Applying grease to a gun


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MoreIsLess
June 1, 2012, 11:58 AM
Is it a waste to apply grease to a polymer gun. I have heard that only all metal guns need grease.

Tetra Gun is a grease that seems to be highly preferred and Shooter Choice is recommended by Apex

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dprice3844444
June 1, 2012, 12:00 PM
slides get grease on the rails,innards get oil

C0untZer0
June 1, 2012, 12:04 PM
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http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=165489&stc=1&d=1338563028

bds
June 1, 2012, 12:20 PM
I think grease tends to attract more dirt.

I use a drop of BreakFree CLP on each of Glock/M&P's four slide rail points and rack it a few times to lube the slide channel then wipe off any excess.

I will also add a drop to the barrel/slide contact point and tiny drop to striker release point on the frame.

C0untZer0
June 1, 2012, 12:40 PM
It's weird that where Glock puts it's copper anti-seize is not listed as one of the lube points in the manual.

joecil
June 1, 2012, 01:03 PM
One of the reasons I use Tetra Grease on my slides is you simply put a drop on each side and spreed it with a Q tip. Let is sit a few minutes then use a clean patch and buff it. You won't see it anymore however you will notice how slick the slides are. At that point I also finish off with Breakfree CLP as the two coexist well together.

atomd
June 1, 2012, 01:20 PM
Did someone put that much lubriplate on a glock on purpose or was it a joke? Yikes!

9mmepiphany
June 1, 2012, 01:38 PM
Looks like they applied the How to Lube a SIG instructions to a Glock...otherwise how would you explain grease on the polymer?

hentown
June 1, 2012, 03:10 PM
No grease needed or desirable on a Glock. I use four-five small drops of Mobil 1...never found a better lube.

C0untZer0
June 1, 2012, 03:46 PM
Yes I really did put that much Lubriplate on my Glock 17L.

Those are before and after pictures. The bottom picture is after firing maybe 200 rounds through it.

I've totally gobbed on the grease on my 17L and G34 - just like the pictures. Had so much grease in there that when I pulled the trigger grease actually splattered back on my hand, and I've never had any failures or problems with them (so far). It's like a grease torture test :eek:

But I also detail strip them and clean them after every range trip, and I make sure the striker channel is clean and dry.

I also keep my 17L greased up like that for dry firing just because it's easier to cycle the slide and I think the grease reduces wear.

These are range guns BTW - If I carried a Glock I would never have it gooped up with grease like that or advocate that anyone do it either.

plouffedaddy
June 1, 2012, 03:57 PM
Count---I love it! :D

I put just a dab of grease on the frame rails of all my handguns, CLP on the rest. Seems to work just fine.

C0untZer0
June 1, 2012, 03:58 PM
No grease needed or desirable on a Glock

They ship with pretty thick copper anti-seize compound. Glock calls it a lubricant...

It's basically a grease. Some of the anti-seize compounds are basically lithium grease with copper powder, some of the compounds have other stuff in them, but they're basically a thick grease.

I have not been able to find NLGI ratings for most of the copper anti-seize compounds, but at least the Versachem I purchased seemed to be thicker than the Walmart Super Tech Extreme Pressure Multi-Duty Complex Hi-Temp grease - which is NLGI #2

brickeyee
June 1, 2012, 05:08 PM
Even Glocks have steel inserts in the polymer for the slide to ride on.

The wear point between the slide and insert is metal on metal.

If you rarely shoot the thing it likely will not matter all that much.
Oil should be adequate.

If you go through hundreds of rounds a week, grease is your friend.

blarby
June 1, 2012, 05:13 PM
+1 for mobil 1 !

I use 0w20 synthetic in all my weapons now.

Cheap, easy to apply, dirt repellent, and better gas mileage !

One of its hidden properties as a detergent oil is cleaning those microscopic pores in your slides that hide dirt.

hentown
June 1, 2012, 05:20 PM
That's my Glock !
Yes I really did put that much Lubriplate on my Glock 17L.

Those are before and after pictures. The bottom picture is after firing maybe 200 rounds through it.

I've totally gobbed on the grease on my 17L and G34 - just like the pictures. Had so much grease in there that when I pulled the trigger grease actually splattered back on my hand, and I've never had any failures or problems with them (so far). It's like a grease torture test

But I also detail strip them and clean them after every range trip, and I make sure the striker channel is clean and dry.

I also keep my 17L greased up like that for dry firing just because it's easier to cycle the slide and I think the grease reduces wear.

These are range guns BTW - If I carried a Glock I would never have it gooped up with grease like that or advocate that anyone do it either.
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A really smart person once advised me that one can drive oneself crazy trying to make sanity out of insanity. This is just insanity, plain and simple. :rolleyes::evil:

The fact that Glock ships their pistols with a little dab of anti-seize isn't germane to a discussion of the proper lubing of a Glock. :banghead:

Manson
June 1, 2012, 05:36 PM
My glocks get a drop of oil. My sigs get a bit of grease. My 1911's get grease. Gun grease holds up for a long time. No need to keep reapplying. And grease on polymer really is unnecessary.

I'm afraid the amount of grease in the photo's may do more harm then good.

atomd
June 1, 2012, 07:16 PM
I've asked this before and no one seemed to know but what the heck....
Anyone know what kind of grease comes in that tube you get with a Geissele trigger? I like that stuff.

sigarms228
June 1, 2012, 07:51 PM
I use grease on most of my alloy frame SIGs but oil on my poly pistols. The oil I use is either Weaponshield or M-Pro 7 LPX.

I oil the frame tabs and then the slide rail that they go into. I usually wet the tip of a Q-Tip and then run it down the slide rail on both sides leaving a light coat.

TxBobS
June 2, 2012, 02:47 AM
For all of my guns, if metal slides it gets grease, if it turns it gets oil. Mobile 1 synthetic wheel bearing grease is what I use.

Firefightermdc
June 2, 2012, 03:04 AM
Oil on my polymer pistols, all the rifles get grease

The Lone Haranguer
June 2, 2012, 08:32 AM
I don't bother with grease on the tiny frame rails on my Glock. (Most plastic-framed pistols have similarly small rails.) Just a drop of oil on each, reapplied every so often if it looks bone dry, and it will actually run for a time completely devoid of any lube. If you use grease, just a tiny dab rubbed in with your finger is sufficient, not oozing everywhere as if you just greased a ball joint on your car. :p

hentown
June 2, 2012, 10:28 AM
Slathering grease on a Glock or any other pistol is kind of like pouring a quart of oil over the top of a vehicle's engine!! :what:

kokapelli
June 2, 2012, 11:35 AM
There is some very good information on small arms lubricants at….http://grantcunningham.com/lubricants101.html

brickeyee
June 2, 2012, 11:47 AM
And grease on polymer really is unnecessary.

They still have metal on metal wear points.

The slide on the metal insert in the polymer is one.

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