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    Is it bad to over oil your gun? Do u oil your gun after everytime u shoot, or just when you clean it?

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    I think you always ought to give it a quick wipe down with an oily/siliconey rag. That's all that's needed to stop contaminants from powder residue and your hands attacking your pride and joy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasEgo
    Is it bad to over oil your gun? Do u oil your gun after everytime u shoot, or just when you clean it?
    Are you talking about wiping it off or drowning it in oil? I give my guns a quick wipe down with an olily rag every so often. The only time I oil/lube them is when I take them down for cleaning.

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    I oil my guns after cleaning. I use a heavy coat of oil that would leave too heavy a coat. I then wipe down the gun with a paper towel (the AutoZone shop towel type paper towel) before putting it away. I feel a heavy coat penetrates into cracks and crevices better that simply applying a light coat.

    Also, oil according to conditions. If you are going to be in a dusty or sandy envoirment, its best to forego oil and use a silicone cloth only. Otherwise you'll end up with oily mud.

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    My usual routine - when a gun is new, I run it a little on the dry side, especially as I fondle it and work the action before I take it out. Then when it breaks in I return to normal oiling amounts. But I probably oil lighter than some of you - to me, if a guns been sitting overnight, and oil is seeping out around the pins, etc., it's too much or in the wrong place. I also keep an eye out for high wear points.

    And I know - most modern guns don't need breaking in, but I've found that running on the drier side at first smooths out the trigger pull in pretty short order.

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    After I started concealed carry, I didn't like the oil on my gun. I did some research on the internet and decided to try a product called Eezox. Through cool weather I use it every 2-3 months. Through the summer I use it once a month. It sprays or wipes on as a liquid and dries. I use it on the inside and on all the moving parts. I have used it a about 3 years and don't have any rust or discoloration. I run a boresnake through the barrel after each shooting. This has worked very good for me. I think it even smells better than Hoppes.

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    Besides oiling and cleaning after I shoot - I usually get a toothbrish w/ Breakfree CLP and run it on the rails about 1x a month. It tends to evaporate - especially on a carry gun out in the heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasEgo
    Is it bad to over oil your gun? Do u oil your gun after everytime u shoot, or just when you clean it?

    I clean every time I shoot, so I always oil it after shooting.

    If you are putting it in storage or don't think you'll be using it for awhile, then I would be a little more liberal with the oil.

    Every time I handle my firearms, I wipe them down with a silicon rag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Wright
    Also, oil according to conditions. If you are going to be in a dusty or sandy envoirment, its best to forego oil and use a silicone cloth only. Otherwise you'll end up with oily mud.

    Bob Wright

    +1 (or at least go easy on the oil)


    ...oily and abrasive mud...
    Last edited by MissouriMule; 08-04-2006 at 05:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissouriMule
    I clean every time I shoot, so I always oil it after shooting.

    Have you ever tried Gun Butter?

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    No. Tell me about it.

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    It's good stuff. I gave some away a while back. http://www.berettagunforum.com/showt...ighlight=karma

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    Hey P97 what is this Eezox your talking about and where might a man fine some of it? I have seen in some of your other post you said something about this.
    I clean my guns after I fire them, when I get home. I always feild strip and clean. Always have and always will. Just habit I guess.

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    carry gun light on oil, stored guns oil well, remember oil will atract dirt powder lint and anything else that can gum up a firearm so use only what is needed at the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldy
    Hey P97 what is this Eezox your talking about and where might a man fine some of it? I have seen in some of your other post you said something about this.
    I clean my guns after I fire them, when I get home. I always feild strip and clean. Always have and always will. Just habit I guess.
    This is the best stuff I've found for a CCW. No oil to get on hands or clothing.

    http://www.warrencustomoutdoor.com/eezox-gc.html

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    Hey P97 Thank you for the quick reply. I am going on that web page and check it out... Thanks Baldy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasEgo
    Is it bad to over oil your gun? Do u oil your gun after everytime u shoot, or just when you clean it?
    Remember that your pistol is a machine. And, since the machine's parts need to move against each other, they cause wear.

    And, some autos are real finicky. Some like lube and some like it dry.

    Some lubrication is essential for a good running pistol. The amount of lubrication depends on your environment. Hot and dry needs a different lube than cold and wet. An everyday carry piece has different lube needs than a safe queen.

    After weekly range work, I lubricate after cleaning. If i'm shooting in a competition, I give the slide a drop or two after every 100 rounds.

    My big bugaboo is when I'm shooting outdoors and drop mags in the dirt. If I don't brush the mags and try to quickly clean them, I'll transfer the dirt to the pistol! Now I'm inviting trouble. The 1911 is designed to function in field conditions, but why ask for problems?

    I guess the rule of thumb would be - if you don't mind the oil spray when you break a shot, or the oily film on your hands, lube as much as you want! Otherwise, go lightly, and keep 'em in the 10 ring!

    Regards

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    Nobody has ever proved it to me that to much oil hurts a gun.

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    I sometimes do feel I over oil my guns because after a days worth of shooting, the over oiling is nothing more than a hunk of black goo in the moving parts. After I clean my guns I give the moving parts a quick shot of oil and then work the parts by hand. I usually make sure the chamber is oil free.

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    I clean my guns after every trip to the range. I oil the inside of the gun with regular gun oil but use stainless steel lube on the outside of the slide. It goes on heavy so you have to wipe it down good, but it seems to help retard holster wear.

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