Grease/oil

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by NewGunz, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. NewGunz

    NewGunz New Member

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    My Sig Sauer came with a small amount of Mil Comm TW25B. I like this oil because it comes out in a cream consistency and then spreads thin into a film. This keeps the application precise and not messy. However, I can't find it in any stores around here and its expensive online. I've heard that there really are no specific "gun" oils and that I can even use a motor oil. Do you guys know of where I kmight find TW25B and if this is true about using any oil? I just prefer nonliquid oils and I don't want something that gums up my gun either. Thanks.
     
  2. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    TW25B is almost $20 for 4oz at Midway. But that'll last an awful long time, so I'd look at it as a pretty modest investment if you like it so much.

    I use Slip 2000 EWL myself. It's a bit less expensive, but this stuff is all about what you like. A $5 bottle of Hoppe's will work just fine, and you can find it at any Walmart.
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    ive used breakfree for as long as i can remember. its worked flawless from ot humid to hot dry to severe cold in dusty and dirty conditions as well. i think oil for guns is pretty much a personal choice and very opinion oriented.
     
  4. NewGunz

    NewGunz New Member

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    I do also own Break Free CLP. Do ijust apply it once to clean, wipe it off, then reapply a thin coat to lubricate? The bottle doesn't go into much detail.
     
  5. JonM

    JonM Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    i have always used it by aplying liberally letting the parts sit for about an hour then wiping it off with a rag. ive always kept my firearms with an extremely light coat of clp. once things are clean then its a light coat and wipe. i use clp to clean and for lube on the parts.

    if i leave easy to see fingerprints i used too much and it needs to be wiped more. other folks arent happy less their firearms are leaking more oil than a well under obama's control. and there are many in between of opinions.
     
  6. NGIB

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    I have 4 Sigs and they get the same lube as all my other guns - Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil. Clean with Hoppes # 9, lube with Mobil 1, shoot, repeat. It's easy to over think this and folks will sell you all sorts of products "guaranteed" to be the best - but I'm a fan of simple, effective, and cheap...
     
  7. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    break free is worthless.

    I use grease on the high friction areas and oil on all others.
     
  8. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Just plain old wheel bearing grease?
     
  9. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    Plain old molybdenum wheel bearing grease, $3 a tub at Oreillys.

    Grease where it slides, CLP where it rotates.