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brianramirez 06-20-2013 03:08 AM

cleaning 1911
 
Hi just cleaned both of my 1911's and I was wandering next time I go to the range do I have to completely dry the gun up from the oil .

danf_fl 06-20-2013 10:11 AM

The rails, where the barrel locks into the slide, and a little where the bushing and barrel meet is all you need.

Wipe external oil, shoot, clean, reapply.

CPO15 06-20-2013 11:43 AM

Make sure the interior of the barrel is dry.

Overkill0084 06-20-2013 02:28 PM

Be sparing with the application initially. Most guns don't need a ton of oil in the first place. However, with 1911s I err on the side of more lube rather than less. A dry 1911 just feels wrong to me.
I apply oil with a Q-tip. I also prefer using grease sparingly on the slide rails.
My general rule:
If it rotates, oil it. If it slides, grease it.

YMMV.

GunRunner 06-20-2013 05:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Overkill0084 (Post 1281560)
Be sparing with the application initially. Most guns don't need a ton of oil in the first place. However, with 1911s I err on the side of more lube rather than less. A dry 1911 just feels wrong to me.
I apply oil with a Q-tip. I also prefer using grease sparingly on the slide rails.
My general rule:
If it rotates, oil it. If it slides, grease it.

YMMV.

Great rule to use.

brianramirez 06-20-2013 10:30 PM

So all I leave is the rails slightly lubricated with oil when I go shoot

mark5019 06-20-2013 11:07 PM

i use frog lube no more worries if its to dry or wet:D

jtivat 06-21-2013 01:54 AM

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Amsdorf 06-21-2013 11:33 AM

Always better to use too much, than not enough. The 1911 likes to run well oiled.

The number one cause of various malfunctions is running a 1911 too dry.

Thebiker 06-22-2013 01:12 AM

Snake Oil is my answer to all lube needs: Oil on the rails, a thin coating of Snake Oil's grease on the exterior of the barrel (just enough that when you touch the barrel it leaves a finger print).

Rather a little wet than too dry. As everyone should know, lubrication makes the world a better place:D.

Keeps my Sig & STI 1911's happy.


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