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Recommnded Gun Lubricants?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by G11354, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. G11354

    G11354 Well-Known Member

    I've been using "Break Free CLP" for years with great results but I thought I would ask some more experienced shooters for their opinions.

    Also, does anyone have input regarding the use of motor oils such as Mobile 1 Synthetic as gun lube?
  2. MaterDei

    MaterDei Well-Known Member

    In my kit I've got Hoppes, Smith and Wesson Premium, Kleen Bore Formula Three, Remoil, and something called Pro-Gold that I got many years ago.

    Earlier this week I ordered some CLP because I ran out.

    You're using the best, don't mess with the rest. :)
  3. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    Channel #5.
    Just a dab in the rail channels and you're good.. it's like $200 an ounce. j/k
  4. M-Cameron

    M-Cameron member

    50/50 mix of ATF and 10W30 has been working great for me.
  5. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    I use straight Auto Transmission Fluid for just about everything. Works just fine.

    I shoot various firearms in lots of different conditions -- pretty much anything except dry and sandy, and usually in practical match situations. I also tend to run my guns "dirty" and usually don't clean at intervals of less than 500-1,000 rounds. I've never found myself believing that my lube has let me down, or that a better one would have prevented some malfunction.

    But sometimes is is fun to have the most expensive, high-speed, exxxtreme conditions gun oil, I guess.
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2012
  6. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    I use ATF too.
  7. 303tom

    303tom member

  8. WoodchuckAssassin

    WoodchuckAssassin Well-Known Member

    I've been using FP-10 for quite a while, and I've been real happy with it. Then again, I've never used a lube that I thought "didn't work."

    One thing I've never used is grease. I hear it's good to use on the slide, but I've still always stuck with FP-10 for everything.
  9. navystang

    navystang Well-Known Member

    i use a 50/50 mix of atf and marvel mystery oil
  10. BSA1

    BSA1 Well-Known Member

    No wd-40

    Whatever you choose NO WD-40! :what:

    WD-40 has a long documeted history of gumming up the actions of firearms since the late 1970's. I had a 20 year old previously owned 9mm semi-auto start giving me misfires this year which I traced to gummed up firing pin channel and firing pin spring. Cleaned it out, lightly reoiled with CLP. It is in the middle of a 500 round test fire without cleaning right now without any problems. (I demand my semi-autos used for S.D./H.D. run trouble free for at least 500 round without cleaning).
  11. bullet1104

    bullet1104 Member

  12. chevyman097

    chevyman097 Well-Known Member

    I use CLP
  13. G11354

    G11354 Well-Known Member

    I use WD-40 for cleaning my guns but never as a lubricant.
  14. breakingcontact

    breakingcontact Well-Known Member

    Awesome, reminds me of the military Zapplesauce.

    Why? I know you want reliability for a defense gun, so desiring a certain round count without hiccup makes sense to me, but why without cleaning?
  15. Hunterdad

    Hunterdad Well-Known Member

    My 3 are CLP, Rem-Oil and Lucas.

    I also use STOS on my O/U.
  16. SilentScream

    SilentScream Well-Known Member

    FP10 is my go to lubricant. Having used CLP and various other "wonder lubes" FP10 is still the best I've used.
  17. brnmw

    brnmw Well-Known Member

    If you want to spend your money on the G-96 / Frog Lube etc... type lubs and cleaners they work fine, however as an all purpose I use either Lucas Gun Oil or Pennzoil Synthetic oils as well, Carb cleaner also works for cleaning gun parts. Just be careful not to get it all over the wood finish guns.

    To every man each his own but I never use WD-40 on really anything. For an all purpose oil at my house I buy Lucas Synthetic Oil Stabilizer. (In the Black Bottle)
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2012
  18. Nicky Santoro

    Nicky Santoro Well-Known Member

    I've used CLP when oil was called for and Tetra grease when grease was called for. Never had any indication that anything different was needed.
  19. wtr100

    wtr100 Well-Known Member

    Ed's Red - equal parts Synthetic ATF, Turpentine , kerosene and acetone - my latest batch from maybe 7 years ago has 1/2 part of some really heavy weight synthetic race car oil - like maybe 90 wt Royal Line or some such brand
  20. benEzra

    benEzra Moderator Emeritus

    I use Mobil 1.

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