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Old 12-15-2010, 11:22 AM
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My M&P9c has a fairly smooth trigger pull of 6.2 pounds and I put a touch of Tetra gun grease on the contact points between the trigger bar, sear and striker block and also between the sear and striker and now my trigger pull is at 5 pounds. I can't believe just a little grease could make that much difference, but it did.
Of course I'll clean and re-grease after every range trip.
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The Apex Striker Block will take care of that problem permanently.
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Grease can get very thick under cold conditions and have the opposite effect. If you want a lighter pull, talk to a quality gunsmith. I do not advise the use of grease on any firearm, ever.

Using something like Break Free over extended periods of time (without using a solvent on the treated area) will create a buildup of teflon that will stay put and continue to provide excellent lubrication, even after the oil it was suspended in is gone.
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Grease can get very thick under cold conditions and have the opposite effect. If you want a lighter pull, talk to a quality gunsmith. I do not advise the use of grease on any firearm, ever.

Using something like Break Free over extended periods of time (without using a solvent on the treated area) will create a buildup of teflon that will stay put and continue to provide excellent lubrication, even after the oil it was suspended in is gone.
A little grease on there areas mentioned won't hurt a bit.

Now if you grease the slide rails, then you might have a problem.
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Grease can get very thick under cold conditions and have the opposite effect. If you want a lighter pull, talk to a quality gunsmith. I do not advise the use of grease on any firearm, ever.

Using something like Break Free over extended periods of time (without using a solvent on the treated area) will create a buildup of teflon that will stay put and continue to provide excellent lubrication, even after the oil it was suspended in is gone.
The grease I use is Tetra, a high performance synthetic gun grease that does not thicken, no matter how cold it is and I use it on the slide rails too. I clean everything and regrease after each range trip, very sparingly.

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I use Tetra on the slide rails of all of my semi autos in lieu of oil. Works great. I dab a couple of spots on the rails, then wipe the rails with a clean patch to spread it around and remove the excess. I've never had an FTF or FTE, and the stuff stays where I've intended it to be. The guns work well in all weather.
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+1 on the Tetra.
Started using it on my alloy frame autos to prevent wear and then tried it out on my plastic pistols, works great & never a problem.
A little dab 'ill do ya.
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I have started using a gun lubricant made by Sentry Solutions, the Smooth kote (a fast drying lube) and BP2000 (a dry powder lube) in particular and have found them to work very well. The BP2000 is applied with the supplied metal needle tip and the alcohol "carrier" fluid evaporates almost immediately leaving behind a small dab of the dry lube powder just where I need it. Has anyone else had any experience with this stuff? They claim is has 20% better lubricity than "conventional" gun oil, I don't know but it seems to do a great job and no lasting dust and dirt attracting oil residue to clean up.
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I use tetra on my M&P 45 all the time. I've never had any of the problems described, not even in cold weather. According to S&W, you are required to lubricate only 7 spots (this is in the owners manual and I'm sure all of you know about it). I use Tetra on all 7.
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With regards to possible effects of temperature the MFR of Smooth-Kote and BP2000 claim their product is stable from -65 to 650 degrees F, I recently pulled my M&P out of my trunk in below freezing temps and it shot flawlessly and I made a note to try and detect any differences the only one was the ice cold feel of the stainless as I racked the slide. So again I am very pleased with this product and was hoping to hear if anyone else has used it and what their experiences have been.
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