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Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by upssmann, Mar 14, 2012.
What kind of oil do people use to lube or oil ther pistols, like the Slide, ect.....?????
I use a little of some Lucas Gun Oil I picked up at a local Autozone one day. Doesn't take much and it seems to stay put. Before I got that I had some slide grease ... I'd say its whatever you prefer as long as its not too much. A little goes a long way!
Mobil 1 synthetic oil.
Uh, gun oil? Mobil 1 5W-30
Primarily, I use Permatex white lithium grease WL-9 on slide and rails, and Hoppe's 9 on all other parts.
Secondarily, I use Tetra gun grease on slide and rails, and 3-in-1 oil on all other parts.
If it slides, grease it; if it rotates, oil it.
Lubriplate 130A was good enough for the M1, and the M1A, and was supplied for those weapons by the US military. I"ve used it on my 1911 slides since the late 1960's without issue. Kellube, and Weapon Shield, suit me just fine for general lubrication of non-sliding surfaces. I am checking into "Frog Lube"..... the reviews sound real good.
I'm not a fan of substituting automotive lubricants/cleaners for those intended for the firearms market. While the ingredients may be the same, the percentages of those ingredients, quite often differ greatly. A good example is a friend who tried to go cheapie, and substitute auto brake cleaner for Gun Scrubber and melted some stocks. I guess I don't see the reasoning behind being able to afford quality firearms, and then to potentially jeopardize those firearms to save a buck on cleaners, or lubricants.
Obviously personal preference. Best of luck with whatever works for you.
Ams oil highest grade synthetic white racing grease. It takes very little and it stays in place.
+1. Those are my thoughts exactly.
I use Hoppes No. 9 gun oil. One drop is too much for each side of the slide. I try to use half a drop but it's hard with the bottle I have. I usually wipe a little off. The first time I used a drop for each side of the slide it got dirty really fast because of all the excess lube. I ended up cleaning all the oil off and re-oiling the slides.
That is the first time I have ever heard this! It makes complete sense to me and sounds like very good advice! I love this forum. Learn something new every day!
I swear by slipstream weapon lube. Sometimes I'll use hoppes 9 as well but my rifle and handguns get a good slipstream treatment on all the rails and moving parts on a regular basis. Haven't had any problems with it gumming up either
If you use Brake Cleaner, be sure it is the Non-Chlorinated variety which is safe for plastics.
Bearings get greased and they rotate...........
Here's a 'Lubrication 101' article by Grant Cunningham that gives a good pro & con of different types of lubrication. He's not trying to sell any particular brand & pretty well leaves it up to the reader what will work best or him.
Good point, but I am pretty sure my front right inside wheel bearing is doing more sliding than rotating at the moment
Very nice article. Thanks for posting that link.
I'd suggest that most bearings rotate at a significantly higher rpm than the pins in the vast majority of firearms.
I've been using this grease less spray... It's actually a lubricant and cleaner. It's called safari charlie gun lube, have any of you used it yet? it has some pretty good reviews:
Just pointing out a good spray alternative in case you are interested.
For those who have used it, let me know what you think!
Hoppes No. 9 gun oil
Big fan of Browning 4th stage oil its part of a 4 stage cleaning kit man that stuff is good