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What lubricant do you use and why?

Discussion in 'Gun-Parts & Access.' started by XF7Industries, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. patrickkpm


    Apr 5, 2012
    I'm using frog lube too. It's not a good cleaner on a gun that you didn't treated with frog lube first.

    When I get a gun that was not treated with frog lube before, I do first a full cleaning with a good regular gun cleaning solvent. Then I remove all trace of lube with rubbing alcohol. Then I do a frog lube application with heat.

    After that, all the next cleanings are a breeze and I just use frog lube.

    I've seen that frog lube is now selling a solvent that they recommend for this initial cleaning before applying the CLP.
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2013
  2. Slalom.45


    Jan 13, 2013
    Ballistol. Tried it b/c of Hickock 45 and have been using it ever since. Of course he is one of the reasons I am switching to Glocks as well which means my cleaning is way down vs. my 1911's.

  3. I think Gun Butter is a good oil
  4. thetoastmaster

    thetoastmaster NOT a sheepdog!

    I've tried them all. High end, low end, and in-between. I've yet to find one that really works that much better than the rest. I don't go in much for combination cleaners/lubricants. I like them separate. I used Slipstream for a while. I liked it fine; but the cost wasn't worth any perceived advantages, to me. Same for the other wonder lubricants. Lately I have been using Valvoline Durablend grease for both rifles and pistols. For GLOCKs I use it on the recommended lube points. For rifles I put a small dab on any place that's shiny as well as the recommended points. It's just too simple to not have to worry about different lubricants. That, and a seven dollar one pound tub of grease will last me for the rest of my life, likely.
  5. According to most all Glock experts don't over oil I guess this is most important to much oil on a Glock kills it function??
  6. G21FAN

    G21FAN Useless loser Millennium Member

    Apr 23, 1999
    Pell City, Alabama

    I like to use Slip-2000 725 cleaner-degreaser on heavy carbon fouling and black powder residue. Water based so it cuts the salts well.

    For cleaning I like using Rem-Oil out of a spray can on a patch. This picks up the fouling off the metal and leaves a Teflon residue.

    Rust protection and light lube I use the Hoppes gun oil or the Outer's Gun Oil. Seems good for that and costs are low.

    Grease is red grease in a syringe tube. Shooter's Choice.

    No particular reason for the oil or grease, just what I grabbed with the price was right.

  7. Teflon has been around a long time I to like its coating affect
  8. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

    Jan 16, 2005
    I am currently using Jig-A-Loo spray graphite - why? because I'm in a desert of dust and graphite lubricates really well without making the dust stick to it. I fired a lot of rounds through both rifle and piistol on my last tour, using the same, and never had a malfunction.
  9. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

    Jan 16, 2005
    Nothing to do with Glock, that advice goes for all guns. However, older designs, like 1911's, need more lubricant. Glocks function well without it, so the only thing oil does is make dirt stick and even a Glock will fail if you get it dirty enough.
  10. Tiro Fijo

    Tiro Fijo

    May 31, 2011
    Almost all guns will fire wet (lubed) & dirty, however few do dry & dirty.

    Bren, I had always heard graphite was bad ju ju for aluminum due to galvanic corrosion.
  11. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

    Jan 16, 2005
    So I have read, but in real life I've never had a problem with it at all. Maybe it helps to clean it occasionally. It may heolp that all the aprts that get directly lubricated are steel so, at most, a little gets on the aluminum by contact.

  12. You Are correct,
  13. travg17


    Dec 28, 2014
    The gun store where I bought my G17 recommended Froglube clip so I'm using it for now. Also have Froglube solvent for cleaning.
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2014
  14. AWGD8

    AWGD8 Sr. Glocker29SF

    Mar 19, 2006
    Frog lube is ok for Glock, but not for 1911 design gun. (Both metal frame and slide)

    My Sig P938 was so dry after firing 100 rounds using frog lube. Now, I specifically use Sig Sauer lube...which is MIL-Comm.

    BTW, I did follow the instruction of cleaning the gun and use alcohol to wipe metal area of the gun. Heated the metal to absorb the Frog Lube.
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2014
  15. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

    Jun 14, 2002
    It's snake oil. Same magical application routine as militec-1. Any quality gun oil works fine. Any quality gun oil will "stay put". You shouldn't be using enough for any area of the gun to look wet anyway.
  16. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

    Jun 14, 2002
    Too much oil on anything is bad. But there are wet guns and dry guns. Wet guns, like 1911's and M4's, have a great deal of metal-on-metal contact. Between plain on friction and heat, these guns won't function reliably without ample lubrication. Dry guns, such as a glock, have minimal metal-on-metal contact, and tolerances that allow them to run with a minimum of lubrication. Over lubing a dry gun has no upside, but a downside of trapping dirt and other contaminants, which can slow or totally impede function. Most important of all- do not introduce any sort of lubricant into the firing pin channel. It doesn't take much sloppy cleaning to result in a slowed or non-functional firing pin. Lube in the FPC makes it a perfect trap for burnt powder or almost anything else.
  17. TN.Frank

    TN.Frank Glock4Life

    Oct 11, 2004
    Avondale, AZ.
    Been using Ballistol for about the last 15 years, why, because it works. That's why.
  18. peng


    Nov 16, 2011
    OP - Your questions sound they are lifted from a marketing survey.

    Do you work in the industry ?

    If that's your intent, you could make a website survey and then link to it, I'm sure most here would be happy to take.

    Then we would have results we could sort through. You could make charts with numbers and decimal places, it would be very scientific.
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2014
  19. travg17


    Dec 28, 2014
    ? I don't understand what this means.