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MEG801
03-11-2011, 13:16
I've been using Break Free for years. Any new ones that I should consider?

Travclem
03-11-2011, 13:17
What are you lubricating?

Cheytac
03-11-2011, 13:18
I am switching to Mil-Comm... :wavey:




For my firearms... :whistling:

Cujo17
03-11-2011, 13:19
I have been using slide glide and like it alot.

tuf8seconds
03-11-2011, 13:19
I'm sure any name brand lube will be good....I have been using Rem-Oil all my life...It aint broke and I aint gonna fix it!!!!!

adv
03-11-2011, 13:21
About time this topic was covered.

Tetra oil and grease.

A3middie
03-11-2011, 13:24
I too prefer Tetra products, especially the grease.

Golddog
03-11-2011, 13:26
CorrosionX. The owner of the company is a gun guy, and he has developed lubricants for everything from pistols to jet engines. Corrosion X lubes and also prevents rust. I've used it for years.

Gun Tests has run a couple of tests over the years on various rust preventatives and lubricants, and they have come up with very persuasive results.

JBP55
03-11-2011, 13:30
I use Mobil 1 20W50 to lubricate my firearms.

Bill Lumberg
03-11-2011, 13:32
For a glock, 5 drops of any quality gun oil is fine. For glocks and other "dry" weapons, breakfree clp is horribly inefficient, but it will work as a standalone solution. For "wet" guns, such as 1911's and M4's, clp is terrific.

I've been using Break Free for years. Any new ones that I should consider?

wingwlkr
03-11-2011, 13:32
Seems every time I read another thread on lubes, I learn something new. So maybe re-visiting the subject is worthwhile.


I don't have a favorite lube, but am most drawn to those that are less toxic.

MrArsenal
03-11-2011, 13:34
I use MILITEC-1 on all my firearms and highly recommend it!

Gunruner1917
03-11-2011, 13:34
I've been using Break Free for years. Any new ones that I should consider?

I gave up on that Breakfree CLP(cleansNOT/lubesYES THICK/protectsCAN'T when it holds so much dirt) in the desert. Holds too much crud and really doesnt clean anything. A light machine oil (3 in 1) and 5 tiny drops is all a Glock needs. Stay away from any grease based lube in a Glock or M4 and you'll be running fine........My $02........Mike

Gunshine
03-11-2011, 13:34
I use Mobil 1 20W50 to lubricate my firearms.

Really? Very interesting.

sup
03-11-2011, 13:36
Mil-comm TW25
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/default.aspx?productNumber=573734

Uncle T-bone
03-11-2011, 13:39
Best lubricant = K-Y Intense

Best feminine protection = S&W

A3middie
03-11-2011, 13:40
I gave up on that Breakfree CLP(cleansNOT/lubesYES THICK/protectsCAN'T when it holds so much dirt) in the desert. Holds too much crud and really doesnt clean anything. A light machine oil (3 in 1) and 5 tiny drops is all a Glock needs. Stay away from any grease based lube in a Glock or M4 and you'll be running fine........My $02........Mike

Hey Gunruner, why do you say no grease on a Glock? It seems that it would not migrate as much as an oil would. I am open to change, please persuade me.

hatidua
03-11-2011, 13:41
I use Mobil 1

As do I, and countless others.

Zeroskillet
03-11-2011, 14:01
Ballistol

fazox
03-11-2011, 14:03
TW-25b

hamburger
03-11-2011, 14:27
Motor oil works just fine

GRT45
03-11-2011, 14:36
Ballistol

+1 for Ballistol (http://www.ballistol.com/index.htm)

It's good for cleaning the bore and general lubrication of a Glock pistol. Hickok45 converted me to his simpler way (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZf4mUM10Vc) after years of following a more complicated pistol maintenance regimen.

If you want something non-toxic, then look no further. Ballistol does not contain any components classified "hazardous" by OSHA and it's biodegradable. If you spill it and a pet happens to lick some, no worries. See Ballistol MSDS (http://www.baileysonline.com/msds_sheets/PDFs/ballistol.PDF) for more information.

emore
03-11-2011, 14:40
I have been using slide glide and like it alot.

Very similar to, if not exactly the same as, Amsoil grease. 6 ounces for $6.80 plus shipping. I can't tell any difference with both side by side.
fwiw...
emore

TSAX
03-11-2011, 14:42
I've been using Break Free since the military and it still works great.
The other lubes I would recommend would get my post deleted :whistling:

Gperfection
03-11-2011, 14:45
Militec

dwhite53
03-11-2011, 14:49
My car engine runs 2600 rpm at 70 MPH. 100,000 revolutions of the engine takes 40 minutes at this speed. Thursday I drove 240 miles round trip to Wilmington, NC. My pistons ran over 500,000 cycles on that trip. I do this kind of mileage 4 days a week. Thus, I think motor oil is a pretty good lube for my guns. I do however use Break-Free as it's what I have.

Flame suit on.

All the Best,
D. White

Orive 8
03-11-2011, 14:51
26 Years of using Break Free, its worked for me so I don't see any reason to switch.

But then again, asking someone what the best lubricant is, is like asking someone to recommend the best:

1. Gun
2. Holster
3. Car
4. anything else you want to throw in here :supergrin:

Patrick Graham
03-11-2011, 14:55
In the past I've used Mobile 1 and Break Free. Mobile 1 is a better lube, Break Free is a better preservative.

Lately I've been using M7 Pro. When I'm done with the current bottle I'll probably get another just like it. It seems to be the best of both worlds.

firemedic1343
03-11-2011, 14:56
ATF, lithium grease and Zep CLP

conpro
03-11-2011, 15:04
ballistol


ballistol or machine gunners lube.

dpadams6
03-11-2011, 15:04
Mil-comm TW25
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/default.aspx?productNumber=573734

Same. Great stuff. FWIW: Sig includes this with every new gun.

James Dean
03-11-2011, 15:10
Ballistol to Clean Gun Butter or Mobil 1 to lube

.556
03-11-2011, 15:11
Tw-25 grease is really good. I use just a dab on my guide rails. Everywhere else I use Weapon Shield CLP or Slip 2000 EWL (Extreme Weapons Lubricant). Both of these are very good lubricants. Weapon Shield will even send you a free trial if you send them an email requesting one. :thumbsup:


Weapon Shield (http://www.steelshieldtech.com/mainpage/retail-product-weapon-shield.html)


Slip 2000 EWL (http://slip2000.com/slip2000-EWL.html)

Gunshine
03-11-2011, 15:12
My car engine runs 2600 rpm at 70 MPH. 100,000 revolutions of the engine takes 40 minutes at this speed. Thursday I drove 240 miles round trip to Wilmington, NC. My pistons ran over 500,000 cycles on that trip. I do this kind of mileage 4 days a week. Thus, I think motor oil is a pretty good lube for my guns. I do however use Break-Free as it's what I have.

Flame suit on.

All the Best,
D. White

I feel like a bit of a newb here. In all my years of shooting i've never used motor oil. Boy Al Gore's interwebs is great.

Silver_Bullet_00
03-11-2011, 15:14
Break Free CLP is what I use. I used to use a product called Rusty Duck, but I cant find it around here anymore, it was a very light lubricant (didn't attract a lot of dirt and grime), preservative, and would wipe surface rust off.

Found a link telling about it http://www.hydra-tone.com/RustyduckFrame1Source1.htm

JJJJr Shabadoo
03-11-2011, 15:21
I started out using CLP, but gave Ballistol a try and am really liking it for both cleaning and lube. I'm probably going to switch to it permanently but I haven't been able to find it locally, only online.

TSAX
03-11-2011, 15:27
Its amazing the popularity/amount of lube threads on this forum, I've read more on here
than I have in the Penthouse........... :whistling:

Mike357S
03-11-2011, 15:50
Recently switched to Ballistol and like it fine, but boy does it smell. Of course smell is not a problem for me, I'm only concerned how well it works, and it seems to work well.

Krimlin
03-11-2011, 15:54
Militec

Glock_en_speil
03-11-2011, 16:12
Hoppes Elite Gun Oil

mr_fender
03-11-2011, 16:55
Man that's like asking what brand of coffee or soda water is best. A lot of it is personal preference. With regular cleaning and maintenance, just about any gun oil will work just fine. Where some will outshine others is in harsh conditions or with excessively dirty guns. Personally, I've been using Break Free CLP for years along with a quality grease on sliding parts like slide rails and trigger groups. I've been using Wilson's Ultimalube grease here lately, but I've used shooter's choice a lot too. I'm no expert, but from what I've read the properties of rust prevention and lubrication are at odds with each other, meaning an oil that is a fantastic rust preventative is usually not a very good lubricant and vice versa. Achieving the proper balance is tough for every situation. That's why there are so many different oil "recipes" out there. Oil is supposed to be better for rotating and tight fitting parts, since its thinner viscosity allows the oil to wick its way into tight spaces. Grease is supposed to be better for sliding parts, since it is far more prone to stay where you put it and not creep or drip off. Whatever you choose, don't use much of it. Glocks need very little lube to keep running.

mr_fender
03-11-2011, 17:01
Recently switched to Ballistol and like it fine, but boy does it smell. Of course smell is not a problem for me, I'm only concerned how well it works, and it seems to work well.

Many people say that Dextron transmission fluid is fantastic for guns, but that stuff stinks something aweful. No thanks. I need to give Ballistol a try since everyone raves about it. I like the whole non-toxic bit too. I've started using mostly M-Pro 7 solvent to clean for that exact reason. Never tried their oil.

Supertuck
03-11-2011, 17:10
I'm going with the all Ballistol approach.

multo17
03-11-2011, 17:18
Ballistol, Mobile1 synthetic oil 15w/50, & Super Lube synthetic grease for the rails. I clean my guns with Breakfree CLP, Hoppes Elite & Shooter's Choice for the barrel. Windex for the polymer frame. :cool:

apacheaws
03-11-2011, 17:28
Tw-25 grease is really good. I use just a dab on my guide rails. Everywhere else I use Weapon Shield CLP or Slip 2000 EWL (Extreme Weapons Lubricant). Both of these are very good lubricants. Weapon Shield will even send you a free trial if you send them an email requesting one. :thumbsup:

Yup.. TW-25B is good stuff.

I figure if it's good enough for this, then it's good enough for my guns.

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/aircraft/systems/images/m230_30mm_gun.jpg

bobelk99
03-11-2011, 18:05
To OP

Curious: If you have used CLP for years, do you see a need for a change?

Pred8tory
03-11-2011, 18:17
Rem Oil cleans, lubes and protects. It makes life pretty simple.:fred:

deeHKman
03-11-2011, 18:25
For my self sefense ammo i try to buy some of the best. Why skimp on buying the best products to maintain your gun to perform top notch. The newer products use molecular bonding to the metal. Glocks are great against rust but to use a lube to help in preventing a malfunction is a cheap insurance policy,d

I have been using slide glide and like it alot.
http://www.brianenos.com/pages/slide-glide.html
I have used the lite version for carry. Used it for years and i cannot even remember my last failure.

CorrosionX. The owner of the company is a gun guy, and he has developed lubricants for everything from pistols to jet engines. Corrosion X lubes and also prevents rust. I've used it for years.

Gun Tests has run a couple of tests over the years on various rust preventatives and lubricants, and they have come up with very persuasive results.
http://www.rejex.com/corrosionx-for-guns.html
Corrosion X cleans and is the best protectant i ever used.

http://www.militec1.com/miva/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=militec1&Category_Code=1
Militec-1 is my favorite lube by far.

Broncbuster
03-11-2011, 18:27
TW25 on the rails and a small drop of Rem oil on the trigger parts.

Getready4it
03-11-2011, 18:33
I too prefer Tetra products, especially the grease.

+1 big time. My G17 sounds as smooth as my 1911 using this grease.

montrose1911
03-11-2011, 18:40
Breakfree for everyday use, and I have a bunch of Mobile1 for SHTF! Works great on the AK and my handguns!

cusn
03-11-2011, 18:44
I like to stay as non toxic and bio degradable as possible.

Currently Hoppes Elite and soon switching to Ballistol

packinaglock
03-11-2011, 19:04
I use Mobil 1 20W50 to lubricate my firearms.

Same here, full synthetic

troysglock
03-11-2011, 19:09
Militec 1

Luminary
03-11-2011, 19:14
I use Mobil 1 20W50 to lubricate my firearms.

I second this. Just buy 1 bottle and you'll be set for a lifetime.

Edmo01
03-11-2011, 19:56
I use Mobil 1 20W50 to lubricate my firearms.

Same grade of full synthetic juice I use in both my Harleys and my guns. Since I aways keep a few quarts on the shelf, I'm always ready.

Even at $9 a quart, it is still cheaper than the snake oil gun lubes out there and a quart will last for more than a couple of cleanings.

I use one of these bottles with the needle tips to get the oil where I need it. I found it at MidwayUSA and it's product number is 895165...

http://media.midwayusa.com/productimages/large/895/895165.jpg

Edmo

dieseldoc
03-11-2011, 19:58
Fp-10

kshutt
03-11-2011, 20:06
Not in order, and for different applications: Ballistol, TW25B grease, TW25B oil, Wilson Combat Ultima-Lube Universal, and GLube (by Glockmeister). These lubricants cover just about anything and everything you will ever need to lubricate your guns. :wavey: I'll stick to using motor oil for my vehicles and specialty type lubricants for my firearms. You can do the research yourselves on the products I've listed, and they're far from being classified as "snake oil" products. :upeyes:

BobKat
03-11-2011, 20:15
Another vote for Ballistol.

Mathwiz
03-11-2011, 20:27
I'm confused.:dunno:

ADK_40GLKr
03-11-2011, 20:29
BORE BUTTER!

My armorer asked how I got my G22 slide to run so smoothly, and I told him someone on GlockTalk had suggested gun butter. (Not sure whether there's any difference.) He replied "Hmm, I'll have to try it."

Just a dab on a Q-tip & swab it on the rails and other lube points.

Chunky Mayonnaise
03-11-2011, 20:30
I don't have a favorite lube, but am most drawn to those that are less toxic.[/QUOTE]



Try out prolix its non toxic and works quite well.

deeHKman
03-11-2011, 20:38
Not in order, and for different applications: Ballistol, TW25B grease, TW25B oil, Wilson Combat Ultima-Lube Universal, and GLube (by Glockmeister). These lubricants cover just about anything and everything you will ever need to lubricate your guns. :wavey: I'll stick to using motor oil for my vehicles and specialty type lubricants for my firearms. You can do the research yourselves on the products I've listed, and they're far from being classified as "snake oil" products. :upeyes:

I agree with new technology why not use it. I don't shoot a small block chevy.

Markasaurus
03-11-2011, 20:44
I hope i don't make anyone mad but in my opinion Remoil is simply too thin. I think there are better products for everything it claims to do. Tell me it doesn't evaporate and stays where you put it?
3 in 1 oil, isn;t that vegetable based? Even if not, again too light. Is NOT going to stay where you put it.

Mobil 1, absolutely, why not? But again though it is a motor engine oil. Engine oil works in a sealed environment where it is circulated by a pump. It does have some "cling" to it, but again is eventually going to be blown out or evaporate if used for a stored gun. If i were a soldier in the middle east i might carry a bottle of this with me all the time.

For me i think grease is ideal...i work with machinery and get to see the properties of all kinds of lubricants firsthand on all kinds of mechanisms - open, closed, sealed, chains, hinges, sliding parts, etc. many of them similar to the rotating and sliding parts in a firearm. I've never seen an oil yet, even synthetic, that doesn't drip away eventually on any open mechanism.

If you oil before you go to the range and a couple drops while you are there, your gun will run as well as it is ever going to, because synthetic oil is one of the best lubricants known to man - however i think even it too eventually gets blown out.

On the glock 26, i do what the tactical response guy on youtube says and use the 5 drops of grease. I even pop the rear pin, raise the trigger mechanism out of the gun just enough to lube the trigger bar with it. The grease stays put and clean up is easy. I usually don't relube at the range although that would not be a bad idea.

On the Stag M4, which i haven't even fired yet, i use wheel bearing grease and now tetra grease, on the cam pin, the sliding surfaces on the bolt carrier group, the buffer face and the hammer where it contacts the BCG. The bolt rings and all the pins in the lower receiver get a drop of clp each, thinking of switching to mobil 1 though, as the CLP seeps through to the outside and you have to wipe it off a hundred times - maybe something a bit thicker and i wont have to do that.

Don't forget CLP supposedly absorbs into the metal, which if true, is certainly beneficial for lube AND cleaning. On the can it advises "best lubrication achieved after letting the parts sit for two hours."

dkf
03-11-2011, 20:58
Amsoil 20w-50 (High Zinc and Phos)

rvigz
03-11-2011, 21:33
Ballistol - for everything

AgentM79
03-11-2011, 22:30
Break-Free CLP is still my #1. I also liked MPro7's CLP product, but they've discontinued it in favor of a new item I have yet to try ("LPX"). Eezox is also an old favorite.

I like Break-Free because repeated use of it makes guns easier to clean. I maintain about 3/4 of my guns with it, exclusively. It's a decent cleaner, a great lube, and a great preservative. CLP cleans bores pretty well provided a bronze bore brush is utilized.

Eezox cleans well and dries quickly to form a protective layer that lubricates and preserves. I'm running only one gun on Eezox right now, but used it extensively in the past.

robin303
03-11-2011, 22:34
I've been using Break Free for years. Any new ones that I should consider?

I used that stuff 8 yrs in the Army and use it to this day. I don't bother with anything else.

TH237
03-11-2011, 22:36
I use Valvoline 0-20 full syn.

BMH
03-11-2011, 22:36
The two I recommend are:

Eezox (It dries to the touch so it doesn't collect dirt, dust, ect.)http://eezox.com/

Gunzilla (Popular with soldiers in Iraq) http://www.gunzilla.us/

misfit356tsw
03-11-2011, 22:41
My preferences are:

1.Coke not Pepsi
2.Ford
3.Glock Semiautos
4.Ruger Revolvers
5.Mossberg Shotguns
6.Weatherby Rifles
7.Corbon for self defense ammo
8.My reloads for target practice
9.Women
10.I use Gun Butter butter but am willing to be convinced otherwise.

I think that runs the gauntlet of preferences.

bigcix
03-11-2011, 23:09
I'm sure any name brand lube will be good....I have been using Rem-Oil all my life...It aint broke and I aint gonna fix it!!!!!

That's what I'm using

diamondd2
03-12-2011, 00:34
Eezox. If nothing else, at least it make your guns smell great! Almost delicious. :shocked:

Sonnytoo
03-12-2011, 00:44
Ballistol

I use some Ballistol on my Glocks. Good stuff. I also wipe a smidge of RIG grease for Stainless guns on the rails of my new Glocks for a bit until they've been shot a hundred times or so.
S2

Streetking
03-12-2011, 00:46
save your money...3-in-1

rick458
03-12-2011, 00:56
I use Mobile 1 5w20 Full Synthetic it is super slick, protects well, and my guns clean up much easier since i started using it.
I use a Dewey Micro oiler to put it right where I need it.
I don't shoot anything FA so, I cannot imagine where my needs would exceed this oils abilities

VaporLock24
03-12-2011, 01:01
im using weapon shield, works great!

MRpilot
03-12-2011, 02:36
Slip 2000

shogun82
03-12-2011, 06:31
I've used Rusty Duck, Rem Oil, Mobil, and recently tried Ballistol. Sticking with Ballistol for a while. Very nice stuff.

kshutt
03-12-2011, 07:13
Ballistol - for everything

Absolutely outstanding product, but too thin for every application. :wavey:

jamaicanj
03-12-2011, 08:11
I like eezox and militec

swinokur
03-12-2011, 08:22
What I take from all these different opinions of so many products with no complaints is that most anything will work as long as you use something.

:whistling:

kshutt
03-12-2011, 13:02
What I take from all these different opinions of so many products with no complaints is that most anything will work as long as you use something.

:whistling:

Not necessarily. Again, independent research is available on a lot of these products. SOME are definitely better than others. Also, there are times when a product like TW25B grease is a better choice (Glock trigger bar connector area, for example) than a lube that will not "stay put" as well. Some of the older products like Breakfree CLP (used it myself for years) are not quite as good anymore compared to some of the newer offerings. I'm not suggesting that it doesn't work anymore, but lubricants evolve over time, and in many instances become much improved.

cciman
03-12-2011, 15:18
:deadhorse::deadhorse::deadhorse:

I hate this recurring topic-- its like a bad dream

cscprez
03-12-2011, 20:28
I read in a forum somewhere that 20W50 Mobil 1 worked miracles. Since I've used Mobil 1 in all of my vehicles for the last 20 years, with no measurable wear, I decided to give it a try. AMAZING! The reduction in friction must be felt to be believed. Try it! You'll like it!

South Fla
03-12-2011, 20:48
I read in a forum somewhere that 20W50 Mobil 1 worked miracles. Since I've used Mobil 1 in all of my vehicles for the last 20 years, with no measurable wear, I decided to give it a try. AMAZING! The reduction in friction must be felt to be believed. Try it! You'll like it!

Nope.

From here. (http://grantcunningham.com/lubricants101.html)

Motor oils: Generally good boundary lubrication (particularly the Havoline formulations), but very poor corrosion resistance and poor resistance to open-air oxidation. In addition, their pour-point additives often contain benzene compounds, which aren't a good thing to have next to your skin on a regular basis! ATF performs better for firearms use on every count, even if it is a tad more expensive. (ATF is still 1/10 to 1/100th the cost of a specialty "gun oil"!)

kshutt
03-12-2011, 21:22
:deadhorse::deadhorse::deadhorse:

I hate this recurring topic-- its like a bad dream

You're not playing well with others, cciman. C'mon............ give it up and tell us what you use! :supergrin:

Tuco Tom
03-18-2011, 10:37
FP 10, Break Free, Lithum Grease, Rem Oil, Mobil 1 synthedic, Billistol (smells bad), Slip 2000.

Have them all plus some...

Presently using FP 10 from Shooters Choice, it dosen't matter which lubricant, but I think you should keep your weapon clean as permits.

g34fan
03-18-2011, 10:41
Mobile 1 or Gun Butter

NWGlocker
05-17-2011, 08:46
I used to use CLP for all my firearms (my dad was in the Army and that's what he taught me) but when I went to pocket carry I wanted something that would not collect dirt and lint as much so I tried Eezox. Now I am hooked. It is in all of my pistols currently. It is a dry lubricant that bonds to the metal to protect and lubricate without collecting dirt. It works just the way it states. I love it.

I still use CLP in my rifles since it is cheap and I don't have to rely on them for SD. If they get jammed at the range it isn't going to be a big deal. I haven't tried some of the other listed here so maybe I should. It's always nice to try new things from time to time.

cciman
05-18-2011, 20:14
How can you tell its still there, not evaporated? If it's not collecting dust, it probably is gone.

How does it bond to the metal?

All these snake oil testimonials are priceless. If it's so good, why not promote it for lubing everything else. Hmmm... maybe because it sucks as a lube

I used to use CLP for all my firearms (my dad was in the Army and that's what he taught me) but when I went to pocket carry I wanted something that would not collect dirt and lint as much so I tried Eezox. Now I am hooked. It is in all of my pistols currently. It is a dry lubricant that bonds to the metal to protect and lubricate without collecting dirt. It works just the way it states. I love it.

I still use CLP in my rifles since it is cheap and I don't have to rely on them for SD. If they get jammed at the range it isn't going to be a big deal. I haven't tried some of the other listed here so maybe I should. It's always nice to try new things from time to time.

John Rambo
05-18-2011, 20:22
Lube? Aw, hell. Just spit on it.


But yeah, Rem-Oil has always been what I've used. So far I haven't had any problems with it doing what its supposed to do.

pisc1024
05-19-2011, 06:48
I just started using slip 2000 and it works pretty good.

bowerman
05-19-2011, 09:34
Rem Oil here. never an issue.

graycrait
05-22-2011, 08:54
http://www.grantcunningham.com/lubricants101.html

South Fla
05-22-2011, 16:06
Presently using FP 10 from Shooters Choice, it dosen't matter which lubricant, but I think you should keep your weapon clean as permits.

The guy that developed FP 10 left that company and went out on his own and created the Weapon Shield line of products, improving on the FP10 line.

Tapeuup
05-22-2011, 16:15
I use full syn transmission fluid

csoglock17
05-26-2011, 11:23
I like Gun Butter was developed for shooters by an empathetic and energized Aerospace Engineering Design Team

South Fla
05-26-2011, 12:18
I have tried them all. BreakFree CLP back in the 1980s before they changed the formula twice, FP10, SLIP 2000, Wilson's Combat lube, Mil-Tech, Royal Purple, RemOil, Mobil1, M-Pro 7 gun lube...I have tried them all.

But the best is WeaponShield, lube for my Glocks and HKs and the grease for my Sigs.

I bought a tube of Lucas Oil Products Red N Tacky #2 grease at Tractor Supply and I am using that. So far so good.

Darkker
05-28-2011, 14:22
SlipStream, from Crusader Armory

five-0
05-30-2011, 07:08
Weapon Shield (http://www.steelshieldtech.com/mainpage/retail-product-weapon-shield.html)


Slip 2000 EWL (http://slip2000.com/slip2000-EWL.html)

I'll use pretty much whatever I have on hand until they're gone, but these are probably the best I've used.

1glockfan23
05-30-2011, 07:14
I use Ballistol on all my guns and love it.

ghr1142
05-30-2011, 07:42
As far as lube goes. for slide rails been looking into that product that is used by glock when your pistol comes from the factory. it is called "copper paste" and can be bought at All Glock. com.anyone useing this ??

Glock22 Owner
06-08-2011, 03:56
I use Ballistol on all my guns and love it.

But don't you still have to add oil to the rails? Isn't Ballistol just for cleaning the bore? I just purchased my first gun, have not fired it as yet, and the manual says I must first do a standard cleaning and oiling. I'm looking for input.

Glock22 Owner
06-08-2011, 04:08
I like to stay as non toxic and bio degradable as possible.


Given the fact that lead powder and residue you will be cleaning away is also very toxic, you may want to also just use copper bullets.

kshutt
06-08-2011, 04:39
But don't you still have to add oil to the rails? Isn't Ballistol just for cleaning the bore? I just purchased my first gun, have not fired it as yet, and the manual says I must first do a standard cleaning and oiling. I'm looking for input.

I'm going to give you a link that will help you. Ballistol is a wonderful product, but in my opinion, the consistency is too thin for complete lubrication of any firearm. Glockmeister also sells a product called "G-Lube." You can use it to "oil" your Glock. I've used it for several years, and it works fine. http://www.glockmeister.com/GlockLubrication.asp

GaryC
06-08-2011, 06:13
http://www.grantcunningham.com/lubricants101.html

misfit356tsw
06-08-2011, 10:22
I like to stay as non toxic and bio degradable as possible.

Currently Hoppes Elite and soon switching to Ballistol

Given the fact that lead powder and residue you will be cleaning away is also very toxic, you may want to also just use copper bullets.


:rofl::rofl::rofl:

Glock22 Owner
06-08-2011, 11:40
http://www.grantcunningham.com/lubricants101.html

Thank you for the link. Do you think the author of the article would suggest ballistol for oiling the rails and other parts?

Glock22 Owner
06-08-2011, 11:49
I'm going to give you a link that will help you. Ballistol is a wonderful product, but in my opinion, the consistency is too thin for complete lubrication of any firearm. Glockmeister also sells a product called "G-Lube." You can use it to "oil" your Glock. I've used it for several years, and it works fine. http://www.glockmeister.com/GlockLubrication.asp

Excellent, thanks.

HAMMERHEAD
06-08-2011, 12:22
As far as lube goes. for slide rails been looking into that product that is used by glock when your pistol comes from the factory. it is called "copper paste" and can be bought at All Glock. com.anyone useing this ??
It is copper anti-seize.
Glock does not recommend replacing it. It is for breaking in a new gun only. When it's gone, it's gone. Glock recommends oil, not grease or anti-seize.

I use FP-10 on most of my guns, it keeps my rimfires reliable at ten below zero.

GaryC
06-08-2011, 13:02
Thank you for the link. Do you think the author of the article would suggest ballistol for oiling the rails and other parts?

I understand that Ballistol is mineral oil based and he says this in the article:

"Frankly, in terms of mechanical performance, most oils "work"; some are better than others, but everything will make parts move for a while. The weakest area of most oils is in corrosion resistance - and on a gun, corrosion is a bad thing! There have been lots of claims, but those people who have actually taken the time to run experiments to test corrosion on steel have found that the products with the greatest hype are often the worst at corrosion resistance. Not surprisingly, plain mineral oils, such as Rem Oil, score at the very bottom of the list."

Maybe this is more of a worry for pistols that aren't as corrosion resistant as Glocks like all steel 1911s and revolvers that are blued - not sure.

Glock22 Owner
06-08-2011, 14:13
As far as I know, Hickok is not a scientist, chemist, engineer, gun-smith, etc. And he did not scientifically analyze his glocks for wear and tear and rust using ballistol compared to other oils. Even when he says that ballistol cures the barrel and makes it rust-proof, he is just guessing: he did not have a chemist analyze the metal to find out how the chemicals in ballistol are interacting at a microscopic level with the metal. And he did he cite any sources to support this claim.

I wish I had some documented studies showing what is best to use for cleaning and oiling. Consumerreports does not deal with this stuff.

I would really like to get the input from the actual engineers who design Glock regarding Ballistol: is it thick enough to be a good lube for the rails? Does it work well for general Glock lubing? What happens if other oils are used with Ballistol?

kshutt
06-09-2011, 04:17
As far as I know, Hickok is not a scientist, chemist, engineer, gun-smith, etc. And he did not scientifically analyze his glocks for wear and tear and rust using ballistol compared to other oils. Even when he says that ballistol cures the barrel and makes it rust-proof, he is just guessing: he did not have a chemist analyze the metal to find out how the chemicals in ballistol are interacting at a microscopic level with the metal. And he did he cite any sources to support this claim.

I wish I had some documented studies showing what is best to use for cleaning and oiling. Consumerreports does not deal with this stuff.

I would really like to get the input from the actual engineers who design Glock regarding Ballistol: is it thick enough to be a good lube for the rails? Does it work well for general Glock lubing? What happens if other oils are used with Ballistol?

I'm not sure why you're hung up on the Ballistol issue, but you could call the folks at Glock and pose your question to them. Again, I think you'll find that Ballistol works miracles in tight tolerance areas, trigger assemblies, etc. I even have Ballistol in a needle-point oiler for areas that I don't want to spray. If this helps, I've used Ballistol in a few places on my reloading press. It works extremely well, but has to be reapplied sooner than other products I've used. I just simply believe it's too thin to last long enough to provide continuous lubrication in firearms. One thing for sure: If you're dead set on using Ballistol for your Glock, Glocks probably require the least amount of lubricant of any pistol out there. It would seem that based on that, your success would be the greatest there.

cciman
06-09-2011, 06:26
:brickwall::poke::deadhorse::deadhorse::deadhorse:


This topic has been so overdone, it should go in the general glocking forum and get a sticky... My lube fu is better than yours!

Almost as bad as the glock porn picture thread.... ugh...

Mods should start a "new to glocking" forum too for those "Yippee--dee, I just got a glock!" topics.

kshutt
06-09-2011, 12:48
:brickwall::poke::deadhorse::deadhorse::deadhorse:


This topic has been so overdone, it should go in the general glocking forum and get a sticky... My lube fu is better than yours!

Almost as bad as the glock porn picture thread.... ugh...

Mods should start a "new to glocking" forum too for those "Yippee--dee, I just got a glock!" topics.

All of the topics by now have pretty much been overdone, cciman. It's just a forum. If you're not interested in a particular thread, why bother responding to it? :dunno:

misfit356tsw
06-09-2011, 15:37
All of the topics by now have pretty much been overdone, cciman. It's just a forum. If you're not interested in a particular thread, why bother responding to it? :dunno:

Logic ^^^^^

Glock22 Owner
06-09-2011, 19:18
I'm not sure why you're hung up on the Ballistol issue, but you could call the folks at Glock and pose your question to them. Again, I think you'll find that Ballistol works miracles in tight tolerance areas, trigger assemblies, etc. I even have Ballistol in a needle-point oiler for areas that I don't want to spray. If this helps, I've used Ballistol in a few places on my reloading press. It works extremely well, but has to be reapplied sooner than other products I've used. I just simply believe it's too thin to last long enough to provide continuous lubrication in firearms. One thing for sure: If you're dead set on using Ballistol for your Glock, Glocks probably require the least amount of lubricant of any pistol out there. It would seem that based on that, your success would be the greatest there.

I think I'm going to use Break-Free CLP since people are saying that Glock includes it in their Glock Amory package. But, I will still call Glock company, though I'm sure many others have also done this.

Regarding Ballistol, I don't trust using a general all-around oil not designed specifically for guns, simply based on the casual endorsement of a non-educated, non-trained, non-certified guy on YouTube who even admits on his videos that he doesn't follow any of the instructions in the Glock manual.

South Fla
06-09-2011, 19:46
Regarding Ballistol, I don't trust using a general all-around oil not designed specifically for guns, simply based on the casual endorsement of a non-educated, non-trained, non-certified guy on YouTube who even admits on his videos that he doesn't follow any of the instructions in the Glock manual.

I guess that it is all in what your definition of "educated" is.

kshutt
06-09-2011, 19:58
I think I'm going to use Break-Free CLP since people are saying that Glock includes it in their Glock Amory package. But, I will still call Glock company, though I'm sure many others have also done this.

Regarding Ballistol, I don't trust using a general all-around oil not designed specifically for guns, simply based on the casual endorsement of a non-educated, non-trained, non-certified guy on YouTube who even admits on his videos that he doesn't follow any of the instructions in the Glock manual.

That's cool, but his videos are the most instructional, informative, and entertaining videos on the net. Not sure of anyone else that knows a Glock like he does either. :wavey:

GRT45
06-09-2011, 20:29
Regarding Ballistol, I don't trust using a general all-around oil not designed specifically for guns...

Do some research on the origin of Ballistol. It was developed in Germany at the specific request of the German military for an all-purpose lubricant and cleaner for their firearms and equipment. It was in use by their military until 1945.

...simply based on the casual endorsement of a non-educated, non-trained, non-certified guy on YouTube who even admits on his videos that he doesn't follow any of the instructions in the Glock manual.

Your dismissive mischaracterization of Hickok45's substantial knowledge and experience with the operation and maintenance of firearms of all descriptions, and specifically the proper care of Glocks, is laughably uninformed. :upeyes: Please don't mistake Hickok45's humility and folksy demeanor for ignorance. I can't think of anyone's opinion regarding Glocks that I respect more.

P.S. In his day job, Hickok45 teaches English literature to middle school students. At one time, he was a law enforcement officer (he may still be).

misfit356tsw
06-09-2011, 20:44
I think I'm going to use Break-Free CLP since people are saying that Glock includes it in their Glock Amory package. But, I will still call Glock company, though I'm sure many others have also done this.

Regarding Ballistol, I don't trust using a general all-around oil not designed specifically for guns, simply based on the casual endorsement of a non-educated, non-trained, non-certified guy on YouTube who even admits on his videos that he doesn't follow any of the instructions in the Glock manual.

Do you know Hickok45 personally because I don't know his education level, firearms training, or certifications? It might be best not to cast aspersions on someone you don't even know.

Madmax1010
09-28-2011, 06:58
I had to get in here and comment on ballistol.

This stuff works very well on all guns not just glocks.
And As far as hickock using it he does not need to back this up ballistol has plenty of history behind it to stand on it's own.
It just has not been available in our country long enough yet.

In my opinion I wish I would have come across this yrs ago.
I use it now on 1911's, ar 15's, Yes Glocks, S&W guns, all my sigs well all my guns.

It is not only very safe for me and most importantly my son to use health wise it works.

I know I'm a greeny or ***** or what ever but once you have a family member who has irreversible liver and kidney damage from cleaning guns all his life makes you start to think. Especially sense I always used the same thing aas he did.
I took the info on ballistol to my doc at the mayo clinic and he said the worst thing in it is Isobutyl Alcohol And that is not going to hurt you. The toxicity for the is very low!

So if safety is an issue look into Ballistol and it works also.

guns54
09-28-2011, 14:18
They all work, what did you use 15 years ago, Think about it.