Grease

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by cmahan, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. cmahan

    cmahan New Member

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    Hat kind of grease do yall recommend for your 1911, and where do you put the grease, I only use gun oil, never used grease
     
  2. cmahan

    cmahan New Member

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    That is suppose to say what kind, sorry guys
     

  3. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I do not use grease. I use gun oil. I put a drop on the pivot point of the hammer, the link on the barrel, one drop where the barrel locks up with the slide, one drop between the barrel and bushing and a drop on each side of the frame where it meets with the slide.
     
  4. steadyshot

    steadyshot New Member

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    I like TW25b made by Mil-Comm. I mainly use it on the frame rails that make contact with the slide.
     
  5. getem2011

    getem2011 New Member

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    YES. Great stuff from my experience. They offer free samples if you send them an email.

    I use it on rails, moving parts, and inside the barell for extended storage per mil-comm directions. It's safe stuff, anywhere it goes will run smooth and prevent rust for the most part.
     
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  6. bartwatkins

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    +2 on this. This is what I use as well.
    I have also used Brian Enos' Slide Glide. Great stuff, as well.
     
  7. Donn

    Donn Active Member

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    I've always used a light coat of oil, but since reading this and similar threads, I've tried Rig Universal grease on my auto pistol slides and the bolt rollers on my M1 carbine and Mini-14. Jury's still out, seems like grease would be a dirt magnet, but we'll see.
     
  8. trip286

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    After I clean, I drench everything in this spray on penetrating oil I got at work. I used to use gear oil, but the spray is so much more convenient.

    After doing that, I wipe off the excess. Then I spray a red penetrating grease on the rails, another product given to me at work. Then I wipe off the excess there.

    I clean usually with hot soapy water.
     
  9. HOSSFLY

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    I apply a small amount of white litheum (sp) on the slide & frame rails -
    Other than that just a good gun oil-
     
  10. cmahan

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  11. jigs-n-fixture

    jigs-n-fixture Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    DuPont multipurpose dry lube with Teflon. I use it for most lubricating needs. And, I run a lightly coated patch of it through the barrel after cleaning.

    It is sold as a chain lubricant. But it is a highly tenacious lubricant with good sheer, and adhesion, which once it dries isn't susceptible to temperature change. I go out and shoot in sub zero temps, so I tend to avoid oils, and greases as the viscosity goes up when they get cold.
     
  12. Crazvet

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    In my experience the spray on red grease was a dirt magnet, I did fleet maintenance on city busses and my boss wanted us to use that stuff everywhere(batteries included:/ by the time I left they had quit ordering it. Of course comparing a bus to a firearm is "apple ta oranges" guess as long as u keep it away from dust and such it will work well.
     
  13. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Yeah, it is apples and oranges. Those buses don't get the regular scrubbing my gun does. It gets a good wiping once a week, and a good scrub once a month even when I haven't shot it.