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Rails Lubrication

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by JZ686, Dec 15, 2008.

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  1. JZ686

    JZ686 Member

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    What do you use to lube your pistol rails and how much you use for range and carry?
     
  2. FoMoGo

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    Mobile 1 synthetic grease on the rails.
    Mobile 1 synthetic oil on the internals.


    Jim
     
  3. dobrzemetal

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    I'm not sure what everyone else uses, but i use slide-glide (light visc), it seems to do alot of good and stays in place unlike oils. I know some folks like TW-25 which is what some gun compaines put on their guns when they ship them out of the factory.
     
  4. Walkalong

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    Slide Glide

    Gun Butter

    MPro7

    Slip 2000

    Berryhills Lube

    All of these are very good.

    I just got some of the Berryhills lube and it is some kind of good stuff. Gun Butter needs reapplying more often, but will make your slide feel like it is on ball bearings. They are all good lubes.

    Of course, you could always just buy a quart of Mobile 1 synthetic oil. Many folks swear by it.
     
  5. new_steyr1

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    M7Pro is a great *oil*.
     
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    Mobile One

    What weight is the best, 5-30????
     
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    Tetra
     
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    Molly lube
     
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    CLP; thin film on all sliding surfaces and one drop let run down each rail. One drop on the sear/lockwork every now and again.
     
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    Gun Butter for oil and high temp syntheic wheel bearing grease with one drop of oil. Four 1911's are running fine.
     
  12. moooose102

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    i use Gunslick on anything that slides. rails, barrel bushing, hammer. everything else gets mobil 1 or moly oil. sometimes, i add stp to the gunslick, depending on the time of year, and what i am doing. for a long range trip in warm weather, i use the stp/guslick. for carry, no way. i dont want to be trying to clean that mess out of my clothes. in the winter, just mobil 1. i use 0w20.
     
  13. GregGry

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    I had a problem with gunslick oil on my steel firearms in the cold. It turned thick and that was a problem since the firearms had a hard time cycling. In the cold I stick with liquid CLP, it seems to be a lot better.
     
  14. Ben86

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    I use rem oil. I just dab a little on my finger and spread a thin coat around.

    I don't like grease. From my experience it wears off the rails fast and collects in some hard to clean spot.

    Engine oil?? Really?!
     
  15. WardenWolf

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    Bit of Breakfree on the rails.
     
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    high temp lithium grease, and just a fine layer.
     
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    Slide-Glide-but it ain't cheap! $7.95 from Dillon for 1/2 ounce! :(
     
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    Shooters Choice Synthetic All-Weather High-Tech Gun Grease

    Been using it for years and love it. As someone said about the grease, it can collect and become difficult to clean. However, I've often found that this is caused by people using too much. A thin layer is all you need. Get it on your fingers and spread it out evenly. Wipe of any excess. Put it together and cycle the action a few times. If you see grease starting to come out anywhere, you're using too much. If you take it back apart and see piles of it, you're probably using too much.

    A tube of this stuff should last you a loooonnnnnnggggg time. I've probably only purchased two tubes in three years.
     
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    This works for me too.
     
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    Militec 1 grease.
     
  21. Just One Shot

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    I use One lube w/teflon. It's a pump spray and it's served me well on my semi autos. It's lightweight and doesn't thicken when it's cold out plus you still have protection from the teflon when the liquid carrier is gone. I always notice a smoother operation when chambering a round after applying it on a new gun.
     
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    I think I've been persuaded enough by the 'Mobile 1 crowd' that I'm going to try it out. The price of one quart is impossible to beat with any actual made-for-gun lubricant. If it works, I'm sold.

    Just want to know which weight and why?
     
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    Mobil 1 (20W50) on internals and rails. Thick enough to cling and you can't beat the engineering behind it.
     
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    EEZOX...

    In my book, nothing else compares
     
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    Medium weight Slide Glide.
     
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