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Old 07-10-2012, 20:23   #1
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Lube for 1911's

Good day. I have glocks and use liquid moly (moly grease) on them with a bit of mobil one oil.

I'm new to 1911's and picked up a sig 1911 xo today. Can I use the same stuff on it as my glock or do I need something else?

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Old 07-11-2012, 05:21   #2
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I use CLP on everything with a little lithium grease on the rails. Works just fine.

I'd imagine your method will work as well.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:11   #3
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Either people love it or hate but I use frog lube. Can I prove it's superior to anything else no..but I believe it works a well as anything else and it smells good!!
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:37   #4
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I'm new to 1911's and picked up a sig 1911 xo today. Can I use the same stuff on it as my glock or do I need something else?

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Yes. There are several products that work really well, pick your poison.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:02   #5
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The main thing is that a 1911 wants MORE lube than a Glock. The exact brand and type doesn't matter as much as keeping some on there. A gun doesn't have an oil pan, oil pump, or oil filter, if YOU don't put lube where parts rub, they are not going to get lubed.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:07   #6
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:12   #7
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The sig manual wasn't very detailed about where to lube what. I have a really cool jpg picture for my glock where to lube it.

Where do I lube the 1911? Grease on the rails and oil on the barrel?
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:18   #8
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The sig manual wasn't very detailed about where to lube what. I have a really cool jpg picture for my glock where to lube it.

Where do I lube the 1911? Grease on the rails and oil on the barrel?
Here ya go...

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=1911+lube+points
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Where do you lube on a gun?

Contact points. Where metal meets metal.

Where do you put protectant on a gun? Everywhere that you don't want to get rust.
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Old 07-11-2012, 15:21   #10
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Grease where parts slide, oil where they rotate.
I prefer Slide-glide and Slip 2000 EWL
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Old 07-11-2012, 19:23   #12
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Old 07-11-2012, 19:44   #13
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I like TW-25B. Have been using it on everything lately and it does the job for me.
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Old 07-11-2012, 23:41   #14
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Grease where parts slide, oil where they rotate.
I prefer Slide-glide and Slip 2000 EWL
BAM ^^... Best advice..

Also OP: The moly is a good grease for your 1911 as well. CLP sucks butt. Don't use oil on rails.

I use Slide glide lite.

http://www.10-8performance.com/pages...27s-Guide.html
Scroll down to lubrication.
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:34   #15
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I've used pretty much everything. Lately though I've been using a dri lube called Molykote from Dow Corning with some great results. 1911 is a RIA GI 45. It seems to work well on all my guns. We even use it on the M1 rifles at the National Cemetery. With using BFA's on the barrels and those blanks being dirty as they are turns other lubes into mud.

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Old 07-12-2012, 15:27   #16
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Old 07-12-2012, 15:46   #17
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Never had a problem on any of my guns using the same synthetic blend motor oil I use in my truck. Feel free to pay a lot more if you think it's necessary.
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Old 07-12-2012, 18:28   #18
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All I shoot are 1911's and while Frog lube, and tw25 Milcom are good.

The Best Thing I have found is Weapon Sheild Grease, and oil for the inside barrel, and rotationals... It cleans and preserves as well... Stays put, and makes it easy to clean.

Also Smells Like Cinnamin!!

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Never had a problem on any of my guns using the same synthetic blend motor oil I use in my truck. Feel free to pay a lot more if you think it's necessary.
Yep, I second that one. Shell Rotella here. If you go to Shell's site and check out their research you might just be amazed. I am a bit of a grease snob (always have been since my road racing days though), I use Krytox GLP or Krytox Boron Nitride ... smells like money.

http://www.shell.com/home/content/pr...nts/right_oil/
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Old 07-12-2012, 19:52   #20
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I tried grease, but I found it to be messy after long shooting sessions and a little sticky when temps drop below freezing. I now use CLP or FP-10. Both work well.

A 1911 needs oil anywhere that metal slides or rotates against other metal. More is better. I've never seen a 1911 have problems because it was oiled too heavily.
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