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onalandline
03-01-2010, 08:01
I just purchased a G19 as my first handgun. I need to buy some solvent and/or oil for it, but would like some recommendations as to what kind and which brands would suit me best. Thanks for any help.

faawrenchbndr
03-01-2010, 08:51
Breakfree CLP from Wal-Mart works great. I would also suggest the Breakfree Foaming Bore cleaner.

Diesel_Bomber
03-01-2010, 09:02
Just about anything will work, Glocks are probably the least picky of any firearm. Hoppe's sells a gun cleaning kit with solvent, oil, patches, rods, etc. for about eight bucks that works great, and additional brushes for whatever other caliber you have are around two bucks each.

I use WD40 as a solvent because I already buy it by the gallon and keep some in a spray bottle. I have never bought a gun-specific oil unless it came in a kit with other pieces I need. Always had enough of this or that around, so I use whatever is handy as a gun oil. Motor oil, transmission fluid, hydraulic oil, sometimes even actual gun oil. If I had to pick an oil to buy and keep on the shelf and say THIS RIGHT HERE is gun oil, I'd probably find a quart of Mobil 1 20w50 full synthetic motor oil. But then I think the Mobil Delvac 1 that I already have gallons of on hand is completely acceptable too.

I would not buy Remington gun oil, as I find it evaporates. I'd also steer clear of any other oil that'll evaporate.

Th3Myth
03-01-2010, 10:22
I keep it simple, Breakfree CLP for lube, and Hoppe's #9 for cleaning

faawrenchbndr
03-01-2010, 11:56
Keep the Hopes #9 off the frame rails, they are nickel plated and seems it can cause the to start peeling.

onalandline
03-01-2010, 13:08
Isn't the barrel the only part that would need solvent to clean?

telecster
03-01-2010, 13:08
Great video's on youtube. Keep the firing pin chamber clean and dry.. Oils build up crap.

Marc1956
03-01-2010, 13:12
Mobil 1 oil and carburetor cleaner. I'm just sayin...... :supergrin: :wavey:

Billy10mm
03-01-2010, 13:20
Best cleaner + lube I've ever used, bar none, Weapon Shield.

faawrenchbndr
03-01-2010, 13:55
Isn't the barrel the only part that would need solvent to clean?

My opinion,......yes. Everything else just gets a few drops of CLP and gets scrubbed with a brush,
Q-tip or cloth. I know a guy that insists on using Hoppes #9 on everything! :faint:

pangloss9
03-01-2010, 15:58
Breakfree CLP from Wal-Mart works great. I would also suggest the Breakfree Foaming Bore cleaner.

This is what I use. I've been pleased with the results.

Eradik
03-01-2010, 18:07
I keep it simple, Breakfree CLP for lube, and Hoppe's #9 for cleaning

I use CLP for the cleaning, and after scrubbing with a brush and then wiping everything off til its clean with cloth patches, I then use Rem Oil for the lube.

After reading your post, I ask... Is this wrong? It's what I was told to do by my gunshop guy.

(sorry for the slight hijack of the thread)

faawrenchbndr
03-01-2010, 18:13
I use CLP for the cleaning, and after scrubbing with a brush and then wiping everything off til its clean with cloth patches, I then use Rem Oil for the lube.

After reading your post, I ask... Is this wrong? It's what I was told to do by my gunshop guy.

(sorry for the slight hijack of the thread)

I would use the CLP for the lube over the Remoil.

Eradik
03-01-2010, 18:42
I would use the CLP for the lube over the Remoil.

Thanks

Anything then to clean it with then? Or just use the brush scrubber? Its going to be my carry, so im cleaning it after every time its fired.

And my technique is putting it on a Q Tip, then applying it to the 6 areas. This correct?

481
03-03-2010, 12:00
Mobil 1 oil and carburetor cleaner. I'm just sayin...... :supergrin: :wavey:

Another M1 user here.

All kinds of options here- http://www.stoppingpower.net/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=16727 if M1 synthetic ain't your flavor of choice. :winkie:

ricklee4570
03-04-2010, 02:46
I prefer Gun Butter

alwaysshootin
03-04-2010, 03:49
Fp-10 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DLL9mm
03-04-2010, 04:02
I have recently been using Gunzilla. It is very good stuff.
When I don't use Gunzilla, I use...Hoppe's and CLP in a Syringe.

The Retired Sarge
03-04-2010, 08:20
Another vote for Weapon Shield which is the improved generation of FP-10. Weapon Shield is hands down the best cleaner, lube, and protector I have ever used. Bill

onalandline
03-04-2010, 17:41
Anyone use Ballistol?

skanless
03-04-2010, 17:45
CLP for me. :cool:

downtown
03-05-2010, 04:56
Anyone use Ballistol?
I bought some Ballistol last month because someone recommended it on another forum. Now that I have used it I'll use nothing else. Cleans and lubes like a champ. I use it now on pretty much everything, guns, bike, truck. Sprayed it on the garage door hinges and now my door is silent. Works great with a patchworm to clean my rifles. The only negative thing about it is that it has a strange smell.

Notyet
03-13-2010, 21:05
Glock trainers recommend that you not use WD40 or any nitrate based solutiont on GLOCKS.

Bill Lumberg
03-14-2010, 06:05
Hoppe's solvent and any light gun oil will do fine. CLP will work by itself, but is considerably less efficient.

ignantmike
03-14-2010, 06:56
:supergrin:hoppe's #9 and 3 and 1 household oil...

onalandline
03-15-2010, 07:42
I purchased Ballistol for mine.

dav
03-16-2010, 19:43
Strongly recommend Prolix Lubricant.

cangler
03-16-2010, 21:53
I too went with Ballistol for my G19, haven't got around to using it yet but I hear nothing but good things. Apparently it's all you'll ever need. I purchased this 16oz can and I need a spray cap, anybody know where I can find a spray cap that will fit this can and be resistant to it? I was thinking just a cheap spray cap/bottle from wal-mart, but don't know if it would last.
http://media.midwayusa.com/ProductImages/Large/164428.jpg

onalandline
03-17-2010, 15:02
I too went with Ballistol for my G19, haven't got around to using it yet but I hear nothing but good things. Apparently it's all you'll ever need. I purchased this 16oz can and I need a spray cap, anybody know where I can find a spray cap that will fit this can and be resistant to it? I was thinking just a cheap spray cap/bottle from wal-mart, but don't know if it would last.


I have 3 cans of the stuff, and I am also looking for a dispenser of some sort or an attachable sprayer.

cangler
03-17-2010, 15:19
I actually contacted Ballistol directly to see what they would suggest.

You can use most any trigger sprayer on the Ballistol can. Many household-product trigger sprayers will screw on the can.
The trigger sprayer that we provide is nothing special. Most triggers will dispense Ballistol in a stream, it will not mist like the aerosol.
Any trigger should last a couple of years.

Some people use a plastic bottle with trigger sprayer to keep immediate use Ballistol in for the present & near future. This is not for long-term storage.
Always remove the trigger sprayer from the metal can after use. Store Ballistol with the cap on tight.

onalandline
03-17-2010, 21:44
I actually contacted Ballistol directly to see what they would suggest.
Thanks for the leg work.