View Full Version : Oil after a detail strip

February 11, 2012, 10:09 PM
Good evening guys. This evening I got bored and detail stripped and cleaned my Springfield XD9. The frame was filthy, and I am glad I did it. My question is, are there any parts that I should reapply oil? I clean the gun religiously any time I fire a round. There appeared to be a lot of oil/gunk on and around the firing pin. I usually oil lightly on the rails, and the barrel. Thanks for any advice.

February 12, 2012, 02:22 AM
Firing pin ,spring and hole and extractor ,spring and hole seem to often be forgotten when cleaning.
When parts move against each other they should be lubed with a good gun oil. Lightly lube don't overdo as the oil then attracts dirt.

February 12, 2012, 09:49 AM
Wookie, I use a product called G-96 gun treatment/ spray lube, and without a doubt it works beautifully. I just sray it on my guns, and scrub with a tooth-brush, wipe of excess completely, then I respray again like the bolt and the mainspring/ trigger group, and then I use my air compressor to blow out all excess oil, and like I said it works beautifully!!;)

February 13, 2012, 10:22 AM
I treat all metal surfaces with Eezox. Instead of oil on the slide rails, try some Tetra lube.

February 22, 2012, 08:47 AM
when appling oil to a firearm, use an old shaving brush or equiv. Very soft. A soft brush will not apply oil heavy, leaving a very light coating, especially a carry weapon or one to use in extreame cold weather. The brush will get to areas almost impossible to reach. I always wipe with a dry rag after oiling.this always helped pass inspections in the army...

February 22, 2012, 09:10 AM
Not the firing pin? Yes, but with a dry lubricant, like powdered graphite.

One; it doesn't collect gunk like oil does.
Two; It's slicker.

The firing pin and its chamber are pretty tightly fitted. And the firing pin hole is small, so all that doesn''t need cleaning every time you go to the range.

Just my 2 cents.