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gun oil. using motor oil?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by glock19master, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. glock19master

    glock19master

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    i have done alot of research on this. i have recently started to use mobile 1 seynthic motorcycle motor oil as my oil for my gun. its 8 dollars a quart. and remington, hoppes, ect... is 2-4 dollars for 2 ozs.
    was gonna start using greese until i talked to a old timer glock armour and he said absolutly no greese on glocks just a quality oil.
    so comparing "gun oil" to motorcycle oil it really is the same if not better

    just wondering if anyone else has seen or has been doing this.

    leave ur opinions
     
  2. kiole

    kiole

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    I've done it works fine.
     

  3. GLWyandotte

    GLWyandotte Señor Member

    I've used it on the outside, not on the innards though. If it works, that'd great.
     
  4. fusegsp

    fusegsp

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    Mobil 1 is used by a lot of guys on their AR's.
     
  5. VinnieG

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    When I went through the S&W armorers course and the remington course, both the instructors recommended mobile 1 oil as a cheaper alturnitive to buying the little bottles of gun oil
     
  6. TechPyle

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    I hear echos.....
    Echoes of WalterGA and several long dead threads.
    Mobil 1 is a fine oil. Much better than WD40.
     
  7. TransAm-98

    TransAm-98

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    Why stop at Mobil 1. Step it up to Amsoil. I use Amsoil for the cars, Weapon Sheild for the weapons.
     
  8. bmoore

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    Under a regime.
    50/50 Mobil 1 and ATF for my AR bolts. Stays wet after hundreds of rounds, that's pretty much all I can ask for from any lube.
     
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  9. wrenrj1

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    It's all about packaging and marketing. I'll be happy to go to Mobile 1, but which grade? or does it matter?
     
  10. PLEASE, NEVER, ever USE wd40 ON A WEAPON.

    It will gum it up - BAD.

    WD40 has it's uses, but guns - NO!

    RC
     
  11. glock19master

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    mobil 1 motorcycle oil 20w-50 v-twin synthetic.
    it has to be synthetic and high w.
     
  12. kf4zra

    kf4zra I miss ya Murph

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    I use straight up 30w oil in my browning. I dump it in liberally inside and spread with a paintbrush. I wipe it on the outside as well.
    I probably use a half ounce in it every time i take it to the range.
     
  13. glock19master

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    also forgot to mention the easiest way to apply is to get a glass medicane dropper on my whole glock 19 inside and out i prob only use about 4-5 drops
     
  14. Goodrich

    Goodrich Like a Sir

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    Love me some Ballistol.
     
  15. Andy123

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    I know that regular oil (dino oil) is slightly acidic. Don't know about synthetic. If it is ph neutral, I would think it would work well.
     
  16. Glock19Fan

    Glock19Fan Cool Guy

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    For the past 5 years I have used Mobile 1 20W-50 synthetic oil for my personal weapons, as well as used it on two deployments to Afghanistan. I have used it on all my personal weapons as well as my issued M4, M9, M249, M240B, M2, as well as a one time use on a MK19. It doesnt run like CLP and doesnt evaporate in the 130 degree temperatures.

    Its against reg, but it did better than what I was issued.
     
  17. kf4zra

    kf4zra I miss ya Murph

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    Thats why I use it in my 1919. Thick, stays put, absorbs carbon, dirt, etc. When you clean the gun, just hose it out with gun scrubber and reapply more oil.
     
  18. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy Silver Member

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    On most Glocks I beleve you could pee on them and they would work! :rofl:
     
  19. When I was a mere wisp of a child...

    I remember cleaning/lubing my Savage .22 with 3-in-1 oil, using scraps from old undershirts as patches for the cleaning rod.

    I know, I know...bread used to be 5 cents a loaf...