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CZ75 lube question

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Matthew_Q, Sep 9, 2003.

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  1. Matthew_Q

    Matthew_Q Member

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    Hey all you CZ75 owners! (and you 85, Tactical, and 97 owners, I guess)

    I'm about to join the CZ owning (and loving) clan this weekend, if the paycheck is as fat as I hope it will be. So I have a question, a poser, a query...

    What lube do you favor for the slide/frame? I usually use a light grease on my 1911, but the slide is a little loose anyway. From what I hear, as you fire the CZ more, the slide heats up, making it a little tighter to the frame. Would a lighter oil be better? What do YOU use? How does it affect the dirtying of the pistol?

    TIA

    [email protected]

    Oh, and has anyone tried these magazines?

    http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ctd/product.asp?sku=MAG-284&mscssid=RRFW2U54LVRR9MXXLFE0XLS9XCLM242A

    Any good?
     
  2. BevrFevr

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    i use oil and grease

    i've found that my gun sheds oil pretty quick. too quick for my taste so I lube as I always have with a light coat of oil then on certain surfaces like rails etc. I also apply some grease. it is some grease I picked up at cabellas and is blue. It comes in a little white tube and seems to work all right.

    My friend thinks I am an idiot for using lubricants at all on a CZ because some gunshop commando told him not too. I would like to hear more from some of the more learned members of this forum on this subject myself.

    I never have trusted my oil usage. Too Much, Too little? What kind. All my friends(that use lube) say it looks good to them no matter how much I put on. Sometimes I do put on too much as it sometimes comes out during firing.

    About the slide getting tight when the gun gets hot. That is mostly BS IMNSHO.

    As far as mags go, I recommend replacing the springs with wolff +5 or +10% regardless of manufacturer. You will not be sorry.

    good luck and welcome to the club! -bevr
     
  3. Berg01

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    I have used FP-10 (a.k.a, Shooters Choice) on my 75B .40 exclusively since it was new, with excellent results.
     
  4. DMK

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    I also use FP-10 and put at extra drop on each slide rail then rack it a couple times.

    I used to put a dab of Wilson Combat grease on each rail, but I don't think it's necessary for a range gun. I might if I was carrying it though.
     
  5. Walt Sherrill

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    Unless you're doing extreme things in extreme climate conditions, I don't it really makes much difference...

    Just use a light, good quality oil, lightly applied. As someone indicated, your biggest concern may be keeping the lubricant off of you.
     
  6. PCRCCW

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    Well, your gun store commandoe is a dufas! :barf:
    Use any oil you would on any other gun.....CZUSA recommends Breakfree stuff...but after many many guns...I sware by FP10 or Militec. I use a light coating of grease on the rails and oil everywhere else.

    The bit about the CZ getting tight may hold true...but TOO TIGHT? Ive had a dozen of them and have yet to see this...and I SHOOT THEM...ALOT!

    Enjoy your gun and dont pull a muscle pulling your buddies head out of his *($&%! The fact he listened to the commandoe doesnt speak highly for him and thats just the start.

    Shoot well
     
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    Mobil1-20w50
     
  8. Sven

    Sven Senior Member

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    Here is what I use:

    http://www.jardinescustom.com/jardinesextremegrease.html

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  9. bountyhunter

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    Brian Enos's Slide Glide is first rate along with Militec grease. If you want a dark grease to match the color of the bklack gun, Brownells Action Lube is very good. I use loads of grease on all my guns and wear is drastically reduced. Liquid oil ends up on your shoes.
     
  10. Mikul

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    I love militec-1, but everything else works fine too: Breakfree LP or CLP and Mobil-1.
     
  11. dleong

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    Whatever lubrication technique(s) and/or product(s) you are currently using on your 1911 should work just as well on your new CZ.

    On all of my firearms (including several CZs and a 1911), I use ordinary lithium grease on the rails and Mobil 1 15W-50 on everthing else. They work.

    DL
     
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