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pacman 06-13-2007 05:18 PM

I did a little search on the internet and found conflicting opinions on whether WD-40 is appropriate/beneficial in pistol cleaning. I couldn't find anything definitive in a quick search of this forum.

I own a GLOCK 23 and a SIG 220.


allmons 06-13-2007 06:20 PM

Maybe for cleaning, but...
Keep it FAR away from your ammunition.

I don't use it because there are so many other cleaning options out there that won't compromise your ammunition.


Gearguy10 06-16-2007 04:13 AM

I recommend Rem-Oil.

fpdsniper 06-16-2007 01:17 PM

DON'T use WD-40 to clean your guns! It is quite flammable with a high flash point!


BrassMonkey 06-17-2007 01:46 AM

Don't use WD-40 on your guns. It will form a thick residue in small areas that you cannot reach to scrub often. A good example would be a guy I shoot with often who used WD-40 to lube his guns. Over time it built up a thick coating inside his firing pin channel in a Glock 22. Well during a range trip the firing pin stuck, and caused a slam fire. The culprit was later found to be a mass of WD-40 residue built up inside his gun. I use Rem Oil on my pistols and shotguns, and CLP on my rifles.

DWARREN123 07-04-2007 12:41 PM

WD-40 is a water displacement formula not cleaning agent. I have found that it will become gummy after setting for awhile. Use it to remove water or displace water, use firearms cleaning agents to clean firearms.

robocop10mm 07-05-2007 05:04 PM

WD stands for water displacing. It is a good penetrant and preservative, that's all. It is not a good solvent and a very poor lubricant.

I use it for rusty bolts on cars and homes and that's about it. I will not use it anywhere near a firearm.

Don Lu 08-07-2007 12:48 AM

There are too many gun specific cleaners and lubes made just for guns for me to take chances w/w-d 40 and the like.

DonnyKC 08-09-2007 10:56 PM

rem-oil is the best to use

shoez 01-27-2008 09:48 PM

I have used it for years on my guns with absolutely no problems, but let me describe how I use it. I don't used it to lube the guns, but it is my favorite for spraying onto a cloth and giving the guns exterior a light wipe down to remove fingerprints on barrels and recievers. It doens't leave a super oily residue like gun oil can for this purpose. For internals, I use Hoppe's oil.

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