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 Post subject: Lubricant
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:41 am 
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Ok, no snickers. I have seen so many over the years with companies touting their products as the final answer. What actually would you experts recommend for someone like me to use. Duty carry, then off, and a couple times a month competing. Thanks.
And I get to be the first here. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Lubricant
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:37 pm 
I like a mix of lithium grease and a little oil. Wilson has some good stuff....

http://shopwilsoncombat.com/Ultima-Lube ... nfo/578-2/

Grease gets too thick in the cold winters here, and oil doesn't last long in the heat :)

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 Post subject: Re: Lubricant
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:48 pm 
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FP10 for oil, slide glide lite for grease.


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 Post subject: Re: Lubricant
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:58 am 
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+1 for Slide Glide lite for grease. I use Slip 2000 EWL for oil purposes.

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 Post subject: Re: Lubricant
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:33 am 
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I tend toward Firepower FP10.

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 Post subject: Re: Lubricant
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:14 pm 
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Personally, I don't care for grease except in areas that are pretty sealed up, as it tends to act like glue for powder residue and cause subsequent crud build-up.

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 Post subject: Re: Lubricant
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:20 am 
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Grease is so clearance-dependent. A tightly-fitted slide will have its motion perceptibly retarded by grease. One with just a few more thousandths of clearance will feel much more free.

I use, for everything, the same stuff I use in the Ducati-- 10W40 50% synthetic. It's thin enough to get everywhere it needs to be and not give a viscous dampening effect (even in Michigan winters), and thick enough to stay and do the job.

The other day I heard a sales pitch on Gunzilla and got a free sample..... gonna give it a fair try. Anybody used it before?


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 Post subject: Re: Lubricant
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:07 am 
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Thanks for the replies. I am reading that grease is least preferred, a good oil is the way to go. Thanks gentlemen.

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 Post subject: Re: Lubricant
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:43 pm 
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I use Mil-Comm's TW25B grease on all of my 1911's. I've tried everything under the sun. I like Wilson's Ultra-Lube too. But grease stays put! I have a few high dollar custom 1911's and trust my life to TW-25B. I live in central NC, the winters get cold and the summer is hot. Hope this helps.


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 Post subject: Re: Lubricant
PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:00 pm 
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I read in a gun mag someone said to use three in oil, rig and hoppies #9 for most general use. I have been using them on all my guns and it seems to work well.

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