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Old 05-15-2011, 11:01 PM
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I utilize Break Free CLP on all my semi-auto weapons. I've always pondered about a cleaner also being a lubricant. In any case, which oil (lubricant only) do you apply on all your semi-autos after cleaning?

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I use Butch's Gun Oil.
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Hoppe's

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It came with my cleaning kit.
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That is what I use on both my handguns and my shotgun
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i've used break free for around 20 years and never had a problem with it
if you're dubious about the cleaner/lubricant combo, i don't know if it's still being made but break free did make a lubricant/oil only in the past. i have some that i bought years ago, maybe they still make it.
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Slide Glide. I get it from Brian Enos site. Dillon has it also.
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Breakfree, and very little of it. That is the beauty, and superiority, of the venerable Glock. Glocks need very very little lubrication to function and keep on functioning for hundreds of rounds
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Metal to metal I use WS grease
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Dexron ATF. Still using the same quart a couple years later and still works just fine.
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Everything that rotates gets oil after cleaning usually 10W5, everything that slides gets red axle grease with q-tip or pipecleaner.
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ATF way to stinky for me. CLP worked great on my AR. Shoot it all day and the oil stays put and I didn't notice any wear. I use regular gun oil on my autos.
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Still using the Navy Surplus "Oil, Light Lubricating" that I got years ago at 50 cents a gallon. If I ever run out of it I might try synthetic motor oil.

On the AR I use Slip 2000 because their hype seemed persuasive, but frankly I think anything slippery suffices. Back in WWII Melvin Johnson (of the Johnson Rifle) wrote a book, Practical Marksmanship, that had a very good chapter on the subject: "Put Oil On It". His advice was to keep guns running, use whatever you can get and put it where it needs to go. Made sense to me.

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Being a gun care fanatic, I have tried them all and settled on Weapon Shield CLP. It is the only product I have used on my guns for the past 4 years. WS cleans very well, is a super lube, and provides excellent rust protection. I also use WS grease on pistols such as the classic SIGs. Added bonus is WS smells good and you can clean the guns any where with no complaints about smell-lol. Bill
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I have tried a bunch of products and I like Birchwood Casey's Synthetic Gun Oil strictly as a lube. It is light, but super slick, and it seems to get into the metal's pores. It also comes in liquid and aerosol, which is handy. I do use Break Free when I have something that needs to be broken free. It is an excellent penetrating oil. The trick is a little goes a long way. If your gun is dripping oil, it collects all kind of dirt and usually ends up doing more harm than good. Just my two cents.
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Try Strike Hold. I bought a spray can and I was very impressed. Just Google it and you can find people that are distributors. Works great and it's a dry lube.
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Guys who are still using Breakfree and Hoppe's should try some of the newer stuff out there. MPRO-7 is an excellent cleaner and has zero smell.

Weaponshield is a great lubricant. I also use Slide Glide on my 1911s. I would never go back to using Hoppe's and Breakfree; just too stinky and don't work as well.
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Default Break Free CLP, Ballistol, Slide Glide

I generally use either Break Free CLP or Ballistol. I like both however Ballistol seems to not collect as much dirt and grit. Lately I have taken to using slide glide grease on the slides of my pistols. They seem to run well with that combination.
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good quality syn motor oil..
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1/3 Hoppes- 1/3 10w30- 1/3 Lucas ATF
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Sometimes the oldies, like Hoppes, Ballistol and Breakfree, are the goodies. They do a more than adequate job, are available everywhere, and don't cost a small fortune. Just because something is new exotic and costs alot doesn't that it necessarily does that much better a job.
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C L P is all ya need. And a couple exotic tools shown below.



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My preference is Miltec
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MrChubbs .......... been using Ballistol (ballistol.com) successfully for over 30 years on all my semi's and wheelguns exclusively. I use the aerosol spray application sparingly, rubbing in with my fingers, on the exterior and interior of both semi's and revolvers. Wipe off excess with clean cotton cloth. I apply it to everything except the slide rails, preferring a few dabs of Tetra Gun Grease. It's also good to clean, preserve and restore any grip or stock material including: exotic woods, Ivory, stag, MOP, etc. Go to the web site to learn more about this multi purpose CLP, ballistol - The World's Most Useful & Environmentally Friendly Lubricant.

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My preference is Miltec
Mine too and nothing else. Best lube/conditioner out there IMO. Their grease is a great product also.
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For what it's worth, I was a armorer for a 80 man police department for 20 years. We used Break Free Free for as long a I remember. Used it on all the weapons from duty sidearms (Colt 1911 and Glocks) to the SWAT guys full auto HK's. Never had a problem. I guess I'm in a rut but that's all I use now that I'm retired . My 2 cents worth.
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Sometimes the oldies, like Hoppes, Ballistol and Breakfree, are the goodies. They do a more than adequate job, are available everywhere, and don't cost a small fortune. Just because something is new exotic and costs alot doesn't that it necessarily does that much better a job.
Couldn't say it any better than that.....
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You know what's amazing is if we ask 50 guys we'll get 45 different answers!!!

I use Rem Oil, but just because it's a bottle I had. I would probably buy CLP next. I used that on my AR15 in the military. My criteria would be that it lubricates, doesn't get sticky as it dries, and functions well in sub-zero weather. Some guys use grease??? Wow!

As for smell, I guess I kind of like Hoppes #9!
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I use LSA in the winter and CLP in the summer.
The local Atomic Bomb Plant guards did a big time study a few years ago and found that LCP was the only lubricant that didn't tend to thicken in the cold of winter and the CLP worked great for a lubricant and a great rust preventive in the summer. I sweat in the summer, so I use it on my carry piece when its "Hot City in the Summer".

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MrCubbs asked about a lubricanting only oil and stated he already uses Break Free CLP on his weapons, I also use CLP but when I need just a lubricant I use Break Free's LP LUBRICANT / PRESERVATIVE. According to Break Free's web sight LP offers everything CLP does just without the cleaner. I also use their Collector Liquid on the firearms that don't see that much use (safe queens).
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the blood of my enemies!!!!!

no not really.... army issue clp, it works and I get it for free so yeah
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Started using FrogLube about a year ago. It is Gunsmith in a bottle.
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Using Ballistol for general CLP use and Weaponsheild oil on the slides.
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Break Free CLP for everything in the safe.
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+1 on the Miltec. 1-2 drops will be all that a Glock or M&P needs to perk along.
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I use Rem Oil to lube since it's inexpensive, can be found everywhere and one can lasts a long time. I know it isn't glamorous & all that but it works as well as anything else I've tried.
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Breakfree, and very little of it. That is the beauty, and superiority, of the venerable Glock. Glocks need very very little lubrication to function and keep on functioning for hundreds of rounds
+1 Excellent advice for Glocks and M&P. Breakfree CLP applied lightly with a pipe cleaner works just fine and the product is also excellent for cleaning. Only downside that oil will evaporate or migrate over time, so quick monthly(or more) attention to your weapon is a good idea.
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Camshaft break-in lube...usually Comp Cams brand

i figure if that stuff will take the abuse of the cam and lifters with stout spring pressures during break-in, it can surely handle a semi-auto.
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Hoppes (i think I am addicted to the stuff). However, have been using CLP the last 6 months or so.
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My cleaning and lube process - Disassemble - spray down parts with WD-40 and let soak for about 30 minutes - brush/wipe parts until clean and wipe off as much of the WD as possible - Clean bore with Hoppes No. 9 bore cleaner and lube with Rem Oil - Spray down parts with Rem Oil wipe down leaving a light coat - lube rails and hammer/trigger/sear contact points with Aeroshell 33MS (apply with a small paint brush). The AeroShell 33MS I have left over from several AR builds (Used on the upper and barrel nut threads)
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I'm in the process of doing a back to back comparison test of Froglube, and Miltech 1. I like the concept of the lube being taken into the pores of the metal, versus just being a "barrier film" lubricant. In the environment that I operate in, attraction to dust and grit are of concern. So far Froglube is a better choice for a humid or wet environment, while Militech holds the edge for ease of cleaning after prolonged use of the weapon. Will advise in the future.
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Me too! Reading alot lately about Froglube and may give it a try in the near future...................

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For glock's and S&W M&P's I use a very small amount of silicone lube or heavy grease on the frame rails. For 1911 types i use a good oil such as Miltech or Mobil1 on the frame and slide rails.
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My cleaning and lube process - Disassemble - spray down parts with WD-40 and let soak for about 30 minutes - brush/wipe parts until clean and wipe off as much of the WD as possible - Clean bore with Hoppes No. 9 bore cleaner and lube with Rem Oil - Spray down parts with Rem Oil wipe down leaving a light coat - lube rails and hammer/trigger/sear contact points with Aeroshell 33MS (apply with a small paint brush). The AeroShell 33MS I have left over from several AR builds (Used on the upper and barrel nut threads)
Watch out for the WD, it'll gum up on you. I have been using Break Free for about the last 15 years, for both cleaning and lubing. I wipe everything down with it, let is set for about half an hour, then reassemble. Works like a charm, no complaints, no rust.
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For what it's worth, I was a armorer for a 80 man police department for 20 years. We used Break Free Free for as long a I remember. Used it on all the weapons from duty sidearms (Colt 1911 and Glocks) to the SWAT guys full auto HK's. Never had a problem. I guess I'm in a rut but that's all I use now that I'm retired . My 2 cents worth.
Yep, same here, I've been using Breakfree CLP exclusively since about the time it hit the market. Prior to retirement my department used it on all their Sigs, MP5's, AR15's & 870's too.
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Ballistol for general CLP

Weaponshield on the slide rails. For an oil, the weaponshield stays put on the rails surprisingly well.
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Month old thread but when I got my m&p9 a few weeks ago I was recommended to try eezox as cleaner and dry lube. 160 rounds so far with no issues. Just picked up a small bottle of Hoppes Elite though after reading high reviews. Will still clean with eezox then use hopes elite to lubricate.
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Miltec for friction surfaces, G96 for the rest
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