Welcome from the Midwest!
Welcome from South Carolina...
Welcome, and I use Frog Lube and I have been very happy with it and its perfect for me hear in Or. and the wife likes the smell, for me its a win win at my house and she uses on her 38
Thank you everyone for the replies. Exacto can you tell me why exactly Rem Oil is bad? I already have it so I want to know if it's really so bad I should buy something else or just use it up (which will take a while) It's Rem oil MoistureGuard.
Remington Rem Oil Gun Oil MoistureGuard 6oz Pump Spray
Hello, JS, and welcome from Missouri to a really great forum. Good people and info here! I like to use "Ed's Red" homemade CLP for cleaning and general lubing my pistols. If you aren't familiar with this brew, here are some info links:
Homemade Firearm Related Products
The American Survival Guide
Ed's Red' Bore Cleaner
Ed's Red Review
REVIEW OF VARIOUS BORE CLEANERS (INCL ED'S RED)
Gun Cleaning Product Tests
Also, if you want some good info on handgun use in self defense, check out the many free YouTube videos made by Massad Ayoob, a world-class instructor in handgun use and self defense, who has recorded training sessions in Judicious Use of Force, Shoot to Live, Home Invasion, Preparation for Home Defense, and What to Do After a Shooting. Just Google his name and these topics and the YouTubes should show up. Very good instructional information from an expert, and free.
Don't know if you've seen this; a very good technical review of self defense ammo:
Best Choices for Self Defense Ammo
Hope all this is of some use. Best wishes for a safe, prosperous New Year to you and yours.
Welcome from Wisconsin>
Welcome from Alaska! You'll learn lots here, I sure have.
As far as maintenance goes: almost all firearms respond well to even basic cleaning. If you maintain the habit of cleaning your firearms as soon as possible after firing, you'll rarely suffer a problem. While many do fine with a good quality tri-oil, I still prefer a proper cleaning solvent and separate lubricant. Almost anything is better than nothing, and if you get to it quick they are all the easier to clean.
Welcome from Tennessee
Welcome from Ohio.