I am a gun newbie looking for my first conceal carry gun. I have seen my uncle mix ATF and STP Oil Treatment, shake it all up, and put it in a small bottle so you can get a drop at a time. That is his home made gun lube.
The only High End Lube Ive ever used was to put Dri Lube on my Marlin 60s. It keeps powder fouling and dust from sticking to them. DR
i'm in the motor oil and bearing grease crowd. Motor oil = $5/qt and bearing grease is $3 / tube. I think i've been on the same quart of oil and same can of grease for a good 4 years now.
I did buy some stuff called slipstream once. It seemed like o.k. stuff. I lost the container after using it on 1 pistol. So, I can't really comment on whether or not it is anything special.
Corrosion X is the best lubricant I have used on anything period!
Apologies in advance. I did read all the previous posts before this....
Am I the only Marine to point out that the appropriate lube for my 'gun' is KY, but I use high end Hopps and other lubes for my 'weapons'?
Afterall, "This is my rifle, this is my gun....."
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Hoppes # 9 to get the crud out. Breakfree CLP for lube.
Truth is 3 in 1 oil is about as good as anything........
"High End" Lubricants for your Carry Gun?
I read that title several times, ... and every time I have to laugh .... at how that can be taken.
This is my weapon, this is my gun..............
no more super duper high $ gun lubes for me. Just Mobile 1.
Post 72 is quite interesting.
I have the manufacturer's manuals for the three guns I own. Two of the manuals
specify the points at which small amounts of oil are to be placed; they don't specify the oil and say nothing about using
gun grease. The third manual is silent on the issue altogether.
I think the bottom line is "whatever works."
I'm also wondering if the Dextron ATF would be something that is hard on the plastics which are commonly used in
gun production these days.
Yes, it supports very well my thoughts on gun lubes--guns don't fall for hyped marketing and just want to be cleaned and lubed with something!
It also reflects my opinion of WD-40. Yeah, if you drop your gun in the proverbial lake, use WD-40 to clean out the moisture if you must, but clean out the WD-40 afterwards.
I've used many "Gun" products in my time, found none to be superior to the inexpensive Outers gun oil, and none any better than old-school 3-in-1 oil. For those concerned about corrosion resistance, regular care and maintenance with any product will aleviate those concerns.
The author seems particularly impressed with ATF and "food-grade" lubricants. With that I cannot disagree.
Now, if I buy a 5-gallon bucket of "Eat-Me" oil, dump in a dollop of STP and a pint of ATF, put it in .5 ounce bottles, call it "Super-Duper Soot-Blasting CLP" with a "special" pricing of $9.99 I can finally be a rich man. Surely it will be the next hottest gun lube on the market!