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Offline doctordun

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Reply from Eric on Grease and Scratches
« on: November 26, 2004, 04:29:53 PM »
I recently emailed Eric about fixing small scratches and the question about the Super Lube Grease changing characteristics when it gets cold. As usual, Eric is very nice and takes time to answer your questions. His reply follows:

"Good to hear from you again. Hope all is well. In reference to the anodizing, I was speaking with the anodizing company recently and, among other things, asked about a "quick fix" for any scratch marks that may arise and he mentioned there really is no way to fix it other than strip the frame in acid and do the anodizing over again. A process that would cost more than the scratch is worth. In reference to the grease used on the slide rails and barrel.....if the gun is carried  the way it should be, in your pocket, the heat from your body is sufficient enough not to have that be an issue. I'm in contact with DDGator from time to time and will give him any updates we feel are appropriate to post on the web. As we are now in the process of moving our entire shop into a full sized factory of some 12,000 sq.ft., this will allow us to do some extreme heat and cold testing along with other testing parameters for the R9. Results will be available as soon as this is accomplished.
   We may be small but we are growing and the new larger facility will help in matters such as we are discussing here. Little steps...pushing forward to benefit everyone. Remember that old saying: "Good things come to those who wait".
 
     May you, your family and friends enjoy a Happy Thanksgiving!
 
       Best Regards,
 
            Eric C. Rohrbaugh
 
                 Rohrbaugh Firearms Corp."

Offline FJC

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Re: Reply from Eric on Grease and Scratches
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2004, 12:46:07 AM »
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In reference to the grease used on the slide rails and barrel.....if the gun is carried  the way it should be, in your pocket, the heat from your body is sufficient enough not to have that be an issue.  
              

I believe that to be true, IF the pistol were always carried on the body.  However, in many states (mine included), there are numerous "carry excluded zones" where you simply can't take a pistol.  My employer also does not allow handguns on the premises.

As a result, I often have to leave my carry pistol locked in a lockbox in my vehicle.  I don't like the idea that Superlube can get tacky enough when cold (and here in Michigan, it can get quite cold).  I fear that I'll leave the pistol in a cold car for hours, then enter the vehicle, retrieve my pistol, and find I need it before its had time to warm up sufficiently.

There are also times in the winter when I'm wearing a large parka-style coat, and want to carry a pistol in my coat pocket (where it is much more accessible than under the coat in a pants pocket or holster).  Most coats I've owned do not have the pockets very well insulated - the insulation is between the pockets and the wearer.  In such cases, I can easily see my pocket pistol chilled to below freezing on a cold winter day.

Superlube may be fine for summer use, but in my (admittedly limited) experience with it, I have serious concerns about using it in cold-weather situations.  I believe I'll be sticking to TW-25B (though I may run some tests first to see if one or the other matters much for a 50-round reliability test).
--Frank C. (FJC)