To indemnify...the manual will always error on the side of caution, as all manufacturers will point out the "out" in the owner's manual when it comes to warranty...I lube the contact surfaces (mainly where slide and frame contact one another) with Gun Butter, i.e. field strip, at least every other time I shoot..but I am pretty particular about a "clean", friction-free weapon. I love my P30 V3. Great gun!I understand what the manual says, I am just asking why they recommend many more places to lube than other comparable brands. I also realize they have more parts but they recommend lubing places that other handguns have as well that do not recommend it. Again I am not complaining, I LOVE my new HK much more than my Glock's, just a question from a new HK owner.
The short answer is it doesn't matter. Choose something, apply it accordingly and it will more then likely do the job. HK pistols do not require heavy lubrication to function properly. I do prefer oil type lubricants over grease for polymer pistols.Recommendations on lube to be used on HKs?
I wonder what is the best, high quality lube to be used on HKs. Gun oil, cream type lube? Any recommendations? Thanks.
No bashing here. Mobil one will work fine, I just find it to be a little messy.Lube locations are practically the same on Glocks, HKs. Striker pistols alittle different in the frame locations. But trick is not to over lube.
I actually use Mobil One as my preferred oil. Man, I know I will get some bashing for this admission. But for 20 years now, no problems, no issues.
Even had a gunsmith or 2 convert over to it. Plus, every 5-7 thousand miles I get enought left over to top off my oil bottles. Inexpensive.
For SIG pistols, I really prefer to use grease on the frame rails. This is due to the fact that the SIG slide is made out of steel and the frame is aluminum alloy, I find the grease seems to aid in reducing wearing of the frame much better.I CLP the entire polymer frame and slide (not barrel) and use an air compressor to blow off all the excess. I also use Mobile 1 as oil for the locking block, rails, etc. Has worked great for a few years on my Glocks, Sigs, and HKs.
The gunsmiths at work always carry their pistols dry. Keeps down on the dirt of every day carry in the gun. BUT, when they go to the range, they really lube them up. Most don't use oil but grease where they can. Just telling all what professional gunsmiths do with their personal weapons. By the way, we also like the Slp, EWL the best.if you wanna get down to brass tacks, you could run the damn thing basically dry. but it WILL wear parts faster and your locking block will look like a$$. i run more lube than probably is advised but by no means is it seeping out. i like her silky smooth. slip ewl and dont look back
Same here but I use Royal Purple on all my AR's and pistols. I use Gun grease on the rails of my 1911's and sigs and just a drop on the rails of my polymer pistols.Mobil 1 synthetic is ALL I put in my car, my engine is worth 7 grand so its safe to say I trust that oil. Although not made for firearms I see no reason why it wouldnt protect everything. If it protects my piston rings @ 8,000rpm, and hell my camshafts @ even faster, id trust it on my hk.
Although I use slip ewl exclusively on all my firearms, and a lil gun grease here and there