Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

How many of you use Mobil 1 on your auto pistols?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by tblt, Mar 5, 2008.

?

What oil should I use on my pistols(Mobil 1 ?)

  1. Hoppe's #9

    30 vote(s)
    29.7%
  2. Mobil 1 5-30

    12 vote(s)
    11.9%
  3. mobile 1 10-30

    7 vote(s)
    6.9%
  4. mobil 1 10-40

    4 vote(s)
    4.0%
  5. mobile 1 15-50

    14 vote(s)
    13.9%
  6. Remington spray oil

    34 vote(s)
    33.7%
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. tblt

    tblt member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2007
    Messages:
    954
    Location:
    florida
    I am new to auto pistols just bought a P95, I have 4 revolvers and have always used Hoppe's #9 oil but I here a lot of talk about Mobil !.I use Mobil 1 5w-30 in both my trucks should I be using it on my guns?
    If so what weight?
    5-30
    10-30
    10-40
    15-40 or 50
     
  2. floydster

    floydster Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2008
    Messages:
    1,634
    Location:
    Central, Mn.
    I use Castrol synthetic 5-20, I change every 3500 rounds.
     
  3. dstark

    dstark Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2007
    Messages:
    126
    Location:
    CA
    I use mobile 1 in my motorcycles, and hoppes #9 in my guns. Personally I dont know what your going to gain using motor oil instead of gun oil. Maybe with my next oil change I'll try some hoppe's in the honda.
     
  4. Dan-O

    Dan-O Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2007
    Messages:
    781
    Location:
    Kansas City
    Don't use it on my handguns, but have used it on my waterfowl and turkey gun when I know it is going to be wet out. Provides superior moisture protection.
     
  5. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2008
    Messages:
    17,287
    Location:
    Southern Virginia
    hoppes #9
    rem oil
    breakfree clp
     
  6. tblt

    tblt member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2007
    Messages:
    954
    Location:
    florida
    I think most people would rather use it in there trucks but it is slick and I could see how it would work(new oil not used)
     
  7. Mad Magyar

    Mad Magyar Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2005
    Messages:
    1,967
    Location:
    Arizona
    I've tried Mobil 1 in the heavier weight...Not bad as a lubricant, especially in cold weather.
    However, being in the hot SouthWest, I find run-off to prevalent in most oils and have gone to grease for consistent lubrication...:)
     
  8. 1SOW

    1SOW Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2007
    Messages:
    4,108
    Location:
    South Texas
    +2 for floydster! ;) but I use 10W-30 twice /yr in TX
     
  9. P. Plainsman

    P. Plainsman Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2004
    Messages:
    1,125
    Location:
    Red America
    Breakfree CLP,

    Hoppe's #9 (the smell of handgunning)
     
  10. Halo

    Halo Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2004
    Messages:
    728
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC & part time in the beautiful Blue Ri
    I've used Mobil 1 15W-50 for years on all my guns. I'm currently using Amsoil 5W-40 because that's what was left over from my car's last oil change :).

    Why use it? A quart of high quality synthetic motor oil will last a loooong time for guns. I'm more than confident in its ability to satisfy the comparatively simple lubrication needs of a firearm. I first became aware of people using Mobil 1 over at the Glock Talk forum years ago. It has many adherents there.
     
  11. joebogey

    joebogey Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    482
    Location:
    KY
    Mobile 1 in my 3 bikes as well.
    Militec 1 on my guns

    And unless you enjoy walking, I'd skip the Hoppes in the scoot. I doubt even a Honda could stand that.
     
  12. The Bushmaster

    The Bushmaster Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2005
    Messages:
    7,872
    Location:
    Ava, Missouri
    Only cleaners, solvents and oils I use on all of my pistols, revolvers and rifles is HOPPE'S for the last 50 years...I still have my first rifle (.30 WCF) mod 94.

    By The Way. A little dab behind each ear attracts the ladies...
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2008
  13. icanthitabarn

    icanthitabarn Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Messages:
    565
    Location:
    Ct.
    This may not count, considering the firearms involved, these being 2 AMT Automags, which have driven me half nuts since I bought them. After trying Mobil 1, they would not feed at all, when especially, one of them worked fine. I tried Militec 1 and everything went fine again. Seems weird.
     
  14. rbernie
    • Contributing Member

    rbernie Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2004
    Messages:
    20,681
    Location:
    Norra Texas
  15. rooter

    rooter member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2008
    Messages:
    223
    Used Mobile 1 synthetic one time. It smells, was runny, and seemed to accumulate grit more than gun oils. Wont use it again.
     
  16. Texan

    Texan Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2004
    Messages:
    29
    Location:
    The GREAT State of TEXAS
    Was having problems with a new Bushmaster AR-15 jamming about a couple rounds. Tried several different clips, same problem. Tried green followers..tried poly mags, steel mags. Same results.

    Have a couple friends over in the sand box so contacted them to see if they had any ideas on what my problem might be. One of them advised me to soak the bolt and carrier in a jar of ATF over night..just wipe it off, put in the AR and blast away.

    Did so this past weekend shot 200 rounds in 4 different mags and not one jam. He indicated they do this to all the new AR's that come over. Said you can't beat it, $2.00 a quart is a lot cheaper than the other stuff.

    o~\o
     
  17. Chester32141

    Chester32141 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2007
    Messages:
    427
    Location:
    Edgewater, Florida
    Hoppes #9
    Kroil
    Beakfree CLP
     
  18. Gun Slinger

    Gun Slinger member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    777
    I use Mobil 1 20W50 (VTWIN) on all of my guns.(Glock 17' and 19's, HK USP's, S&W 5906's, Winchester M70's, Tikka T3's and Arsenal SAM7's) I have done so for years and have had excellent performance and great satisfaction. I do this not to save money as some might suspect, but rather for the fact that it is the best lubricant by far that I have ever used on my guns, bar none, and I have tried most, if not all, of them.

    It is PAO (Group IV) based, possesses excellent lubricity, has an almost "grease-like" viscosity that mitigates migration (reduces running and dripping) quite well and remains present on my guns even after extended firing sessions and days of neglect in the field/on hunts where an immediate cleaning and maintenance is not always possible. It's functional temperature range is -59.8F (pour point) to +518F (flash point).

    While many question the use of "automotive" lubricants on their guns they never question the fact that the "gun specific" lubricants (like Break Free CLP and LP and FP-10) are also composed primarily of the very same PAO basestocks (just consult the MSDS's on these products) and simply have some additional solvents added to their formulation in order to make them an "all-in-one" product.

    Mobil 1 20W50 has an additive package that has high levels of ZDDP and Molybdenum in it (EP/AW agents) as well as AO (anti-oxidative) additives in its formulation. These can be confirmed easily by viewing a VOA (Virgin Oil Analysis) of Mobil 1 20W50. Additionally, M1 20W50 has a decent level of detergency within its formulation which helps keep dirt and firing residues in suspension making clean-up easier after long shooting sessions.
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2008
  19. G60

    G60 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    2
  20. Spyvie

    Spyvie Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2007
    Messages:
    508
    Location:
    Edmonds Washington
    Dang, Gun Slinger... I'm sold!
     
  21. Gun Slinger

    Gun Slinger member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    777
  22. TimboKhan

    TimboKhan Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2005
    Messages:
    8,141
    Location:
    Greeley, CO
    Personally, I don't use oil period on my autos, favoring instead graphite grease, and not very much of it. These questions about using motor oil on guns come up once in awhile, and I personally don't see the sense in it, but thats just me. Enough guys have used it with satisfaction that it doesn't seem like a bad idea, but it just isn't anything I am going to try anytime soon, if ever
     
  23. evan price

    evan price Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2005
    Messages:
    5,476
    Location:
    http://www.ohioccw.org/ Ohio's best CCW resour
    My Sigs like to run wet and I found that Mobil-1 synthetic works great for that purpose. However I also use silicone grease here and there, too.
     
  24. LUPUS

    LUPUS Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2008
    Messages:
    145
    For extended periods of shooting, I use Mobil 1. It stays on the surfaces it applied, won't evoporate as it gets hot or get sticky as it gets cold.

    I also use Wilson's Ultimate Lube grease on the frame rails of the alloy framed pistols, especially on the SIGs along with the Mobil 1 on the internals.

    When carrying a pistol, I prefer the Würth's Dry Lube Sprey, which stays on the surfaces it applied regardless of the wheather conditions for very long time.

    Regards.
     
  25. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    12,879
    Location:
    Home Of The First Capitol Of The Confederate State
    Good Stuff~!

    Eezox~! :D
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2008
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page