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Old 03-03-2011, 04:53 PM   #16
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Welcome to the universe of Sig Sauer handguns.



I recommend grease on the rails because as you put the slide on, the grease gets kicked to the out side where you can wipe it off without much trouble. If you grease the slide, it globs the grease into the frame and makes a massive mess you have o clean up later.



Shoot Safe.



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Old 03-03-2011, 05:26 PM   #17
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Alex,



Welcome to the universe of Sig Sauer handguns.



I recommend grease on the rails because as you put the slide on, the grease gets kicked to the out side where you can wipe it off without much trouble. If you grease the slide, it globs the grease into the frame and makes a massive mess you have o clean up later.



Shoot Safe.



Scott
Scott. thank you. Now I know not to grease the slide as well as the rails. Just the rails. How do you feel about Mobil 1 Grease?
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:41 PM   #18
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I'd say that any good grease will do the job, including Mobil 1.



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Old 03-04-2011, 06:40 AM   #19
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I use LSA/T good stuff!
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:57 AM   #20
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Never heard of that. Is it a while lithium or a moly base?
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:12 AM   #21
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I've cured my P228 and P225 with Frog Lube and it has worked out GREAT! I'm wondering if anyone else here has heard of / used the product?
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:17 AM   #22
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If I have a gun like an X-5 or X-6 that has an extremely tight lockup, I'll use a CLP on them because that's about all that will penetrate into the working areas of the gun.



I haven't heard of Frog lube until now, but I have to say I totally dig their logo.



I've been playing with a bottle of Prolix that a customer of mine gave me over a year ago. The stuff works great to remove carbon fowling from cylinder faces and is a good working lube for tightly fitted parts.



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If I have a gun like an X-5 or X-6 that has an extremely tight lockup, I'll use a CLP on them because that's about all that will penetrate into the working areas of the gun.



I haven't heard of Frog lube until now, but I have to say I totally dig their logo.



I've been playing with a bottle of Prolix that a customer of mine gave me over a year ago. The stuff works great to remove carbon fowling from cylinder faces and is a good working lube for tightly fitted parts.



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How do you feel about Ballistol to Clean?
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That's another product I haven't used, but as long as it does the job, I don't see why you couldn't use it.
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How do you feel about Ballistol to Clean?
If you have ever watched hickock45's videos, he eats, drinks and sleeps with Ballistol. Uses empty cans for target practice. Supposed to be great stuff. I have a can, but haven’t used it yet.
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:59 AM   #26
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Great info much appreciated, loved this:

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When I cocked the hammer of one of them, I found three pieces of bitten off finger nail and a corner of plastic from a plastic ketchup packet….”Come on man, clean your gun once in a while” actually escaped my mouth. I asked how long it had been since he last cleaned it and he told me it had been a couple years, “I hardly ever use it, I figured it was still pretty clean”.


I'll have to tell a cop friend of mine about that.
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this was a double post sorry, it can be deleted
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Sorry if I sound ignorant but I come from the Army and we never used a gun grease of any kind for any of our weapons.



My question is if I only use FP-10 (a synthetic oil with metal treatments) on the rails, and all the other parts mentioned will it harm my pistol?

I have an SP2022 and I fire about 50 rounds a month.



AND the post didn't mention the other parts that usually get lubed on an auto pistol like the top of the upper frame where the barrel hood rubs on the frame and the barrel itself which was recommended to me by a 'sig' guy at Academy where I bought it.
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Using something like FP-10 will work provided you keep the surfaces wet. It most cases, after a day or 2 the metal surfaces are no longer, which means the protective properties of the oil are less prevalent.



On an M16/AR15, oil is all you really need, that's because the forces acting on metal rubbing parts are completely different than those in a semi auto pistol.



The other parts I didn't mention are listed in other threads and posts about internal lubrication. I'm working on re-writing the articles and taking new and better pics with more thorough descriptions.



On the Sig Pro models, as long as you keep the rails and barrel wet, you're going to be in good shape. I've heard the argument before that certain lubes leave an invisible Teflon coating to protect and I think they work for around 50-100 rounds. If you're going to do any prolonged shooting, you need grease on the parts to keep them alive the longest possible. I say this because I've seen hundreds/thousands of Sigs in my career and the ones that look the best after 50,000 rounds were greased prior to every shooting session.



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I'm working on re-writing the articles and taking new and better pics with more thorough descriptions.



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Awesome! and Thank You!! in advance for the info and your willingness to share that info with the forum!!
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