close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Oil in the barrel?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by SFla27, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. SFla27

    SFla27

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    212
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    South Florida, USA
    The other day I came across Mil-Comm advertising their TW25B grease, mentioning one of the uses is to apply within the bore to increase bore accuracy and muzzle velocity.

    I thought the bore should be free of any residue / oil / cleaner / etc..?

    I can understand this would be a prudent measure for long-term storage, but for non-storage, have any of you guys used oil in the barrel?

    Thanks in advance.

    SFla27
     
  2. GunFooMaster

    GunFooMaster

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2012
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nothing wrong with that. Try it. After your first shot, oil's almost all gone anyways.
     

  3. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2011
    Messages:
    23,398
    Likes Received:
    5,613
    Location:
    Arlington, VA.
    Search.

    Function.
     
  4. dajcarroll

    dajcarroll

    Joined:
    May 3, 2012
    Messages:
    576
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Indianapolis, IN
    I always put a very light amount of oil on a patch, and run it through with a cleaning rod right before I put everything back together. Never had a problem.


    G19 - Gen 3
    G37 - Gen 3
     
  5. SFla27

    SFla27

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    212
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    South Florida, USA
    I can not deny.

    I took the easy way out.

    Next time, I will do a bit of searching.

    Thanks for the reminder. :)
     
  6. RLZIII

    RLZIII

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2012
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    0
    The answer as I understand it:

    It's not optimal to keep the inside of the barrel oiled as doing so can attract residue (especially for a carry gun), and obviously that's not wanted.

    However, Mil-Comm isn't a "wet" oil/grease. It's a synthetic compound that, when applied correctly, is "dry" (therefore it doesn't attract residue). Only a very small amount should be used; after rubbing it in, you shouldn't be able to see it at all. Again, if applied correctly, Mil-Comm bonds to the metal itself and cannot be rubbed off (this is assuming that when applying it initially that previous oil/grease was stripped, allowing the Mil-Comm to come in full contact with the metal).

    After I purchased my GLOCK 27 Gen4 and ran it for a while, I decided to Mil-Comm the entire gun. My procedure can be found here. It's very important to strip the metal parts of previous cleaner or lubricant (the easiest way I found was with 91% alcohol, like stated). I have since shot the gun many times without problems.
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2012
  7. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster G17 carrier since 1989 Millennium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 1999
    Messages:
    19,216
    Likes Received:
    993
    Location:
    Hartford, Vermont
    Some folks put a light coat of Breakfree CLP of Triflon oil onto the lands and grooves in an attempt to prevent bore leading from lead bullets. I will do this if I ever get a bunch of cast 124gr 9mm bullets.

    Take care.
     
  8. robhic

    robhic WOLVERINE!!!! Platinum Member Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,403
    Likes Received:
    4,415
    Location:
    Louisiana
    I use Eezox dry lube for lubing, cleaning and protection. It dries, well, DRY! So no wet film in the barrel or any other surface I use it on. Good stuff. http://www.eezox.com/
     
  9. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster G17 carrier since 1989 Millennium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 1999
    Messages:
    19,216
    Likes Received:
    993
    Location:
    Hartford, Vermont
    Thanx for the info. I'll look for it the next time I go to my big gun store - Riley's in Hooksett, NH.
     
  10. rimshaker

    rimshaker

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2012
    Messages:
    165
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes, theoretically and ideally, the inside of the barrel should be dry.

    But realistically everyone has their own opinions and experiences... most just like the smooth shiny look as they peer inside the barrel.
     
  11. SJ 40

    SJ 40 Deplorable,Clinger

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    15,601
    Likes Received:
    6,699
    Location:
    In The Green Mountains
    SC I haven't ever found it on the shelfs at Rileys but when or if you get up to Freeport Maine,L.L. Beans has it and the price is reasonable at least this past April.
    SJ 40
     
  12. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster G17 carrier since 1989 Millennium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 1999
    Messages:
    19,216
    Likes Received:
    993
    Location:
    Hartford, Vermont
    Maybe the Kittery Trading Post. I haven't been there in years.

    BTW, I am in Hartford, VT right by W. Lebanon, NH. Where are you in VT?
     
  13. JBS

    JBS

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2012
    Messages:
    258
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    TX
    Glock barrels are Tenifer treated. Anything you put in them sits on the surface waiting to be expelled by propellant gasses. Untreated steel is a bit of a different story.


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otpFNL3yem4"]1 Million FPS Slow Motion video of Bullet leaving barrel - YouTube[/ame]
     
  14. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster G17 carrier since 1989 Millennium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 1999
    Messages:
    19,216
    Likes Received:
    993
    Location:
    Hartford, Vermont