Lubricating a Pistol, Where and How Much?

Lubricating a Pistol, Where and How Much?

This is a discussion on Lubricating a Pistol, Where and How Much? within the Firearm Cleaning & Maintenance forums, part of the General Firearm Discussion category; I have a Glock 36, Kahr PM9, 2-XD's, 9mm and 45, and a LCP. None of the manuals go into real detail of what to ...

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    Lubricating a Pistol, Where and How Much?

    I have a Glock 36, Kahr PM9, 2-XD's, 9mm and 45, and a LCP. None of the manuals go into real detail of what to lube, they just say to lube. So what all needs lubricated and how much. Looking for maybe a good picture showing lube points or something like that. Thanks
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    Well, if you consider the mechanics of the device, you can usually figure out where to lubricate.

    For your Kahr:

    Kahr Lube Diagram - Glock Talk
    (post 7)

    For your Glock and XD:

    And your LCP may have a specific thread somewhere that someone else can come along and point out.

    In general, lube any metal on metal contact points, springs, and pins that are free to rotate.
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    For Glocks 2-3 drops of oil maximum !!!
    Most are over-lubricated.
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    Lube depends upon use. Are you storing it for the winter? Are you carrying it constantly or leaving it in the glove box/console of your vehicle for use? If it's a storage pistol and used on occasion, lube it up maestro. If it's a pistol you're going to use regularly, be more conservative.

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    This is how you should lube your LCP. It works for the original, why not the reincarnate?
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