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|03-28-2017, 01:37 PM||#16|
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I have many different cleaners and lubricants
I now use Kroil (coal oil) as my main cleaner and occasionally Sweets, Bushes' and a couple others for copper.
Kroil is the best to loosen rusted screws or to remove old military barrels so it gets under things which for removing carbon and or whatever is useful
It is known as "The oil that creeps"
For lube I use Gunslick grease (Sig barrels and a dab on the end of the rails) and Mobile One motor oil which goes for my AR15s as well
(Only Sigs get the Gunslick! Zee unterpistolen get lesser grease brands)
I shoot 20-23K rounds a year and do not have wear problems
I am guessing most lubes will do the trick as long as you make sure you keep high wear areas wet (NOT DRIPPING)
|03-28-2017, 01:52 PM||#17|
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Hoppe's #9 is fine, but CLP is probably a little better, IMO. It is a cleaning agent and a lubricant that you can use after shooting and not worry about your gun. You may want to do a deep cleaning once a month, if you're shooting that much a week, for which Hoppe's will do fine, but another great cleaning agent is Ballistol. In fact, that is all Hickok45 uses! I prefer M-Pro 7. I don't use the cleaner often, except on the barrel, but I use the Gun Oil LPX product to clean/lube my gun routinely. I will occasionally do a deep clean, which is when I use the MP7 cleaning agent, but even with that, the project takes roughly ten minutes. Here is a good video Hickok45 does for cleaning his Glock. This is essentially the same method for all striker fire guns, perhaps with a few exceptions, but FWIW:
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|03-31-2017, 12:04 AM||#19|
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I've always cleaned my gun every time after use.
I spray the bore with BALLISTOL and let it soke. Then I wipe all the rest with a clean cloth. I spray everything with DW40, wipe it clean then lube it with BALLISTOL, I dab the rails with some TETRA GUN GREASE. Then I start cleaning the bore alternating BALLISTOL and a brass brush scrubs. I reassemble the gun and wipe the ouside with a clean silicon cloth.
In almost 40 years I've never had an issue.
|04-06-2017, 09:34 PM||#20|
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thanks for the input. Seems that firing every week and breaking down and lubbing with the clp should be fine after use, none are collecting dust due to inactivity for long to justify a long term preservative .
|04-07-2017, 04:55 AM||#21|
As for cleaning carbon and powder off the frame and slide its wonderful! However, as a bore solvent it took a long time to get clean as compared to M-Pro 7.
Thats my findings anyways.
As a matter of fact, and for full disclosure, I really never could get a white patch to come out using Ballistol. I went thru about 60 patches before I called it. Now. The patches just showed trace amounts of black, so after that I let it set for a day. Then went back at it with some M-Pro7 and the patches were a little dirtier but then eventually came out snow white. And the heck of it is, I only put 18 rounds thru before cleaning the bore with Ballistol. But then again it cleaned the frame and slide where powder burns and carbon were wonderfully.
And, Ballistol sure has a smell to it....
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|04-07-2017, 06:17 AM||#22|
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Are you talking about Break Free CLP? There are a lot of good products out there that advertise themselves as cleaner, lubricant, protectant (CLP). Some are better than others. I like Gunzilla and believe it does a better job in cleaner department than Break Free. In my experience, products that label themselves CLP's are usually stronger in one or maybe two, of those categories than the others.
As for as lubricant is concerned, I prefer grease on the slide and frame rails. High pressure red grease that I can buy at farm supply stores, automotive parts stores, hardware stores or big box stores has worked well for me. I suspect it is the same red grease that comes in some of those little tubes labeled 'gun grease' but a lot cheaper. In the past, I have used many of the popular 'small syringe' gun greases but can't say that they performed any better than the red grease I buy from the farm store.
Each person has their own favorite gun care products. I like products that don't have a strong odor which is another reason I like Gunzilla. I prefer products that I can apply and wipe down that doesn't make my gun look and feel like it's been dipped in a bucket of oil .
|04-13-2017, 10:46 AM||#24|
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I'm new to Sig pistols so I'm doing as much reading about cleaning and lubing my 229 Legion as I can. Currently, I use the M-Pro 7 cleaning and oil on my Glocks and Colt 1911. I've not had any issues with the M-Pro 7 products. It appears the Sig's like grease, especially in the rails, and this thread mentions several products (Mil-Comm TWW25B, Tetra, etc). Since I'm familiar with M-Pro 7 products I found their M-Pro 7 Synthetic Grease M-PRO 7 SYNTHETIC GREASE | Brownells Have any of you tried this particular grease? If so, how does it compare to the others mentioned here?
Thanks in advance to all who reply.
|04-13-2017, 05:35 PM||#26|
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I use whatever I have around. Lately I have been using Lucas because they GAVE me a huge bottle of it at the NRA last year in Louisville when I told them I had been having trouble finding it. M-pro is also a favorite and I have been known to frequently grab a can of Rem Oil and just strip and douse everything with it, for convenience. After seeing the recent torture test that was posted by some guy (which was excellent) about Frog Lube, I have used that a little bit lately. Smells like wintergreen. I also used TWW25 for a while back when Sig promoted that one. it smells like coconut. I have a feeling that if anyone ever makes a superior product, we will all hear about it (quickly). I know a lot of guys who use regular motor oil for lube and carburetor spray for cleaning. I think as long as you clean and lube, you should be fine no matter what cleaner and lube you personally choose (in my estimation). When I first started shooting Sigs, a guy told me, "Sigs and 1911s like to be run wet". I also know guys who HATE to run them wet. I have always run mine on the "wet side" because the old dude who I trusted told me that. Not sure if it is true or not, but I have really never had a sig jam on me except for the very very rare stovepipe which I have (depending probably on my mood) either blamed on myself for limp wristing or on cheap ammo.
My sigs frequently "look and feel like it's been dipped in a bucket of oil", @prairieviper and I usually have to wipe them down substantially before carrying. On a positive side I have rarely seen a weapon rust that is soaked in oil, so I tend to keep them just that way when not shooting or carrying them.
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|04-18-2017, 11:35 AM||#27|
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the M-PRO 7 grease syringe is a little stiff so I usually get more than I need out of it when I press the plunger. But even though some gets wasted I love it. I use it on my M4 too and it really eliminates friction!
It's definitely a great grease
|04-18-2017, 04:21 PM||#29|
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What's this cleaning thing you all speak of?
Kidding aside on the rare occasion I do clean my Sigs I use Slip products and recently started using Slide Glide on the rails and barrel.
|04-19-2017, 06:48 AM||#30|
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CLP(break free) for cleaning. Some grease on the rails, a drop of oil on the hammer spring ,guide rod and thin coating on the outside. I'm not looking for the best/top of the line etc. just want to insure a cleaned up weapon ready to fire.
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