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Old 01-25-2013, 00:19   #1
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What lubricant do you use and why?

By way of educating myself, I would be very grateful to get some information from shooters and gunsmiths about their preference in firearms lubricants.

What brand lubricant do you use?
I would also appreciate it if you would explain why you prefer that particular brand.

I thank you in advance for your replies, it will be very helpful to me.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:58   #2
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I use Breakfree CLP and Slip 2000 EWL.

I use breakfree clp cause thats what we used in the military.

I use Slip 2000 cause its made from bio material and works pretty well to.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:26   #3
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Breakfree CLP (cleans, lubes, protects) and it works exceedingly well. For any extreme lube issues, I break out the Mobil 1, the slickest stuff I ever used.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:31   #4
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Please take a few minutes to read through the hundreds of threads all here on this subject.
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Old 01-25-2013, 13:02   #5
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Thank you Evosil98 & Rick O'Shay, I appreciate your answer.
Thank you Smoker, I will make a point of researching this subject on past threads which will, no doubt, be helpful and educational.

I do, however, hope that I get more posts on this thread though as I am sure that there are new people who have joined this fine forum since this was last discussed & I would be interested in hearing from them too.

Also, I am particularly interested in hearing from people who may have used a particular product in the past and have since changed their preference in favor of something newer and/or better. I would like to know what motivated you to make the change.

Did you see an ad and thought, hmmmm...I'd like to try that out? Or did you happen to use the new product because it was what was immediately available and you realized it was better than what you had been using?
Do you prefer to use products because that is what is currently being used by the military?
Are you always trying/testing the newest thing on the market?

Basically, I want "fresh" input to my question as this is the kind of information I am MOST interested in.

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Old 01-25-2013, 18:18   #6
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You'll find all you need by doing a search. Some questions seem to inspire a new thread every week (you're the second this week) and GT people don't mean to be rude, but get tired of answering the same question over and over. Search any subject, even non gun related. There's incredible wisdom in the GT gang. Not to mention humor, sarcasm, and differing opinions.

Personally, I'm just here for the abuse.

FWIW: Hoppes seemed just ok, Remoil and Miltec total fails, using CLP now and very happy with it, got a sample of Weapon Shield, and like that best of all.
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Old 01-25-2013, 20:04   #7
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I've used only Wilson's Ultimate Oil for over 10 years.
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Old 01-26-2013, 16:22   #8
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You'll find all you need by doing a search. Some questions seem to inspire a new thread every week (you're the second this week) and GT people don't mean to be rude, but get tired of answering the same question over and over. Search any subject, even non gun related. There's incredible wisdom in the GT gang. Not to mention humor, sarcasm, and differing opinions.

Personally, I'm just here for the abuse.

FWIW: Hoppes seemed just ok, Remoil and Miltec total fails, using CLP now and very happy with it, got a sample of Weapon Shield, and like that best of all.
If your tired of answering then don't. Is my advice to you.
I don't know why people go out of their way to make this an unfriendly forum.
What is the old saying if you have nothing good to say don't say anything.
There you got your abuse

I use Breakfree on my AR, Brownells lubeI watched several youtube. I use Brownell lube on the rails and white grease on barrel for Glocks as recommended by my Armorer buddy and I don't get tired of answering the same questions over and over again.
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Old 01-25-2013, 21:17   #9
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I think the reason for my question was not expressed well enough, so I will try to explain it better.

I am not as much interested in knowing what brands people are using as I am interested in WHY they are using it. The brand name gives me a point of reference only. I am asking from a marketer's point of view - I am researching the MOTIVATION behind the choices being made.

I did start looking up some other threads and gathering information, so that is somewhat helpful. You are right to point out that there is a wealth of information already here, and I am definitely going to glean as much of it as I can. Mostly people just say what they use, which would be fine if I was shopping for a new lubricant myself, but that's not the reason for my question.

I am specifically looking for statements like, "I like [brand X] because it is nontoxic." That tells me that the buyer is clearly concerned with safety and/or health concerns and toxicity was a factor in their decision. I'd like to know what percentage of buyers consider safety a primary reason to buy or switch to a particular brand.

Statements like, "I have used [brand Y] since I was a kid" might indicate brand loyalty, a hard nut to crack from a marketing point of view. If a particular brand tends to have a "loyal following", I would be interested in knowing why; did they have an amazing advertising campaign, or do they have a strong presence at special events/competitions/shows, or is it something else?

"I like the smell", "It's the only brand my favorite store carries", "They donate a portion of the proceeds to charity", etc. are all statements that help me understand why the choices are being made.
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We use Astroglide. It is water soluble and causes no irritation.
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Old 01-25-2013, 21:28   #13
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Paul53, you said that you "...got a sample of Weapon Shield, and like it best of all."
That tells me that you are willing to try a new product if you are given a sample to use, from a marketing standpoint, that is important.

I believe that people might be more likely to try a new product if they physically have it to use as opposed to just seeing an ad in print or online and reading the promotional hype. The answers I get here will help me know if I am right about that and other questions I have about what is most important to potential buyers.
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Old 01-25-2013, 21:29   #14
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Ballistol. I originally used it for black powder back in 1985,it makes clean up very easy and simple not a chore as B P can be.
I eventually got around to using it with smokeless,now I just use it for every thing,makes life simpler . SJ 40
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Good and helpful answer, Concretefuzzynuts. Your avatar is great, too funny.
Thank you SJ40, I see that products that make clean up easier is important to you, that seems to be a popular reason for people to choose their favorite brands. Good to know.
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Good and helpful answer, Concretefuzzynuts. Your avatar is great, too funny.
Thank you SJ40, I see that products that make clean up easier is important to you, that seems to be a popular reason for people to choose their favorite brands. Good to know.
On a serious note, and you deserve that given your good humor, I like the tried and true Rem oil for guns. I'm just old school I guess.
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Old 01-25-2013, 22:19   #17
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For my Glock 19's any good firearms lube I can get. I can not see it matters much with Glocks. Some firearms require grease and oil so any good firearms lubes.
I do not think there is a whole lot of differences between most.
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For my Glock 19's any good firearms lube I can get. I can not see it matters much with Glocks. Some firearms require grease and oil so any good firearms lubes.
I do not think there is a whole lot of differences between most.
I've tried them all. High end, low end, and in-between. I've yet to find one that really works that much better than the rest. I don't go in much for combination cleaners/lubricants. I like them separate. I used Slipstream for a while. I liked it fine; but the cost wasn't worth any perceived advantages, to me. Same for the other wonder lubricants. Lately I have been using Valvoline Durablend grease for both rifles and pistols. For GLOCKs I use it on the recommended lube points. For rifles I put a small dab on any place that's shiny as well as the recommended points. It's just too simple to not have to worry about different lubricants. That, and a seven dollar one pound tub of grease will last me for the rest of my life, likely.
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Old 08-25-2013, 18:35   #19
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I guess most important don't over oil

According to most all Glock experts don't over oil I guess this is most important to much oil on a Glock kills it function??
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Hi!

I like to use Slip-2000 725 cleaner-degreaser on heavy carbon fouling and black powder residue. Water based so it cuts the salts well.

For cleaning I like using Rem-Oil out of a spray can on a patch. This picks up the fouling off the metal and leaves a Teflon residue.

Rust protection and light lube I use the Hoppes gun oil or the Outer's Gun Oil. Seems good for that and costs are low.

Grease is red grease in a syringe tube. Shooter's Choice.

No particular reason for the oil or grease, just what I grabbed with the price was right.
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