Mobil 1 for friction points ?

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  1. samuel harper

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    I had a my Glock 42 start misfeeding after carrying for 8 months without shooting it. I decided that pocket carry with Rem oil lube didn't hold up . I cleaned it with hops #9 and Rem oil then took a Q tip with Mobil 1 30 weight fully synthetic . My guns are running great using this method .
     
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    Carrying a gun and not shooting it for 8 months?
     
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    Mobil 1 is what I have used for years
     
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    Nothing wrong with Mobil 1, it works.

    There are some good oil choices out there.

    Use what works for you. :)
     
  5. DevinBreeding

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    I either use Mobile one leftover from my Audi, synthetic Indian motorcycle oil. Lately I’ve been using Redline D6 ATF because its great for cleaning also and smells like heaven.
     
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    Mobil 1 works fine,as do many others
    WalterGA would be proud of you...
     
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    Mobile 1 for me too. 15W-50
     
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    Another Mobil 1 user here as well.
     
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    For running parts it's as good or better than any if the overpriced snake oils out there , and a single quart is almost a lifetime supply.
     
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    How do you guys feel about the "grease for parts that slide, oil for parts that rotate" adage?
     
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    I think the specific oil you use is a lot less relevant than a consistent maintenance schedule. 8 months of carry, with no maintenance, is likely to cause issues-regardless of what oil you use. I like to clean mine at least monthly, even if I haven’t shot it.
     
  12. JPARANEE

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    I use grease on friction parts

    I use dry lubes like tuff glide where oil on guns would be needed

    oil attracts dust and particles

    I do use Mobil 1 in my cars
     
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    My neighbor just gave me a gallon of Rotella 30. I'm good for 50years or so.
     
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    When I change the oil in our Grand Cherokee I always have some left over 0W-20 Mobil 1 and that is what I use for all my weapons. I do use either Tetra or TW25B grease for the rails on my Glock, 1911 and AR15 trigger/hammer contact points since oil is just not retentive enough for those high friction areas, in my opinion. But frankly, any wheel bearing grease would work just as well, just use sparingly.

    For some reason we get all hung up on lubes for firearms when automotive lubes work just as well or better since they work in high heat, high friction, metal/metal contact areas that also see contaminates that need to be separated.
     
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    It depends on hemisphere and moon phase.;)
     
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    For pocket carry I field strip every two weeks.
    The amount of pocket lint is more than I ever thought.
    I tear down the mags once a month and blow out with compressed air.
     
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    Where are my manors, welcome to GT!
     
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    Sorry double post
     
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    I also use 15W-50 Mobile 1, for lube. Clean with Hoppes.

    I'm developing a liking for Ballistrol, for wiping down the outside of firearms. Cleaned a few Glocks with it too. Still lube with a needle dispenser of Mobil 1!
     
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    You need grease if you are going to lube and clean every 8 months. Grease stays put, oil evaporates and disappears.

    I use and like ALG very thin grease on all my carry weapons, and I honestly dont clean them as often as I should, but they are all perfectly lubricated months/years later if I never touch them.