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    Grease and Cleaning

    Since grease lasts longer, if I used it would I clean my gun less? Just doing the barrel every trip for example.

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    Grease is not a good choice for any areas of a weapon.

    It is heavy and retains any and all dirt, dust, and dander that comes near it.

    Light oils are the best choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otintx View Post
    Grease is not a good choice for any areas of a weapon.

    It is heavy and retains any and all dirt, dust, and dander that comes near it.

    Light oils are the best choices.

    Ditto

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otintx View Post
    Grease is not a good choice for any areas of a weapon.

    It is heavy and retains any and all dirt, dust, and dander that comes near it.

    Light oils are the best choices.
    Hi All,

    I’m surprised to read this comment, and respectfully disagree. I’ve been using Lucas Oils Gun Grease on both a G34 and G48, and various SIG’s, a Kimber 1911 variant, etc. for years with great results. One can keep the lubricant right where it needs to be and eliminate seepage, splatter, and slippery pistols. Of course, with dirty ammo or jacket-shavings, a quick wipe in the slide rail groove is a good idea with any form of lube.

    I detail-clean after about 500 rounds (Hoppes or CLP) with a basic strip and wipe-down periodically in-between.

    “Plastic Safe” electronic contact cleaner is my choice for the striker/striker channel.

    Just my opinion, but a fine nozzle tube of gun grease works well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OODA View Post
    Hi All,

    I’m surprised to read this comment, and respectfully disagree. I’ve been using Lucas Oils Gun Grease on both a G34 and G48, and various SIG’s, a Kimber 1911 variant, etc. for years with great results. One can keep the lubricant right where it needs to be and eliminate seepage, splatter, and slippery pistols. Of course, with dirty ammo or jacket-shavings, a quick wipe in the slide rail groove is a good idea with any form of lube.

    I detail-clean after about 500 rounds (Hoppes or CLP) with a basic strip and wipe-down periodically in-between.

    “Plastic Safe” electronic contact cleaner is my choice for the striker/striker channel.

    Just my opinion, but a fine nozzle tube of gun grease works well.
    Glocks recommended lubrication is to use a quality gun oil or grease product but cautions against using large quantities for the reason Otintx stated. Even with oil they suggest putting a drop on a clean patch and applying it to the roughly 9 recommended spots.
    Glock is a pistol that needs minimal lubrication by design. Others manufacturers are different. If you're using grease just apply a very thin coat. More is not better in this case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OHgaz View Post
    Glocks recommended lubrication is to use a quality gun oil or grease product but cautions against using large quantities for the reason Otintx stated. Even with oil they suggest putting a drop on a clean patch and applying it to the roughly 9 recommended spots.
    Glock is a pistol that needs minimal lubrication by design. Others manufacturers are different. If you're using grease just apply a very thin coat. More is not better in this case.

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    Agreed (very little lube). That's actually why I prefer using a tiny dab of gun grease rather than a film of oil. For the barrel, hood, and slide muzzle I rub a tiny amount of grease into a film.

    Am I reading your post earlier in the thread correctly: You state that grease isn't a good choice? Assuming one is careful about the build-up of debris, is there any other reason? Note: I'm shooting in an indoor range setting about 99% of the time with high round counts, and this is another reason that I've come to believe that grease in the appropriate amounts would offer better service than oil. I see that you are an armorer and would appreciate any further comments.

    Thanks
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    I am not a fan of grease and Glocks. Unless you're operating at extreme temperatures I see it as overkill. Also I clean my pistols after every day I shoot. At steel plate matches cleaning between stages if time permits.

    If grease is working for you by all means continue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OHgaz View Post
    I am not a fan of grease and Glocks. Unless you're operating at extreme temperatures I see it as overkill. Also I clean my pistols after every day I shoot. At steel plate matches cleaning between stages if time permits.

    If grease is working for you by all means continue.

    Gaz
    Update:

    After a heavy week of shooting a close inspection and cleaning of both Glock pistols (48, 34) the slide grooves and stripper ramps did show LESS remaining debris when using a trace of gun oil rather than grease.

    I appreciate the comments and information, above, and will be changing the routine as a result. Old habits with older guns need to be checked and the learning continues.

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by OODA View Post
    Update:

    After a heavy week of shooting a close inspection and cleaning of both Glock pistols (48, 34) the slide grooves and stripper ramps did show LESS remaining debris when using a trace of gun oil rather than grease.

    I appreciate the comments and information, above, and will be changing the routine as a result. Old habits with older guns need to be checked and the learning continues.

    Thank you
    Everyone has different ways of getting the same thing done. Thank you for taking the time to test and check your technique and posting the results.

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    For an initial deep cleaning I use MPro7 cleaner followed by either Eezox or Prolix. Future cleaning will be with Eezox or Prolix.

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