Graphite on the trigger

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    Graphite on the trigger

    Anyone use graphite to lube the trigger mechanism to smooth the pull? Have done the 25 cent trigger polish already on my Glocks but wondering if they would get even better.

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    Personally, I would not allow graphite anywhere near my firearms.
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    Why not if I may ask. Works gr

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    I've tried graphite on various firearms lubrication points but couldn't determine that it offered superior lubrication to plain ol' machine oil which I prefer.
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    Graphite powder wont stick around long.

    There is a product called "NeoLube" that is graphite suspended in a liquid, something like alcohol, I think.

    Its a better application for this purpose. It comes with a brush in the cap, you simply wipe it on the part and then let it dry. You then polish it with a cotton cloth. Do it a couple of times and it impregnates the pores of the steel and keeps it lubricated.

    Its the best lube there is for guns on parts that you want to keep lubed without having to mess with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meryl View Post
    Why not if I may ask. Works gr
    Same reason competent locksmiths will never use it in a mechanical lock. It will mix with liquid and form something different or it will breakdown into an unpredictable 'hard' powder, similar to sand/dirt/mud.
    Enough dirt will get into your oil to cause problems you don't need, an Mr. Murphy will decide when.
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    Better than what? I haven't done anything to my Glock trigger except use it, and it works fine. Too many think a magic trigger job is going to compensate for lack of skill and practice.
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    I have seen nothing wrong with the Glock trigger out of the box. I have always believed in learning to shoot the firearm, not making the firearm fix my shooting mistakes.
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