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Old 05-13-2017, 12:51 PM
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The "best" is going to be DuPont Krytox, an aerospace grease. It costs considerably more than most people are willing to pay.

Read Why use only DuPont Teflon Bearing Grease?.

Anything with the word 'gun' or 'firearm' on the label is just some already available grease or oil (or some combination) repackaged and marked up.

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What product you use doesn't matter. Marketing nonsense aside, half of this stuff is the same. What matters is that you inspect, clean, and lubricate regularly, according to the design and method of carry you use.

I.E.--a gun in an ankle holster will get filthy quickly, a pistol with an exposed hammer carried cocked will accumulate dust and lint in the firing pin hole, etc. Same with local climate.
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I like Eezox.
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CLP ie the Breakfree I used back in the day while in the Army when used on rifles is only effective with a chrome lined bore who's super smooth surface doesn't really collect copper from the jackets. ATF works as good as anything out there for cleaning powder residue. For lube ATF containes high pressure additives. If it's good enough to keep a manual trans or 4X4 transfer cases running smoothly it is good enough for a pistol slide. a qt bottle will last you the rest of your life.
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Call me old fashioned, but I'm still using Rem Oil for most of my gun lubricating needs. The guns I use the most are used/torn down/cleaned/lubed so often, that I've just never seen the need for anything more. Most firearms require so little lubricant anyway, that nearly any quality lube will provide perfectly adequate lubricity to bearing surfaces and other moving parts.
I also use Rem oil on my two semis: Ruger Lc9s and M&P Compact 22. I perform routine maintenance on the guns once a week. Both guns need very little oil to keep them in shaper. Pretty much just a tiny drop each time. I also use R.E.M. Bore cleaner and it works good too.
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I clean with Hoppes, lube internals with Militec-1 and wipe the externals with G96.
The Hoppes is from 50+ years of habit and it works plus I'm addicted to the smell!
That G96 smells pretty good, too plus it's an easy to use spray that really protects the metal.
The Militec is supposed to permeate the metal the faster and hotter it operates, so it's good for semi autos.
It works fine on revolvers, also.

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All this talk about wet lubes! Nobody has even mentioned dry lubes! I use a type of molydunum disulfide(sp?) powder called "Moly-Lube" Discovered it years ago when having industrial lubrication failures on machinery. It works great at all temps!
I'm using a S&W dry lube I recently got for mags and so far, it's worked well with no build-up.
It comes in a small pump spray bottle. Says it's
Made with ' Cerflon'.
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Big fan of Ballistol, but Mrs. doesn't like the smell. So, we're back to Rem Oil and Rig grease.
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I use Ballistol.
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I clean the bore with Hoppes #9 solvent, clean the whole gun with Break Free CLP, oil parts that swivel/rotate w/hoppes oil, grease pets that slide with Miltec, and oil internal parts with Remoil then wipe with a silicone rag before storage.
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Here's a lube article that might help you.
Lubrication 101: Gun oil, snake oil, and how to tell the difference. - www.GrantCunningham.com www.GrantCunningham.com
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I have been cleaning with Hoppes No.9 for a long time, and always used Hoppes lubricating oil. I just switched to ballistol, and so far it works well. The cleaning and lubricating all at once is nifty, but i can't help to notice that it almost feels too oily everywhere it shouldn't. I feel the need to wipe the firearm down much more than my old cleaning methods.
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Has anyone ever heard of Zoom Spout oil ? I was told by a friend that he oils his firearms with Zoom Spout only. I looked it up and it's a high rev machine oil. I just got a can of Ballistal to work with Hoppe's. I was only wondering if anyone here had real life or experience with this stuff. My friend has a habit of doing things on the cheap so I have to look for other users experience to help clarify how good/or not this oil is.
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There are a lot of good lubes out there and I own most of them! I like Hoppe's Elite cleaning products. I like FP-10 for lubrication (many bullseye pistolsmiths and bullseye shooters like it too. I like Eezox and CorrosionX for rust prevention. I like TW25B for grease, but use Shooter's Choice High Tech Grease when using around air guns, because it won't hurt seals. I once shot a bullseye pistol match next to a guy who sprayed on WD-40 constantly during the match. By the end of the match, I didn't feel like shooting downrange, if you know what I mean!
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SLIP 725 to clean, SLIP EWL to lube. Non-toxic, first quality.
+1 Started using the SLIP EWL several years ago.
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