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    New Member from Iowa

    Greetings:
    I am very new to weapons and defensive carry. About a year from retirement and involved in sales. The recent events have convinced me its time to protect my family. I am into classic cars and Corvettes and own both. Last weekend my buddy (a retired LEO) and I went to the local Gunshow and I purchased a S&W 40C. I have not fired it yet but have spent some time learning to field strip and cleaning. I might as well ask my 1st question and that is how much oil should I be using? The manuel says (7) drops and outlined the areas. To me the drops from the oil bottle were quite large and I didn't want to over oil. Thanks in advance for the help.


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    Glad to be a member with you Timbrr, I just joined as well.

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    Welcome. I have found a pretty light coat of oil is sufficient on my M&P. I don't count the drops...
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    Welcome! Regarding your oil questions, I don't think the size of the drops will cause any issues in the moving parts. And, as long as you leave a light film of oil on the surface areas, you'll be alright. Just oil as indicated by the owner's manual.
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    You only need to put a small amount of oil on each of the 7 lubrication points. I use Break Free CLP for cleaning my guns & it not only cleans but lubricates so just a touch will do the job. I wipe off the excess with a cleaning patch. It's designed to lubricate even if you can't actually see any oil on the part. It leaves a film that continues to build up each time you use it. There are other brands that work equally well. Don't over oil! When you start shooting it the excess oil will pick up the residue from the expended rounds. Alternately you can use a good synthetic motor oil like 5 or 10W30, the same stuff you can use in a car engine. Put a couple of drops of oil on your table, dip a small probe like a plastic toothpick in it & dab it on each point. I use the plastic spray wand for the aerosol can of CLP. Yet another lubricant that some of the guys use is Frog Lube. It's a grease made specifically for firearms. Use any lubrication sparingly.

    You can find all kinds of cleaning methods on YouTube. Search "M&P 40 cleaning".
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