What gun lube do you use?

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    Castrol Syntech;

    I have been using this stuff ever since it came out back in the 90s, when I was shooting a lot of IPSC and 3-gun matches; Basically you have to think of a gun, especially a semi-auto, like an engine. You want the lube to be thick enough to stay put and do its job, but you also want it to have a detergent quality to it so it doesn't gum up the action, especially when you are running and gunning through a 50 round field course, or god forbid, a real fight.

    I know some guys nowadays use Mobil 1, which is just as good, I guess but the thing I like about it is you can buy a quart for about 5 bucks and it will last you for several years if you shoot once or twice a month. I know when shot every weekend, I would go through a quart of Syntech every 2 years......
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    Wow I run Mobil 1 in my truck...theres always a little left over after an oil change, a partial quart. Ill have to try that.
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    Ultima-Lube

    Pricey but worth it
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    Slide-Glide on rails and barrel, Hoppe's oil on everything else

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    I'm another Militec-1 adherent. I've run Berettas, SIGs, and Smiths 3,000+ rounds over a week long class without needing to apply more lube (or clean the gun).
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    Breakfree CLP.

    I have several gallons that I....uh.....purchased from the army surplus store.

    It seems to work well enough, so I have no reason to switch before it runs out.
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    My standard is Breakfree CLP on handguns and the AR-15's. Tetra Gun Grease on bolt carriers and rollers on the M1A, Mini-14, FAL and AKM-47S.

    Synthetic motor oil works very well in a pinch or even as a standard, all-around lube provided you aren't living in the sand box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firkin View Post
    I'm not familiar with TW25b. What is it?
    Read here...
    Mil-Comm Products - TW-25B synthetic lubricant protectant grease or oil for firearms, fishing reels, locks and hardware. - TW25B Story

    I started using it it on my alloy framed pistols, but now use it on everything. Great stuff.

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    Weapon Shield or Eezox (depending on the mood and cleaning location - i keep Eezox spray in my range bag) and Militec1 grease on slide rails and contact points.
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    Another Castrol 10W30 fan.

    One thing's for sure... You can't argue about the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripley16 View Post
    Read here...
    Mil-Comm Products - TW-25B synthetic lubricant protectant grease or oil for firearms, fishing reels, locks and hardware. - TW25B Story

    I started using it it on my alloy framed pistols, but now use it on everything. Great stuff.
    Thanks for the link.

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    militec, clp/break free, i have been thinking about car oil.
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