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Old September 6th, 2015, 08:27 PM   #1
 
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Search for the best gun lube is over!

Just when I had given up on searching for the "one CLP to rule them all" I stumbled across this in a YouTube playlist. Weapons Sheild. Whether or not its the best cleaner, I use JB and Kroil in the bore anyway so to me thats irrelevant. Also, though I havent watched it yet I'll take his word for it on corrosion protection, anyway this video about summed it up for me showing how superior this is as a lubrication. It seems like the ultimate bore lube at a minimum.

Also, I wondered if I just wasted $25 on the Militec-1 I just bought and so far triple heat treated one firearm, and it turns out that Weapons Shield is made by the same guy who originally did Militec-1. Only this formula doesnt require heat treating. So yes, I did waste my money and bought a $25 bottle of this, but this one is 16 oz instead of 4.




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Clp is all i use never used any other and thats all the military uses unless the changed. If its good for them its good for me
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you guys and your silly clp/magic poofies/huh?
just use atf yup good old dexron II or heck even Dexron I if you find a barrel of it or you could go ultra modern and use any old synthetic motor oil you can find.........
if i had a nickle for every dollar you all waste on "poofie lube" my forced retirement would be splendid!!
now ill sit back and wait for the frog lube bunch to croak on in.....

these are guns
not turbine engines, no high temp, no high stress
oil,shoot,clean,oil,shoot,clean thats all you need and not very often either


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Clp is all i use never used any other and thats all the military uses unless the changed. If its good for them its good for me
They have had a lot of issues with clp in the military. Mostly with jamming of the M4. Largely due to the sandbox effect.
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That will happen with any kind of oil especially in iraq/Afghanistan
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you guys and your silly clp/magic poofies/huh?
just use atf yup good old dexron II or heck even Dexron I if you find a barrel of it or you could go ultra modern and use any old synthetic motor oil you can find.........
if i had a nickle for every dollar you all waste on "poofie lube" my forced retirement would be splendid!!
now ill sit back and wait for the frog lube bunch to croak on in.....

these are guns
not turbine engines, no high temp, no high stress
oil,shoot,clean,oil,shoot,clean thats all you need and not very often either


just my 3 cents worth
go ahead let me have it! smack me about!
Thank you. Very well stated.
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I have used Weapons Shield and it works just fine. Also, Ballistol works great on my ARs. I liked the old Break Free, the military issue stuff, before they sold out to another company. After trying all those, I always end up going back to Frog Lube.

I suppose any of them will do a good job of lubing, even Mobil 1.
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you guys and your silly clp/magic poofies/huh?
just use atf yup good old dexron II or heck even Dexron I if you find a barrel of it or you could go ultra modern and use any old synthetic motor oil you can find.........
if i had a nickle for every dollar you all waste on "poofie lube" my forced retirement would be splendid!!
now ill sit back and wait for the frog lube bunch to croak on in.....

these are guns
not turbine engines, no high temp, no high stress
oil,shoot,clean,oil,shoot,clean thats all you need and not very often either


just my 3 cents worth
go ahead let me have it! smack me about!

Tranny fluid is what you use? Never thought of that. I did "croak" just buy some "croak" frog lube and I am pleased. I think will pick a gun or two and try Drextron 11. You are never too old to learn, but I am getting close.
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Oh good. Another lube thread. Yay.
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Oh good. Another lube thread. Yay.
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you guys and your silly clp/magic poofies/huh?
just use atf yup good old dexron II or heck even Dexron I if you find a barrel of it or you could go ultra modern and use any old synthetic motor oil you can find.........
if i had a nickle for every dollar you all waste on "poofie lube" my forced retirement would be splendid!!
now ill sit back and wait for the frog lube bunch to croak on in.....

these are guns
not turbine engines, no high temp, no high stress
oil,shoot,clean,oil,shoot,clean thats all you need and not very often either


just my 3 cents worth
go ahead let me have it! smack me about!
Well said. I still use Mobil one synthetic wheel bearing greese on my 1911. Every bit as good as slide glide and may, in fact, be the same stuff...
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Clp is all i use never used any other and thats all the military uses unless the changed. If its good for them its good for me
Are you talking about Breakfree CLP from Safariland? There's a hundred products out there that use CLP in their name and someone always says they just use CLP but as far as I can tell there isn't a product that just goes by "CLP". I've always wondered about that...
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I would say they each have very different purposes. Eezox does not seem to have any lubricating properties from my observations of using it. It seems to flash off pretty quick and leave a very fine film that does a good job protecting metal. Break Free CLP is a better lubricant than I have found it to be a cleaner (solvent) or protectant, but I have avoided it outside the military. Here are three links I find useful:

Lubricants 101 by Grant Cunningham

Comprehensive Corrosion Test: 46 Products Compared


Bore Cleaning Methods and Materials
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Really the only pressured surfaces in a gun are the action if its semi/full auto, and the inside of the barrel.

Interestingly, Weapons Shield seems to reduce the most friction, but cause the most drag according to the test done....maybe its thicker so its just a slower moving oil.

I feel like the ultimate test would be to test bullet velocities with barrels treated with each type of oil
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Really the only pressured surfaces in a gun are the action if its semi/full auto, and the inside of the barrel.

Interestingly, Weapons Shield seems to reduce the most friction, but cause the most drag according to the test done....maybe its thicker so its just a slower moving oil.

I feel like the ultimate test would be to test bullet velocities with barrels treated with each type of oil
Huh? Um... you don't want oil in your barrel when you're shooting a gun. That's a good way to get at best a barrel bulge and at worst a kaboom.

The reason there are so many products for guns that so many people rave about as being the best is that they pretty much all work. Heck, with some guns, like AK's or Glocks, I'm pretty sure you could use bacon grease and not only would they work fine, but it wouldn't hurt them.
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