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    Hoppes #9. I use it because it keeps the weapon clean and well lubed. My particular weapon doesn't utilize that much oil anyway, so bottles last me quite a while. I do clean and oil about twice a month.
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    When I carry then the gun is dry. The only time that it is 'wet' is on the way to the range when I know that it will be cleaned soon.

    Wet lubricant collects lint and dirt. My owners manual nicely defines dry. I use a high pressure lubricant.

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    I never use an "oily" oil in any of my carry guns because it can pick up lint and dirty, and impart an oily residue on clothes and such. I used either a quality dry lube or CRC silicone spray for them.

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    shut my mouth! machine oil, clean off with compressed air. it's my 'industrial use' gun. didn't get an O.S.H.A. handbook with it though.

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    I keep my carry gunvery lightly oiled to minimize dust and lint collection.

    I'll give it a good oiling on certain parts just before going to the range.

    I have learned not to use the little "pinpoint oiler" sold at Radio Shack. I thought the little tube tip would dispense just the right amount of oil onto a cleaning patch. The label even specified guns. Ha! Liars (whoever wrote the label). Its got teflon or something in it. It gets gummy in a day or so. Probably a Red Chinese plot to inconvenience American gun owners.

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    SouthernBoy wrote:
    I never use an "oily" oil in any of my carry guns because it can pick up lint and dirty, and impart an oily residue on clothes and such. I used either a quality dry lube or CRC silicone spray for them.
    More detail, please. You have piqued my interest. When, where, how much? What exactly is dry lube? Do you clean the handgun with dry lube? Or, just apply it afterward? Do you do anything before shooting at the range?

    Sorry if these questions sound stupid. I am totally ignorant on dry lube.

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    Since I have a lot of guns with wood stocks, I use Clenzoil ... it is very good for the wood and is good for the metal ... light oil with a final wipe down w/cotton cloth for carry. Rem Oil in a can for at the range and since we are in a very dry/dusty area, will shoot enough to drip off the gun (not inside the barrel) to prevent grit build up.

    I clean after every range trip and a light wiping with light oil on the cloth during the week as I carry. Since I am in a CC only state, I do have to contend with lint at times, but that is part of dressing with a gun
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    I use either high-temp wheel bearing grease or Lucas Hub Oil on all of my firearms.
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    I really disgree with this one! That means that we can have any yahoo running around with a gun with out the proper training. This really scares the hell out of me. Just my two-cents!
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    Joe Schmedlap out there with a loaded weapon thinking he's going to deter crime and he's not even trained to fire his weapon safely just kinda makes my hair on the back of my neck stand up.

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    Gun Butter is my favorite lubricant. It stays put and has a precision applicator so you can get it exactly where you need/want it, it's effectiveness doesn't diminish in adverse condition and a little bit goes a very long way. Sigs usually like to run wet but with Gun Butter I need no more lube than I use on my XD and have over 3000 rounds with not a single failure.
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    Hoppe's #9 is a solvent not a lubricant. I use 5w30 Mobil 1 synthetic, just a very light coat after cleaning, which is about once a week, if I don't shoot it. I clean it with a good spraying of Berryman's brake parts cleaner (part #1420). It's the same exact formula as Gun Scrubber then compressed air. The bore stays dry.
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    I use Hoppe's #9 in a 2.25 oz squirt bottle and Hoppe's #9 in a 4 oz spray bottle. Both are lubricating oils and not solvents.

    http://www.hoppes.com/products/lubricating_oil.html

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    Hoppe's #9 for bores. BreakFree CLP for all else.


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    eye95 wrote:
    SouthernBoy wrote:
    I never use an "oily" oil in any of my carry guns because it can pick up lint and dirty, and impart an oily residue on clothes and such. I used either a quality dry lube or CRC silicone spray for them.
    More detail, please. You have piqued my interest. When, where, how much? What exactly is dry lube? Do you clean the handgun with dry lube? Or, just apply it afterward? Do you do anything before shooting at the range?

    Sorry if these questions sound stupid. I am totally ignorant on dry lube.
    I had also mentioned CRC silicone spray which is a fine product for carry guns, too.

    There are several companies which sell dry lubes and the one I like best, and get from a local well received gun shop, is Hornady's One Shot Gun Cleaner and Dry Lube. I really like this product because it does impart a thin film on parts and still minimizes the collect of lint, grit, and dirt. Here's a link I quickly found - you might want to check out a few more links for more info.

    http://www.dealerease.net/catalog/pr...9&pid=2807

    I also use this on other guns which I don't carry because I keep them in a gun safe in my basement where the temperature and humidity is not a problem.


    Oops, I just noticed that you had a few more questions.

    I don't drench my guns in any lubricant and with this dry lube, I am careful how and where I use it because I do want to minimize any negative effects of overuse. I most always carry a Glock 23 so the trigger bar, cruciform, connector, and slide rails get a light shot of the dry lube. As for cleaning the gun, no.. I just wipe it down with an old T-shirt which I have used over the years for this (it has an ever-so-slight lubricant residue - not enough to "oily" the gun's surface but enough to remove finger marks). Before I clean my guns, I wash my hands to remove any skin oil or anything else I don't want on my guns. And I always clean my centerfires after a trip to the range then carefully wipe they dry from solvents and apply the dry lube for storage or carry use.

    As for doing anything before going to the range, with a carry gun, I inspect the barrel just to make sure it is lint and dirt free and if needed, I run a dry patch down it.



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    Mobil 1 also.
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    Plankton wrote:
    Mobil 1 also.
    I've heard a number of people mention this but I just cannot bring myself to use engine oil with my guns.

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    It's esecially good on AR15's where the gas invades the receiver into the fire control group.
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    rodbender wrote:
    It's esecially good on AR15's where the gas invades the receiver into the fire control group.
    What is.. Hornady's One Shot?

    I use this stuff on my AR15, too.

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    SouthernBoy wrote:
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    Mobil 1 also.
    I've heard a number of people mention this but I just cannot bring myself to use engine oil with my guns.
    Why, it all comes from the same place
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    I really disgree with this one! That means that we can have any yahoo running around with a gun with out the proper training. This really scares the hell out of me. Just my two-cents!
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    Joe Schmedlap out there with a loaded weapon thinking he's going to deter crime and he's not even trained to fire his weapon safely just kinda makes my hair on the back of my neck stand up.

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    Hop. #9 from the universal cleaning kit. Orange packaging, black cap, big number 9 on the front.

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    catass wrote:
    SouthernBoy wrote:
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    Mobil 1 also.
    I've heard a number of people mention this but I just cannot bring myself to use engine oil with my guns.
    Why, it all comes from the same place
    The same as gasoline and diesel fuel (kerosene/fuel oil).

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    SpringerXDacp wrote:
    catass wrote:
    SouthernBoy wrote:
    Plankton wrote:
    Mobil 1 also.
    I've heard a number of people mention this but I just cannot bring myself to use engine oil with my guns.
    Why, it all comes from the same place
    The same as gasoline and diesel fuel (kerosene/fuel oil).
    And plastic grocery bags and styrofoam cups.

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    We all know the value of viscosity.

    Viscosity is a measure of the resistance of a fluid which is being deformed by either shear stress or tensile stress. In everyday terms (and for fluids only), viscosity is "thickness". Thus, water is "thin", having a lower viscosity

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viscosity

    The bulk of a typical motor oil consists of hydrocarbons with between 18 and 34 carbon atoms per molecule.[6] One of the most important properties of motor oil in maintaining a lubricating film between moving parts is its viscosity. The viscosity of a liquid can be thought of as its "thickness" or a quantity of resistance to flow.

    Gun oil and Motor oil are two different animals. Motor Oil and Gun Oil have different properties which allow the oil to get "deep down" into crevices that otherwise would remain dry. You need to be very careful about what oil you use in your pistol because some oils will not penetrate deeply enough into the moving parts of your pistol. Other oils will literally be to thick and will "gunk" up inside your moving parts.




    *edited: As a Note; just like with motor oil- if you run out of your usual oil and you REALLY need some bad- you CAN use different oil. Make sure you ALWAYS use THINNER oil than recommended. Thicker oil will stick up and get stuck up. Thinner oil will go everywhere you need; but just won't be as protective as the normal oil.

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    eye95 wrote:
    SpringerXDacp wrote:
    catass wrote:
    SouthernBoy wrote:
    Plankton wrote:
    Mobil 1 also.
    I've heard a number of people mention this but I just cannot bring myself to use engine oil with my guns.
    Why, it all comes from the same place
    The same as gasoline and diesel fuel (kerosene/fuel oil).
    And plastic grocery bags and styrofoam cups.
    The point I was trying to make was there is a difference in the oils available for use in automobiles and firearms as SouthernBoy is suggesting. Even though the lubricants start out from the same place the refinement is different such as gas and diesel fuel and, of course, additives.

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