I've been meaning to pose this question for a while now but I keep getting sidetracked. A couple of months ago I had an issue with my Gvt Model and handed it over to a gentleman in Cody that builds custom 1911's. After he replaced the disconnector I stopped by to pick it up and noticed what appeared to be white Lithium grease lubricating the slide. He was busy and I was in a hurry so I didn't get to ask him what he was using and I never got back to his shop before we migrated south for the winter. I use Ballistol for ALL my lubrication simply because I shoot a lot of Black Powder and RemOil is a BIG no-no on BP guns. The Ballistol has worked well for me over the years but I know that it's not exactly a heavy duty lubricant and the slide on 1911's does take some serious abuse, I'd hate to manage to wear out an alloy frame (S&W) on one of my 1911's from improper lubrication. So I guess the $64 question or rather the $1,000+ question when it comes to 1911's is: Can I just lay my hands on plain on white lithium grease and use it more successfully than simply just using Ballistol?