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Is it OK to Lube your MAgs with Graphite?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Markasaurus, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. Markasaurus

    Markasaurus

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    I took apart my two magazines to clean them and looked inside. Glock uses some kind of steel or metal insert inside the back of the magazine. I have only put maybe 150 rounds through each mag but there was obvious wear on this part (light scoring). I know you are not supposed to lube the mags with oil or grease. But i thought it might not be a bad idea to lube inside the mag by dusting inside with some (dry) powdered graphite.

    What do all you folks have to say about this idea? Is it just a dumb idea? Is there another lube i should be using, some compelling reason not to use graphite, don't think graphite will do any good and just leave it dry like Glock says?
     
  2. LRB2GZ

    LRB2GZ

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    I'd just leave it dry but then again I haven't even taken my mags apart to clean them, only to switch base plates :dunno:

    Maybe I'll get bored this week and clean them for fun.
     

  3. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    You just answered your own question.

    Don't you think that if there was a need to lub the mags that Glock would say to do it?

    Do you want graphite on your ammo?

    Don't worry.....go shoot!
     
  4. hhiglockcop

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    There is no need to put anything in the magazine but ammo! After 7 years of duty carry and plenty of range time all of my mags run fine without any type of lube. They all have light wear on the inside from the springs but it does not hurt anything.
     
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    id just leave them..mine are 2nd gens and probably over 10 years old at least they are fine still as is.
     
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    Run them dry and keep the clean!!!
     
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    As others have said, there is no need to lube them. If you did decide to lube them, dry graphite is the only thing that should be used.
     
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    time_xx NRA life member

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    I would think that even the graphite will migrate into the gun over time. I wouldn't use it at all.
     
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    Clean and run dry..
     
  10. Markasaurus

    Markasaurus

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    I use it on the firing pin too...what harm could a little powdered graphite do? I'm not being a wise- azz, i'm serious.
     
  11. Bowtie

    Bowtie NRA MEMBER

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    Why would you do that? Any kind of fluids get in there, that powder will turn into paste..Clean it and leave it as the manual says..
     
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    Whistle clean and Desert dry! If it makes you feel any different, you can throw some salt over your left shoulder while knocking on wood. :):)
     
  13. Markasaurus

    Markasaurus

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    OK maybe i will not use graphite in there anymore. Thanks for honest opinions