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Old 01-07-2013, 04:02 PM   #1
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Question Lube?

I am just getting in to handguns I just purchased a sig p229 equinox and was wondering what's the best lube to use on it before I get out and start shooting it. Thanks!
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:13 PM   #2
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I recommend cleaning and lubing your weapon and magazines before shooting the first time. Magazines need to be degreased and wiped DRY, do not lubricate. If you live in an area where moisture and rust is a concern, put a light coat of oil on the mags and springs but then wipe them dry before assembly. The oil will get into the pores to help with rust but they will collect residue faster than using them without the oil. I keep mine absolutely dry and have never had an issue.

Sigs like to run wet. I use Slide Glide, available from Brian Enos, but most any good gun grease will work. I use a syringe for applying thin beads on the frame rail channel, underside of the top rail, outside of the top rail and the top of the top rail. I also put grease inside the slide where the barrel chamber slides and in the opening for the muzzle of the barrel. I also recommend putting a light coating of grease on the entire outside of the barrel. Included in this is the hook of the locking lug, the bottom of the locking lug extending to the underside of the feed-ramp area. After applying all your grease, put the slide back on, lock to the rear, turn the take-down lever to horizontal and then rack the slide 4-5 times. Wipe off the excess at the rear of the frame and you'll be good to go. At first, you'll have an abundance of grease but after a while, you'll have an idea of the amount needed and the excess will be minimal, but you do want a little excess to insure enough grease on the slide/frame rails.

Also, DO NOT lubricate the firing pin channel. When cleaning, don't let solvent get into the firing pin exit hole as this will gunk up the spring and lead to failures to fire. If I need to scrub my breach face, I put a light coat of solvent on the face with a Q-tip, let it sit and then scrub the breach face while holding the slide upside down so gravity will keep any contaminates out of the firing pin hole.

The basic rule is...if it slides, grease it...if it pivots or rotates, oil it.

Here's a link to help: Flork's Lubrication of SIG pistol rails

I've used the above lubrication process on all of my Sigs and have NEVER had a malfunction. Have fun with your new gun.

Hope this helps...Sig Marine (Certified Sig Armorer)
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great tips in 2nd post.

welcome from az
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Very partial to teflon based lubes like Tri-Flow here. CLP is another good one.
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Welcome to the forum Smith14.

I also have a P229 Equinox Elite, pmine is chambered in 9mm. I have tried several lubes both oil and grease. My advise is to use grease on everything except the trigger mechanism. BreakFree CLP works great as a synthetic oil and rust protection for it and the viscosity is just right, not to thin as RemOil or to thick like Motor Oil. For grease the best so far is MilComm TW25b, it is comprised of PAO synthetic base stock oil as a carrier with about 40% Teflon as the main solid lubricant. TW25b is very thin viscosity but the Teflon is what actually provides the long term lubricity.

As a side note, this lubes are what I use for all my fire arms.
Pistols:
Sig P220 Equinox Carry
Sig P229 Equinox Elite
Sig P238 Equinox
Sig 1911 STX
Sig Mosquito
Springfield XD 9SC

Rifles:
Sig516P
Sig556R
Sig716P
DPMS AR15 Custom
S&W MP15-22
MKA-1919 Shotgun Custom


Hope this helps.....
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i used to use tri-flow on bicycles.
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I use it on a lot of things. Being a distributor, I get a lot of free samples...grin..
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I used to use traditional greases/oils eg: Rem Oil etc. Now strictly dry lubes. I have been using hornady one shot to clean/lube in one and seems to be working very well. Also I reload for my 357 and shoot lead wad cutters. This gets the gun filthy. After shooting, I just liberally spray the one shot, let the grime drip away and wipe clean. It lubes things just right and things don't gum up. I use a similar strategy for my Sigs (290/229) this works really well and my guns love it. Doing this routine, I found no need to have them run wet like a 1911, but as always, YMMV.
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Doesn't Ballistol condition the metal and absorb into the pours like Frog Lube?
Even on friction points?

Right now I'm only using Ballistol to clean, and leaving the rails and friction surfaces wet via a Q-Tip when done.

Frog Lube looks VERY interesting and effective, but it is not a CLP, just a LP?

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I now use only Frog Lube on all my firearms.
So far I am very pleased with FL and see no reason to change.
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Thanks guys/gals you have been a great help and very welcoming to a new sig owner!! Just hope I can get out and send a few down range kinda hard when the weather is in the low single digits lol!
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I agree with sig marine about no wet oils on mag. But I coat inside of mag and especially the mag spring and follower with Rem Dri Lube. Sprays on wet but instantly dries leaving a powder lubricant. I've found this clears up and prevents failure to feed issues on small pistols.
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I've been using Froglube and am very impressed with it. You must use it exactly as instructed, completely removing all oil and grease first and then using heat. Froglube says it is a CLP. No other cleaners or lubricants should be used with it.

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Frog Lube looks VERY interesting and effective, but it is not a CLP, just a LP?
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Mobil 1 synthetic grease
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