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I have been using Hoppe's #9 oil for a long time and I am not too happy with it these days. After a couple of weeks after I cleaned my Bersa 380 it does not seem to be lubricated very well, almost dry. I don't remember it being that way before, maybe this new bottle of Hoppe's #9 is the problem.
What kind of gun lubrication oil are you using besides Hoppe'S #9.

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I use Eezox (Eezox premium synthetic lubricants from Warren Custom Outdoor Products) which is a dry lube, cleaner and protectant. I've used it for a few years and it's about all I use.

It cleans great (be careful around plastic and rubber), dries to the touch to provide lubrication that won't pickup any dirt or debris and protects the metal surfaces. I generally clean the gun with patches down the bore, all over the metal surfaces, bronze brush where needed, etc. Then I wipe it all down and put another coat of Eezox on and let it dry. An hour or so is good, sometimes I let it dry overnight (I live alone).

Then I reassemble and all surfaces are protected and slick to the touch. The bore shines AND won't pick up carbon fouling quite so easily. All-in-all Eezox does the trick for all my firearms and other metal items I want lubed and/or protected. Plus, you use a tiny amount so a can lasts a looooong time. I get a year or two from one can! That's cleaning all my guns.
 

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I always use any reputable gun grease, rather than oil. The grease stays on the lubricated surfaces better. My current tube is RIG universal gun grease. After this tube is used up , I have a syringe of TW25B grease. My grease habit comes from my old Sig P-6's, being all metal pistols and need plenty of lube on the metal-metal bearing surfaces. Newer polymer pistols need less grease, but still need some . :)
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I always use any reputable gun grease, rather than oil. The grease stays on the lubricated surfaces better. My current tube is RIG universal gun grease. After this tube is used up , I have a syringe of TW25B grease. My grease habit comes from my old Sig P-6's, being all metal pistols and need plenty of lube on the metal-metal bearing surfaces. Newer polymer pistols need less grease, but still need some . :)
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Who sells the RIG universal gun grease??????????

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Who sells the RIG universal gun grease??????????

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You really don't need RIG brand. Probably the most reputable gun lube is Milcom TW25B, here at MidwayUSA ... NRA Licensed Gun Care System By Mil-Comm TW25B Gun Grease 1-3/4oz . Hoppes #9 is a solvent , not a lubricant. You'll find a synthetic gun grease to be a big improvement. I'd shop for the TW25B in a syringe, then refill the syringe as necessary from a larger tube or bottle. Applying it with a syringe to the rails and appropriate metal-metal contact areas is a snap ! :)
 
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You really don't need RIG brand. Probably the most reputable gun lube is Milcom TW25B, here at MidwayUSA ... NRA Licensed Gun Care System By Mil-Comm TW25B Gun Grease 1-3/4oz . Hoppes #9 is a solvent , not a lubricant. You'll find a synthetic gun grease to be a big improvement. I'd shop for the TW25B in a syringe, then refill the syringe as necessary from a larger tube or bottle. Applying it with a syringe to the rails and appropriate metal-metal contact areas is a snap ! :)
I have used Hoppe's #9 (it is a lubricant) and Remington oil with Teflon but I did not like them. I am now using TruRecoil Gun oil and I like it the best so far. I will give this gease a try since I need something more that oil to lubricate the slide on my BT380 which is about 7 years old.
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I ordered some Milcom TW25B grease from MidwayUSA and I should get it in a few days. Cost $12.99 plus shipping.

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Currently I use Mil-Comm TW25b grease for contact areas, and Rem Oil as my thin overall protection. I apply the grease with a Q-tip and the Rem Oil with a rag that has become well soaked with years of use and stored in a ziplock bag. I wouldn't hesitate to use an oil from a reputable company like Mil-Comm, Hoppe's or the hundreds of others to replace my old Rem Oil soaked rag...granted I would have to start a new rag but it's looking like time for that anyhow.
 

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Since I first posted on April 12, 2013 I have tried several types of lubricants and found the suggestions from this board was very good.
I have been using for the last 4 months the following.
NRA Synthetic Gun Grease TW25e Manufactured by Mil-Comm Products Co.
TruRecoil CLP Synthetic Oil Manufactured by TruPoducts
Both have been great.
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they changed the formula 2 years ago, to meet tree huggers spects. I have a thunder 40 w/23 round clip .I want to put a laser sight on it but it was part of there first run and the bottom is round, any suggestion's ?
 

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food machinery greases are ideal for gun sliding parts. Lubriplate “SFL” NLGI #0 grease is a superior as a general lubricant. It is white, aluminum-based, low odor, has superb boundary lubricants, and is designed specifically for use in environments that encounter a huge temperature range. It’s also resistant to water washout and acid/alkali environments, has great shear resistance, and doesn’t oxidize like lithium greases will. As an all-around grease I’ve found nothing better. It’s available from www.lubriplate.com, in their online store. It comes in a 14oz can which will last you for years – no matter how many guns you have! credit:: Lubrication 101: Gun oil, snake oil, and how to tell the difference. ? www.GrantCunningham.com I used Lubriplate in manufacture of precision machine parts for years . . .nothing better. As for oil, 3-In-One fits the bill nicely. Good creep (migration), good surface tension and good lube qualities.
 
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