View Poll Results: Best Commercially Available Liquid Gun Lubricant
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Militec-1 Rust Prev and Treatment
Hoppes #9 Gun Oil
Mil-Comm MC2500 Gun Oil
Mil-Comm MC3000 Semi-Liquid
Break Free CLP-16 Oil
Ballistol Sportsmans Gun Oil
Slip2000 EWL Gun Oil
Shooters Choice FP-10
Birchwood Casey Synthetic with PTFE
Hoppes Elite Gun Oil
Gun Butter Gun Oil
Steel Shield Weapon Shield
Zero Friction Synthetic (Pro-Shot)
Outers Gun Oil
KG-4 Gun Oil
Wilson Combat Ultra-Lube II
I think the main use for WD40 on guns is for storage and preservation rather than as a general lubricant.
I agree it should cleaned from the barrel and chamber during use.
I just went to the WD-40 website and asked them about WD-40's suitablity for use as a hand gun oil. I will post their response once it arrives.
Thank you for contacting WD-40 Company concerning the use of WD-40 on guns.
WD-40 will protect the metal of shotguns and other firearms from corrosion and moisture. It also will provide a light lubrication on the moving parts. It will not harm the bluing on the metal surface of the guns. After using your gun, we recommend cleaning with a gun solvent then protecting the barrel and other metal parts with WD-40.
We recommend that you use a light spray of WD-40 on the wood of the gun and wipe off immediately after applying. WD-40 cleans the dirt and grim and leaves a polishing effect. You may want to pretest it on a small surface prior to applying to all the wood surfaces, because it may tend to darken some of the lighter wood finishes.
It will be my pleasure to send you a complimentary coupon for your next purchase.
Thank you again for contacting WD-40 Company. Please let us know if we may be of further assistance.
WD-40 Customer Service
Thanks for the email and WD40 response.
Looks like I was wrong...I might give it a try on my shotgun.
I am not ready to trust it with my Cz yet.
WD-40 is endorsed by many old-timers.
I like weapon sheild, but I use CLP Break free very often when I don't have weapon sheild. It works pretty dang good and is way cheaper.
If it slides, I use Lubriplate 130-A. It's a lithium-based grease, that will not stiffen up in the cold, and won't run in the heat. It was good enough for M-14's and M-1's, and it's worked for me for many years.
For other applications, I use Kellube.
It's all personal preference..... whatever works for ya.....
we use wd 40 on occasion for our machine guns, unofficially of course. more for cleaning than for lubing though... pretty sweet that they wrote you back, Packard, I'd definitely take them up on that coupon offer, :P
might try it on my shotgun as well, when I get back that is. as is I hope the light coat of clp I put on it is holding up well....... :'( wish I could have brought it with me
More interesting applications for WD-40...and its main ingredient
What is the main ingredient of WD-40 ?
Before you read to the end, does anybody know what the main ingredient of WD-40 is? Don't lie and don't cheat . WD-40 . Who knew; I had a neighbor who bought a new pickup . I got up very early one Sunday morning and saw that someone had spray painted red all around the sides of this beige truck (for some unknown reason) . I went over, woke him up, and told him the bad news . He was very upset and was trying to figure out what to do . . . . probably nothing until Monday morning, since nothing was open . Another neighbor came out and told him to get his WD-40 and clean it off . It removed the unwanted paint beautifully and did not harm his paint job that was on the truck .I'm impressed! WD-40 who knew? 'Water Displacement #40' . The product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts . WD-40 was created in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company . Its name comes from the project that was to find a 'water displacement' compound . . They were successful with the fortieth formulation, thus WD-40 . The Convair Company bought it in bulk to protect their atlas missile parts . Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you . . . When you read the 'shower door' part, try it . It's the first thing that has ever cleaned that spotty shower door . If yours is plastic, it works just as well as glass .It's a miracle! Then try it on your stove top . . . Viola! It's now shinier than it's ever been . You'll be amazed .
1 ..Protects silver from tarnishing .
2 .Removes road tar and grime from cars .
3 .Cleans and lubricates guitar strings .
4 .Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making them slippery ...
5 .. .Keeps flies off cows .
6 .Restores and cleans chalkboards .
7 ..Removes lipstick stains .
8 . .Loosens stubborn zippers .
9 ..Untangles jewelry chains .
10 .Removes stains from stainless steel sinks .
11 .Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill .
12 .Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing ..
13 .Removes tomato stains from clothing .
14 ..Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots .
15 .Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors .
16 .Keeps scissors working smoothly . .
17 ..Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes .
18 .It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Use WD-40 for those nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring . It doesn't seem to harm the finish and you won't have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off .. Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks .
19 .Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly! Use WD-40!
20 .Gives a children's playground gym slide a shine for a super fast slide .
21 .Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers . . ..
22 . .Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises ..
23 .Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open . .
24 .Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close ..
25 ..Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers .
26 .Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles ..
27 .Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans
28 ..Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling .
29 .Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly .
30 .Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools .
31 ..Removes splattered grease on stove .
32 .Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging .
33 .Lubricates prosthetic limbs ..
34 .Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell) .
35 .Removes all traces of duct tape .
36 .Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain ..
37 . Florida ’s favorite use is: 'cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers . '
38 .The favorite use in the state of New York , WD-40 protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements .
39 .WD-40 attracts fish . Spray a little on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time . Also, it's a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose . Keep in mind though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed in some states .
40 .Use it for fire ant bites . . It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch .
41 .WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls . Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag .
42 .Also, if you've discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, satur ate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and rewash . Presto! The lipstick is gone!
43 .If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the moisture and allow the car to start
P . S . The basic ingredient is FISH OIL ....
if no one else is gonna, i guess its up to me to call "buIIshit!"
Originally Posted by cclaxton
this is a rumor that just never ends and pretty much proves that if your heard it from your neighbors uncles third cousin jethro it MUST be true...... does no one think for themselves any more? do a little research people.... the following is from the wd40 web site (they should know right?)
"What a Fish story!
Myth: WD-40 contains fish oil.
Fact: Consumers have told us over the years that they have caught some of the biggest fish ever after protecting their fish hooks and lures with WD-40. We believe this legend came from folks assuming that the product must contain fish oil since it appears to attract fish. Sorry Charlie®, it just ain’t so."
WD-40's ingredients are a secret, so we don't know FOR SURE. But the web site seems to try and shut down the rumor that it is made from fish oil. I got this email from my girlfriend who got it from her mother...and well....I should have known. Her mother has been known to believe anything coming across the internet.
I am not taking a stand on the fish oil theory, so as far as I am concerned its a rumor, but it also won't be the first time a corporation has tried to dispell a rumor about their product by putting out disinformation. Since it cannot be known because it is a secret, we will just have to keep guessing.
Thanks for keeping us honest Ted....well except for the Wesson oil thing.
right, we dont know for sure except for the part where the company says no.... and i am sure any decent chemist could exclude an items presence in a secret formula
Originally Posted by cclaxton
well since the wesson oil was in regards to a SALAD shooter and i was telling the truth then too, youre welcome for my TOTAL honesty
Wired Magazine had this analysis: What's Inside WD-40? Superlube's Secret Sauce
And this article has a link to the MSDS data: http://brokensecrets.com/2010/06/11/...ents-and-uses/
The fish oil is apparently a widely spread urban legend.
I was at a local gun shop today and asked staff there what they like for handgun lubricants. One salesman said Slip-2000 and Militec are both great.
I tried out Shooters Choice grease on the slides of my Cz, and am not impressed. I would rate it a 6 out of 10.
I was at my cleaning station, and I noticed I had bought a bottle of Slipstream Oil that I forgot about and looked it up on the web....lots of good things said about it. I tried it on my pump shotgun and it definitely improved the pump action. I had tried it on my Bersa ThunderCC and didn't like it because it was seeping out through the decocker. (Grease worked well on the Bersa slide and touchpoints.)
So, I will be trying it next. Anyone else tried Slipstream Oil or Grease?
I have used Eezox, Synthetic Lubricants, they claim that they are better for rust prevention.
It seams to leave a film on the surfaces...
So far on issues,,,,
Slide Glide lite synthetic grease LIGHTLY applied on frame/slide rails and barrel/slide contact areas. Mobil 1 5X10 synthetic motor oil on internal parts.
they might tell you it's a good lubricant but it's a better dirt magnet.
Originally Posted by Packard
i choose/use militec-1
Lucas Oil, Lucas Gun oil,works great. Candm
I don't give this much thoght. I clean and lightly lube the guns after each use with whatever gun oil I have at the moment. Right now I'm using RemOil (Remington).
The oil becomes more of an issue if you are storing the weapon or you are going to put 1,200 rounds through it between lubes.
Plus I don't think there is anything on my Glock that can rust; I'm pretty sure that there is nothing on the S & W 340 PD that can rust either.
Just got a Glock 34 and read manual and it says use a high quality gun lubricant. It doesn't way grease or oil or mention any brand. It onlly says to use it sparingly.
So, I used Militec-1 on the spots they showed in the manual and it is smoother.
CLP for cleaning, blow dry.
Slipstream or Militec-1 for lube.
Grease only on the Bersa Thunder and the S&W Bodyguard 380....just seems to work better.
For shotgun, CLP for cleaning and Zero Friction (Pro Shot) for lube.
RemOil for the barrel.
The more I use Militec-1, the more I like it.
I use Mobil 1 and Slide Glide.
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