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Slide glide question

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Rittmeister, Jun 8, 2011.

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  1. Rittmeister

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    This is a bit random. I just picked up a pistol whose previous owner used Slide Glide on it. I have no previous experience with the product, but I'm wondering if it's the same as Mobil 1 synthetic automotive grease? I'm talking about the pinkish/reddish stuff that comes in a tube for a grease gun.

    Sure looks a lot like it...
     
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    Cool. Thanks! I might have to look into this...
     
  4. wally

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    +1 to Slide Glide, I use the heavy, it really stays put in our summer heat!
     
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    The slide glide is good lube designed for sliding surfaces. You do need to pick the right one for you temp of service. If you use too light of grade at the range it runs down all over the place as the gun heats up.

    The Syn grease will work too. I've been using Amsoil syn grease on my Sig 229 for years now. The grease is good for the long days at the range.
     
  6. Apocalypse-Now

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    no it's not. brian enos' slide guide is a thick viscosity stringy grease. it's been known to cause malfunctions when it gums up the works. seen this happen on two of my friend's guns.

    this, and enos' snakeoil claim that it "actually reduces recoil", means you should stay away from it.
     
  7. Chris Rhines

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    I don't think that Slide-Glide is the same stuff.

    I find this very hard to believe, being as how I've used Slide-Glide for five years and over 100,000 rounds with no problems.

    -C
     
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    he has different levels of viscosity. you should know that if you've been using it for years. does it reduce your recoil as well?
     
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    I've seen a slide so packed full of moly once that it wouldn't fire a full mag without jamming up. It looked as though it had been frosted like a cake.

    I use Pro Shot myself, also very stringy, and dab a bit on the leading edge of the frame rails before replacing the slide then rack it a few times to coat everything. I've heard dozens of home recipes but I just don't have time to horse around when nearly any lube will do. Local temps range from -10F to 100+F and I've yet to experience failures or noticeable wear.
     
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    "Tri-Flow" and "Super Lube" both work excellently.
     
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    Come on, did you seriously think that I was unaware of this? I generally use the #1 on my Production and Limited pistols, and the Lite on my ARs and Benelli.

    Yep.

    -C
     
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    Too much or too heavy of grease will cause malfunctions especially with light recoiling calibers like 9mm or target .45's.
    I had lithium grease (heavy hardware store grease) choke my P226 9mm.

    I've never had an issue with Slide Glide Lite. I used it in 50 degree weather recently with a Sig .22lr conversion and it gave the same performance as FP-10 oil. Subsonics failed to cycle with both, and full power stuff did not with both.

    I ran SGL in my P220 with light target loads out doors this past winter here in MN, no problems even though it was well below the recommended minimum temp.

    On a gun with full length rails like a Sig or 1911, any grease will reduce recoil slightly by slowing the slide slightly more than oil would. Maybe the stringy aspect of SG helps a little. I never noticed the difference, but in theory, it should help a little.

    If it's running down your gun or causing malfunctions, the wrong grade was used, or it was applied too heavily, a common mistake with any grease.

    I use a dab about the size of a grain of rice, maybe two grains of rice, and apply it with a small stiff artist brush. That's enough to lube full length rails and the barrel. It doesn't belong in the trigger group. I also like it at the trigger bar/connecter interface on Glocks. Oil everywhere else.
     
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    That was a truly stupid claim for him to make on his website! I actually went to the site to look as I doubted your report.

    Too much of anything will gum up the works, This time of year Slide Glide really works well for me.

    When we get what passes for cold weather around here the heavy will cause some sluggishness for the first few shots until the gun warms up, but don't really recall any issues that couldn't be mistaken for an underpowered round. So I don't generally use it during our ~4 month "not summer" season.
     
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    lol


    obviously not everyone that uses it experiences malfunctions, and he does offer varying degrees of viscosity, but i have personally seen some of his greases cause problems, and that potential for problems is enough for me to stay away from his products. :)


    weaponhshield grease is really viscous (thin), and is listed as "all weather". been working great for me so far :) pretty cheap too when you get it in the little tub from midwayusa.
     
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    Hey if you use enough to gum up the works, obviously it will reduce felt recoil a little by slowing down the slide. :)

    Since I use it judiciously, I have never had any failures from using Slide Glide - and the actions of my pistols seem to cycle a little smoother to me.
     
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    Using the stuff on an open gun with a very light slide and very light springs, it will definitely change the feel of the recoil. Lighten it? I'm pretty sure that physics says no. However I suspect benos is talking about the subjective feel.

    On a box stock pistol? Not so much.

    The regular viscosity stuff will cause problems once you drop below freezing. Even the light stuff is marginal below freezing making some guns unhappy and some guns not.
     
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    bet it makes your gun more accurate too! :eek:
     
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    Bet someone has two friends who don't know how to lube a pistol properly and don't understand viscosity.

    Obviously it works when used correctly. To argue otherwise is for the sake of being argumentative. Suggest a better product if that's what you're bucking for.
     
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    getting a little sore about your choice in lube aren't you? don't think i've ever seen a "lube" fanboy before lmao!


    seriously though, you can google it, a few folks have gotten malfunctions from this thick stringy lube. plenty haven't though. me? i'll pass on a lube that walks a fine line between jamming and reliability. :)
     
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    Some people just tend to have problems.
     
  21. Skylerbone

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    Yep. Some people are just unlucky like that. Let's hope those who do have a good friend and lube expert to guide them through proper lubrication choice and application.

    I've used Tetra, Hoppes, Rem Oil, Breakfree, Shooter's Choice, Mobile 1, One Shot, 3 IN 1, SuperLube and Crisco to name a few. I am a HUGE fanboy of lube and never shoot without it. Choose what works and make sure it's not snake oil, I hear that stuff gets rancid after a week or two. I know butter does.
     
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    I've tried Slide-Glide in 1911s. It certainly makes the rails slick as whale snot, but after a 1,000 or so rounds of cast bullets the action would be pretty dirty. Never caused a malfunction, though. Probably would have if I went for a higher round count between cleanings.
     
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