View Poll Results: Best Commercially Available Handgun Grease (not oil)

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  • Millitec-1 Grease and protectant

    2 4.17%
  • Mil-Comm TW25B Grease

    10 20.83%
  • Tetra Gun Grease

    9 18.75%
  • SuperLube Gun Grease

    1 2.08%
  • Wilson Combat Ultima-Lube II

    3 6.25%
  • Hoppes #9 Gun Grease

    2 4.17%
  • Birchwood Casey RIG Universal Gun Grease

    0 0%
  • Remington MoistureGuard Grease

    0 0%
  • Birchwood Casey SNO Universal Gun Grease

    0 0%
  • Gun Butter Gun Grease

    2 4.17%
  • Shooters Choice All Weather High Tech

    1 2.08%
  • Steel Sheild Weapon Gun Grease

    1 2.08%
  • Pro-Shot Pro Gold Gun Grease

    3 6.25%
  • Other

    14 29.17%
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    Question Best Commercially Available Handgun Grease (not Oil)

    OK, now that I have the liquid lubricant (oil) poll and I have done grease research, let's see what the best (not most popular) gun grease is for handguns according to our membership. I am sure there are a lot of interesting homebrew and exotic ones, but I would like to focus on commercially available.

    Some may use both oil and grease and that is okay too. I am really interested in consumer ratings for these gun products...hard to find except at dealers and can't trust them.

    Thanks for you votes!!!!

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    I used Lubriplate 130-A on my firearms during two tours in Viet Nam, without issue. The military supplied it for use on the M-1, and M14 rifles. I bought a 5 lb can of it 20 years ago, and still have much of the can left. If it "slides", I use lubriplate on it. Oils are another subject.

    Very subjective issue.... whatever works for ya...

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    As I recall, about $4.00 in an Advance Auto Parts store will get one a 10oz tube of white lithium grease. Seems to work beautifully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FNISHR View Post
    As I recall, about $4.00 in an Advance Auto Parts store will get one a 10oz tube of white lithium grease. Seems to work beautifully.
    If I did not know (or at least think) it was so, the lithium grease looks and feels just like Mil-Comm TW25B Grease??????


    Lateck,

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    Quote Originally Posted by FNISHR View Post
    As I recall, about $4.00 in an Advance Auto Parts store will get one a 10oz tube of white lithium grease. Seems to work beautifully.
    If it "rolls", it is oiled.
    If it "slides", it is greased.

    If it "slides" and needs to be greased, and it needs to be cleaned and re-lubed fairly often to remove dirt (like a gun) then ABSOLUTELY NO MOLY (Molybdenum Disulfide) additives.
    The reason Moly in grease is "so good" is because of the extra high-pressure protection it offers. And its resistance to being removeable with ordinary solvents.
    That black crap is NOT what you want on your hands. Or cleaning cloths or brushes. Or your gun. Or anything except enclosed surfaces. Great for automotive zerk fittings in "the olden days".

    Just my opinion, but EVERY commercial oil/grease lube product for guns is "the very best". Packaged and marketed for MORE money. And a lot of them ARE good.
    But, I'm with FNISHR. Cheap white lithium is just fine. YMMV.

    As usual, I can't just quit.
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    HOWEVER, MY personal mileage DOES vary. It does cost a few dollars more.

    My local gunsmith swears by MD Labs XF7 Weapon Lubricant and will use NOTHING ELSE. But, he knows folks at the lab that developed it.
    And, in spite of what I say above, I use it. It has a lot of advantages. A tiny bit goes a long way. I put a film of it on both rolling and sliding surfaces.

    It does not wash off in water, even salt water. Even boiling water. But it can be cleaned off with SOAPY water. Modern living through chemistry.
    Tested in both sandboxes, Arizona, and the Artic on a LOT of full auto weapons systems plus the M9 and SIG 226.

    You can find "the claims" scrolling down at this link. And the price, $12.99 a tube. I have the syringe shown in their photo. A tiny dab smoothed over sliding surfaces is all you need.
    MDTactical.com

    Made by MD Labs in Prescott Valley, AZ.
    Marketed to the military by Smith Enterprise, Inc. in Tempe, AZ. P/N 1018.
    Tools : Smith Enterprise, Inc.
    Look around their site. They have a WHOLE LOT of interesting stuff. If you are into MilSpec rifles and "goodies". Some "Available to Military/LE, or class II/III license holders only."

    Yes, I'm a sucker for "good stuff" marketing hype.

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    Mobil 1 Synthetic Grease, better than most others mentioned.

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    Makes me feel bad. I have owned several firearms and have never greased a one. I always used the RemOil wipes and wiped everythign down and put it back together. Of course I have never had any problems. Guess I should start checking into grease.

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    The military supplied it for use on the M-1, and M14 rifles. I bought a 5 lb can of it 20 years ago, and still have much of the can left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emmanuel View Post
    The military supplied it for use on the M-1, and M14 rifles. I bought a 5 lb can of it 20 years ago, and still have much of the can left.

    hmmm that sounds familiar.....

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    TW25...Sig shipped it with my firearm and I tried it and I use it........JJ

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    I use Abu Garcia silicon fishing reel grease from Wally World works great on slides, also use the Abu Garcia sliicon fishing reel oil. But the one I really like is Marvel Mystery Oil. use it on all firearms especially the bore.

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    I'm newer to firearms than everyone else I guess, because I never even knew grease was an option. Seems like the goopyness of grease would be more of a dirt trap, no?

    So if it slides, and I'm just using oil, am I being detrimental to my weapons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haas View Post
    I'm newer to firearms than everyone else I guess, because I never even knew grease was an option. Seems like the goopyness of grease would be more of a dirt trap, no?

    So if it slides, and I'm just using oil, am I being detrimental to my weapons?
    Not really. Most 1911's like to run wet(oil) and grease

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coyotemoon View Post
    Not really. Most 1911's like to run wet(oil) and grease
    You're saying oil AND grease, so....both?

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    Most weapons have places that can use one or the other, read above as stated if it rolls oil it and if it slides grease it.....JJ

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    Grease for the rails-put some oil on top of the barrel hood so it will work to the locking lugs. If you too much grease on the locking lugs the barrel might at some time not lock up all the way.

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    Another good grease to use is plumbers silicon grease, good for low and hi temp.

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    I know this is off topic but I need help choosing a handgun. I have shot many handguns and I'm at a tough decision. I'm on a budget can't go above 400 dollars. Its between the kel-tec p11,pf9 or Taurus model 65 4inch .357, or charter arms bulldog .44spl. Thanks in advance for advise

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    Depends on what you want to use it for and what caliber?

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    Both kel-tec pistols are 9mm Luger and the the other two 44spl and .357 magnum. Use is for home defense range time and occasional carry.

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    Found something else Im trying for use on slides----RCBS resizing lube----will take a lot of heat and pressure.

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    www.firehawktech.com/Ballistol/index.htm click on Ballistol information
    I found some of this in my shop. I used this on my guns when I did a lot of Cowboy Action Shooting. Best stuff in the world for cleaning black powder guns, or ANY gun. This will clean and lube and preserve any gun. Put inside your holster and no more rust from carry.
    Only product you will need. All that other stuff I use is going by the way. DOn't know why I quit using Ballistol. It has been around for 90 years or so. Navy seals use it on all their weapons.
    Hope the link works and you will find all the histroy and uses for this stuff.

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    Best Commercially Available Handgun Grease (not Oil)

    Ballistol is a great product but it is an oil.

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    Froglube or SlideGlide

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    Re: Best Commercially Available Handgun Grease (not Oil)

    TW25b is my favorite over the years. I like how it it dissipates through use rather than collect dirt & grime, becoming sludgy as it lingers in your firearm. Amazing on my Rem 700's bolt lugs and handgun rails.


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