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RandallC

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For the last 4 months my glock has been a safe queen. Got her out today and cleaned her while the kids are at the in-laws.

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I like the way hoppes smells when cleaning a firearm.
 

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It was alittle dirty from last use but needed some cleaning. Plus I want it to be clean and ready for next use.
 

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After cleaning get some ALG Go Juice best oil out there. I cleaned a lever gun then used it, it felt like a gunsmith had slicked it up.
 

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I try to stay away from chemicals with ammonia or harsh chemicals. I know they have there place. They just really irritate my eyes. I have been using lucas oil, shooters and otis products.
 

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I usually lube with grease on just about everything. Pistols, rifles, whatever. People look at me funny when I tell them that but its worked great so far. I dont grease the firing pin or anything crazy. Before I got turned on to grease, I used automotive oil. Loads of research and development put into it for high temp operation and you get a lot of it for cheap compared to gun oils...yall gonna shun me now? Lol
 

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I usually lube with grease on just about everything. Pistols, rifles, whatever. People look at me funny when I tell them that but its worked great so far. I dont grease the firing pin or anything crazy. Before I got turned on to grease, I used automotive oil. Loads of research and development put into it for high temp operation and you get a lot of it for cheap compared to gun oils...yall gonna shun me now? Lol
No. Try marvel mystery oil, its good stuff.
 

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Hopps #9 here all the way, love the old style smell.
 

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I’ve been using Ballistol for a while for my gun cleaning needs. Love the results, started using it thanks to a favorite online gun-guy, Hickok45.

That said - it does reek. The most polite way I can describe it is to say it smells like feet - my wife might have a less-polite way to categorize it haha!

I generally use Militec-1 lube-wise, though I have used synthetic motor oil and even a little marine-grade grease on AR bolts in the past.
 

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Ed's Red for everything but copper fouling and BP. I've been using it since Ed Harris (C. E. Harris) came up with it in the early 90s and I did the testing against Mil-C-372 for him. It's based on a Frankford Arsenal formula from Hatcher's Notebook and works fantastic.

Equal parts Dextron II or higher (not Merocn or any others), mineral spirits (or Varsol, Stoddard Solvent), K-1 kerosene (or JP-1 through JP-4, Jet A or Jet B) and acetone.
 

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Hot soapy water with Dawn works great for cleaning dirty guns. Dry completely (blow dryer), follow with whatever solvents you prefer, then lube.
 

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I usually lube with grease on just about everything. Pistols, rifles, whatever. People look at me funny when I tell them that but its worked great so far. I dont grease the firing pin or anything crazy. Before I got turned on to grease, I used automotive oil. Loads of research and development put into it for high temp operation and you get a lot of it for cheap compared to gun oils...yall gonna shun me now? Lol
Consider dry lube including graphite powder or quuck dry spray especially for dusty/dirry conditions and/or dry climate.
 
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