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This is a discussion on 1911 Lubrication within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I use this grease on my guns as well as a lot of high-mileage range rental guns: https://host.globalsecureserver.com/...me.php?cat=252 The "shooters pack". Lasts for quite a ...

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    I use this

    I use this grease on my guns as well as a lot of high-mileage range rental guns:
    The "shooters pack". Lasts for quite a while. They're a local company, so we save shipping by picking up our orders, but I'd use it if I had to pay shipping anyway. Great stuff and good company to deal with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewartjwnls View Post

    I had been told long ago by a police range master that guns were meant to shoot dry. No oil. Don't remember him specifying revolvers only, but that's what we were shooting at the time.
    Yea, that dude was way out there with that one.

    Here is another good read from Cylinder & Slide that explains in detail what a 1911 and revolver need's for lube and why, long term storage, different times of the year, DIY oil/greese testing to see for yourself the results of a preticular oil you might want to use or check out with a little testing on your own.


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    Great article

    Quote Originally Posted by Ti Carry View Post
    Thanks, I printed this one out.

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    I have used Break Free CLP since 1988 exclusively. It's what we used in the Corps so I figure id it's good enough for that, it's good enough for me.

    Plus the smell brings back lots of memories from my USMC days, like Hoppes #9 does from my childhood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankmako View Post
    the best lube to use is to use a lube. the manual will tell you where to oil and how much to use. the brand is up to you. just about anything will work, except wd40.
    Yeah there's a reason WD40 doesn't work well as a lube. It's NOT a lube. It was designed as a water displacement formula. It's only got I think around 15% oil in it. The rest is actually a Solvent (made from mineral spirits among other things)! You can check the MSDS on the WD40 website. That's why I usually tell people NOT to use it as a lube. It's GREAT for cleaning though (compliments to the solvents).

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    Dixie Gun Works sells a 'synthetic' whale oil. Don't know what it really is, but suspect it is menhaden oil. Anyway, it works really well as a lube, cleaner, rust preventer, and it doesn't dry out. I use it on black powder guns, but only once in a while on my pistols.
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