Moved over to Weapon Shield 4 years ago after George offered free sample 1oz. bottles.
Have not looked back, its the best I found - thanks George!
FWIW, I have been using LubriPlate grease, in the areas noted above by GOTURBACK, for over a year now. It makes cleaning the pistol a bit messier, but as far as I'm concerned it is a good thing because the grease reduces wear on the gun. I have observed this on two pistols- an HK45C and 9mm P2000- that were purchased NIB and shot alongside older, identical examples (the wife and I have multiples of our EDC stuff).
Specifically, the wear patterns on the barrel, inside of the slide where the barrel hood rubs, and the main contact areas on the recoil spring guide all show significantly LESS wear after 5K rounds on the two new pistols, when compared to the older examples that have not much more than 5K rounds through them but began life using oil as a lubricant.
Not empirical or scientific, I know. But I see what I see. Does it really matter? Will it "extend" the service life of the pistol/s? Unknown. But it makes me feel better, so what can I say?
I'll tell you something else, too. Oil evaporates. Some types have more "staying power" than others; Tetra in particular. But that grease will be there until the cows come home. The one drawback (besides messy clean-up) that I can think of is in extreme cold weather. I was in Alaska in 1975 and sub-zero cold most definitely affects weapon function. But that isn't a problem for me, living in the sub-tropics like I do. Besides, one's body heat keeps the weapon warm if you carry it IWB.
Anyway, my .02...
Can I ask you a question about the grease lube used in the HK GMG? Sorry if my question is retarded b/c I don't have experience with grease lube. A Canadian officer told me that if you use grease lube in the C7 and C8 rifles in the arctic, the rifles would completely freeze up. Would the HK grease lube for the GMG freeze up the weapon in the arctic? I know this is an apples & oranges comparison (since the 2 grease lubes may be different and the C7 and GMG are different weapons).
Also, does HK use CLP for the G36 and HK416? Would CLP be a good choice for G36s and 416s?
Last edited by M995; 06-28-2011 at 08:05 PM.
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I guess I am falling into TGS camp here. Alot of these weapons grade oils are just that, oils... There are a few components to an oil and everything is a balance of those. But looking specifically at Mobile 1 synthetic, its inexpensive, penetrates well, has good dwell time on the parts, provides great lubrication, and has good cleansing ability *(there is tech term I cant think of). In terms of reseach and development of oils I dont know how a small vender making gun lubes could compete against the big time motor oil companies for reseach. I might assume some of these venders are adding an additive or two to a comercial oil and branding it as their own.
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IMO, I would never use a motor oil for a firearm. Motor oils work best (as designed) within an operating temperature range for a car/truck where temperature is managed. While guns get hot when they are repeatedly fired, my guess is that the motor oil starts off cold (providing limited lubrication) and then quickly passes through the operating range (180-220 def F) again failing to lubricate or even breaking down as they get too hot. I'd stick with a firearm designed lubricant. Several good ones are mentioned here. I like Militec FWIW.