How often to lubricate?

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    How often to lubricate?

    How often do you relubricate your edc? Do you clean it even though it has not been fired? Since the oil will evaporate and leave a less than slick surface, does anybody use a thicker substance, say like lithium grease, or vasoline? My edc runs dry after only a few days of carrying.

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    Lemme guess - edc isn't what I'm thinking. Ohhhhh...you mean my sidearm.

    Read that another way, and this post is funny as anything on this forum.

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    I use Gunzilla, clean it after firing it. If not fired, will probably wipe it down, run a patch through it about once a month.
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    Depends on what you're carrying... GLOCK only requires 4 drops of oil to be lubricated... According to my certified Glock Armorer/ Sheriff/NRA&CWP instructor.

    I don't carry a glock... I carry a blued steel piece I wipe down frequently in this humidity... (every couple of days) I fire it about once a week or two and clean after.

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    I used Mil-Tec1 grease. I usually go about 6 months before I use lubrication again. I probably don't even need to since the grease is still there.

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    clean and oil after firing only...
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    How often to Lube the Gun??

    I clean and lube my guns every 2000 rounds or more. I clean them and then take them to the range to insure they will go BANG. Do it in the reverse order and you may not be sure. I have lots of Glocks and others.
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    If I field strip and the rails are dry I will wet them down with Mil-Tec1 oil.

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    Clean and lube after each trip to the range, or after sitting in the safe for 6 or more months.

    Some days are just a gun cleaning marathon.

    Hint: If you do it out in the garage on the days that magazine salesmen are in the neighborhood, they avoid your house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nutz4utwo View Post
    clean and oil after firing only...
    Do that... and wipe it down in between if it gets dusty
    kinda like my GMC

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    Quote Originally Posted by oakchas View Post
    Depends on what you're carrying... GLOCK only requires 4 drops of oil to be lubricated... According to my certified Glock Armorer/ Sheriff/NRA&CWP instructor.
    6 drops.

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    I clean and lube after each range session. Before each trip to the range I'll field strip and run a q-tip with oil down the rails on the slide and frame for good measure.

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    Glad someone started this thread.

    Can you use grease on Kimber's? The dude that sold me mine said oil only. I used Tetra Grease on my Glocks and love it. I would like to use it on my Kimber too but the salesmen scared me not to.

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    I use a Q-Tip to apply a thin film (no visible globs) of green marine grease on the rails, a tiny drop of CLP on the internal points of my G30 after shooting, then as needed.

    Gun oils don't "evaporate" per say, they spread out--disperse. The thinner the oil, the faster it "goes away." There's a technical word for it. Someone will probably mention it.

    An air gun or one of those cans of compressed air used to clean keyboards is handy for removing the lint buildup.
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    When I'm not using Q-tips to oil the rails I find that the blue "Shop Towel" that come on a paper towel roll are great for putting oil on or wiping off excess w/ leaving any lint. They are also great for cleaning. I also have a Rem Cloth that I use as a final wipe down on the exterior.

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