P226 - lubrication

Discussion in 'SIG Sauer Forum' started by Ara, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. Ara

    Ara New Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm fairly new to Sigs.

    I own a 226 (.40 ) and was wonder what works best as far a lubrication is concerned.

    Does grease work better than gun oil? How do you lubricate your sigs (type of product, amount used etc)

    Any help / tips is appreciate?

    Thanks

    Ara
     
  2. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    Frog lube works very well. Becareful of gun oils some are harsh on the polymer
     

  3. crazycharlie2

    crazycharlie2 New Member

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    What does the instruction manual say?
    That being said, I've been using Frog Lube lately. My wife doesn't object to the smell.
    Types of lube, climatic conditions, etc. can vary.
    I don't want to open a can of worms here. Lubricants are like as$*^&!$. Everyone has their favorites and opinions.
     
  4. SigArmored

    SigArmored New Member

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    Actually the p226 is not a polymer pistol the slide is stainless.But to answer the question I grease my internals such as my trigger parts when I do a thorough take down.I use a drop of oil on each side of the slide.I put a thin ring of oil around the tip of the barrel and then another drop where the guide rod meets the barrel.I also pay special attention to where it looks like the slide and frame are rubbing using a q-tip to lightly rub those areas down.I do a full take down once a year and I clean after every outing to the range.
     
  5. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    On ALL of my firearms I use CLP to clean and to lube when I store and I use the Hoppe's oil with the needle nose applicator for pinpoint lubrication and when I go to the range.

    Hasn't failed me in 15 years.
     
  6. DavidB

    DavidB New Member

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    On sigs website they have a cleaning and lubricating video. That said, I also like clp and hoppes. I've heard a lot of good things about balstoil but can't seem to find it anywhere
     
  7. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    From the manual page 38:
    http://www.sigsauer.com/upFiles/CmsContent/documents/SIG_Classic_pistols_Manual.pdf

    That said, a good general rule is: oil on rotating parts. Grease on sliding parts. I use synthetic motor oil & Tetra Gun grease. YMMV.
     
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  8. zx9rt1

    zx9rt1 New Member

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    Mobile 1 synthetic works like a charm. And a quart will out last the owner. Research it. Makes a very good gun lube. I have been using it for over 5 years and still have oodles and oodles of it left.
     
  9. kodiak

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    I use a little bit if regular white lithium grease on the rails and ballistol (it's a CLP) on the rest.
     
  10. otisthecat

    otisthecat New Member

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    Do you use the white lithium that comes in an aerosol can? I grabbed some after seeing it mentioned a few times but have yet to try it out.

    General question for anyone - Do you re-lube before going to the range? I clean/lube every time I shoot (twice a month usually, couple hundred rounds at most each time), but I have not been doing any additional lubrication before going. Should I?

    I have an older 226, and doing the above has never caused me any issues, just don't want to be shortening the life span of my gun(s).
     
  11. kodiak

    kodiak Member

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    Nope I use regular Permatex white lithium (in a tube) from Autozone.
     
  12. Ara

    Ara New Member

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    Thank you all for the feedback.
     
  13. Thebiker

    Thebiker New Member

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    Use Snake Oil for lube on my P226. Also use a little film of Snake Oil's grease where wear shows, like a VERY thin coat on the outside of the barrel. It should only be enough to leave a fingerprint, more than that is too much. Been using Snake Oil products for over 5 years with great results. YMMV
     
  14. 1911ripley

    1911ripley New Member

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    Mpro 7 product and don't look back I have a p226 in 9mm and run a good 1000 rounds a week threw it and had not problems I also use it on my sig 1911 and p220st
     
  15. 4sig

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    I have three sigs (p226, p239 and mosquito) shoot almost every week and clean each time I use Hoppe to clean and light oil then use TW-25B to lightly lube slide rails and wear points. Works great
     
  16. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I use RemOil SPARINGLY on all moving parts, and Shooter's Choice Hi Tech grease on the slide rails.
     
  17. 10P8TRIOT

    10P8TRIOT New Member

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    I clean with Hoppe's #9, lubricate with TW-25B, and Slide Glide on the rails.