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  1. #31
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    If you like HOPPE'S products try the ELITE cleaner/oil. Low oder, great for indoor use.

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    I have a problem with the CLP idea of gun maintenance. If it is all in one product, why does the cleaner not mess up the LP part of the operation, since they go on at the same time. The cleaner will clean off the LP part.

    I use Mil-comm products. I use the MC-25 cleaner, which is not toxic, to clean and then use the TW25B grease or the MC2500 oil, which ever is appropriate for the point to be lubricated.

    I can clean guns and my wife does not complain because there is no unpleasant odor and my guns run better than ever. So it makes my wife and my guns happy and that makes me happy.

    By the way, these are the products recommended by Sig for their guns.
    Last edited by lukem; 09-29-2011 at 03:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jchantelau View Post
    Anybody use motoroil? I've used it in a pinch and seems to work very well...would go a long way. The instructor I had for my concealed carry class says he uses it as his main lubricant.
    All I have ever used to lubricate my firearms is Mobil 1 Motor Oil, ATF, (Automatic Transmission Fluid), and for very high pressure friction points like bolt lugs on bolt action rifles and hinge pins on O/U shotguns I will use a small amount of STP. I have never had a a gun rust or fail because of a lubrication issue in over 45 years.

    Gun oils and greases are overpriced "snake oils" in fancy packaging, nothing more. Know what a Castrol Rep told me your getting when you spend $8.00 for a bottle of "Castrol / Hoppes Synthetic Gun Oil"? Castrol Syntec Motor Oil with an emulsifier added to it. You can buy it all day for around $4.50 @ quart, or pay $8.00 for 4 ounces of it in a fancy brushed Aluminum pump bottle. Same with a lot of these "Gun Greases".

    Go into any auto parts store and you can buy a large tube of Moly Grease that will last the average shooter a lifetime for a couple of bucks. It's as good, or better than these miracle gun greases they sell for over $10.00 for a 1/4 ounce! An even better product is the Mobil 1 Synthetic Grease. It comes in a 1 pound tub for around $6.00. If you like the fancy hypo type applicator, you can get one at Walgreens, or most any other drug store for around .25 to .50 cents, and it's refillable too boot.

    Mobil 1 can be tailored to your climate just as you would if you used it in your car. If you shoot or hunt in very frigid climate it comes in a 0W-20 grade that won't stiffen up in cold weather. Here in Arizona we don't get much cold weather, but in the Summer it can get blistering hot so I use the 10W-40 or the 20W-50 grade. It has a nice viscosity that won't run off metal and dry up in a few days like some of these water thin gun oils like "Rem-Oil" will. Mobil 1 Synthetic Gear Lube has an even higher viscosity that works well on guns that tend to be run at higher temperatures like AR-15's and AK-47's. It comes in a 75W-140 Grade. ATF is a very clean non gumming lubricant that works well for lubricating semi autos and fast moving parts like slides and even trigger mechanisms. I'm not a believer of these so called "dry lubes". 47 years of shooting has taught me one very simple fact. If I can see oil on my firearms, I know I won't be seeing any rust.

    All 3 of these products can be purchased at any auto parts store for around $20.00, and will last the average shooter for years, if not a lifetime. I won't overpay for these gun lubes that do nothing better except make you poorer. Bill T.




    All The Lubrication Any Firearm Will Ever Require

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    I don't use automotive products but I'l with billt - I don't trust dry lubricants to stave off rust.
    Last time I my wife and I went to the range I used some tri-flow on the slides in lieu of grease.
    I've used the stuff for years in other applications.. it's like liquid bearings. We'll see how it works, I'm heading to the range this coming weekend.

  6. #35
    Be very careful with WD40 as it will weaken stainless steel and remove nickel from a nickel plated gun. This according to Ed Harris, renowned gun enthusiast American Rifleman guest writer.

  7. #36
    10 weight motor oil is as good as any gun oil. I Have found.

  8. #37
    Have used Tetra products for years. Still haven't found a reason to change.

  9. Try simple green for a cleaner I really like it

  10. #39
    Quote Originally Posted by bcarroll View Post
    Try simple green for a cleaner I really like it
    +1 on that. Can be used to clean just about anything.

  11. #40
    i have been using CLP for the last 20 years as a cleaner, But now i have been using Birchwood Casey products. Mostly the gunscrubber and sheath items. Can't beat Boresnakes for quick cleaning. But the best thing i have ever used to clean small parts with is an old used dental tool ultra sonic cleaner. That gets rid of everything. For deleading and copper fouling removal every 5000rnds or so i use an outers Foulout 3 electrochemical cleaner.

    Now for a lube i just started using slipstream oil and grease, they are sold by crusader weaponry in Utah. Go to WeThearmed.com and go to the link you can order it directly or through amazon.com.

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