Rails Lubrication


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JZ686
December 15, 2008, 08:47 PM
What do you use to lube your pistol rails and how much you use for range and carry?

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FoMoGo
December 15, 2008, 08:50 PM
Mobile 1 synthetic grease on the rails.
Mobile 1 synthetic oil on the internals.


Jim

dobrzemetal
December 15, 2008, 08:53 PM
I'm not sure what everyone else uses, but i use slide-glide (light visc), it seems to do alot of good and stays in place unlike oils. I know some folks like TW-25 which is what some gun compaines put on their guns when they ship them out of the factory.

Walkalong
December 15, 2008, 09:08 PM
Slide Glide (http://www.brianenos.com/pages/slide-glide.html)

Gun Butter (http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=756013&t=11082005)

MPro7 (http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=712531)

Slip 2000 (http://www.slip2000.com/products.html)

Berryhills Lube (http://shop.berryhillguns.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7&products_id=53)

All of these are very good.

I just got some of the Berryhills lube and it is some kind of good stuff. Gun Butter needs reapplying more often, but will make your slide feel like it is on ball bearings. They are all good lubes.

Of course, you could always just buy a quart of Mobile 1 synthetic oil. Many folks swear by it.

new_steyr1
December 15, 2008, 09:51 PM
M7Pro is a great *oil*.

OleCodger
December 15, 2008, 09:54 PM
What weight is the best, 5-30????

tbtrout
December 15, 2008, 09:56 PM
Tetra

Blue Brick
December 15, 2008, 10:26 PM
Molly lube

Geneseo1911
December 15, 2008, 10:27 PM
Check this thread out:
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=250842&highlight=goo
I got a jar of this stuff, and it's gonna last me for a LONG time. This has to be the best bargain going. I just wiped a thin coat on w/ a q-tip, and the pistol is smoother than it's ever been.

rbernie
December 15, 2008, 10:31 PM
CLP; thin film on all sliding surfaces and one drop let run down each rail. One drop on the sear/lockwork every now and again.

Baldy
December 15, 2008, 10:51 PM
Gun Butter for oil and high temp syntheic wheel bearing grease with one drop of oil. Four 1911's are running fine.

moooose102
December 15, 2008, 11:00 PM
i use Gunslick on anything that slides. rails, barrel bushing, hammer. everything else gets mobil 1 or moly oil. sometimes, i add stp to the gunslick, depending on the time of year, and what i am doing. for a long range trip in warm weather, i use the stp/guslick. for carry, no way. i dont want to be trying to clean that mess out of my clothes. in the winter, just mobil 1. i use 0w20.

GregGry
December 15, 2008, 11:30 PM
I had a problem with gunslick oil on my steel firearms in the cold. It turned thick and that was a problem since the firearms had a hard time cycling. In the cold I stick with liquid CLP, it seems to be a lot better.

Ben86
December 15, 2008, 11:56 PM
I use rem oil. I just dab a little on my finger and spread a thin coat around.

I don't like grease. From my experience it wears off the rails fast and collects in some hard to clean spot.

Engine oil?? Really?!

WardenWolf
December 16, 2008, 12:00 AM
Bit of Breakfree on the rails.

possum
December 16, 2008, 01:14 PM
high temp lithium grease, and just a fine layer.

SwampWolf
December 17, 2008, 04:30 PM
Slide-Glide-but it ain't cheap! $7.95 from Dillon for 1/2 ounce! :(

Boba Fett
December 17, 2008, 04:52 PM
Shooters Choice Synthetic All-Weather High-Tech Gun Grease (http://www.shooters-choice.com/synthetic_weather_grease.html)

Been using it for years and love it. As someone said about the grease, it can collect and become difficult to clean. However, I've often found that this is caused by people using too much. A thin layer is all you need. Get it on your fingers and spread it out evenly. Wipe of any excess. Put it together and cycle the action a few times. If you see grease starting to come out anywhere, you're using too much. If you take it back apart and see piles of it, you're probably using too much.

A tube of this stuff should last you a loooonnnnnnggggg time. I've probably only purchased two tubes in three years.

Sport45
December 17, 2008, 05:04 PM
CLP; thin film on all sliding surfaces and one drop let run down each rail. One drop on the sear/lockwork every now and again.


This works for me too.

obiwan1
December 17, 2008, 05:30 PM
Militec 1 grease.

Just One Shot
December 18, 2008, 09:23 AM
I use One lube w/teflon. It's a pump spray and it's served me well on my semi autos. It's lightweight and doesn't thicken when it's cold out plus you still have protection from the teflon when the liquid carrier is gone. I always notice a smoother operation when chambering a round after applying it on a new gun.

CoRoMo
December 18, 2008, 09:46 AM
I think I've been persuaded enough by the 'Mobile 1 crowd' that I'm going to try it out. The price of one quart is impossible to beat with any actual made-for-gun lubricant. If it works, I'm sold.

Just want to know which weight and why?

gglass
December 18, 2008, 09:57 AM
Mobil 1 (20W50) on internals and rails. Thick enough to cling and you can't beat the engineering behind it.

A2
December 18, 2008, 10:09 AM
EEZOX...

In my book, nothing else compares

gtmtnbiker98
December 18, 2008, 12:11 PM
Medium weight Slide Glide.

John Wayne
December 18, 2008, 01:33 PM
I use a thin layer of Shooter's Choice grease on the rails...just apply and rack the slide several times to distribute. If you can see grease oozing out of anywhere, you put too much. Wheel-bearing grease also works, for much cheaper.

While the grease does not lose it lubrication properties very quickly, I like to clean it off every 200 rounds or so. It tends to collect carbon deposits, brass shavings, etc. and become abrasive. I use automotive brake cleaner to remove the old grease.

I prefer not to use oil on the rails as it tends to migrate.

mljdeckard
December 18, 2008, 01:42 PM
I use a small drop at the front and rear of the rails on each side, and then rack the slide several times to spread it.

I still have half a gallon of CLP I yoinked from the army, but all three of my cars use Mobil 1 5w30 synthetic, I might give it a try. Some guys have said some of the thicker motorcycle blends work better, I won't pretend to understand why.

GRIZ22
December 18, 2008, 01:49 PM
CLP; thin film on all sliding surfaces and one drop let run down each rail. One drop on the sear/lockwork every now and again.


I have the third vote for this method. I also take a drop of CLP and use a small brush to paint the inside of the slide (not the breech where the firing pin comes through). Just so it's shiny not dripping. This had nothing to do with lubrication but makes the inside of the slide easier to clean. The gunk lands on the CLP instead of bare metal.

Gun Slinger
December 18, 2008, 02:38 PM
Mobil 1 (20W50) on internals and rails. Thick enough to cling and you can't beat the engineering behind it.

+1.

M1 20w50(VTWIN) is the shizznit, not to mention M1 10w40(MX4T).

20W50 (VTWIN)
Pour Point: -59.8 F
Flash Point (COC): +518.0 F
Visc. @ 100 F: 130.0 cSt
Visc. @ 212 F: 17.7 cSt
VI: 151

10W40 (MX4T)
Pour Point: -65.2 F
Flash Point (COC): +487.4 F
Visc. @ 100 F: 86.0 cSt
Visc. @ 212 F: 13.8 cSt
VI: 166

Mastiff
December 18, 2008, 07:28 PM
I agree with Blue Brick. I have used a molly lube on a Norinco 213 since I got it in 1992. It is still going strong after over 55,000 rounds.

tblt
December 18, 2008, 07:31 PM
Lucus

jon_in_wv
December 19, 2008, 08:24 PM
I quite greasing the rails on my guns. The grease seems to attract grit and lint in my carry guns. I use a light coat of Weaponshield on my guns. When that runs out I'll go back to Mobile 1 for all of them. It works pretty well for me.

CoRoMo
December 20, 2008, 02:43 PM
Thanks guys.
I'm gonna go get some Mobil 1 oil and grease and slather up all my guns, and I doubt I'm looking back.

cedjunior
December 21, 2008, 09:21 PM
I use the red Mobile 1 Synthetic grease as well. Never had any problems with it, and its still there after 250 rounds.

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