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Old February 25, 2013, 09:05 PM   #1
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Lube

I have dedicated one of my 1911s to live in a bed-stand drawer vault.

In your opinions, what is the best lubricant to use on it that will last the longest, since I don't plan on taking it out of the vault very often?

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Old February 25, 2013, 09:12 PM   #2
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IMHO, for that purpose, I'd go with a dry lube like Hornday One-Shot or similar. Oils will run off/oxidize over time and greases will dryout and harden.
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Old February 25, 2013, 09:32 PM   #3
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Brian Enos Slide Glide.
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Old February 25, 2013, 10:14 PM   #4
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My opine...

In my opine, there are a few top CLPs; Mpro7's LPX, Slip2000, Gunzilla, Eezox, Weaponshield, Gunbutter.
A light amount of LPX, Eezox or Gunzilla will do fine. Many armorers & gunsmiths say over-use or improper gun oils/greases are the main problem of semi-auto pistol owners/sworn LE officers.

A smart idea too is a Bore-Store bag. It's treated & will prevent nicks, scuffs. It also breathes & the fabric isn't a pad or soaks up any oil/grease/lube.
They run from $5.00 to $8.00. Note: Bore-Store bags are not FAA or TSA approved and are NOT for security use. They are like a gun sock or protective cover.

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Old February 25, 2013, 10:48 PM   #5
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TW25. I like it, it stays put when shooting.
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Old February 25, 2013, 10:54 PM   #6
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Old February 26, 2013, 04:54 AM   #7
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If this is your nightstand gun, why not take it out for a clean & lube monthly? Takes just a few minutes to wipe it clean and re-lube, regardless of what you use.

But to your point, I use good ole Hoppe's 9. I'm moving toward all-Ballistol though I can't report yet.
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Old February 26, 2013, 06:05 AM   #8
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A mix of Slip 2000 and Mobil 1 synthetic.
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Old February 26, 2013, 08:07 AM   #9
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Synthetic motor oil/CLP on the barrel/lug and lithium based grease on the rails. That's how I'd do it.
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Old February 26, 2013, 10:47 PM   #10
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VOSSMAN,

I have been researching Brian Enos Slide Glide after your reply, and it seems very much liked.

However, I could find nowhere if it is compatible with nickel plated 1911s, which is what I have.

Do you know if it is ok to use on nickel?

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Old February 27, 2013, 12:05 AM   #11
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Re: Lube

I second TW25B. I use it exclusively and it stays put. It is relatively dry when properly applied and keeps my weapons in a ready to fire state, even after extended periods of storage.

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Old February 27, 2013, 12:55 AM   #12
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Can TW25B be used safely on nickel plating?

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Old February 27, 2013, 05:04 AM   #13
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Yes, and I was going to recommend it as well. NRA and SIG Sauer recommend the stuff, works fantastic!
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Old February 27, 2013, 08:53 AM   #14
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Old February 27, 2013, 04:41 PM   #15
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I cant tell u for sure either way. I use it on my stainless guns with no issue. It wipes off clean and stays put, I have not noticed any " evaporation" or loss of lube during storage.
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Old February 27, 2013, 08:42 PM   #16
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Eezox works great on all exterior surfaces to keep them lubed, protected and fingerprint free. Works great in the bore as well. I prefer Prolong, Duralube or Optimol Viscogen on the slide and rails.
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Old February 27, 2013, 09:10 PM   #17
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grease.

I use synthetic wheel bearing grease.

Lithium based grease is good but beware of the super cheap low quality brands of white lithium grease. They can turn yellow and harden over time. The higher quality stuff is good and will last just fine.
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Old February 27, 2013, 11:40 PM   #18
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BreakFree LP.

BreakFree LP is a little thicker than the CLP because it has no solvent in it (making it a little less prone to run) and has corrosion inhibition properties that are very desirable for long term storage.
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Old February 28, 2013, 07:40 PM   #19
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Pro-Gold Lubricant by Pro-Shot Products.
Does't run, drip, ooze or create a mess.
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