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IndianaMatt
12-30-2010, 22:54
I've used Remington's Rem Oil on a lot of my guns with great results. Its very light and seems to do the job.

Having recently acquired my first 1911, would you guys suggest a heavier gun oil for it than Rem Oil? Thanks!

HAIL CAESAR
12-30-2010, 23:17
For a 1980's Colt?? Nope, Remoil is just fine, but those guns will run on snot.

But for ANYTHING else I would never use RemOil. I actually don't even consider RemOil lube any more than WD-40.

IndianaMatt
12-30-2010, 23:25
Its a Series 80, 1991, bought new. Does that make a difference?

HAIL CAESAR
12-30-2010, 23:32
Truthfully....RemOil is better than snot. But I would use something else. Anything else.

glock2740
12-30-2010, 23:33
I actually don't even consider RemOil lube any more than WD-40.
I agree. I might use it on my shotgun, while duck hunting in a rain storm. Key word, might. I'd probably just wait until I got back in and then use some real oil.

20South
12-30-2010, 23:37
I have never had any problems with it, but I haven't used it in years. There just seems to be too many options out there which provide superior protections...and I have never used it on a 1911.

IndianaMatt
12-31-2010, 00:02
So what's the best lube that you guys use?

youngAR
12-31-2010, 00:14
So what's the best lube that you guys use?

You'll get tons of answers for this. I use Mobil 1 Syn.. Alot of people use grease.

mserr
12-31-2010, 00:36
i use gun butter on my 1911.

HAIL CAESAR
12-31-2010, 00:44
You'll get tons of answers for this. I use Mobil 1 Syn.. Alot of people use grease.

That is a true statement.

Mil-Tec. TW25b and Mobil 1 here.

AZ Husker
12-31-2010, 00:57
MPro7 to clean and FP10 to lube.

CAcop
12-31-2010, 01:30
I read a gunsmith who said that a properly set up 1911 should run with nothing.

Remoil is okay but it is so light it is going to evaporate quickly. I have some to spray quickly before a range trip if a gun is bone dry.

Cobra64
12-31-2010, 01:37
So what's the best lube that you guys use?

Brian Enos' Slide Glide on sliding surfaces since after a few rounds, oil on the slide disappears. Oil works fine on springs and pivot points.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Gun%20Cleaning/P1010416.jpg

Cobra64
12-31-2010, 01:38
i use gun butter on my 1911.

I tried Gun Butter, but kept getting Jams. :supergrin:

MD357
12-31-2010, 02:08
I used Mobil 1 for quite some time. Bought some of the slide glide mentioned above and weaponshield, both have worked great. Honestly, as previously mentioned there are a ton of good choices, just don't overpay.

swinokur
12-31-2010, 08:26
Gunzilla

El_Ron1
12-31-2010, 08:27
RemOil® sucks mostly.

MarkCO
12-31-2010, 08:49
Remington makes some good guns and ammunition...

I use Enos Slide Glide on the large movements parts: slide, barrel, frame rails. For the small parts, I use a homebrew: 1/2 quart mobil 1, 2 ounces synthetic transmission fluid, 2 ounces Zmax.

The tranny fluid has very good detergent properties and makes cleaning a snap. I use Royal purple to give the mix a good color to see. Zmax is a deep metal conditioner that also helps prevent barrel fouling and reduces wear.

Jim S.
12-31-2010, 09:06
A light oil is fine for a range session. Especially if you have it with you and put a drop on the rails and front of the barrel if you are shooting a lot that day.
Let a drop run down the cocked hammer to put some on the sear/ disconnector/ trigger bar area.
As far as on a carry gun it will evaporate too quickly and a little dab of gun grease of your choice will last and be sufficient for the time the gun is carried.

Hokie1911
12-31-2010, 09:11
Brian Enos' Slide Glide on sliding surfaces since after a few rounds, oil on the slide disappears. Oil works fine on springs and pivot points.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Gun%20Cleaning/P1010416.jpg

Ditto. Medium Slide Glide on the rails and CLP everywhere else.

gconan
12-31-2010, 12:22
For a heavier lube I like SLIP2000 EWL 30 (http://www.slip2000.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=60351&Category_Code=EWL)


and SLIP2000 EWL 50 (http://www.slip2000.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=60361&Category_Code=EWL). I clean with regular slip2000 (http://www.slip2000.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=GL). I also am trying Lucas gun oil and it seems to stay put.

Slide-Glide light is a great grease.
Mpro-7 a good cleaner.

cole
12-31-2010, 13:00
Rem Oil runs too much IMO. Actually, I just mixed what I had left (from a bulk deal) with a bottle of some other heavier oil and it's fine for range use.

polizei1
12-31-2010, 13:10
I've been using Hoppes #9 for the XD and it's fine, but the EMP naturally doesn't like it. I'll be ordering some Slide-Glide and I'll see how that does. I'll still use the oil for the pivot parts.

In my VERY limited experience, the oil seems to stay put on the polymer XD for a little bit, but even just sitting in the case it still evaporates rather quickly. While shooting, the oil doesn't last very long at all, especially on the EMP (since it's all metal on metal).

While I haven't used Remoil, I would expect the same. So, heeding the advice from the others, I'm going to try some grease (since I plan on carrying the EMP as well), and I suggest you try some grease as well.

Now my own question...what do you guys use for cold weather? The Slide-Glide lite says 30+ degrees, but winter in Ohio is often much less than that...I assume just use oil and just keep it wet?

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
12-31-2010, 13:13
I just use Breakfree CLP for everything

Nickpisp
12-31-2010, 13:17
Brian Enos' Slide Glide on sliding surfaces since after a few rounds, oil on the slide disappears. Oil works fine on springs and pivot points.



Slide Glide and FP-10 mainly, sometimes I use Redline Shockproof Heavy. :supergrin:

GJ1981
12-31-2010, 14:08
I'll use RemOil for the exterior of my pistols, but it sucks otherwise.

I usually use TW25, but I have used Mobil 1 Wheel bearing grease. I'll mix it with CLP to thin it down to the consistency I want.

A tube is about $7 and will last longer than the pistol.

cdunn
12-31-2010, 14:40
Ive used alot of different lubes but right now , for the last month I've been using frog lube, good stuff.
http://www.froglube.com/roothome.htm

rsxr22
12-31-2010, 14:41
I keep a bottle of remoil in my bag for quick app's at the range. I used CLP for a while but WC recently sent me 4 bottles of their lube for reviewing a product and Im pretty much sold on it now!

G36_Me
12-31-2010, 15:38
I have no issues with Rem Oil.
I agree with people who said RemOil is light and runs.
I have no problem dumping it in and on my 1911s while at the range.
I run my 1911s very wet and they run great.

The Ed Brown gun oil is thicker and give you more of a warm fuzzy feeling. It's probably better.

I personally don't use 'non gun oil' on my guns even tho people smarter than me say it is OK. I use a bunch of gun oil and am not rich (and not in danger of going broke buying gun oil.) Since my carry guns tend to be Glocks were I use Tetra Grease, I don't have a running or leaking issue. When I carry my 1911s I don't drench them like when at the range.

G36_Me
12-31-2010, 15:42
I guess, reading back over the post, I have to ask: what is the purpose of the gun and the oil? Are you just coating the gun exterior and interior and placing in a safe, or for shooting, or for concealed carry or what?

That will cause you to get more input. My post above really talked about "at the range".

Captain Bligh
01-01-2011, 14:54
I started using Rem Oil because it was recommended in the owner's manual of my first 1911, a Kimber (1999). Since then I have used it exclusively in all my guns: handguns, long guns, and carry guns. Works for me.

Golddog
01-01-2011, 17:02
Interior and exterior: Corrosion X. It cleans (although I start with Hoppe's #9), lubes, and resists rust.

MarkCO
01-01-2011, 18:06
Yeah, I guess if you got it cheap, soak up your guns and only shoot 50 to 100 rounds then take it home and clean it...do this 4 or 5 times a year max, it might be okay.

When I go to the range, it is a pistol match and I shoot a tad over 100, a 3 gun match and I shoot a tad over 400 over 3 days, or it is a class or practice and I shoot 300 to 600 rounds per day. There is just nothing there after 100 rounds and Rem Oil.

polizei1
01-01-2011, 18:29
So...what do you use then? I just ordered some Slide Glide lite. I'll see how the EMP likes it. Hopefully it does because I really don't want to use oil for carry.

MarkCO
01-01-2011, 20:05
So...what do you use then?

It was in my earlier post...

I use Enos Slide Glide on the large movements parts: slide, barrel, frame rails. For the small parts, I use a homebrew: 1/2 quart mobil 1, 2 ounces synthetic transmission fluid, 2 ounces Zmax.

The tranny fluid has very good detergent properties and makes cleaning a snap. I use Royal purple to give the mix a good color to see. Zmax is a deep metal conditioner that also helps prevent barrel fouling and reduces wear.

I'll use some Break Free here and there if I am going to shoot a few rounds over the chrono. I've used Wilson, Tetra, Brownells, etc... when I get it free at matches.

Mayhem like Me
01-01-2011, 20:44
I like tetra and Ballistol