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Old 02-17-2012, 04:43 AM
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I never knew I was supposed to use lube until I joined here. We used to take our Colt 70 series out to shoot with out lube and run through a couple hundred rounds at a time never an issue. We always did a complete cleaning and wipe it down with breakfree for storage. Even my Dan Wesson (known for tight tolerances) has run perfectly without any lube. So maybe I have just been lucky to have 1911 run like a Glock, but then again I treat my Glock like my 1911. Not saying using lube is bad as it is probably very beneficial, I just don't freak out if I forget it.
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:43 AM
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Shooters choice for solvent, and breakfree clp (in the small lube bottle) for a lubricant. This was recomended by a local GS and is very repituable with 1911's
So far is has worked well.
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:40 AM
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I have that grease, but have never used it for fear of doing what greases typically do, which is attract dirt particles. Have you ever noticed this?
Grease doesn't attract dirt. It merely holds on to it. Which by the way it's supposed to do.
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:52 AM
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I use a product called "Gun Butter". My local FFL guy shoots competitively and swears by it so I bought some and it seems to work really well. The odd thing is I never never found anyone else who has ever even heard of it.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:12 AM
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I use a very thin coat of RIG grease. I bought the grease over 25 years ago and still have half of the container left.

I s shooting three to four IPSC/USPA matches a month and averaged a minimum of 500 rounds a week for twenty three years. Grease works for me.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:20 AM
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I use SLIP 2000.

In general, I like CLP type products, and if I can find a non-toxic CLP that's even better. I've also used BreakFree and Ballistol and they are also good.

When I run out of SLIP 2000 I may give WeaponShield or Frog Lube a try.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:24 AM
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I never knew I was supposed to use lube until I joined here. We used to take our Colt 70 series out to shoot with out lube and run through a couple hundred rounds at a time never an issue. We always did a complete cleaning and wipe it down with breakfree for storage.
I don't know specifically what BreakFree product you were using, but most of BreakFree's products are lubricants.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:38 AM
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Frog Lube. it's growin on me.

That said, I just gotta post this:

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Old 02-17-2012, 08:51 AM
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I used RemOil for a long time. I tried Outer's Gun Oil and I like that better. The RemOil seems to evaporate easily and when I go to shoot I have to reapply. I would like something that stays wet longer because I don't shoot that much.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:59 AM
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Weapon Shield is good stuff.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:44 AM
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I been using TW25B
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:46 AM
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Locktite... blue for smaller calibers... red for the heavier recoiling ones.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:51 AM
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:55 AM
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Locktite... blue for smaller calibers... red for the heavier recoiling ones.
nice troll, sir.
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:08 AM
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I greased my rails then let the gun cold-soak in my car all day. Went to a match and it wouldn't cycle my target loads. Until it warms up I'll use LP.
Then you used the wrong grease and/or too much. I use SLiP 2000 EWG on the slides of all of my guns, and they all function regardless of temperature. The temperature range of EWG is -100F to +750F. Put a small amount down the length of the rails and spread it out with a polyester tipped swab to LIGHTLY coat the surfaces.

Rack the slide and if there is any excess clean it from the rear of the slide. I've put 1,800 rounds through one pistol and it was still lubricated and working fine. I've gotten to the point that I clean and lube them about every 800 - 1,000 rounds - and only because the gun is so dirty from being shot and carried that I want to clean it up.

My wife shot two months worth of action pistol competition plus practices with her XDm 5.25 - about 1,500 rounds. We finally cleaned & lubed her gun last week because she wanted to learn how to do it.

Use the correct type of grease - and it will work. You can't generically put everything into a single group "grease" and categorize all greases as not working when it's cold.
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:20 AM
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CLP for lube and cleaning.

40K in two years with no malfs, not related to a crappy reload.
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:43 AM
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I use a product called "Gun Butter". My local FFL guy shoots competitively and swears by it so I bought some and it seems to work really well. The odd thing is I never never found anyone else who has ever even heard of it.
I use Gun Butter too. Works well.
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:56 AM
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Let's see. Out of 42 posts, we now have about 30 different lubes that each will swear by, and my guess is that they all work well. Let me add lube #31- Hornady One-Shot
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:08 PM
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This is why these threads get repetitious.
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:29 PM
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Let's see. Out of 42 posts, we now have about 30 different lubes that each will swear by, and my guess is that they all work well. Let me add lube #31- Hornady One-Shot
They do all work well. But each expert on here has his own favorite and all others are found wanting compared to that.
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:40 PM
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Well, I find these threads quite informative. I've been happy with my Mil-comm products which are definitely overpriced and going through this thread, I see other brand names that whets my curiosity and perhaps it will lead me to experiment some more. For years I used Hoppes No. 9, and experimented with others, until I settled on Mil-comm TW25.
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:54 PM
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Well, I find these threads quite informative. I've been happy with my Mil-comm products which are definitely overpriced and going through this thread, I see other brand names that whets my curiosity and perhaps it will lead me to experiment some more. For years I used Hoppes No. 9, and experimented with others, until I settled on Mil-comm TW25.
Use the search function then, there's tons of lube threads
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:20 PM
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Frog Lube

Frog Lube is all I use for lube,cleaning,and rust prevention. On all types of guns.

One product that is non-toxic makes a world of difference for me.

Can't believe DK likes it! (Mikey likes it!!)
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:20 PM
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Use the search function then, there's tons of lube threads
That sounds like too much work.
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:32 PM
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Out of 42 posts, we now have about 30 different lubes that each will swear by, and my guess is that they all work well.
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Frog Lube is all I use for lube,cleaning,and rust prevention. On all types of guns.

One product that is non-toxic makes a world of difference for me.
Both are key points. They all work, and while you don't have to pick Frog Lube, a non-toxic CLP just makes too much sense to pass up.
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