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Offline yankee2500

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Re: Oil instead of Grease?
« Reply #45 on: July 27, 2009, 09:38:38 PM »
Ed, welcome to the club. You said one of the first ones made,
so it must be a Farmingdale mfg. Do you have the Blue or Black grips?
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Re: Oil instead of Grease?
« Reply #46 on: July 27, 2009, 09:57:18 PM »
Hi John,

Thanks for the welcome.

It has black carbon fiber grips.  Serial number is 246.

I'd post a photo but I'm not sure how to do that.  I don't see an icon to post pics.

Ed

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Re: Oil instead of Grease?
« Reply #47 on: July 28, 2009, 07:44:54 AM »
Ed:

And a welcome from me as well!
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Re: Oil instead of Grease?
« Reply #48 on: July 28, 2009, 07:59:13 AM »
Thank you Richard.

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Re: Oil instead of Grease?
« Reply #49 on: July 28, 2009, 12:28:13 PM »
welcome Ed, enjoy that early one.  Tom
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Re: Oil instead of Grease?
« Reply #50 on: July 28, 2009, 03:46:17 PM »
Thank you Sir....

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Re: Oil instead of Grease?
« Reply #51 on: September 20, 2009, 04:41:26 PM »
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I may have to back down about not using grease. † It looks like grease is mandatory. †No ifs, ands, or buts.

I intend to do normal carry with oil only, but always apply grease just before any Non-Emergency shooting.

The owner's manual has the following warning about the warranty.

Lubrication: Use quality grease on the barrel and frame as shown. It is imperative that you use grease in these areas. Failure to do so will cause the frame rails to wear prematurely and void your warranty. You may use quality gun oil for the rest of the firearm.
Thank you! I almost switched to militec -1 exclusively.


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Re: Oil instead of Grease?
« Reply #52 on: December 30, 2009, 08:18:43 PM »

Even though this link doesn't apply to the R9 and the reference to a Kel-Tec may offend some purists I thought that it was quite well done and may be helpful guidance in lubricating any semi-automatic firearm.
I have had similar thoughts about the mixed use of oil and grease.

http://goldenloki.com/gunsmith/keltec/lube.htm

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Re: Oil instead of Grease?
« Reply #53 on: December 30, 2009, 08:56:46 PM »
Thanks, tracker.  That shines a new light on lubrication; for me.
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Re: Oil instead of Grease?
« Reply #54 on: May 13, 2010, 11:38:37 PM »
I am trying Lucas assembly lube which is a thick tacky semi synthetic assembly oil.  It sticks where you put it & eliminates dry spots on the rails. I'll shoot 50 or so Rds and then check it out.  After that I'm going to try Slip Stream from Crusader Weapons.
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Re: Oil instead of Grease?
« Reply #55 on: July 13, 2010, 07:42:45 PM »
OK, specific recommendations from a 30+ year gunsmith, which I trust completely (name withheld).

Products as follows:
for Stainless slides and parts, a specifically formulated lubricant for stainless:
Birchwood Casey RIG +P Stainless Steel lube
For total cleaning/soaking/penetration/freeing up old parts, etc:
KROIL by KANO labs (www.kanolabs.com)

For general lubrication: OneLube SLICK 50
Spray thoroughly on guide rod, rails, barrel hood, whatever, anywhere you like.
When wet, rack slide maybe 12 times.
Wipe off all excess with a paper towel and you're good to go shoot or store or whatever.

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Re: Oil instead of Grease?
« Reply #56 on: August 13, 2010, 01:30:48 PM »
I think it is good that this thread has been brought forward. And there is one paragraph in Tracker's link which, to me, is worthy of particular note:

[size=10]Firearms should be cleaned and re-lubricated after every time they are fired. Even when they have not been fired, they should be cleaned and lubricated on a regular basis. Carry pistols, should be cleaned at least once a month since they are exposed to dust, lint and other contaminants. Guns that sit in a safe can be cleaned less often if not used, but you should clean them a couple times a year.[/size].

Those of us who carry the R9 in the pocket should always be aware of what I call (for lack of a better term) "pocket dreck." Carrying my R9 every day in the right front pocket, I try to maintain a ritual of fieldstripping and cleaning the piece every week or so. I'm sometime surprised at the amount of "dreck" -- lint, dust, crud, stuff, and just plain scum -- which can accumulate in the pistol's internals from just a week or two of pocket carry. (And I don't crawl around in the dirt much anymore.   ;D )  
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Re: Oil instead of Grease?
« Reply #57 on: August 13, 2010, 03:00:54 PM »
Excellent, Richard.  I reread this thread and was reminded of some great lubricants.  One that I had completely forgotten about was trackers's suggestion of Corrosion X for humid conditions.  

All of these are excellent, for sure, and the cleaning rituals are certainly a good idea.  Yep! And good that you are limiting dirt crawling now!    :D

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