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Old December 20, 2009, 07:56 PM   #1
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Good slide greese for Walther???

What is a good grease for the slide/barrel for my PPKS? Or, is just oil better? I have had FTF issues. Clips are Walther, used various ammo, no limp wrist. I just "softened" the ridge on the top of the feed ramp, polished the ramp and chamber (top mostly) to a bright finish. Also polished the rails as best possible.

Back to lube...ideas?


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Old December 20, 2009, 08:30 PM   #2
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Most any lube will work, the Walther's like to be run a little wetter than other guns.
Many lubes will run off or dry out so check the gun at least weekly.

Truth is, any good grade, heat and water resistant grease will work fine.
Hardware store Lithium grease will do just great, and its cheap.

Apply a thin coat to the frame and slide rails, the outside of the barrel, and the recoil spring.

If you continue to have FTF problems, try a different brand/type of ammo. The PP series is sometimes picky about ammo.
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Old December 20, 2009, 10:07 PM   #3
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If you can locate "Magna-lube" it is one of the best greases on the market.

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Old December 21, 2009, 11:07 PM   #4
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Walther Grease

I use Shooters Choice all weather high-tech grease with my Walther P99 comes in its own syringe and it's fantastic. No issues at all doesn't run off, temperature range is -65F to +350F !!

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Old December 22, 2009, 01:20 PM   #5
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Did you get your FTF problem solved?

If it wasn't a lubricant problem, I would check the lips on the magazine. Magazine lips are a major cause to feeding issues.
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Old December 22, 2009, 02:16 PM   #6
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I have not been able to get to the range in the last few days. I have polished the ramp, breech, and rails. Got some good light grease yesterday. The clips would be my next project if all the rest does not solve it. I have some S&B FMJ to try also. I heard they like that brand. I have never luber this PPKS very much, alway clean however. Lube may be the answer. I will post the results.

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Old December 22, 2009, 03:20 PM   #7
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In my opinion there is little to be gained by using grease on a semi auto. It's going to pick up and hold grit (as does oil) and when the temperature drops it will slow things down. To me you may as well just use oil as needed and strip it out of the gun when you clean it and re oil. I have used nothing but Breakfree CLP since it was first introduced way back in the dark ages and I haven't found anything that works better. My guns show very little wear and function 100% in hot and cold environments.
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Old December 25, 2009, 08:39 AM   #9
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Imperial Action Wax, a little goes a long way and doesn't drip off.
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Old December 25, 2009, 10:06 AM   #10
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Outer's Gunslick is one of the best in my book. I've put it through some pretty tough test especially when shooting the American Handgunner World Shootoffs.
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