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chrisbroz 02-05-2013 19:30

Glock 'Factory' Lube
 
Does anyone know where I can get the Glock lube that comes as part of the new pistol or is there a lube similar to it that's available commercially???

CB in FL

fran m 02-05-2013 19:45

I've heard that it is Lock Tite copper anti seize. I have never bought it though.

Noponer 02-05-2013 19:49

The copper-based anti-seize compound (C5-A) was made many years ago under the brand Fel-Pro. I still have about half a can that I bought in 1975.

It is now made by Loctite (& others, I think). Google C5-A & you will find many sources. Here is one:

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/723...pper-1-oz-tube

rl356 02-05-2013 19:53

Pretty much anywhere loctite lubricants are sold.

AustinTx 02-05-2013 21:06

Glock is the only gun that has required anti-seize, to function properly. As far as I know.

Dooger 02-05-2013 21:19

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Originally Posted by AustinTx (Post 19954107)
Glock is the only gun that has required anti-seize, to function properly. As far as I know.

Hmmm??

I remove it before I shoot it the first time and never reapply it. I probably would never do so unless I'm retiring the gun for 25 years.

larson1122 02-06-2013 02:32

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Originally Posted by AustinTx (Post 19954107)
Glock is the only gun that has required anti-seize, to function properly. As far as I know.

How exactly did you come up with this information? Glocks do not require anti-seize compound to function properly.

DWARREN123 02-06-2013 04:25

Used by Glock in shipping and storage only, not a lube.
Glock manuals say to use a good firearms oil and use very little at that. :supergrin:

rl356 02-06-2013 04:55

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Originally Posted by AustinTx (Post 19954107)
Glock is the only gun that has required anti-seize, to function properly. As far as I know.

Complete misinformation. I remove 100% of it before I put one round through it, and I never have considered putting more on it.

JBP55 02-06-2013 05:41

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Originally Posted by rl356 (Post 19954730)
Complete misinformation. I remove 100% of it before I put one round through it, and I never have considered putting more on it.

What he said.

Paul53 02-06-2013 06:44

The copper anti seize compound would be ideal for spark plugs that will be in your engine for 100,000 miles.
Why Glock uses it on it's pistols is a mystery we'll never understand, like why women ride side saddle instead of men.

4095fanatic 02-06-2013 07:54

If it was required you'd have to re-apply it eventually... I just let it wear off on its own and don't worry about it


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AustinTx 02-06-2013 21:18

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Originally Posted by Paul53 (Post 19954962)
The copper anti seize compound would be ideal for spark plugs that will be in your engine for 100,000 miles.
Why Glock uses it on it's pistols is a mystery we'll never understand, like why women ride side saddle instead of men.

From one of the Glock Annuals:

It's to make sure the pistol will still function, if it's in storage, for a lengthy period of time.

I have just left it alone and let it clear out, with wear.

Google "sidesaddle" and you can probably figure that one out:snoopy:.

whitey4311 02-06-2013 21:27

I do choose to use a bit of grease with oil on my CCW glock. After 2 weeks of carry it was bone dry with just using oil. A light smear of grease mixed with oil in all the same places keeps the parts lubed. Using that specific stuff that comes on the glock shouldnt be any different then a good grease. I use Weapon Shield products but anything of the sort will be fine.

chrisbroz 02-06-2013 21:32

I LIKE the idea of copper anti-seize...it's an excuse to visit Grainger's - the OTHER "Pier One for the Straight Guy".

CB in FL...that line isn't mine - kudos go to Jay Leno for that...

ron59 02-06-2013 21:45

I would not be looking for that as a regular lube.
Get a "wet" lube, but use it sparingly as the manual says.

Bob-L 04-27-2013 08:21

Check the manual that came with your Glock. I just got a G19 Gen 4. On page 46 of my book under SLIDE, it says, "Note that the copper colored lubricant found on portions of the slide of brand new GLOCK pistols should not be removed, as it will help to provide long term lubrication of the slide." The guy who sold me mine, a glock armorer said it was a good idea to have just a bit on the slide rails. It's Loctite C5-A.

CA Escapee 04-27-2013 08:37

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Originally Posted by AustinTx (Post 19954107)
Glock is the only gun that has required anti-seize, to function properly. As far as I know.

Years ago I was an RO at a GSSF match. Chris Edwards and one of the new armorers were looking over a Gen 1 G17L I had and the armorer commented how original it was, right down to the copper lube inside the slide. I burst his bubble when I told him it was Permatex anti-seize compound. Chris knew that for a gun that old the copper lube wasn't original.

Chris then said to the armorer that after so many rounds, (and I forget now how many,) you don't even have to put any lube where the connector contacts the slide.

Bill

Ryobi 04-27-2013 08:44

It doesn't and never did.
Quote:

Originally Posted by AustinTx (Post 19954107)
Glock is the only gun that has required anti-seize, to function properly. As far as I know.


JBP55 04-27-2013 09:00

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Originally Posted by Dooger (Post 19954163)
Hmmm??

I remove it before I shoot it the first time and never reapply it. I probably would never do so unless I'm retiring the gun for 25 years.

This..

klt1986 04-27-2013 09:08

I started a thread last week about a new blue label, Gen 4 G30 I bought last week that Glock did not put the copper anti-seize on when it left the factory. I called Glock and was told by a tech it is only there for "long term shelf storage" and as long as I lubed it per the Glock manual it would be good to go.

Ryobi 04-27-2013 09:20

You were informed correctly.

bentbiker 04-27-2013 10:44

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Originally Posted by klt1986 (Post 20225065)
I started a thread last week about a new blue label, Gen 4 G30 I bought last week that Glock did not put the copper anti-seize on when it left the factory. I called Glock and was told by a tech it is only there for "long term shelf storage" and as long as I lubed it per the Glock manual it would be good to go.

You spoke with a CS rep who doesn't know . . . (fill in the rest). I can only assume that someone originally misunderstood the manual's wording, somehow equating "long-term lubrication of this area" with "lubrication lasting through long-term storage." Never mind that Glock specifically tells you to leave it when you start using and lubing the weapon. But people keep repeating it here, and the misinformation lives on.

A very specific explanation of the purpose of the anti-seize is provided by Patrick Sweeney in The Gun Digest Book of The Glock:
If your Glock is brand-new, you'll notice a copper-colored goo on the underside of the slide, to the side of the cartridge rail. It is a special anti-seize compound and lubricant that Glock intends to be burnished into the surface of the steel. Leave it alone. It will gradually disappear over time, as the cycling wears it in. Once it is worn away or obscured by firing residue, feel free to scrub the underside of the slide. Swab the barrel out and lightly oil it, and reassemble in the reverse order.
If OCD forces you to go against the instructions of the manufacturer, feel free to remove the anti-seize from your purchases, but please don't continue disseminating misinformation by saying there is no reason to leave it, or that it is only there for long-term storage.

klt1986 04-27-2013 11:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by bentbiker (Post 20225266)
You spoke with a CS rep who doesn't know . . . (fill in the rest). I can only assume that someone originally misunderstood the manual's wording, somehow equating "long-term lubrication of this area" with "lubrication lasting through long-term storage." Never mind that Glock specifically tells you to leave it when you start using and lubing the weapon. But people keep repeating it here, and the misinformation lives on.

A very specific explanation of the purpose of the anti-seize is provided by Patrick Sweeney in The Gun Digest Book of The Glock:
If your Glock is brand-new, you'll notice a copper-colored goo on the underside of the slide, to the side of the cartridge rail. It is a special anti-seize compound and lubricant that Glock intends to be burnished into the surface of the steel. Leave it alone. It will gradually disappear over time, as the cycling wears it in. Once it is worn away or obscured by firing residue, feel free to scrub the underside of the slide. Swab the barrel out and lightly oil it, and reassemble in the reverse order.
If OCD forces you to go against the instructions of the manufacturer, feel free to remove the anti-seize from your purchases, but please don't continue disseminating misinformation by saying there is no reason to leave it, or that it is only there for long-term storage.

Wrong, I spoke with a tech at Glock.

bentbiker 04-27-2013 11:28

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Originally Posted by klt1986 (Post 20225337)
Wrong, I spoke with a tech at Glock.

I stand corrected . . . you spoke with a "tech" who doesn't know what the purpose is. I asked in a previous thread what his name was/is. Did you think to ask him why they would say to leave it when you start shooting if it is only there for storage? Anti-seize is a lousy lube and certainly provides lousy lubrication until the copper is worked into the surface to provide the long-term lubrication. Sounds like the same guy who was telling people to push the trigger bar forward before replacing the slide on the frame if it seemed to hang up on the FP safety.


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