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Old 08-24-2013, 05:20 PM   #1
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Using FrogLube one a 1911 but I would like to try Wilson Combat on another.

What is the difference between oil and grease specifically on a 1911. Wilson makes both and looking to see what is better or recommended before I go exclusively to FrogLube



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Grease is superior on high friction parts (slides for ex.) The draw back ,is that grease attracts and holds debris. Which can cause damage to the same high friction parts.

So when using grease keep in mind the old Dippity Doo commercials "a Little Dab will Do You" go very sparingly with it.



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Using FrogLube one a 1911 but I would like to try Wilson Combat on another.

What is the difference between oil and grease specifically on a 1911. Wilson makes both and looking to see what is better or recommended before I go exclusively to FrogLube
currently i use Lucas Synthetic Gun Oil on my 1911's, but have been giving some thought to maybe trying out using grease on the frame rails. as i have always used an oil on the slides, it just seems natural to do so. but maybe grease might be the better option than oil.

i'm staying tuned in for more information.
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I was a shooting instructor at the US Naval Academy, plus on the NDW shooting team. We used the 1911 in training the cadets. and competition. (about a 150 1911’s) None of us every used grease on our 1911’s or did the armory use grease after cleaning all the training weapons. Always used a good grade gun oil. Training 1911’s were standard government issue, competition was match grade. I still shoot competition with a 1911 and still use strictly gun oil.

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currently i use Lucas Synthetic Gun Oil on my 1911's, but have been giving some thought to maybe trying out using grease on the frame rails. as i have always used an oil on the slides, it just seems natural to do so. but maybe grease might be the better option than oil.

i'm staying tuned in for more information.
AXXE, I've always preferred grease on the rails of my autos "little dab" ..
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this is the Lucas gun oil i am currently using. so far i have been using it for about 4-5 years now and have had great results out of it. plus it lasts a long time.

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i use Pennzoil red wheel bearing grease on the slides of my autos. it's a high temp heavy duty grease, cheap, & a small jar of it lasts a guy a long, long time. it stays in place well & makes them feel like they are running on ball bearings.

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AXXE, I've always preferred grease on the rails of my autos "little dab" ..
like i said, i have been running oil on the slides fro many, many years. this is why i want to hear all sides and maybe make a change in how i have been doing things.

i am seeing some good reasons for both and may just have to jump in and try it out for myself and see what happens.
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like i said, i have been running oil on the slides fro many, many years. this is why i want to hear all sides and maybe make a change in how i have been doing things.

i am seeing some good reasons for both and may just have to jump in and try it out for myself and see what happens.
Maybe ill do the same. Ill get both oil and grease. Wilson will like that but I do plan on only using FrogLube just want see if there is anything that will change my mind. Wanna be sure
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Maybe ill do the same. Ill get both oil and grease. Wilson will like that but I do plan on only using FrogLube just want see if there is anything that will change my mind. Wanna be sure
i have heard some really good things about the Frog Lube and may make the plunge and get some soon. pretty much all i heard or read has been very positive so far.


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