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Old 06-20-2013, 03:08 AM   #1
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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 .



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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.



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Make sure the interior of the barrel is dry.

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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.

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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.

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Great rule to use.
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So all I leave is the rails slightly lubricated with oil when I go shoot

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

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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.

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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.

Keeps my Sig & STI 1911's happy.



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