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Old 02-19-2012, 12:58 PM
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Anybody besides me use Penn Offshore Reel grease, tacky and stays put.
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:53 PM
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Wilson Ultra Lube grease on slide and frame and all pins . Lucas red on barrel and bushing adn small moving parts
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:37 AM
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i have a non related question but cant find a sopt for my questin if any one can help i would appresiate it is a jaming /feeding issue
Please post a separate thread in the gunsmithing/troubleshooting forum section. This thread is for cleaning/lubing general.
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:24 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
Also a huge fan of One-Shot - but the stuff is smelly - I just got some frog lube, and I am going to try it...

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Old 02-20-2012, 09:39 PM
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After reading up and watching some of the videos I just had to try the FrogLube. Should be here soon.

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Old 02-21-2012, 09:24 AM
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Anybody besides me use Penn Offshore Reel grease, tacky and stays put.
I used to use bicycle chain oil left over from my triathlon days.

It worked too, just about like everything else.
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:13 PM
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I've been using Prolix and Prolix Xtra-T for about a year now with good results.
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:34 PM
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Depends on the guns. I mainly use Weapon Shield for oiling and lubrication and TW-25 for areas such as the rails and other heavy metal to metal contact points.

For my SIGs I used Slide Glide.

It's personal preference. The market is so wide open and comptetitive, any of the choices mentioned here are all good.
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:16 PM
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For my target guns I use Lubriplate, tetra-gun or gun butter grease on the slides and barrel/bushing interface and tetra-gun or gun butter oil pretty much everywhere else.

I use CLP for most of my cleaning, simple green for degreasing and Kroil/Shooters choice for bore cleaning. I have used JB paste as a part of barrel break-in on target rifles being extra careful to stop before the patch gets to the muzzle so I don't mess up the crown.

I field strip/clean/lube after every range outing and do a detail strip of 1911's about every 2K rounds.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:14 AM
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Thought I would come in here and see a brand that everyone uses.. instead the choice is that much harder to decide what to pick...lol

Guess I will post what I use when I get my 1911 here in a week.

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Old 02-28-2012, 09:05 AM
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Thought I would come in here and see a brand that everyone uses.. instead the choice is that much harder to decide what to pick...lol

Guess I will post what I use when I get my 1911 here in a week.

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I was thinking the same thing... Guess there's no "best" in the lot.
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:33 AM
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I have used generic off the shelf oil and Mobil 1 in cars. The results are the same...although I feel better with Mobil 1. I suspect lubing firearms is the same. Just do it often. For insurance, I'll probably keep using the "good stuff", though.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:06 AM
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Anyone ever ruined a firearm because they used the wrong lube?
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:17 AM
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Anyone ever ruined a firearm because they used the wrong lube?
I don't think so.

It's amazing that a 1911 would even run in 1911 without todays miracle lubes.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:18 AM
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... Guess there's no "best" in the lot.
What's important is that you apply lubrication it in the proper locations and in the proper quantity; not so much the lubrication product itself.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:40 AM
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Quantities? Well yes, you have to use enough. I've found that if you over lubricate the gun will pitch the excess, usually right onto my shooting glasses.
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:48 PM
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What's important is that you apply lubrication it in the proper locations and in the proper quantity; not so much the lubrication product itself.
I would think stuff like Mobil 1 will attract more dirt/soot. I could be wrong.. I'm here looking for some lubricant help myself.

Any good links that describe the proper locations? I know where I lube but maybe I'm not doing that right either.
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:50 PM
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A drop or two on each rail, one on the barrel hood and one on the end of the barrel where it rests on the bushing. Rack vigorously.
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:02 PM
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I would think stuff like Mobil 1 will attract more dirt/soot. I could be wrong.. I'm here looking for some lubricant help myself.
I've used Mobil 1 for a long time and I find it works as well as anything. Grant Cunningham suggests using ATF, which I've also used and 3-In-1 oil worked well for me for a time; but so has every dedicated "gun lube" I've ever tried. If I was going to buy another bottle of dedicated gun lube I'd probably get WeaponShield... It's relatively inexpensive and smells like cinnamon.

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A drop or two on each rail, one on the barrel hood and one on the end of the barrel where it rests on the bushing. Rack vigorously.
Yup. That's about how I do it.
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:56 PM
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No lube in the the barrel or breach?
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:52 PM
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No lube in the the barrel or breach?
Oil in the barrel for storage to prevent rust is fine. I remove it with a dry patch before shooting.

Oil in the chamber will reduce friction on the expanding case and increase the force on the breech and locking lugs.

I don't know but I wonder if oil in the bore could bulge a barrel if enough oil is present?
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:21 AM
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No lube in the the barrel or breach?
Whoops... Yes, I do lube the bore, using a LIGHTLY oiled bore mop. All that's required are a few passes down the barrel and you're good to go.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:37 AM
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I put CLP on a bore snake and pull it through. Barrel done.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:31 PM
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Bar Oil?

Has anyone ever used chainsaw bar oil to lube their slides? Or would this be a terribly bad idea for some reason? Just wondering.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:40 PM
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Has anyone ever used chainsaw bar oil to lube their slides? Or would this be a terribly bad idea for some reason? Just wondering.
I used to use Tenacious Oil, it's a thicker oil for bicycle chains. I used it till I ran out, maybe 2 years. My gun never missed a lick.
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