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Whats the best gun oil for a semi automatic?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by intrepid953, Mar 16, 2007.

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  1. intrepid953

    intrepid953 Member

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    I'm new to the gun scene and was wondering if there was a certain type/brand of oil that seems to be better for your pistols than others. Thanks in advance for any input.
     
  2. ArchAngelCD

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    Remington makes a great gun oil and IMO there is no better.

    Also, welcome to THR... :)
     
  3. Geronimo45

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    Another Rem Oil feller here. And welcome.

    Remoil says it's got some sort of teflon in it to stick to your parts after the oil's gone away. Extra level of protection on the metals.

    WD 40's usually not looked too well upon. Think it tends to gunk up.
     
  4. lwrnc1963

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    Tetra gun grease. Oil runs from where you put it and evaporates.
     
  5. Richiec77

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    I've been having good luck with this new synthetic oil I tried out. It's MCM or MMC. Can't remember how it's suppose to go. I usually just use rem oil or Hopps 9 since I well maintain any piece I use. But this stuff tends to stay put rather well.
     
  6. Bob M.

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    Same here.
     
  7. Handgun Midas

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    FP-10 for coating, Slide-Glide on the rails and lugs (although I've been interested in RZ-50)
     
  8. mes228

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    Gun Oil

    I have a story about Rem. Oil. and why I use it. I have an aluminum shower curtain rod with the curtain being hung by hard metal curtain hangars. The hangars always "gall" and hang up on the rod. They just will not slide on the soft metal of the rod. I've tried grease and several other lubricants to make it slide easy. Some worked to a degree, none last very long. My wife used Rem Oil on a cloth and oiled the rod. It's absolutely amazing. Months of showers, water, hot steam, etc. and it's still sliding like butter. I can't believe how slick and lasting the lubrication is. I now use Rem Oil on all my guns. I also use Gun Tek grease on my semi-auto slides. The Teflon in the Rem Oil is amazing. I always had it on my gun bench but really never used it until my wife did on the shower curtain. Now it's all I use. Shower rod looks dry as a bone, but it's still slick as owl s#&t!!
    I think Rem Oil would prevent galling on alloy frame guns or stainless guns in a big way. Continues to work even when it's not visible and looks dry.
     
  9. loplop

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    mes228, you are the MAN. I am going to try that, I have the same issue!!! I pulled the damn rod down the other day, made so much noise one of my dogs came running in "I'm gonna get 'em" mode. :banghead:

    I don't actually use Rem Oil, but I'll try it.

    I've been using Hoppe's oil for years now. Seems to work as well as any. I clean (usually after firing!) my carry guns at least once a week, so I don't worry about some magical oil that will work for 10 years. I recently took a "safe queen" (my one and only!) to the range after it had sat for about 9 months. It worked fine through the whole range session. Hoppe's has always done the job for me...
     
  10. Browns Fan

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    I like Rem Oil, too. I even use it on my AR, even though most would recommend CLP.
     
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    I use Tetra grease (same as on my M1 Garand) on all auto pistol rails and "shiny" spots. Oil goes on other metal parts with a shaving brush...leaves a film.;)
     
  12. waynedm

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    Remoil seems to be pretty good stuff, I use it at work a lot. On my own guns I just put some Amsoil in a little bottle and use that.
     
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    Oh wait, you did say gun oil.
    I was going to suggest Tetra Gun Grease but you did specifically ask for an oil so I won't recommend the Tetra Gun Grease.
     
  14. waynedm

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    Everybody knows the best stuff is that Commie cosmoline.
     
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    Use CLP on duty weapon and FP10 on my personal weapons.
     
  16. ugaarguy

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    If it slides grease it, if it pivots oil it. Plain white lithium auto grease works well, and any full synthetic engine oil also does the job. I've had RemOil gum up on several guns and now avoid it.
     
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    I use Remington oil except on the rails, where I use Wilson's grease.
     
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    any quality synthetic.....I like Mili-Tec1, dri-slide, microlon....find something that does not pick up dirt.....and has a treating effect to the metal. lots of snake oils out there.....
     
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    I use CLP, and recently I spent two days cleaning weapons to make up for a drill I missed in the guard, and I was reminded that it really does work well for all applications. I have been spoiled in my own guns for a long time, using a combination of hoppe's, aerosol scrubbers, and clp only to lube, but you really can use CLP for all of the above if you have to. (The Army doesn't HAVE to, they are just cheap.) I stole a gallon of the stuff 13 years ago and I've still only used about 1/3 of it.

    I have had other guys in here swear that synthetic motor oil, (Mobil one 5w30 full synthetic) is the best all around lube for everything. I asked why, and they said it ias detergent properties that make it very resistant to attracting grit the way regular motor oil does. I use the same stuff in both my cars, maybe when I run out of CLP, I'll give it a try.
     
  20. 000Buck

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    What kind of pistol? Some guns like oil, some like grease. I know Kahr PM9s run much smoother with grease(I use Tetra), while others dont work any better with grease than oil. As someone else said, Garands and M14s seem to work better with grease. AR15s seem to like oil better. Glocks dont seem to care either way.

    Go to Walmart and get some Rem oil and a thing of Tetra grease and try them both on your gun. Rack the slide and see which one is smoother. If you go with grease, it seems to pick up and store grime easier, so you have to keep that in mind.
     
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    I use Hoppes #9.
     
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    Grease and oil attract dirt and lint!

    RZ50 goes on wet and is dry in ten seconds.

    RZ50 will not migrate, attract, lint or dirt, will stay put and be effective for years!
     
  23. Jim Watson

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    I am like the top competitive shooter who said "I use whatever came for free in the last match goodie bag." Most recently I got a big bottle of FP10 and a little one of MCM that do very well. So do Breakfree, Miltech-1, milsurp LWO, LSA, and Mobil 1. I still have some of the little tubes of Gunslick graphite grease that the local hardware store used to include with every gun sale, and some Lubriplate lithium grease. They stick to an auto's rails well.
    Corrosion-X is a good rust preventative but too thin for lube.

    Lots of stuff will work, you just have to put some on the contact surfaces regularly, a gun does not have an oil sump, pump, or filter. As the old time bullseye shooter said of his tightly fitted .45, when it stops throwing oil in your face, it has just barely enough left.
     
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    CLP and I grease the rails with militec.
     
  25. GCW5

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    I've had good luck with Break Free.
     
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