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I prefer a grease on my semi-auto's. CLP also works well.



Yukon is doing a test on lubes, see his thread or do a search.
 

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coltman1985 said:
I prefer a grease on my semi-auto's. CLP also works well.



Yukon is doing a test on lubes, see his thread or do a search.
won't grease attract dust/dirt?



I'm not asking cause I want to know what to use, i'm asking to see what you guys think about it. This is the first gun lube I've used so I have nothing to compare it to, I figured you guys have alot more experience with other products and can compare it to them based on your past experiences.
 

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my 9 > your 9 said:
[quote name='coltman1985']I prefer a grease on my semi-auto's. CLP also works well.



Yukon is doing a test on lubes, see his thread or do a search.
won't grease attract dust/dirt?



I'm not asking cause I want to know what to use, i'm asking to see what you guys think about it. This is the first gun lube I've used so I have nothing to compare it to, I figured you guys have alot more experience with other products and can compare it to them based on your past experiences.[/quote]



Everything will attract dust and dirt... with friction there is static, with static, there will be particles pulled towards it.



Only major thing I see that grease has against it is the fact that it will always be there and is stagnant (as in, it is to thick to truly push off).



Just a thought.
 

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Grimwulff said:
[quote name='my 9 > your 9'][quote name='coltman1985']I prefer a grease on my semi-auto's. CLP also works well.



Yukon is doing a test on lubes, see his thread or do a search.
won't grease attract dust/dirt?



I'm not asking cause I want to know what to use, i'm asking to see what you guys think about it. This is the first gun lube I've used so I have nothing to compare it to, I figured you guys have alot more experience with other products and can compare it to them based on your past experiences.[/quote]



Everything will attract dust and dirt... with friction there is static, with static, there will be particles pulled towards it.



Only major thing I see that grease has against it is the fact that it will always be there and is stagnant (as in, it is to thick to truly push off).



Just a thought.[/quote]So you've actually used this stuff?
 

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My personal favorite lube for the last 40+ years is Dri-Slide. Goes on as a liquid, the carrier fluid evaporates and leaves a dry film lubricant (moly-disulfide). It doesn't run off, get diluted by water from whatever source and has less attraction for particulates (dust, sand, powder residue) than liquid lubes or conventional greases.



I've never used the Hoppes, but I've used other brands of aresol dry film lubes and they work well-I just don't use them on firearms. The Dri-Slide is cheaper in the long run and wastes less.
 

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I've used Graphite powder on several guns and it appears to be quite good. I have also used a Spray wet evaporative graphite, but it is not designed specifically for guns and is quite hard to direct. I suppose it's similar to Hoppe's in nature pending the actual "lubricant" it leaves behind.



I use the wet evaporative graphite mainly for locks and larger "mechanical moving parts" that can't have dirt of dust sticking to the mechanism... Static is not an issue because most of the time an effective grounding exists. Same with guns, depending on what you touch and footwear... :wink:
 

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Thanks for the input guys



It doesn't look like I'll ever buy another lube for my gun again cause I've been hearing that synthetic motor oil is the ticket. I use synthetic oil for my car so I always have some on hand. Although it will attract more dust/dirt than say Hoppes Dri Lube, since I'll be cleaning my gun weekly anyway it's a non-issue.
 

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Fire an email over for the free sample of weapon shield. it leaves a film barrier of lubrication when it dries as well.
 
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