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Old January 10, 2008, 08:19 PM   #1
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Pistol slide Lube?

What is a good product to lube the slide with, I have been using Wilson's Ultima-Lube grease and just about out and need to order somemore. Is their something better that you like?

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Old January 10, 2008, 08:34 PM   #2
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I use TW25b.

http://www.mil-comm.com/weapons_brochure.html
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Old January 10, 2008, 09:15 PM   #3
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I read a positive post about "Slide Glide", but haven't used it myself. You can see their products at...

http://www.brianenos.com/store/slide-glide.html

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Old January 11, 2008, 12:38 AM   #4
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I've used Tetra grease for slides for over 10 years, it's great stuff. I recently switched to Weapon Shield for everything else that needs lubed.
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Old January 11, 2008, 02:06 AM   #5
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I've been using Slide Glide Lite for a couple of months. As long as it doesn't get colder than 30-40 degrees it should work ok. I've also been toying with the idea of thinning Mobile-1 grease with a little Mobile-1 5w30. It's just one of those projects I haven't gotten to yet.
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Old January 11, 2008, 02:15 AM   #6
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I recently switched to Weapon Shield for everything *else that needs lubed
*strike "else" for me.
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Old January 11, 2008, 05:09 PM   #7
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Tetra gun grease for me. My 1911 loves it!

Hey, I finally hit 200!
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Old January 11, 2008, 05:34 PM   #8
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I recently switched to Weapon Shield for everything *else that needs lubed
I swithched to weapon shield (from militec) for everthing. Ive never used a separate slide lube.
am i doing something wrong?
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Old January 11, 2008, 06:09 PM   #9
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Ive never used a separate slide lube.
am i doing something wrong?
Nope. Products like SlideGlide are just handy because they stay put.
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Old January 11, 2008, 07:16 PM   #10
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Weapon Shield and TW25B.
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Old January 11, 2008, 07:28 PM   #11
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Militech..THE Best

Use what has been proven by Federal Law Enforcement and solved all the problems in the desert war :

http://www.militec1.com/

Militech beat EVERYBODY else, hands down in actual testing and while originally was available only to SPECOPS in Iraq, is now used by everybody !

Great Stuff...solves problems !
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Old January 11, 2008, 10:00 PM   #12
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Gun Butter!

http://www.gunbutter.com/
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Old January 11, 2008, 10:36 PM   #13
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I did a test a while ago that started with Militec-1 and then added WeaponShield (and eventually in another thread I examined Gunzilla).

The first set of test reports can be found here "What lube is this".
The second set of test reports can be found here...Product testing and review: Gunzilla

In the end I've switched to WeaponShield for almost everything though I do like using Gunzilla for cleaning. I also have some of the LithiShield lithium grease that really seems to do the job for 1911 rails (just a little dab will do, I think my tub will probably last forever).
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Old January 12, 2008, 06:49 AM   #14
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Dry Slide all the way.

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Old January 12, 2008, 07:54 AM   #15
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Dry Slide all the way.
Wow, I havent heard that one in awhile. I still have the remnants of my last can around here somewhere. I've never seen it anywhere other than military sources, and that was back in the 70's, it still readily available?

This the stuff?

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Old January 12, 2008, 09:34 AM   #16
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Tetra Grease for the slides....Eezox for everything else....very little of each...
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Old January 13, 2008, 10:22 AM   #17
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Slide lube

I've been using Mobil 5w30 synthetic,it seems to work good.
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Old January 13, 2008, 11:22 AM   #18
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I just ordered some Slide Glide, will let you know how it works.
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Old January 14, 2008, 12:56 PM   #19
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http://www.jardinescustom.com/accessories.html
Only grease that I will use. Full synthetic with AW/EP chemistry. Specifically designed for guns and to not slow down moving parts in cold weather.
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Old January 17, 2008, 06:30 PM   #20
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When I use a grease, I use GunSlick Gun Grease...stays put and is nice and smooth when racking the slide My dad gave an old tube of it to me out of a box of gun stuff he has. Works well

But I usually just use breakfree because it's easier. Though it's annoying when it starts to ooze out of the back of the slide after working it a few times...
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Old January 17, 2008, 07:47 PM   #21
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slide care

i'll second that Gun Butter, been using it for about three years and stuff really stays put, best part is u use so little of it
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Old January 17, 2008, 08:37 PM   #22
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I found some Miltec1 @$15.00 a bottle, was reading the instructions and it said to heat up the area, do you have to do this? Did buy some Eezox for Guns and 1 for Knife. Boy do they stink.
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Old January 18, 2008, 05:44 PM   #23
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In another thread ( Press ram sticky ) I recently asked if anyone used molybdenum disulfide to lube their press. Didn’t get any answers, but this thread here prompted me to look for Dri Slide. Sure ‘nuf, this stuff is recommended for presses, as well as slides and a wide range of other applications. I have a small bottle of straight molybdenum disulfide that I thought about trying, but with Dri Slide’s added corrosion inhibitors, maybe I’ll buy some of it.

First google hit

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Old January 18, 2008, 05:55 PM   #24
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I like rem oil...
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Old January 18, 2008, 06:32 PM   #25
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thanks for the link grymster2007.
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