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Old 11-05-2012, 12:23 PM   #1
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P-226R, any help?

Just took ownership of my first Sig, a P-226R. I understand the gun likes to be kept very lubricated? Is there any other helpful information I can use to make the gun be all it can be? I really like the feel of the gun in my hand but have yet to get to the range. I had hoped to get there on my way home from the store but the gun rails are basically dry so I thought it would be smart to read the instructions and of course ask the knowledgeable people here.
Thanks in advance, be safe, Frank.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:40 PM   #2
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if it's new, it should include a tube of lube for the rails and wear areas. There should be plenty of Lube info here..try a search.
Here's what I found in just a few seconds:
http://sigtalk.com/sig-sauer-pistols...tol-rails.html
http://grayguns.com/lubrication-of-s...-pistol-rails/
Most quality gun greases like Tetra work fine. I believe Sig uses TW25B by Mil-Tec.
Is it new or pre-owned? They usually ship with plenty of lube/preservative grease from what I've seen.
Use quality ammo and post pix!

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Old 11-05-2012, 04:43 PM   #3
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tw25b & militec-1
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:14 PM   #4
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tw25b & militec-1
I second this--great stuff. I have used Hoppes and RemOil with success as well. However, I believe the rails work best with tw25b, IMO.
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Just got my first Sig this past Sunday (P 226 9mm). So far I've only put about 500 rounds through it. Temps have been in the 30 degree range. I've been using Tetra gun grease. So far function have been flawless, and there are no wear marks anywhere on the slide or frame.
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Thank you all for the good information. Really like this gun as it fits my hand and just enjoy the feel of the "working parts" of the gun. Feels like a finely tuned machine which it is.
Thanks, Be safe, Frank.
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So far this year I have taken a MK25 and P226R New In the Box to the range and simpy wiped down the exterior.

The P226R has functioned flawlessly and the MK25 failed to lock open with Win White Box 115. A switch to Win NATO and the gun has been flawless.
Also done with a S&W M&P 9mm and Glock G19 GEN4. The G19 did not function for my wife with the aforementioned WIN 115gr but flawless for me. A switch to Lawman 124 for my wife cured the problem. The S&W has been flawless with Lawman 124 gr.
I clean with pressure lube and spray with 'Barricade'. I've been doing this with a pair of SIG P229's i've carried for over 15 years and zero problems.
This attention required and lube for the rails proposed by some has really no basis in fact and if the lube(grease) is too thick,it can even affect functioning.
Your gun will wear over time and obsessing about wear marks will not do any good.
A light film of a protectant lubricant such as 'Barricade (formerly 'Sheath') is all that is required. This can range from a good gun oil to newer products that offer longer lasting corrosion protection. Just don't use WD40 as it leaves a hard coating that will build up over the years and can affect functioning.
The claims made by the gun lubricants can simply not be objectively verified and that's why they make these claims and take your money.
If anyone has any objective testing, I would be more than happy to review.
But for now, I stick with what works for me and makes sense to me.-Dick
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I just use Hoppes Oil and have never had failure, so far around 1000 rounds
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This is really great people. I can not tell you how good it is to ask a question on a forum, as a new guy, and have all this feed back instantly. I truly appreciate it.
Be safe, Frank.
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Tetra, Mil-Comm, MPro-7.
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I use Weapon Shield oil and grease on all my firearms. I even run the oil through my barrels like a CLP. The man who invented this is the one who came up with FP-10.
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Mobil 1 grease and full synthetic oil
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When you say grease, you mean Grease? It doesn't get thick when it gets cold?
And the Mobil 1 oil is that multi grade detergent?
Thanks again, Frank.
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Very simple test. Put the lubricant you intend to use in the freezer over night. If it is a frozen lump, then I'd say probably not suitable for use, at least in cold weather.

I've not "carried" for 15 years. I carried a duty and off duty weapon for 30 years. Grease is not suitable for some weapon systems, and is required for others.

BTW I also served as LE Armorer. I have repaired and deadlined weapons who's operators figured that some kind oil was good enough.

By all means, use what works for you. As for me, I'll use what has worked for me in severe conditions for a very long time.
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Grease what slides, oil what rotates.
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