil or grease is bad Ju-Ju. It attracts dirt and particles and creates a gritty mess that will actually wear firearms faster. Some firearms like the AR do seem to run a little better on the "wet" side, especially if you are doing a lot of shooting in one day like a practical rifle match.