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How often should I apply lubrication?

Discussion in 'GATE AR-15 Forum' started by roar, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. roar

    roar .38 Special

    May 31, 2006
    I know that AR-15s love to be run wet, but I also hear about how if the rifle is decently clean, it will still run. How often should I re-lube a completely cleaned AR-15 that is kept for home defense?

    For what it's worth, I clean and lube my Glocks once a month, but I know that I could let them go much longer, and even run them dry for the most part, and they would still run.

    How little is too little for a cleaned AR?
  2. Constructor

    Constructor Moderator

    Dec 10, 2009
    Drop some Mobil 1 on it once a year if not being shot.
    Mobil 1 will stay on the parts longer than most gun lubes but it is not so sticky that it collects dust and grit. Most ARs will shoot a few hundred rounds easily completely dry.