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    Quick question-- I usually shoot Sigs and have always found that they like to shoot wet. I usually use ample oil on the slide and moving parts after cleaning. Is this ok for Springfields?

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    mine doe snot complain when I lube it--a few drops on the slide and rails a drop for the barrel and lugs--happy gun

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    I don't know if it is OK because while the XDs in .45 ACP is my daily carry gun, I don't use "ample" oil. It isn't necessary and makes a mess.

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    Too much oil attracts too much dirt making an abrasive paste. Don't over do it with lubrication.

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    A wet dirty gun is better than a dry clean one. That's what I have been told by a few people who are more knowledgeable than me.

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    Stainless Guns require a bit more oil than blued guns do.

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    I spray with Breakfree CLP and wipe it all off. Then I put a tiny drop of Mobil One on the rails and work the slide a few times and wipe off any excess I see. Works fine for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertman View Post
    Too much oil attracts too much dirt making an abrasive paste. Don't over do it with lubrication.
    ^^^Spot on. And oil in the chamber increases pressure. And excess oil also makes the gun dangerous to shoot. You'll get high-speed lubricant hitting you in the face.

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    I have a fairly new XDS 9 mm 3.3 I had some trouble with mine when I first got it. It would fail to eject shells time from time. Problem was I followed the manufacture directions for lubrication. The local gun smith at the range knew what the problem was, not enough oil on the barrel and wet it down with about 3 or 4 good drops of oil (Mobile One Synthetic). Now after 700 or so rounds, it is broken in and only requires what Springfield owners manual recommends of 1 drop on the barrel and rails.

    So in summary run on the wet side when new until broken in, then follow manufactures instruction on the drier side of town. Worked for me.

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    Thank you for all your valuable information and help! I will keep you updated on the situation with my XDS 9mm.
    The Unicorn!

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