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Old October 30, 2012, 09:12 PM   #1
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What kind of grease do you guys use for your metal guns?

Anyone have any favorites? Links are always nice. Thanks!
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Old October 30, 2012, 09:14 PM   #2
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I don't? i use Eezox for cleaning and slight lube Else i just run them dry.

What gun are you looking to grease?

Also what do you mean by metal guns? most all guns have slides and rails made of metal.
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Old October 30, 2012, 09:14 PM   #3
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I've always used synthetic greases like DSX (hard to find now).
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Old October 30, 2012, 09:18 PM   #4
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I use a waterproof bearing grease I have for repacking bicycle wheel bearings, but that's just because I have a big tube of it.

I stopped using it on handguns because I find grease gets very sticky in the cold and I get lots of failures to feed because it slows the slide when the temp gets down below 50 or so.

I only use grease on the Garand now and Eezox on handguns.

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Old October 30, 2012, 09:34 PM   #5
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Mobil 1 wheel bearing grease. I'm pretty convinced it's the same exact product as shooters choice grease...
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Old October 30, 2012, 10:03 PM   #6
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I only use synthetic motor oil on my handguns. The only firearm I use grease on is my Garand, and only on certain spots.
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Old October 30, 2012, 10:08 PM   #7
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Mobil 1 wheel bearing grease. I'm pretty convinced it's the same exact product as shooters choice grease...
Is this as ridiculously expensive as the firearm greases im seeing on amazon?! Its like $12/oz!
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Old October 30, 2012, 10:38 PM   #8
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I use this, overall I'm a fan of Tri-flow products

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00191...1654594&sr=8-4
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Old October 30, 2012, 10:41 PM   #9
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When I was a SIG guy, I always used TW25B. I still use it on pretty much everything. It is on the pricey side, but it takes such a small amount so it does go a long way.

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Old October 30, 2012, 10:43 PM   #10
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Where I use grease, it's normally Lubriplate white lithium grease because that's what I have in the garage. I have a couple of those little GI grease bottles (the ones that fit in a M1 stock) in my range bag. I bought 4 dozen of those many years ago when they were selling for about 25 cents apiece.
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Old October 30, 2012, 10:45 PM   #11
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I was recently turned onto Outers Gunslick by a friend whose opinion I trust.
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Old October 30, 2012, 10:49 PM   #12
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Some good information in the link below--he makes a couple of recommendations.

http://www.grantcunningham.com/lubricants101.html
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Old October 30, 2012, 11:07 PM   #13
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I generally use grease on the rails of my SIG Pxxx series handguns. Several folks recommended the Brian Enos Slide Glide and it seems to work well.

http://www.brownells.com/gun-cleanin...prod27141.aspx
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Old October 30, 2012, 11:18 PM   #14
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I also use the Enos Slide Glide.
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Old October 31, 2012, 12:23 AM   #15
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slide glide

Slide glide has worked well for me.
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Old October 31, 2012, 12:48 AM   #16
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Yikes, slide glide is like $15 for 0.5 oz.
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Old October 31, 2012, 01:01 AM   #17
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Yikes, slide glide is like $15 for 0.5 oz.
Actually I think it is more like $8.00 which I must admit is still a lot for grease, but keep in mind a little goes a very long way.
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Old October 31, 2012, 01:05 AM   #18
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Sentry Solutions Hi-Slip grease. Except Glocks where it is mentioned in the owner's manual to only use oil. And a very, very tiny amount of oil at that!
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Old October 31, 2012, 02:09 AM   #19
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Lubriplate.
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Old October 31, 2012, 08:28 AM   #20
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Kazaam,

Mobil 1 grease is vastly cheaper and as good or better than any specialty gun grease. Go to your local parts store. It's less than $10 for a tub and will last the rest of your life. Also pick up a quart of Mobil 1 synthetic oil in 5w-30. Also cheap and enough to last the rest of your life unless you get into the gun cleaning business.
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Old October 31, 2012, 08:34 AM   #21
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Outer's Gunslick. I'm still on the original tube from back in the '70s. Apply just the tiniest amount on action rails to prevent wear and smooth cycling.
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Old October 31, 2012, 08:47 AM   #22
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I like to use white marine grease so that it wont stain my hands and clothes. I buy it at the auto parts store and I got a 16oz can for $7. I think my children will probably inherit the leftovers.

The general rule of lubrication is: oil for rotating parts, grease for sliding parts that carry a load.
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Old October 31, 2012, 09:13 AM   #23
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"The general rule of lubrication is: oil for rotating parts, grease for sliding parts that carry a load."

My general rule of thumb is "Grease for Everything."
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Old October 31, 2012, 09:33 AM   #24
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Old October 31, 2012, 09:36 AM   #25
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I run them dry. I have always done this and never had a malfunction and I always clean them.
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