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Old 06-01-2018, 06:43 PM
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Hoppes #9 used to be my go-to chemical warfare salvo when the old lady busted out the nail polish remover... Then BreakFree CLP or Mobil 1 or whatever.

But then several years ago, I ran across FrogLube. The wintergreen aroma and edible quality stuck. Been using it on everything since without noticing any negative effects. I try not to eat too much of it when I'm lubing up the klatchers...
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I see Break Free makes a so called Collector oil I'm going to give that a try
Me too as soon as I can get some. For wiping down exterior metal been using that Remington Green cloth which is coated with Rem Oil and rust inhibitors so it claims. Got it at a Bass Pro.
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Once again I will state the most obvious point I can make on this subject. Despite all the advertising and claims by those marketing specialized products, there is no source with the many years of research and development in firearms cleaning, maintenance, and lubrication products that the US military has.

Since the late 1960's I have been using US military surplus bore cleaning solvents and lubricants on all of my firearms with complete satisfaction. Also, instead of paying inflated prices for tiny portions of the "newest and bestest" I can pay a dollar or two for pint or quart-sized cans of GI surplus products of the highest quality.

GI bore cleaning solvent is great for removing powder residue and bore fouling. LSA (Lubricant, Small Arms) is suitable for just about any firearm from rimfire rifles to 20mm anti-tank weapons. And you can probably find either (or both) at just about any gun show for chump-change prices, or go on-line and order it in by the carton or truck load.

Of course, if you prefer to use only the newest and most heavily advertised products you can pay ten or twenty times as much, and you will probably be rewarded with things like canola oil infused with scents and colorants.

Your choice. Think about it: the US military has been dealing with these issues for well over a hundred years, requiring large quantities of cleaning and lubricating products for use in small arms deployed in every possible climate condition.
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Old 06-02-2018, 09:20 AM
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Once again I will state the most obvious point I can make on this subject. Despite all the advertising and claims by those marketing specialized products, there is no source with the many years of research and development in firearms cleaning, maintenance, and lubrication products that the US military has.

Since the late 1960's I have been using US military surplus bore cleaning solvents and lubricants on all of my firearms with complete satisfaction. Also, instead of paying inflated prices for tiny portions of the "newest and bestest" I can pay a dollar or two for pint or quart-sized cans of GI surplus products of the highest quality.

GI bore cleaning solvent is great for removing powder residue and bore fouling. LSA (Lubricant, Small Arms) is suitable for just about any firearm from rimfire rifles to 20mm anti-tank weapons. And you can probably find either (or both) at just about any gun show for chump-change prices, or go on-line and order it in by the carton or truck load.

Of course, if you prefer to use only the newest and most heavily advertised products you can pay ten or twenty times as much, and you will probably be rewarded with things like canola oil infused with scents and colorants.

Your choice. Think about it: the US military has been dealing with these issues for well over a hundred years, requiring large quantities of cleaning and lubricating products for use in small arms deployed in every possible climate condition.
As a caveat, the cleaning agents of the past, just might be harmful to the user. I prefer to have a basement full of little bottles of different lubes and cleaners .
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I have a Walther PPK and a Kel Tec P3AT. The blow back of the PPK gives way more felt recoil than the falling block design of the P3AT. I’d venture to say the P3AT is milder than a K frame Airweight with 130 gr .38 ammo.

The P3AT is my EDC because it light, thin easy to carry and easy to shoot.
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I don't have a favorite as I think the differences between good quality lubes, whether you're using the latest gun lubes or motor oil, is pretty small. I've used Break Free CLP pretty much since I got into guns over 20 years ago and never had an issue with it.

My Beretta 92FS had been in storage for nearly 20 years in a foam-lined case (which many people say to never do) and had been wiped down with Break Free CLP before being put away. I got it out of storage about a year-and-a-half ago, cleaned it with Gun Scrubber and Break Free CLP, lubed it with my current lube choice, Gun Butter oil, and it was good as new.

I've also used Tetra Gun products, grease and oil, and they worked fine.

I want to try some Lubriplate after my Gun Butter runs out, but I still probably have at least 2-3 years before that happens.

So, to sum up, no need to overthink it. Revolvers don't require a lot of lube. Pick any one of a number of good quality lubes, most of which have already been mentioned, and keep the gun clean and lubed properly.

I will add that, whatever lube you get, a needle applicator is a really handy tool, especially for revolvers.
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I like Lucas gun oil. I have found it stays better than breakfree.
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