Thanks everyone. +1 to bfoosh006! That's a great link you posted. I also found a couple of you-tube tutorials which indicated that I've been seriously under lubricating my firearms for the past couple of years.
Sig 1911 Tactical / Sig M400 / Browning .22 Buckmark / Ruger 10/22 Carbine / Winchester Select Energy Sporting 12ga / Winchester Model 12 (1959)