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Old 02-05-2013, 20:30   #1
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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???

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Old 02-05-2013, 20:45   #2
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I've heard that it is Lock Tite copper anti seize. I have never bought it though.
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Old 02-05-2013, 20:49   #3
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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
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Old 02-05-2013, 20:53   #4
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Pretty much anywhere loctite lubricants are sold.
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Old 02-05-2013, 22:06   #5
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Glock is the only gun that has required anti-seize, to function properly. As far as I know.
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Old 02-05-2013, 22:19   #6
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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.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:00   #7
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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..
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:08   #8
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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.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:44   #9
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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.

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Old 04-27-2013, 08:37   #10
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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.

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Old 04-27-2013, 08:44   #11
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Glock is the only gun that has required anti-seize, to function properly. As far as I know.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:59   #12
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Glock is the only gun that has required anti-seize, to function properly. As far as I know.

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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.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:25   #14
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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.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:55   #15
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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.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:41   #16
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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.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:44   #17
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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.
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Old 02-06-2013, 22:18   #18
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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.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:54   #19
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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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Old 02-06-2013, 22:27   #20
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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.
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