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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by jon86, Sep 6, 2010.

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  1. jon86

    jon86 Well-Known Member

    Can I use white lithium grease in a can to lubricate a glock?:confused:
  2. dom1104

    dom1104 Well-Known Member

    people have been known to use WLG on glocks, but personally I would use a weapon lubricant designed or at least tested for firearms.

    Or even synthetic motor oil.
  3. jon86

    jon86 Well-Known Member

    Well right now I just use Hoppe's lubricating oil, which lubricates well, but I have to re-lub about every month to keep'em wet. I prefer it if they're just a little wet. I was thinking that grease would stay in place longer.
  4. dawico

    dawico Well-Known Member

    The spray grease is very thin, and probably won't stay any longer than your oil. Try some regular grease, or gun specific grease. Glocks don't need to stay wet anyway, but to each their own.
  5. DasFriek

    DasFriek Well-Known Member

    Ive used white Lithium grease as a low cost lube thats easy to clean up. Ive found no issues over the last year ive used it.
    I just found some gun specific White grease with Teflon at a local high end rimfire store so ill be using that a while. Ive found it kind of hard to find gun grease that i would trust.

    One maker that makes some but is rather expensive is Wilsons grease, I think Brownells should have that. I like their Ultima Oil which has a pretty high viscosity so it stays in place well and wont evaporate much.

    Ive been known to use Mobil 1 Synthetic motor oil in the highest viscosity i could find which works well also.

    CLP is just a cleaner to me and great for wiping exteriors since it drys fast.
  6. Gord

    Gord Well-Known Member

    As far as I can tell most of the weapon-specific lubricants are simply a way to sell a product to a niche market for five times what it would usually go for in a general-purpose application.

    I've been using WLG from Autozone on my CZ-52 exclusively for the past eight months or so, because I got tired of having to re-oil it every time I went out. Haven't had any problems so far.
  7. Taroman

    Taroman Well-Known Member

    I have used Lubriplate (WLG) as well as regular chassis grease on all sorts of semi-autos (Glock, 1911, M1 Garand, M&P, Buckmark) and all have worked just fine.

    IMHO "gun grease" is just marketing hype.
  8. REAPER4206969

    REAPER4206969 Well-Known Member

    Glock only recommends firearm grade oil.
  9. i like to squirt grease into the striker channel until it's packed full! :eek:
  10. REAPER4206969

    REAPER4206969 Well-Known Member

    So do many LEO's...

  11. lol, really? do they then realize what the cause is when their glock won't fire?
  12. REAPER4206969

    REAPER4206969 Well-Known Member

  13. ^^yeah, i remember that. they probably squeezed a whole tube of lithium grease into the striker channel. i cannot believe their armorers would allow lubing the striker channel, then not realize that's the cause. what imbeciles lmao
  14. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    It can't hurt anything, but grease is not really necessary on a Glock because there is little actual slide/frame contact, only through four small steel inserts. (On guns with full engagement between the slide and frame rails it is a different story.) It would have the advantage of a little more "staying power" (i.e., less runoff or evaporation) if you let the gun sit for a long time between firings or cleanings. All you would need is a tiny dab on each frame rail insert and the center rail in the bottom of the slide. If by "can" you mean an aerosol can, it is not necessary to spray it on, either. You can just dab it on with a cotton swab or something. Personally, I prefer a heavy oil like BreakFree CLP (in the liquid squeeze bottle).
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2010
  15. Zerodefect

    Zerodefect Well-Known Member

    I agree that thin oils like CLP evap too quickly. But you should be popping the slide off monthly (at least) to check for lint and debris in the gun anyway if it's a CCW.

    It only takes 30 seconds. 10 min to detail strip the slide and clean the striker channel.

    So sure, as long as you follow the above, WLG is a fine Glock lube. Spray it in a small cub and wipe it on with tiny paintbrush. Don't spray your gun.

    I mix STP/ATF for medium thick oils, I'll add Lucas "Red and Tacky" grease to thicken it up for thick oil needs. 1-STP/1-ATF/2-15w40 for thin.

    I've had great luck with just straight 40wt oil as well.

    That has actually worked very, very well, for me. Deosn't dry out, if it deos the surface left behind is slick.
  16. danez71

    danez71 Well-Known Member

    Full Metal Jacket Quote:
    REAPER4206969 Quote:
    Full Metal Jcket Quote:
    REAPER4206969 Quote:

    REAPER, The article you posted does not substantiate that:
    1) "many LEOS" put grease in the striker channel
    2) that doing so caused the light strikes as documented in the article you posted.

    In fact, the article you posted never says what the light strikes were attributed to. And, the article gives no indication as to if its a human issue or an equipment issue.

    Could you please provide the tie in to correlate the two?
  17. REAPER4206969

    REAPER4206969 Well-Known Member

    A)You must be fun at parties.


    B)Lubrication, along with powder fouling and brass shavings in the firing pin channel are the #1 cause of weapon related failures to fire and light primmer strikes in Glock's (or any other striker pistol.)

    There are other similar stories (that I can't find now) of officers having the same issue. Due, primarily from idiots locking the slide back and hosing the weapon down with WD-40 or similar.
  18. danez71

    danez71 Well-Known Member

    a) Thanks.

    b) I realize that as I'd guess quiet a few others do as well. Its not a secret.

    The issue is that the text in the story you posted doesnt substantiate what you posted.

    However, you posted it in a manner that was intended to substantiate what you said (which it did not).

    I'm sure you werent just intending to infur that LEO are incompetent so I figure that you have something factual and meaingful to actually tie together those two scenarios.

    Do you have factual/meaningful info to tie those two together or not?
  19. sure it did. the LAPD is what he was referencing, which supports the theory that they didn't keep the striker channel clear.
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