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Lube for 1911's

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by busse fan, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. busse fan

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    Good day. I have glocks and use liquid moly (moly grease) on them with a bit of mobil one oil.

    I'm new to 1911's and picked up a sig 1911 xo today. Can I use the same stuff on it as my glock or do I need something else?

    Thanks
     
  2. plouffedaddy

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    I use CLP on everything with a little lithium grease on the rails. Works just fine.

    I'd imagine your method will work as well.
     


  3. gajones06

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    Either people love it or hate but I use frog lube. Can I prove it's superior to anything else no..but I believe it works a well as anything else and it smells good!!
     
  4. MD357

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    Yes. There are several products that work really well, pick your poison.
     
  5. Jim Watson

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    The main thing is that a 1911 wants MORE lube than a Glock. The exact brand and type doesn't matter as much as keeping some on there. A gun doesn't have an oil pan, oil pump, or oil filter, if YOU don't put lube where parts rub, they are not going to get lubed.
     
  6. busse fan

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    The sig manual wasn't very detailed about where to lube what. I have a really cool jpg picture for my glock where to lube it.

    Where do I lube the 1911? Grease on the rails and oil on the barrel?
     
  7. MD357

    MD357

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    Here ya go...

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=1911+lube+points
     
  8. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Where do you lube on a gun?

    Contact points. Where metal meets metal.

    Where do you put protectant on a gun? Everywhere that you don't want to get rust.
     
  9. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Grease where parts slide, oil where they rotate.
    I prefer Slide-glide and Slip 2000 EWL
     
  10. DaneA

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  11. I like TW-25B. Have been using it on everything lately and it does the job for me.
     
  12. TxGlock9

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    BAM ^^... Best advice..

    Also OP: The moly is a good grease for your 1911 as well. CLP sucks butt. Don't use oil on rails.

    I use Slide glide lite.

    http://www.10-8performance.com/pages/1911-User's-Guide.html
    Scroll down to lubrication.
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2012
  13. Bob Hafler

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    I've used pretty much everything. Lately though I've been using a dri lube called Molykote from Dow Corning with some great results. 1911 is a RIA GI 45. It seems to work well on all my guns. We even use it on the M1 rifles at the National Cemetery. With using BFA's on the barrels and those blanks being dirty as they are turns other lubes into mud.
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2012
  14. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    Never had a problem on any of my guns using the same synthetic blend motor oil I use in my truck. Feel free to pay a lot more if you think it's necessary.
     
  15. Roydrage

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    All I shoot are 1911's and while Frog lube, and tw25 Milcom are good.

    The Best Thing I have found is Weapon Sheild Grease, and oil for the inside barrel, and rotationals... It cleans and preserves as well... Stays put, and makes it easy to clean.

    Also Smells Like Cinnamin!!

    Royd
     
  16. SPIN2010

    SPIN2010 Searching ...

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    Yep, I second that one. Shell Rotella here. If you go to Shell's site and check out their research you might just be amazed. I am a bit of a grease snob (always have been since my road racing days though), I use Krytox GLP or Krytox Boron Nitride ... smells like money. :supergrin:

    http://www.shell.com/home/content/products_services/on_the_road/oils_lubricants/right_oil/
     
  17. PlasticGuy

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    I tried grease, but I found it to be messy after long shooting sessions and a little sticky when temps drop below freezing. I now use CLP or FP-10. Both work well.

    A 1911 needs oil anywhere that metal slides or rotates against other metal. More is better. I've never seen a 1911 have problems because it was oiled too heavily.