General gun cleaning question?

General gun cleaning question?

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    General gun cleaning question?

    While field stripping my G-30SF for the first time recently, I was reading the instruction booklet that came with it. It mentioned the copper grease that the manufacturer applies to the slide rails. Sure enough there were 2 clearly copper colored stripes on the slide rails. The booklet says not to remove this grease. After cleaning her up and oiling her, I ordered a supply of the copper slide grease from Glock. My question is, since Glock's rail construction doesn't look all that different from that of my other semi's, would it not be a good idea to use the same grease on the slide rails of other makes of guns? I don't know enough about gunsmithing, or for that matter, semi-automatic operation (I'm basically a revolver man) and a retired auto mechanic. It's hard for me to get over, if a little grease is good, a lot will be better. You guns mechanics got any opinions on this?


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    (I'm basically a revolver man) and a retired auto mechanic.
    Just asking for your opinion as someone who has a lifelong experience with lubes (auto mechanic). Does that copper based grease seem more like anti seize to you?

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    Odd, my G30 manual clearly state to clean the firearm prior to use. I did, removing the copper grease, and it's run fine with any lube I've used--currently 3-in-1 oil.
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    Old Vet...I recommend you go to Wally World and buy a "small" tin of high temp wheel bearing grease...The high temp wheel bearing grease was recommended by Yeager... Now, watch this video and I think you will ALWAYS be happy with your Glock's performance....At least I have been, because THIS is what I do....JMO

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    I imagine any quality lube would work. I have been using Hoppes gun oil on all my firearms for decades and never had a problem. My Glocks get the same treatment.

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    What is all this nonsense about cleaning a GLOCK?



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    Quote Originally Posted by joker1 View Post
    What is all this nonsense about cleaning a GLOCK?



    Settle down I'm just kidding...
    Just run it thru the dishwasher, he he he.

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    i pretty sure the "copper Glock grease" is nothing more then Loctite Copper Anti-sieze (c5-a) that can be bought in any auto store..will not make one bit of differance if you clean it out and use your own favorite oil or grease..

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    My G19 came with that grease 19 years ago. It has been gone for about 18 years and 11 1/2 months. Still running as smoothe as the day I bought it. I think you'll be fine with good ole gun grease or oil.
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    While I dont own a glock, 3 in 1 oil,lightly

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    I've had four different Glocks.

    I've always just cleaned that copper grease out of them.

    Never have had a single problem.

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    So you want to use the Glock copper anti seize as a regular lube for all your guns? That's not a problem, but I don't think Glock recommends that as your regular lube, they recommend one small drop of quality lubricant per their 6 recommended lubrication points, which can be found in the manual. Regardless though, I don't believe putting the copper anti seize on your other guns will hurt anything.

    Edit: I just re-read where the manual talks about the copper lube and states to not remove from "brand new" Glocks. I believe they just want you to leave it on for as long as it will naturally stay there, you don't need to buy more and re-apply it, as further along in the manual they describe how to lubricate the gun with regular use.
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