Best oil for breaking in a 1911?

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  1. Johnnyvegas

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    I love it, got rid of the thin grips (grip screw bushings were necessary), installed a mag well, and fitted an ambi safety. Trigger is a little heavy, but it'll feel light after shooting most Glocks. Fit and finish is really good for a $750.00 1911. It shoots like a .22, my 10mm, and .45 1911s throw brass quite a distance, 9mm Ronin drops the brass about four feet behind my right shoulder. Hope you like yours, be careful, 1911s are addictive.
     
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  2. TheDreadnought

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    I just use G96 for everything. Cheap, works great. Smells great.
     

  3. ThomasM4

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    Grease on the slide railed , barrel bushing little bit on locking lugs . Oil every were else .
     
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    I like to lube my 1911's with slipp 2000 30 weight oil. Its a little thicker and seems to stay longer. I used to love their 50 weight but they don't make it any more.
     
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    Congrats on the Ronin. I like the two-tone look on 1911s. I don't do anything special for break in. I use Eezox on all my 1911s. My wife doesn't like the smell of Eezox, so she uses Break-Free CLP her 1911s. I give any of my new firearms a good cleaning and lube before the first trip out. After that, I just shoot 'em, clean them and lube them as I normally would.
     
  6. Ollies930

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    I think the lube is less important than the fact that 1911s like to run wet. Keep it well lubed and you will be in good shape. On my guns I like to use Lubegard Gun Lube for the simple reason that it is non staining. It is a light weight oil that I rub on the parkerized finish to keep it looking new and apply a small amount on the slide rails, etc. before I go shooting.
     
  7. quantico

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    I use mobil 1 15 w 50 for all gun oil. Works great to minus 20 degrees outside on a wisconsin horrible winter day. Also seems happy when its 90 degrees out.
    I have had several days of 1200 rounds thru a 1911 in an afternoon. Pre covid ammo prices and availibility. The mobil 1 held up better staying in place than any other gun oil i have used..
    Couple decades ago my sister took her 357 mag revolver to the range. And it was dry dry dry. It would no longer eject cases or operate. I opened the car hood and rubbed the dipstick on the revolver a bunch until it ran great again. Thats what started my using car oil. Mobil 1 is an amazing product and has been for a long time.

    I am amazed people cant figure out how to spell mobil .. it is not that tricky. Always see folks deciding to add letters to it. I am on my second quart of it used on guns at this point.
     
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    quantico 1911 lover Millennium Member

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    I use whatever lubricant I have handy. It could be Break Free, Wilson Combat pink bottle, Lucas Gun Oil, Rem Oil.
    It’s a gun, not a car revving up to 6000-RPM or a motorcycle revving up to 12,000-RPM.

    Even Jerry Miculek with tunes trigger can do at most 600-RPM.
     
  10. Boostnu

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    I would ask Springfield what they recommend if it’s not listed in the manual. My Dan Wesson manual says to use shooters choice fp-10. Some of my other guns I have used Mobil 1 and some I have used superlube grease from harbor freight.
     
  11. Borg Warner

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    1911's LOVE oil. It will like any oil you feed it.
     
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    This is consistent with that I’ve been reading. Trust me, when this new Ronin comes in I’m going to run it wetter than [insert metaphor about excessive moisture here]. Can’t wait to really learn the platform. I’m like a kid waiting on Christmas. Sportsman’s Outdoor Superstore is going to be slow to ship with this panic backlog.

    Might as well hijack my own thread and ask.. what springs / wear items should I stock up on? Recoil springs are the first thing that come to mind.
     
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    Congrats and welcome to your new addiction. My 1911s like FP-10.
     
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    I don’t know how other brands’ oil needs are but with a Colt, lubricant need is minimal. Only a few drops at three strategic places.


    View: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8xD3BEtQZqc
     
  15. Doc Holliday

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    You clean and re-oil your firearm after every time you shoot it?
    Then the type of oil doesn't matter one bit.
     
  16. Borg Warner

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    There's only 3 parts that can cause problems with a 1911. One is the slide stop pin that holds the barrel link needs to be good quality because it's under a lot of stress especially if you shoot Plus+P.

    With a less expensive 1911 this is one part I would immediately replace with a Wilson "bulletproof" unit. Same thing with the extractor which is not under a great deal of stress but needs to be made to spec so that the tolerances are correct and it also has to have good spring tension. A Wilson extractor is a necessary upgrade on cheaper 1911's.

    The other part that causes problems with 1911's is magazines and again, Wilson magazines are what you want. I like the 8 round mags with the low profile cast steel base that fit almost flush and I like the black anodized ones (47DCB) for blued guns.

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    Every lube mentioned here will work. I have been using Breakfree CLP since 1980 on all my firearms with zero problems. I clean, preserve, and lubricate every thing I own with CLP. It just works.
     
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    My coworker, Vance, says he uses KY on his Jimenez gun
    Funny, I thought he was anti gun.
     
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