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Slide Glide!

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by polizei1, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    Ok...so I've been using Hoppes #9 for a while now, and I've had good results with it.

    The guns I've used it on are as follows:

    Springfield EMP
    Springfield XD9
    GSG 1911 .22
    Ruger Mk II
    Marlin 795

    Now, with that said, I decided to try some grease on my EMP, mainly because I felt the oil was burning off pretty fast, and there seems to be a lot of recommendations about Slide Glide. I am also awaiting a CCW permit, and I did NOT want to carry the EMP with oil.

    While I don't have the vast knowledge of others on this forum, I can say that after using Slide Glide on the EMP (only one yet), it definitely feels better during the hand-cycling. I haven't had the chance to shoot it with the SG on it yet, but I've read that the grease stays on a lot longer than oil.

    So bottom line is, I'm impressed so far. Super slick and extremely easy to apply. I'm using SG Lite because here in Ohio, it's ~10-30 degrees right now during the winter, and also the Lite is recommended for carry use. I can see why people recommend this product, and I look forward to using it.

    If you're looking to try some grease and not sure what to get, check out Slide Glide by Brian Enos.

    http://brianenos.com/pages/slide-glide.html
     
  2. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO

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    I've been using it for seven or eight years and really think it is a great product.
     

  3. MD357

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    This, I've been using it for awhile now and love it.
     
  4. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    test it out in the cold before using it on a carry gun.
    it caused FTFeeds on my 1911 in cold weather when we shot an outdoor pistol class in 40 degree weather. cleaned it out and used oil, and the gun ran fine the rest of the day. I used SG Lite on purpose to see if it would cause any issues, and i see that it did.

    YMMV
     
  5. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    I will, and if it happens, I'll just use oil during the winter months.
     
  6. Hokie1911

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    I dig it. I use Medium. :thumbsup:
     
  7. RH45

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    +1 Below freezing it slows the slide up a LOT, and turns several of my pistols in to single shots!:shocked:

    But, in the summer, it can't be beat!:cool:
     
  8. drc767

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    +1 I was going to mention the same thing. If you live in a very cold enviroment, I would really run it through its paces outside to make sure the slide glide does not adversely affect the function of your carry pistol.
     
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  9. bac1023

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    Yeah, I really need to try that stuff.

    My buddy, Cobra64, swears by it.
     
  10. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    i'll put some in a lunch bag and send some to you :animlol:
     
  11. Hokie1911

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    It's a great lube and lasts a long time. No wait, that's AstroGlide. :whistling:
     
  12. bac1023

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    :rofl::rofl:
     
  13. kymarkh

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    A little goes a long way - I paint it on in a very thin coat using a modelers brush after I've wiped everything with a oily patch. It stays put long after the oil is gone.
     
  14. TSAX

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    Another lube question, can I resist my funny bone an not chime in with ...................................................... I can resist, the temptation is too strong.

    I will leave with these wise words from my girl when I use lube for many applications. "As long as its slick it'll do the trick". :supergrin:
     
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  15. quantico

    quantico 1911 lover Millennium Member

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    I can very highly recommend mobil-1. 15w50. Motor oil. I have used it for years on Glocks. Sig's. Hk's 1911's. And all my long guns. It is thick enough to stay put and can handle any temp extreme. If there was something better I would use it. But I have been very impressed.
     
  16. drc767

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    Lube on Glocks? No way......:)
     
  17. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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    You betcha.

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    It's best to swab down the areas to be greased with alcohol so that the grease "sticks" better when applying.

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    Don't forget the barrel locking lug and where similies appear on the barrel.

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    "It it slides grease it. If it pivots, oil it."
     
  18. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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    True. A well known pistolsmith recommends it, and all my guns work all the time. I've noticed however, that slide velocity will decrease in cold weather which I mitigate (not the cold weather) by applying a few drops of oil on the slide rails to decrease viscosity.