Advice on my slide

Advice on my slide

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    Advice on my slide

    I have only shot about 100 rounds through my beretta px 4 subcompact. I field stripped it this morning and noticed a chip on the slide. Is this something to worry about or is it normal wear and tear?





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    I would say let it rip! I would not worry about that.
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    I'm not the most experienced but, as C Hawk said, let her rip! Perhaps a drop of oil to protect the finish?
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    I think that is what I will do. I do hate that I already nicked it.

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    Its like the first scratch on a new car. After that one, you just drive it. I have some older guns I got used that are pre-carry worn...no worries.
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    Did you clean it before the pic? It looks dry. I run all of my pistols with grease on the rails rather than oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew03 View Post
    Did you clean it before the pic? It looks dry. I run all of my pistols with grease on the rails rather than oil.
    X2........I learned the hard way at an earlier age that failure to lubricate an automatic will eventually create all sorts of problems. Pick up some TW25B grease and apply liberally on the rails both frame and slide. Use a few drops of oil on the other moving parts. Autos generally run better when wet.

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    Must be my old eyes. I'm still looking for the chip.

    Guns don't read fancy marketing; they will be happy with any decent lube. Wheel bearing grease will work as well as $10/.5 Oz gun grease. Think about what bearing grease is designed to stand up to on a daily basis.
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