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Lubrication

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by KevinR, Apr 27, 2010.

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  1. KevinR

    KevinR Member

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    Went to the gun shop today and was looking at the lubricants section and noticed that there was about 20 bottles of just about anything you could want except for one. FP-10 was down to one bottle :eek: I bought it and I must say you all were right, it is good stuff. Has a nice smell also. I asked my wife if she would consider using it instead of the nasty smelling perfume she gets through the mail. :) I got the (U R A moron look) :p
     
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    You are lucky that is all you got! I once received a slap for suggesting Hoppe's No.9.
     
  3. slabuda

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    I like the stuff too. Seems to stick well for an oil and does not gunk up. But I do tend to use the shooters choice grease on my slides instead of the oil.

    Overall I am happy with shooters choice products.
     
  4. Just One Shot

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    I use Castrol 5w50 full synthetic engine oil on my semi autos. For around $5.00 you get a whole quart and that should last for a very long time.
    ;)
     
  5. KevinR

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    I looked for some 5W-50 but wally world didnt have any, I figured it went the of the dinos. I did try some 10w-30 full synth. But it ran all over the place.
     
  6. inSight-NEO

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    Personally, I use Weapon Shield for all lubrication duties and for general cleaning. For the stubborn stuff, I break out the Hoppes and the old standby....Flitz. On occasion, as needed, I will incorporate Shooters Choice copper remover.

    Regardless, in terms of lubrication, I feel Weapon Shield is without equal. But, each to his own...as the saying goes! :)
     
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    Weapon Shield was developed by the same guy who originally developed FP-10. He claims that it is much improved over FP-10, and I wouldn't be too surprised as he's had more time to work on it. Weapon Shield does much better in corrosion protection tests, and I've found that it stays put very well as a lubricant, as well. By the way, if FP-10 still smells kind of like cinnamon rolls, then Weapon Shield has a similar smell.
     
  8. 1SOW

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    Pure opinion:

    Some oils "penetrate" to those small pins and springs common in some sear assemblies. (CLP)

    Some oils handle heavier friction areas like slide rails. (Motor oils)

    Some oils handle "heat" better than others. (Synthetics)

    Some oils are retained where applied better than others. (Usually heavier weights)

    Some "grease will do some of the above. (Like rear end ' liquid grease' is different than axle 'grease)

    There is no magic formula, but on the other hand our parents and grandparents got by very well on JUST 3-in-1 oil or similar.

    Virtually any lube will work if kept clean and refreshed occassionally.

    CLP, Mobil 1, and Militec keep mine running nicely as well.
     
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