The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Gear and Accessories

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old October 31, 2012, 09:40 AM   #26
Sparks1957
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 4, 2011
Location: Vermont
Posts: 1,470
Quote:
I run them dry
What's your logic for doing that? Just curious...
Sparks1957 is offline  
Old October 31, 2012, 09:41 AM   #27
berettaprofessor
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 23, 2008
Posts: 579
As I posted in another forum where this question was asked; Super Lube.

http://www.super-lube.com/synthetic-greases-ezp-44.html
berettaprofessor is offline  
Old October 31, 2012, 10:34 AM   #28
Constantine
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 5, 2010
Location: Miami, Florida
Posts: 5,176
TW25b
__________________
Sáncte Míchael Archángele, defénde nos in proélio, cóntra nequítiam et insídias diáboli ésto præsídium. Ímperet ílli Déus, súpplices deprecámur: tuque, prínceps milítiæ cæléstis, Sátanam aliósque spíritus malígnos, qui ad perditiónem animárum pervagántur in múndo, divína virtúte, in inférnum detrúde. Ámen
Constantine is offline  
Old October 31, 2012, 11:46 AM   #29
Theohazard
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 19, 2012
Location: Western WA
Posts: 2,143
Froglube. It's amazing stuff.
__________________
0331: "Accuracy by volume."
Theohazard is offline  
Old October 31, 2012, 12:25 PM   #30
P97
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 19, 2006
Location: Panama, Ok.
Posts: 660
I use Eezox. Does great for me on lots of things including guns.
__________________
Visit: Early Risers Coffee Shop
Happy and Safe Shooting !!!
P97 is offline  
Old October 31, 2012, 12:29 PM   #31
plouffedaddy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 13, 2011
Location: Carolina
Posts: 3,224
Quote:
I run them dry. I have always done this and never had a malfunction and I always clean them.
Joke?
__________________
Mrgunsngear's Youtube Channel
Certified Glock Armorer
plouffedaddy is offline  
Old October 31, 2012, 02:00 PM   #32
Venom1956
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 4, 2008
Location: WI
Posts: 2,969
I realize your quoting someone else but I also had the same response earlier

I'll put in my .02c

while eezox coats and lubes to a degree but I feel that my pistol should be able to function properly without the aid/need of an outside object.

Such as if I have a 1911 that requires grease to run properly I see that that pistol has some sort of mechanical issue, granted this isn't my view on ALL machinery but weapons yes.

What if I need the pistol to work and I am unable to get said grease to maintain it? Worst case I figure in a situation you'll desperately need any gun it will be in less then ideal condition, from sitting, from long duration in a holster, exposed to the elements... so I want to be sure my weapons can work dry thus eliminating one concern and assuring it can function.

I suppose the only exception to this stance is if it is a performance driven target pistol where that is one of the expected requirements. Something that is a niche weapon.

I'm sure that grease would reduce the wear on my guns to a degree. But all of my guns run just fine only with Eezox. I feel its a fair expectation. feel free to disagree.

Apologies if this post is fragmented or has redundancies I'm typing this quick before I leave. I'll review it later.
__________________
E-Shock rounds are engineered to expend maximum energy into soft targets, turning the density mass into an expanding rotational cone of NyTrilium matrix particles, causing neurological collapse to the central nervous system.- Yeah I can do that.
I guarantee you will know it if a bicyclist hits your house going 1000 mph.
Venom1956 is offline  
Old October 31, 2012, 04:08 PM   #33
Coltman 77
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 3, 2009
Location: NC
Posts: 1,244
Wilson Combat Ultima Lube Grease or Froglube grease for the sliding parts and Wilson Combat Oil for the sliding parts.
__________________
"A man can be destroyed but not defeated".
Ernest Hemingway

Protect our 2nd Amendment Rights -- Join the NRA
Coltman 77 is offline  
Old October 31, 2012, 05:24 PM   #34
marine6680
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 24, 2012
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 1,256
I use the lubriplate aluminum based grease. It is great stuff.
marine6680 is offline  
Old October 31, 2012, 05:32 PM   #35
RickB
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 1, 2000
Location: Western WA
Posts: 5,669
Wilson Combat Ultimalube.
RickB is offline  
Old October 31, 2012, 05:40 PM   #36
gunsrtools
Member
 
Join Date: July 5, 2008
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 64
CRC Synthetic Brake caliper grease.
__________________
Bob

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
gunsrtools is offline  
Old October 31, 2012, 05:46 PM   #37
darkgael
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 9, 2006
Location: Homes in Brooklyn, NY and in Pennsylvania.
Posts: 4,281
Grease?

Do you really mean grease?
I don't use grease. Eezox and/or for cf guns. TSI301 synthetic for my .22s.
Pete
__________________
"Only hunting and mountain climbing are sports. The rest are just games." - R.Ruark
NRA Life Member
darkgael is offline  
Old October 31, 2012, 06:21 PM   #38
Sparks1957
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 4, 2011
Location: Vermont
Posts: 1,470
Quote:
Do you really mean grease?
Yes, grease... why not?
Sparks1957 is offline  
Old October 31, 2012, 06:37 PM   #39
marine6680
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 24, 2012
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 1,256
Grease is good for slide rails and locking lugs.
marine6680 is offline  
Old October 31, 2012, 06:46 PM   #40
Hook686
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 22, 2005
Location: USA The Great State of California
Posts: 1,923
No grease, just Rem oil, and Outers gun oil.

Some folks hold to the notion that if it rolls then oil it, if it slides then grease it. I do not like grease because it tends to hold the 'gritty stuff' like fine silicates.
__________________
Hook686

When the number of people in institutions reaches 51%, we change sides.
Hook686 is offline  
Old October 31, 2012, 08:50 PM   #41
Smit
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 18, 2012
Posts: 335
I use tears for lubricating my 1911. No grease, I personally do not prefer the consistency of it on my slide. Besides, it was a bad movie.
__________________
"Vegetarian, an old Indian word for bad hunter."
Smit is offline  
Old October 31, 2012, 09:09 PM   #42
meanmachine1961
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 26, 2009
Location: Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Posts: 268
Weaponshield or Slip 2000.
__________________
"Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws."
Plato
meanmachine1961 is offline  
Old October 31, 2012, 10:01 PM   #43
JohnKSa
Staff
 
Join Date: February 12, 2001
Location: DFW Area
Posts: 18,280
Quote:
I run them dry. I have always done this and never had a malfunction...
You've been lucky. On different occasions, I've seen a Ruger P95 and a Glock 17 rendered nearly useless by too little lubrication--multiple jams per magazine. Both had been cleaned and then not properly lubricated afterwards. In both situations, a field strip and minimal application of oil restored them to perfect function.
__________________
Did you know that there is a TEXAS State Rifle Association?
JohnKSa is offline  
Old November 1, 2012, 07:38 AM   #44
Venom1956
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 4, 2008
Location: WI
Posts: 2,969
Quote:
tears for lubricating my 1911
LOL!
__________________
E-Shock rounds are engineered to expend maximum energy into soft targets, turning the density mass into an expanding rotational cone of NyTrilium matrix particles, causing neurological collapse to the central nervous system.- Yeah I can do that.
I guarantee you will know it if a bicyclist hits your house going 1000 mph.
Venom1956 is offline  
Old November 1, 2012, 04:49 PM   #45
RsqVet
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 20, 2005
Posts: 2,337
About any grade 0 grease...I like ones with Teflon or moly in them, tetra and tw25b are gun products that I like have found similar valve greases in the commercial catalogs.


Thicker and sometimes it can induce malfunctions. Most autoparts store is grade 1 or 2. In my messing around grade 1 works in warm temp, cold it malfunctions. Grade 2 always induced issues in my 1911's. Grade 3 is like peanut butter.

I use a Molly containing grease in the inner lock work of my guns such as spring plungers etc. Typically grade 1 to stay put better / longer but not add drag to parts.

Slide rails / lugs get the grade 0

Have some semi synthetic grade 00 stuff that seems to work well applying into action parts and then working the action.

As others do I use oil to lubricate small rotating parts otherwise not greasable.

I use grade 2 marine grease when installing grips on carry guns, prevents rust under the grip panels if a thin layer is applied

I think it's hard to have too much lubrication. The idea it holds dirt is somewhat flawed... Oil or grease does not magically attract wear particles to your gun, if you roll your gun in sand it will have sand in it causing wear, grease can possibly suspend the wear particles decreasing wear, without any lube it may bind up the gun or cause
More accelerated wear
RsqVet is offline  
Old November 1, 2012, 05:08 PM   #46
Pistolgripshotty
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 19, 2012
Location: Somewhere out there
Posts: 184
5W-30 is my favorite (clean mobil 1)
__________________
12 Gauge Fury!
Pistolgripshotty is offline  
Old November 2, 2012, 04:19 PM   #47
pete2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 15, 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 797
I run them dry...................................

As for running them dry, I've seen 1911s and at least one Taurus fail to load because of lack of lube. A drop of oil on the rails and both worked well.
I use Tetra or Lubriplate, both seem to work well. Never run a semi dry, you may get away with it on a P95 Ruger since the slide runs on plastic, metal to metal needs lube.
pete2 is offline  
Old November 2, 2012, 04:49 PM   #48
3kgt2nv
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 7, 2012
Location: hudson valley NY
Posts: 465
2nd for frog lube. amazing stuff on a metal gun
3kgt2nv is offline  
Old November 2, 2012, 07:18 PM   #49
johnbt
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 6, 1999
Location: Richmond, Virginia USA
Posts: 6,004
"feel free to disagree"

I think I'll stick with the manufacturer's recommedation to use some lube. If nothing else, it only takes a couple of drops off a dipstick to lube a gun. Do cars still use wheel bearing grease or are they sealed?

I know I'm old, I still think an oil change should include a lube job.

John
johnbt is offline  
Old November 2, 2012, 08:23 PM   #50
Rifleman1952
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 1, 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 246
Enos Slide-Glide Lite. It's expensive, but a little goes a very long way. After two years, my .5 oz tub is still 9/10 full. I use it on all of my semi-auto pistols and rifles. I paid $10 for the tub. It was highly recommended by one of the club instructors.

Last edited by Rifleman1952; November 2, 2012 at 08:28 PM.
Rifleman1952 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.11878 seconds with 7 queries