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Grease or just oil?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by SoFRamRod, Apr 11, 2013.

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  1. Fremmer

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    Neither had I, but it really seemed to prevent rail wear (at least there was no rubbing off the finish on the rails) and it really slicks up the rails. I think I read that you should use a good bead of grease, which I did. The gun will hold the grease it needs, which turned out to be true; I only had to wipe a bit off the end of the gun after reassembly, and I never had splatter or leakage or anything else.

    I like the convience of the tetra applicator at the end of the tube.
     
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    I am pretty much an "oil only" sorta guy (right now it's BreakFree LP) and I only apply grease where and when a manufacturer specifies that it is necessary.
     
  3. robby04162

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    Wheel bearing grease here on my pistols
    Rifles get oil on them
     
  4. okiewita40

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    Only oil for me. When I became the armorer for my dept. someone before me had used grease on all of the handguns. when outside in the winter they would not fire at all.

    I had to break down every weapon the dept. owned. Degrease and oil them. This was with temps at just above freezing. So there is no way I would ever put grease on/in a firearm from my personal experiance.
     
  5. wally

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    This advice is about as good as it gets, although it needs to be modified for extremely cold conditions. The lube needs to be picked for the expected temperature range. Here its totally non-critical as it rarely freezes.

    I've never seen the need to use anything fancier than Break-Free CLP.
     
  6. pat701

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    If it slides grease it, if it rolls oil it.
     
  7. JockeyShifter

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    no grease for me

    grease will allow sand etc to attach to the gun and grind away over time.
    Being in a sandy area. sand blows with the wind and sand and grit will act like lapping compound. I oil mine but no heavy grease.
     
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    If it makes a difference I have not yet seen it, but I'm far from a machining expert. The only think I have ever put grease on was when I had an M1A, I used grease where the -10 told me to. I have an M-1 Carbine, I don't use grease.

    I suppose if I was doing a very high round-count course I would look at grease, and I do have an aluminum-framed Para, based on the advice above I might look into using grease on the rails.
     
  9. Hurryin' Hoosier

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    Or maybe get the slide drilled and tapped, install a Zerk fitting, and pump in Marfak Heavy Duty 2 until it oozes out. :D
     
  10. Robert101

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    On a light duty weapon, a film of oil is fine. It doesn't need to be applied heavily. On a handgun readied to fire 500 rounds in a match may need something more. I don't over-think this and use Mobil 1 on most all my guns.
     
  11. Sun Tzu warrior

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    I am a mill wright, on machines I tell my customers; If it moves oil it, you can't over oil.
    You can over grease ball or roller bearings causing them to slide instead of roll. When the bearings slide instead of rolling they are wearing flat spots on them. On flat sliding surfaces, grease is needed. On firearms, it is a whole different scenario. my firearms are only oiled. Grease will collect grit, and cold weather can make a greased gun fail to fire.
     
  12. jsab9191

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    Keep you guns clean and lightly lubed. Most lubes are fine, as long as gun is cleaned regularly.
     
  13. k_dawg

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    great on rails as it stays better on a carry weapon during hot/steamy days.
     
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