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Is Rem Oil too light a lube for a 1911?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by IndianaMatt, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. IndianaMatt

    IndianaMatt

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    I've used Remington's Rem Oil on a lot of my guns with great results. Its very light and seems to do the job.

    Having recently acquired my first 1911, would you guys suggest a heavier gun oil for it than Rem Oil? Thanks!
     
  2. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    For a 1980's Colt?? Nope, Remoil is just fine, but those guns will run on snot.

    But for ANYTHING else I would never use RemOil. I actually don't even consider RemOil lube any more than WD-40.
     


  3. IndianaMatt

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    Its a Series 80, 1991, bought new. Does that make a difference?
     
  4. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    Truthfully....RemOil is better than snot. But I would use something else. Anything else.
     
  5. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I agree. I might use it on my shotgun, while duck hunting in a rain storm. Key word, might. I'd probably just wait until I got back in and then use some real oil.
     
  6. 20South

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    I have never had any problems with it, but I haven't used it in years. There just seems to be too many options out there which provide superior protections...and I have never used it on a 1911.
     
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  7. IndianaMatt

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  8. youngAR

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    You'll get tons of answers for this. I use Mobil 1 Syn.. Alot of people use grease.
     
  9. mserr

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  10. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    That is a true statement.

    Mil-Tec. TW25b and Mobil 1 here.
     
  11. CAcop

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    I read a gunsmith who said that a properly set up 1911 should run with nothing.

    Remoil is okay but it is so light it is going to evaporate quickly. I have some to spray quickly before a range trip if a gun is bone dry.
     
  12. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    Brian Enos' Slide Glide on sliding surfaces since after a few rounds, oil on the slide disappears. Oil works fine on springs and pivot points.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    I tried Gun Butter, but kept getting Jams. :supergrin:
     
  14. MD357

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    I used Mobil 1 for quite some time. Bought some of the slide glide mentioned above and weaponshield, both have worked great. Honestly, as previously mentioned there are a ton of good choices, just don't overpay.
     
  15. El_Ron1

    El_Ron1 AAAAAAAAGHHH!!!

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  16. MarkCO

    MarkCO Millennium Member CLM

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    Remington makes some good guns and ammunition...

    I use Enos Slide Glide on the large movements parts: slide, barrel, frame rails. For the small parts, I use a homebrew: 1/2 quart mobil 1, 2 ounces synthetic transmission fluid, 2 ounces Zmax.

    The tranny fluid has very good detergent properties and makes cleaning a snap. I use Royal purple to give the mix a good color to see. Zmax is a deep metal conditioner that also helps prevent barrel fouling and reduces wear.
     
  17. A light oil is fine for a range session. Especially if you have it with you and put a drop on the rails and front of the barrel if you are shooting a lot that day.
    Let a drop run down the cocked hammer to put some on the sear/ disconnector/ trigger bar area.
    As far as on a carry gun it will evaporate too quickly and a little dab of gun grease of your choice will last and be sufficient for the time the gun is carried.
     
  18. Hokie1911

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    Ditto. Medium Slide Glide on the rails and CLP everywhere else.