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Old 04-27-2013, 09:08   #21
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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, 09:20   #22
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You were informed correctly.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:44   #23
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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, 11:22   #24
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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.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:28   #25
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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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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 it is worked into the surface.
Of course I asked him that. He stated 2 or 3 times to make sure the pistol was lubricated per the manual and things would be fine.
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The "tech" informed you correctly. It won't hurt to leave it on. But it's normally removed and replaced with a few drops of lube.i love the "burnishing" part.
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Of course I asked him that. He stated 2 or 3 times to make sure the pistol was lubricated per the manual and things would be fine.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:59   #28
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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, 12:24   #29
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Thanx - There's a Grainger's in WPB so on my next trip I'll stop by and see if they have it....there was NO lube on my G30 I bought new in February...I made up some Moly paste when I worked at Sikorsky Aircraft from moly anti-seize and pure moly powder...Always on the lookout for new lubes...

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Thanx - There's a Grainger's in WPB so on my next trip I'll stop by and see if they have it....there was NO lube on my G30 I bought new in February...I made up some Moly paste when I worked at Sikorsky Aircraft from moly anti-seize and pure moly powder...Always on the lookout for new lubes...

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Mobil 1 20W50 is one of the best pistol lubes available and beats the hell out of anti seize as a gun lubricant. I have used dozens and dozens of cans of anti seize doing mechanical work and worked on dozens and dozens of Glocks but I have never used anti seize on a firearm.
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Mobil 1 20W50 is one of the best pistol lubes available and beats the hell out of anti seize as a gun lubricant. I have used dozens and dozens of cans of anti seize doing mechanical work and worked on dozens and dozens of Glocks but I have never used anti seize on a firearm.
You know I have wondered about using Mobil 1 before. How would Mobil 1 5W-20 do?
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No anti seize is needed for a glock, except, as previously noted, for extended shelf storage. motor oil works fine if nothing else is available. Any old gun oil, like rem oil, is better.
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THANX...Was told by a bud who does his own work on cars & trucks that he adds something called 'Duralube to his oil change every 50K miles (he's got over 250 K miles on his '95 F150 - 4 Q oil & 1Q Duralube...anyone familiar with this product???

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Old 04-27-2013, 13:05   #34
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Any quality synthetic motor oil will work and they have plenty additives to properly lubricate and reduce wear.
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Any quality synthetic motor oil will work and they have plenty additives to properly lubricate and reduce wear.

I would think a quart of synthetic motor oil would be much more cost effective than gun oil. I would also believe if it can protect a reciprocating engine, then it could handle a Glock with no problem. I would also think transmission fluid(ATF) would work very well too.
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Old 04-27-2013, 20:17   #36
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ballistol and anti-seize, running like a champ.
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Glock manual says five drops of gun oil:
One drop at trigger bar/connector contact.
One drop in each of two slide rails.
One drop on top underside of slide at barrel contact.
One drop on outer surface of barrel, hood and lug.
Burma Shave confirms, "Five drops'll do ya."
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In my experience the only people who are concerned about reapplying the factory anti-seize are the people trying to sell their used Glock as new-in-box.
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I would think a quart of synthetic motor oil would be much more cost effective than gun oil. I would also believe if it can protect a reciprocating engine, then it could handle a Glock with no problem. I would also think transmission fluid(ATF) would work very well too.

Yes, 3 parts Mobil 1 20W50 and 1 part Dextron ATF is a good combination.
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