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Do You Use Grease on Your Handguns??

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Nalapombu, May 18, 2012.

  1. Nalapombu

    Nalapombu Millennium Member

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    Hey all,

    I was cleaning a couple of my handguns yesterday and going through my cleaning box. I noticed I had a couple different types of grease and at one time I know I had some Wilsons Ultima Lube. That got me thinking. How many shooters actually use grease in their handguns?

    Do you?

    Nalajr
     

  2. P35

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    I use the Wilson's grease on my "wet" pistols
     
  3. chewybaca67

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    I forget the brand offhand, not at home right now, but I made a mix of the red grease with some Rem. gun lub and that's been working good the last few years. Especially for long term storage of some pistols and long arms. It's not too goopy and not so runny that it bleeds off after a while.
     
  4. HexHead

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    I use my Garand grease, Lubriplate, on the rails of my handguns. "If it slides, grease it."
     
  5. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Why would I use grease on my firearms? I wanna shoot'em, not to have sex with'em.
     
  6. Nakanokalronin

    Nakanokalronin JMB & MTK

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    I like the consistent "helpful input" some members have on this forum. :upeyes:

    I always use grease on the rails and oil everywhere else on my semi-autos. The grease I use is by Militec. It doesn't attract dirt, dry out, it stays put and lubes very well.
     
  7. K.Kiser

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    I've used all the oils that everyone says doesn't work, with complete success but never used grease... Grease has nothing left to prove from a lubricity standpoint and is probably a good idea in a weapon that doesn't see real dusty and dirty enviroments...
     
  8. countrygun

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    I use a light grease on the rails of all my semis and i still use the old "gunslick" on the friction points of a revolver.
     
  9. I clean and lube my handguns with CLP. But I always use TW-25b grease on the rails. Why? Because Sig recommends it and includes a sample of it with their new guns. I'm comfortable with it so why not?
     
  10. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    It's a gun. It's not a Formula 1 race car. People have been using gun oil on autocycling firearms for more than 100-years now. It ain't rocket science and it ain't magic.
     
  11. boozer

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    I use grease on the rails of my SIG, I've seen photos of rails worn through and coming loose on alloy frames.

    I clean and lube after every range trip, so the need for grease versus oil is a tossup.
     
  12. smokin762

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    I use Tetra Gun Grease on the rails and CLP on the rest of it. I do this with all my firearms. Rifles and handguns.

    I have been doing this for many years. No issues.
     
  13. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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  14. fastbolt

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    I have a couple of different greases I'll sometimes use on my pistols (Wilson Ultima GG & Mil-Comm TW-25B).


    Mostly if I expect to carry them for extended periods in the moist salty air along the Coast. It remains in place for longer periods, unlike oil-type lubricants which may run off under gravity, wick off on leather holsters or have the carrier evaporate.

    Just depends.

    I have a few oil-type lubricants or CLP's I'll use more often.

    I like to make sure the frame rails in my aluminum frame pistols remain slightly "wet" to my eyes and touch, though. I've seen some alloy frames quickly ruined by insufficient lubrication, and I've listened to many armorer instructors discuss the importance of keeping alloy frames lubricated over the years ... although the Sig instructor was really emphatic about it.

    Lots of good lubricants made for use on firearms nowadays, and owners/users have a wide choice available from which to choose to meet their anticipated needs.

    Read the labels, too. ;)
     
  15. Nakanokalronin

    Nakanokalronin JMB & MTK

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    Are you stuck in time? People advance and so do guns, ammo, lubrication, cars, phones, computers....technology in general. In any case, my comment was not about lubrication. It was about the way responses always come from the same people on this forum.
     
  16. bmoore

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    Under a regime.
    If it slides grease it, if it rotates oil it.
     
  17. WoodenPlank

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    Grease on the rails and barrel exterior, oil elsewhere.
     
  18. Bruce M

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    :rofl::rofl:

    I use Tetra regularly on slides/rails. My guess is that the vast majority of lubrication issues are either too much or way too little and that almost no lubrication issues would be solved by application of a different lubricant. (With the agreement that in some environments a grease is a better choice and inappropriate for some other applications.)
     
  19. boone10

    boone10 Glockeologist

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    Grease made specifically for guns is crazy expensive. What's wrong with the white lithium grass in the squeeze tube found in the automotive section? I've used it for quite a while now on the slides. Gotta Sig Mosquito that runs like a champ while many others seem to have a lot of trouble with theirs