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    Grease or no grease

    I have been shooting and cleaning my guns for many years and I still don't have any good answer on when and where to use grease vs. just gun oil on any specific part of a gun. I certainly don't want to gunk up my pistols with grease, but I do want to protect them properly. I have gun grease sitting in my cleaning box that is 30 years old because I always just use oil. Any answers?

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    I clean mine after every use, so I keep them pretty dry.

    On a semi-auto pistol, I usually clean the barrel with Hoppes #9, spray the disassembled slide and the frame with CLP and brush and wipe all of it off. Then, I put one little teeny drop of Hoppes gun oil on each rail, and call it good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkaod View Post
    I have been shooting and cleaning my guns for many years and I still don't have any good answer on when and where to use grease vs. just gun oil on any specific part of a gun. I certainly don't want to gunk up my pistols with grease, but I do want to protect them properly. I have gun grease sitting in my cleaning box that is 30 years old because I always just use oil. Any answers?
    Yeah, just keep on keeping on...only guns I ever saw that used grease were old WW2 Russian stuff.
    Eli

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    Right on! Glad you guys agree. I think I'll use that tube of gun grease on my motorcycle.

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    I use a bit of PJ1 chain lube on the slide bearing surfaces of Semi-autos. It's not like it's worth a $h!t on actual bike chains. I've got to use it for something more than the garage door. Plain old gun oil on everything else.

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    I use grease on my slides where the rails are.

    Using my hand to jack the slide before I put grease on them and then after using grease - there is a noticeable difference in the friction on the slide.

    Since I clean my guns regularly, the grease can only help with wear. IMHO


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