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.
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.
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Last edited by DWARREN123; 07-06-2007 at 02:05 AM.
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.