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Old 01-25-2016, 09:53 PM
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Default Custom Gun Lube

What type lube mixtures are you using for ARs and pistols? I'm looking for good viscosity, lubricity and corrosion protection.
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Old 01-25-2016, 10:39 PM
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LSA for ARs
Plastilube for 1911, P38, and PT92
Lubriplate for M1
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Old 01-25-2016, 11:19 PM
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Has anyone worked with custom mixtures of oil and other lubricants ?
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Old 01-25-2016, 11:59 PM
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Has anyone worked with custom mixtures of oil and other lubricants ?
No need to. There are lots of different lubes on the market that will do everything that is needed to keep a gun running reliably. No need to custom mix anything.
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Old 01-26-2016, 03:25 AM
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What Aimit said................

I use what the designers recommend.......... ie Lubriplate for M1's, CLP for the AR's.
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Old 01-26-2016, 08:04 AM
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LSA for ARs
Plastilube for 1911, P38, and PT92
Lubriplate for M1
This is a great list but since LSA went out of military inventory in mid 80;s , its been replaced by Breakfree CLP. LSA was great stuff and never failed me in Viet Nam and it was in 3 weights. However, the CLP has done great for the military ever since it came on board and I use it on my AR's and some pistols.

As to grease in a 1911 and all the expertise warning against it, for the last 9 yrs I have used Militech grease in all my 1911 and its been a good move. You may not agree but it does work superbly .
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Old 01-26-2016, 08:20 AM
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A local gunsmith swears by Mobil 1 for ARs. Dip the bolt, let the excess run off and use it.

I used either Mobil 1 synthetic grease or Brian Enos's Slide Glide for grease.

Mobile 1 10W-30 for oil.

And RemOil or BirchWood Casey Sheath (now Barricade) for exterior protection.
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Old 01-26-2016, 08:24 AM
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While I am a fan of Mobil 1 as a gun lube, dipping an AR bolt and letting the excess run off seems extremely excessive.
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Old 01-26-2016, 09:40 AM
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While I am a fan of Mobil 1 as a gun lube, dipping an AR bolt and letting the excess run off seems extremely excessive.
Yeah, it does to me too. I have never put that much oil on any gun. I use either Breakfree or Mobile 1 and both seem to lubricate well. I read some humidity tests on another gun forum a while back and the results seemed to show that Mobile 1 has very little rust protection. I don't know because I don't live in a humid climate, but something to keep in mind if you do.
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Old 01-26-2016, 10:26 AM
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All good feedback - appreciate the comments.
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