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Offline HiQ

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Lubricants for the R9
« on: March 20, 2008, 01:31:11 PM »
Howdy all,
First I should thank y'all for the excellent participation and contribution of wisdom that the members of the R9 community share on this forum.  As a new owner I greatly appreciate this Rohrbaugh "family".

My question is in regards to lubricants for the R9.  As far as I know the official recommendation from Rohrbaugh is to use a grease lubricant exclusively (although Kwesi may be able to correct me here).  That said during Q2/3 of last year there was a smattering of threads suggesting other oil/TFT based lubricants and there seemed to be an implication that such treatments were under consideration by Rohrbaugh.  I am very interested to know if anyone has knowledge of a change in official lubricant policy (never thought I would type that phrase) or if y'all have any particular products you strongly recommend.

Mobile 1, Miltec-1, Superlube, RZ-50, TW-25, Hornady one-shot, Tetra-grease, Eezox, Slide-glide and Ballistoil have all been suggested.  Add to this something of a debate over teflon-based lubes and it may benefit us all to find consensus (or at least a "commonly-accepted" list if this is a personal preference decision).  Are others sufficiently interested in this topic to create a survey?  I believe this is possible in the forum - my apologies to the webmaster if not - in which case I can setup such a survey through another method.

Thanks in advance for your advice.
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Re: Lubricants for the R9
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2008, 10:44:31 PM »
I personally prefer/use Brownell's 'Action Magic'....basically molybdenum disulfide grease....a little goes a long way.

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Re: Lubricants for the R9
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2008, 10:34:53 AM »
HiQ:

Welcome to the Forum!

There are a number of excellent gun lubrication products now available. My personal preference is Ballistol:

http://www.ballistol.com/

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Re: Lubricants for the R9
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2008, 12:21:43 PM »
welcome HiQ, enjoy the forum and post often.  Tom
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Re: Lubricants for the R9
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2008, 01:50:27 PM »
HiQ,

Welcome to the forum!!

I personally still use a touch of Superlube on a few spots,and then a light coat of BF CLP..I have a lot of this,and it seems to work as well for me as the "early" recommended Mobile 1..

Any well made lube,appropriately applied,should work fine on the pup!!

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Offline HiQ

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Re: Lubricants for the R9
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2008, 03:56:57 AM »
Thanks all for the feedback and the warm welcomes.  It seems I have a few lubricants to try.

It seems that just as it is the quality of the shooter that ultimately determines a pistol's accuracy, it is the shooter's cleaning discipline that determines a lubricant's performance.

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Re: Lubricants for the R9
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2008, 04:54:17 PM »
Welcome, I'm with Richard on the Ballistol !
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Re: Lubricants for the R9
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2008, 02:10:37 AM »
+1 for Ballistol. And I also still use SuperLube.
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Re: Lubricants for the R9
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2008, 10:44:36 PM »
Being very new to firearms I wanted to be sure I didn't do it wrong, so I follow this.

http://www.acbsystems.com/boards/rohrbaugh/basefile/r9-lube.htm

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Re: Lubricants for the R9
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2008, 02:42:08 AM »
Rick,
In case you did not see the "latest lube" part in the link.

It is here Latest Recommended

Any good lube used properly should work!! 8)
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Re: Lubricants for the R9
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2008, 04:58:04 PM »
Brenden, Thanks for the link. Is there an advantage to using oil over the Super Lube? I use a horsehair brush to put a thin coat just like the pictures and the gun seems happy with it, but if there is a better way I'm all ears.

Rick

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Re: Lubricants for the R9
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2008, 11:35:48 PM »
While I was cleaning a lower class firearm today I pulled out
a can of Eezox and noticed that it is quite a "rust prevent-
ative" by its own admission. I coated a higher class pistol
with it and was quite pleased to see this additional benefit.

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Re: Lubricants for the R9
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2008, 11:16:19 PM »
i just got my R9 i ran 25 rounds threw it tonight and then cleaned and lubed it with Miltec-1 followed the directions relubed it and now it should be good for 2000 rounds until the next relube

i also use weapon shield on my other weapons which i really like


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Re: Lubricants for the R9
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2008, 02:02:31 AM »
+1 on EEZOX.  Works great for more than guns...including pesky door locks and ink-stained cargo shorts. :)

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Re: Lubricants for the R9
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2008, 08:18:59 PM »
Quote
+1 on EEZOX.  Works great for more than guns...including pesky door locks and ink-stained cargo shorts. :)


EEZOX works for me.  I also started to experiment with Nanolube recently and that seems to work real well.   8)