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Old 05-24-2010, 12:11 AM   #1
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Who says your 1911 needs to be wet to be reliable?

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Wow, that 2 minute test convinced me!

I'll never run lube again.

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Just cause you can don't mean you should. I think I'll still keep mine lubed...

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That's just... really.....underwhelming. And the point being?

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A couple of drops can save a lot of problems.

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Why would anyone "RUN" any weapon with out proper lubrication?

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when the hammer falls you should see a splash and get oil on your glasses

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All my 1911s remain lubed. Like the little mechanical masterpieces that they are.

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when the hammer falls you should see a splash and get oil on your glasses
oil and residue make mud. an over lubed weapon is worse than none at all.
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I think it has more to do with the 1911 bashers that will always say that a 1911 needs top be perfectly maintained to function. So it's not that you should, but you could.

I used to shoot wit ha guy that tried to polish all the surfaces that contacted like the slide to frame believing it would need less lube. I don't see that to be necessary and possibly dangerous. Those parts are pretty smooth as is and the risk of doing harm is HUGE!

The 1911 has a good bit more frame to slide contact than more modern weapons like a Glock. This can cause more friction and the absence of lube or addition of crud a bigger issue. But fro my experience the 1911 holds up very well against other weapons in the area of reliability. The Video dispels a common myth. THe 191 can perform with little to no lube. But I wouldn't want to take the risk when it's my rump on the line.

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