Advice on thread protector use on pistols....

Advice on thread protector use on pistols....

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    Advice on thread protector use on pistols....

    When carrying/shooting a pistol with a thread protector installed, do you use anything on the threads like anti seize or grease or lock tight? How tight do you install it? Don’t want it to loosen off when firing/carrying, but want to be able to remove it when necessary.

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    A high-temp lube or an anti-seize compound would be my choice to start, until I learned how the thread protector reacted to high temps from sustained firing. But anti-seize stuff is a nuisance; it gets on everything and is tough to clean off. If you find out you can get by with a good oil or grease (e.g., Mili-Tec), I'd move in that direction.
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    Another forum said hi temp o ring with anti seize....
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    I used a spot of red Locktite on my G17. Never came loose while carrying or shooting, but had trouble getting it off when I swapped the threaded barrel for a non-threaded barrel. Left a couple marks in the thread protector from the pliers.
    The blue Locktite is a little bit softer if I remember correctly. Might try that next time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    A high-temp lube or an anti-seize compound would be my choice to start, until I learned how the thread protector reacted to high temps from sustained firing. But anti-seize stuff is a nuisance; it gets on everything and is tough to clean off. If you find out you can get by with a good oil or grease (e.g., Mili-Tec), I'd move in that direction.
    The black Moly antiseize we used in the Air Force got on everything and wouldn't come off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    The black Moly antiseize we used in the Air Force got on everything and wouldn't come off.
    Hmmmm.....doesn’t seem to be user-friendly.......
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