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This is a discussion on Flork's Lubrication of SIG pistol rails within the SIG Sauer Gunsmithing forums, part of the SIG Sauer Forum category; Flork, Thanks for the great advice. But what about lubrication for the P250? There are no rails on the grip that can be lubricated - ...


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Old 06-19-2011, 12:58 PM   #31
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Flork,



Thanks for the great advice.



But what about lubrication for the P250? There are no rails on the grip that can be lubricated - just small tabs. So far I've been greasing the slide itself and that seems to be working but I thought I'd ask the expert.



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Old 06-19-2011, 09:58 PM   #32
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A suggestion.



Do not waste your money on gun specific lube. They are way overpriced. At someone's suggestion I've been using Mobil One full synthetic bearing grease. It comes on a one pund can and costs $6.99. It will last you for life unless you regularly grease 30 pistols. It's red in color and you can find it at any auto zone or auto parts store where Mobil One is carried. A very thin layer of the stuff is all you need.
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On the P250 or other Tab Rail guns, I grease them in the same way, but make sure to get the grease on the top, sides and bottom of each rail tab.



The Mobil One grease is basically Enos Slide Glide, so you shouldn't have a problem using it for a gun. The reason I use gun greases is that they're tested and most of the time proven to function well and not cause any problems in cold weather or super hot weather. We use Lubriplate Marine Grade Grease for guns these days and it's been working great.



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On the P250 or other Tab Rail guns, I grease them in the same way, but make sure to get the grease on the top, sides and bottom of each rail tab.







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Scott I think I understand you on this.....



I just picked up another Sig SP2022 (had a Sig Pro in the late 90's but sold it)and the tabs you are referring to are the wing looking deals on the front and rear of the frame. That is the only metal on metal part I think because I don't see any point greasing the bottom of the slide as it would be metal on plastic.
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That's correct!
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That's correct!


cool thanks.



On a side note...I used to just use gun oil on the P Series Sigs that I own. I would routinely oil the slide/rails weekly or bi-weekly but started using the grease at your suggestion. A very thin layer seems to do the trick on all 3 Sigs. Any more and it just comes out on the back end of the slide. I've found you need very little.



Thanks again for posting this up for us!
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:54 PM   #38
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good to know. thanks for the info!
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Thanks Flork! this is all good information!



I use a tub of Mobile 1 grease i got for like $6. Its 100% synthetic and it for wheel bearing, universal joint, ect... and its nice red color and shows dirt/contaminants nicely. And i will get years of use from this 1 tub.
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I love the post, I have been using the MilComm TW25 because that is what Sig shipped with my P239. Any update on the "new" lube you were experimenting with Flork?
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I've been using Mobil 1 for years. Its grease for me from now on.
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:02 PM   #42
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I used to shoot with a guy who was a gunsmith specializing in high-dollar IPSC-type pistols. He himself competed in Steel Challenge and IPSC at the national level. He knew his stuff. He always used and recommended a white lithium lubricant (his favorite was Lubriplate) for the rails, and BreakFree CLP for the rest.

I don't think you can buy that kind of Lubriplate any more. Permatex (O'Reilly's usually has it) makes a white lithium grease that comes in a toothpaste-type tube.

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Never heard of that. Is it a while lithium or a moly base?
I know LSAT is used on the military MK-19. Fully automatic grenade launcher! It's awesome to put some rounds down-range with that bad boy!
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Does anyone know the difference between Mil-Tec products and Mil-comm products. I think I got bamboozled into thinking they were one and the same, but after checking I think they are different. I have been lubeing the same way FLORK recommends,but using Mil-Tec oil that is heated up real good with a heat gun, after application. For the rails I mix the oil with Lubriplate 105,apply and heat up. Rack the slide a couple of times and wipe excess with the slide mounted.The rails are the only part of the gun that are wet,for the oil is absorbed in the metal so say Mil tec. All I know is the stuff works.They also have a grease but I have not used it on my guns ,BUT use it in servicing my trucks in my business and I could not be more pleased. NO DRY OUT.It is a synthetic grease with 15% mil tec oil added.All I know is it is slick and works.
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Any auto part store carries LUBRIPLATE 105. Bout $7.00 a tube. The cats meow when assembling engines,and what makes it good is, it will mix with oil which most grease WILL NOT.
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