Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > Smith & Wesson Semi-Automatic Pistols > Smith & Wesson Semi-Auto Pistols

Smith & Wesson Semi-Auto Pistols Other Smith & Wesson Semi-Automatic Pistols from the 1950's to Present


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-14-2010, 09:39 PM
mgo's Avatar
mgo mgo is offline
Member
what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product?  
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Tucson, Az.
Posts: 334
Likes: 0
Liked 51 Times in 22 Posts
Default what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product?

I have ordered some of this, and wonder if other members have any experience with it:

Brian Enos's Slide-Glide Firearm Lubricant & Gun Grease

Do you have any special methods of applying it, etc.?

from his site:

"Advantages over other oils and greases:
• Softens felt recoil in semi-autos
• It's super “stringy” - it stays where you put it - forever.
• Blended with the highest-grade extreme pressure compound available.

Slide-Glide provides a dramatic improvement in lubrication compared to conventional oils and greases such as lithium, or lithium-based metallic greases containing molybdenum or graphite.
Additionally, it is engineered to have a stringy characteristic that prevents "tracking" or shearing on sliding metal surfaces. It stays put - ceaselessly dragging itself back into the friction areas of the cycling slide and barrel.
It's stringy characteristic keeps the grease between the moving parts - noticeably softening the felt recoil of semi-atuomatic pistols. Your pistol just feels “smoother” when you shoot it.
And Slide-Glide isn't just for semi-auto pistols. It slicks up revolver actions, pump and semi-automatic shotguns, semi-automatic, bolt and lever-action rifles, and even your Dillon reloading press."

Mostly for use on my Model 39s, and possibly on J-frame Smiths...


Thanks!
  #2  
Old 02-15-2010, 09:03 AM
TDR911 TDR911 is offline
Member
what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product?  
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Punta Gorda Florida
Posts: 195
Likes: 0
Liked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Default

I have used it for years in my competition Glock with great results. It does stay put and great for breakin as well.

I however do not use it in my carry gun as it is exposed to sand, dirt, fine metal chips, fiberglass dust, etc. It collects the dust much quicker. I use mill-tec oil on my carry pistol for those reasons. And clean it every week or 2 depending on how much exposure.
__________________
TDR911 Sigma Laser Systems
  #3  
Old 02-15-2010, 09:28 AM
Pisgah Pisgah is offline
Member
what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product?  
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 3,463
Likes: 39
Liked 5,460 Times in 1,774 Posts
Default

Not meant as a slam specifically on this product -- I've never used it -- but I know there are some "wonder" greases for guns out there that are nothing more than one type of automotive grease or another, repackaged in small containers and priced like Beluga caviar.
__________________
Pisgah
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #4  
Old 02-15-2010, 09:38 AM
sar4937 sar4937 is offline
Member
what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product?  
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: southeast nebraska
Posts: 1,612
Likes: 731
Liked 330 Times in 166 Posts
Default

It is a good lubricant, but does not wash off easily with gunscrubber aerosols. Most recommend a small paint brush to apply, but watch out for bristles left behind. The thick formula is too thick in cold weather. There are many other lubricants that perform as well, and many automotive greases and oils will work as well for pennies on the dollar. I still prefer Rig when I can find it. Some IPSC shooter's have to drink the kool-aid.
  #5  
Old 02-15-2010, 09:45 AM
elrodcod elrodcod is offline
Member
what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product?  
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 38
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 1 Post
Default

"softens felt recoil"

That kind of BS puts his product on my "do not buy" list. If you want something "stringy" buy a can of STP for a lifetime supply.
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #6  
Old 02-15-2010, 10:09 AM
dennis40x dennis40x is offline
Banned
what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product?  
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 661
Likes: 0
Liked 15 Times in 10 Posts
Default

Conduct a search on line for lubricants/grease (tacky – extreme pressure – anti-wear – viscosity/temperature range and etcetera). Specification data sheets list operational criteria, properties, and temperature range. With that information contact an industrial supply house to see if they stock the lubricant that meets your application. Most supply houses have counter/cash sales. One may purchase a small container (14oz) example that would be a life time supply at substantial savings.

Last edited by dennis40x; 02-15-2010 at 10:10 AM. Reason: words!!!!!
  #7  
Old 02-15-2010, 02:38 PM
oldRoger oldRoger is offline
US Veteran
what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product?  
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Citrus County, Florida
Posts: 2,072
Likes: 21
Liked 218 Times in 110 Posts
Default

I use the stuff, both the Lite and Stan, and recommend it. Forgetting the hype and super salesmanship, it works well. The SIG forum guys use it and recommend it. After a 200 shot run at the range you can still see it on the slide.
When you have a steel slide running on a AL alloy frame, as is the case with most SIGs, wear is not your friend.
Use a stiff, acid flux type brush and you don’t have to worry about bristles breaking off.
I am sure it’s a standard lube, repackaged, as is most gun lube. However, finding the right lube in small packages is no easy task.
A little bit of this stuff is going to last me a very long time.
__________________
Ipsis Rebus Dictantitbus
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #8  
Old 02-16-2010, 12:13 AM
S&W247 S&W247 is offline
Member
what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product?  
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 308
Likes: 1
Liked 24 Times in 14 Posts
Default

I'm with Elrodcod; anyone who is going to lie to me about it reducing recoil is not getting my business. I'm not a chemical engineer but I am a mechanical engineer. As far as I'm concerned grease was perfected decades ago...the only thing new these days is the label and the nutjob trying to sell it.
The Following 6 Users Like Post:
  #9  
Old 02-16-2010, 01:18 AM
haifabuddy haifabuddy is offline
Member
what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product?  
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: FLORIDA
Posts: 238
Likes: 0
Liked 8 Times in 6 Posts
Default

I have used it weekly in Sigs and 1911s for two years. Better than any grease type product I ever tried.

Actually, it does reduce felt recoil, as it retards the slide just a wee bit. The light version is likely heavy enough for any temp and easier to apply.
  #10  
Old 02-16-2010, 08:59 AM
sar4937 sar4937 is offline
Member
what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product?  
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: southeast nebraska
Posts: 1,612
Likes: 731
Liked 330 Times in 166 Posts
Default

To be fair to Brian, the claim "reduces felt recoil" is made in context to Limited and Open guns which are under sprung. There is a different feel to the gun in those cases, but maybe it's just letting the spring do more of the work rather than the friction at the rails. Recently he has begun selling it everywhere, and some have embelished the claims a bit. I've used it quite a bit and it works well, but it is hard to clean back off the gun. It almost seems to be a water based product, solvents alone will not wash it off.
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #11  
Old 02-16-2010, 09:33 AM
ab4ka's Avatar
ab4ka ab4ka is offline
Member
what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product?  
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lakeland, Florida
Posts: 1,594
Likes: 8
Liked 64 Times in 40 Posts
Default

I've had a small container of it and have used it for several years. It is the best lubricant I've used for pistols, bar none. It stays in place, and it works.
  #12  
Old 10-30-2012, 09:41 PM
rmm911's Avatar
rmm911 rmm911 is offline
Member
what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product?  
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Charleston,South Carolina
Posts: 12
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default Brian Enos's Slide Glide & Lubricant

I have not tried this product but I tend to agree that many of the different lubricants marketed for firearms are really no better than some more generic products that can be purchased for far less money. Consider trying Ultra Lube White Lithium Grease. It can be purchased at Lowes for under $4.00 for an
8 oz. tube. It is a plant based product and it works just fine.
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #13  
Old 10-31-2012, 12:03 AM
QXSOUP's Avatar
QXSOUP QXSOUP is offline
Member
what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product?  
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 39
Likes: 1
Liked 8 Times in 6 Posts
Default

I have a bunch of Sigs and have used it in the past. I have since switched to Lubriplate for all my pistols... at 1/10th the price.

Link to Brownells. Go to your auto parts store and buy it for half of what they want for it.

LUBRIPLATE | Brownells
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #14  
Old 10-31-2012, 11:35 AM
cpeblue cpeblue is offline
Member
what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product?  
Join Date: May 2011
Location: to close to Chicago
Posts: 676
Likes: 622
Liked 402 Times in 218 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by QXSOUP View Post
I have a bunch of Sigs and have used it in the past. I have since switched to Lubriplate for all my pistols... at 1/10th the price.

Link to Brownells. Go to your auto parts store and buy it for half of what they want for it.

LUBRIPLATE | Brownells
I could not agree more, and for a light oil use a good ATF (dex III) and with the lubriplate a NLGI #0. There's no magic bullet or lubricant just marketing and packaging. My PF Flyers didn't make me run faster or jump higher.
  #15  
Old 10-31-2012, 12:05 PM
Chuck Jones's Avatar
Chuck Jones Chuck Jones is offline
Member
what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product?  
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: god bless the USA
Posts: 657
Likes: 75
Liked 150 Times in 62 Posts
Default

I've used Slide Guide, Lubriplate, Gun Butter, Redline synthetic grease (the same stuff I use on the car) , and Militec. They all work, Slide Guide is among the most expensive but seems to hold tenaciously, Gun Butter seems the slickest, so slick you have to be careful using it on the sear of a light trigger.

I also agree that none of this stuff is magic.

So as long as you build a maintenance program around the properties of the product, and realize that those properties are impacted by temperature and environment, any high quality grease will do the job.

/c
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #16  
Old 10-31-2012, 12:58 PM
Dump1567's Avatar
Dump1567 Dump1567 is offline
Member
what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product?  
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: AZ
Posts: 2,350
Likes: 53
Liked 4,641 Times in 871 Posts
Default

Use to use it on my Limited 2011. It worked great.
__________________
Watch & Pray
  #17  
Old 10-31-2012, 11:28 PM
oldRoger oldRoger is offline
US Veteran
what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product?  
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Citrus County, Florida
Posts: 2,072
Likes: 21
Liked 218 Times in 110 Posts
Default

I use it on all slide to frame contact areas and some bolt lug areas. It works well. I use the lite on tight fits, I do not have cold or extremely hot temps to deal with here so no problems with it getting too stiff.

My initial 2oz order will last me for years; I do not need or want a lb. of the stuff.

It looks like high quality wheel bearing grease. No doubt it’s available somewhere in large quantities at a much lower price. However; “a little dab will do you”, and as I said I do not need or want more.
__________________
Ipsis Rebus Dictantitbus
  #18  
Old 11-01-2012, 10:14 PM
dewey's Avatar
dewey dewey is offline
Member
what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product?  
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: God's Country
Posts: 889
Likes: 146
Liked 197 Times in 113 Posts
Default

Like my Master Gunsmith says, you don't see them putting grease in transmission, do you?
__________________
HIS Trains 'a LEAVIN
  #19  
Old 01-08-2013, 07:26 AM
samsid samsid is offline
Member
what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product?  
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Cool Smells like vaseline

Just received my first order of Slide-Glide. Upon opening the envelope without opening the tub, my first reaction was I just bought vaseline due to the smell. Will try it out this weekend and see how it performs but my first thought is that it smells like vaseline is the secret ingredient.
  #20  
Old 01-08-2013, 07:36 AM
Bello's Avatar
Bello Bello is offline
US Veteran
what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product?  
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Jersey
Posts: 267
Likes: 23
Liked 48 Times in 34 Posts
Default

I use the hoppes grease on my 1911 only I put a bb size spit on each rail call it a day!
__________________
Rob
  #21  
Old 01-08-2013, 08:46 AM
SW CQB 45's Avatar
SW CQB 45 SW CQB 45 is offline
Member
what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product?  
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Victoria, Texas
Posts: 3,331
Likes: 389
Liked 1,024 Times in 361 Posts
Default BAD EXPERIENCE WITH IT

Gun

STI 6" PPC 9mm 3.5# trigger press 10lbs recoil spring

115 grain loads about 1100 fps

trigger break on this gun is soft compared to my other 3.5 trigger Springer

I used the lighter stuff

I put it on the hammer/sear surface and the slide rails

Temp was 90s

gummed up the action enough to cause misfires with my reloads.

during practice match pause between stages, I was lent a can of brake cleaner....and I sprayed my gun. while it improved it function...still had misfires. definitely hurt my average.

took the gun home....detailed stripped....lubed with oil. ran 100% with the same reloads.

I will not use it on competition soft recoiling match guns.

make sure your gun works before carrying on duty or CCW with this stuff on.
__________________
if you're gonna be a bear...
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #22  
Old 01-09-2013, 07:53 PM
smithscott smithscott is offline
Member
what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product?  
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Athens, AL, USA
Posts: 95
Likes: 4
Liked 66 Times in 33 Posts
Default

I have had very good results with it on my .40 S&W SVI Limited 10 gun and in my .45 ACP carry pistol. I use it on the slide rails, disconnector slot in the slide, the barrel/bushing interface, and on the barrel lugs. No issues with function or wear. The stuff says put and seems to do just fine with high round count shooting.

I agree that it is not suitable for powder-puff loads unless one uses a very weak recoil spring and do not use it in my Bullseye or PPC guns.
__________________
Scott
  #23  
Old 03-17-2022, 11:24 AM
Jimmy4570 Jimmy4570 is offline
Member
what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product?  
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 197
Likes: 18
Liked 409 Times in 114 Posts
Default

I've been running Slide Glide standard in my issue pistols- one P228, a slick P229, a P229R and now one G-19M and 26. The 228 and 229R got the most use over the course of 19 years, the Glocks we've been running since 2020. The stuff just plain works and prior to starting using it I had tried other greases. They'd leech out over time where Slide Glide actually does stay in place. Even in temperature extremes I've gotten great performance with the standard weight. From the moderate climates in America and Europe to north Africa, the Middle East, Russia and the Caucuses it's worked. It doesn't run out. It kills wear in the top end of self loaders and has worked well for me in temps as high as 120 F to as low as -25 F. In the cold, my pistol would slow down a little but it never stopped. The heat from my body kept would keep things where they needed to be to still let her run. A recent check of Brian's site shows that he's just selling tubes now but over the past 22 years I've bought maybe three of the small tubs, like 1.5 or 2 oz, and have yet to completely empty one. I've compared my pistols well into the scores of thousands of rounds on them, with fellow agents' pieces and the difference is remarkable looking at the wear on theirs compared to the almost complete absence of it on mine. Following Brian's application instructions, using those little chrome plated hobby cheap short bristle paint brushes to apply the stuff to the appropriate wear points on the barrel, slide, frame and recoil spring/guide rod assemblies, it does stay put. I load up the recoil spring/guide rod, cycle the piece several times to force any excess out, wipe off and that's it. Being inherently lazy, this stuff has permitted me to clean my pistols more as an afterthought than a real necessity as I've never had other than ammunition related stoppages while using SG.
  #24  
Old 03-18-2022, 08:08 AM
PJO1425 PJO1425 is offline
Member
what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product?  
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 187
Likes: 3,942
Liked 205 Times in 90 Posts
Default

I was issued a Model 39 (zero) at the IL state police academy in 1968. Back then, we used the little "toothpaste" tube of Gunslick that came in every Outers gun cleaning kit. I bought my Model 39 from ISP when they went to the 439 in about 1980. I still have it, been using Gunslick since my academy days. The all-original 39 is still accurate. Unfortunately, Gunslick is difficult or impossible to find these days.
  #25  
Old 03-18-2022, 09:06 AM
murphydog's Avatar
murphydog murphydog is offline
Moderator
what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product? what do you think of Brian Enos' "Slide Glide" product?  
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 26,329
Likes: 1,130
Liked 19,431 Times in 9,466 Posts
Default

Gentlemen, this thread is 12 years old and the OP was last here almost 8 years ago. Please feel free to post your experiences with Slide Glide in a new Gunsmithing thread, thread closed.
__________________
Alan
SWCA LM 2023, SWHF 220
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
Closed Thread

Tags
glock, ipsc, sig arms

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brian Wilson "Love And Mercy" labworm The Lounge 10 06-16-2015 01:50 AM
A .38/44 HD in the 1973 movie "Electra Glide in Blue": dabney S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 19 10-17-2013 12:57 AM
Militec-1, Eezox and Enos Slide-Glide martywinston Smith & Wesson M&P Pistols 0 03-04-2012 04:23 PM
Cleaning/Grease? (Slide Glide?) HunterL35 Smith & Wesson M&P Pistols 2 09-05-2011 04:19 PM
Hitler Banned from Brian Enos Forum Amici The Lounge 9 08-12-2009 12:12 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:25 PM.


Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)