I've been using Hoppe's no.9 and Rem Oil on my G23 and a friend told me to try Ballistol. He said it's a cleaner and lubricant. Anyone have any experience on this product?
As long as your happy with the lasting lubrication of your CLP then I would say all is good. Hoppes is really think and it lasts for a long time. Even after firing extensively my weapons still have lubricant visible where it counts.trapshootr said:Have been using a CLP (FP10) since it was deemed the " preferred" product for cleaning the issued weapon. Before that I used Breakfree on everything (also a CLP). I guess what I'm saying is, I have never used one product to clean, and one to lubricate and protect....do I need to rethink my post-range protocol?
Exactly what I do. My reasoning for doing this is not based out of necessity, but more so preventative (ie doesn't hurt and takes two seconds). I've seen a ton of posts where people have corrected their ejection problems by carefully stoning the top and bottom of their extractors enabling it to move more freely. The Ballistol keeps my unmodified extractor slick and dry. I've put over 1000 rounds through the new Gen 4 19 since last week using all WWB and Federal Champ, and every single one ejected properly, and the weapon shot like a dream (maybe I'm lucky and got a good one?). Toothbrush is great for getting all the carbon off the slide. I've also applied some to the connector (when I replaced it) and birds head on the trigger bar and dried it off as well.Been using Ballistol and only Ballistol for a couple of years. Absolutely love it.
Unlike what others have stated here it does do both jobs well. Now I don't soak the slide or nothing in it because all I do for the slide is a toothbrush and some alcohol. I will use a q-tip with Ballistol for the rails to clean them. Sometimes soak extractor in it but come back with alcohol to remove any oil. I do how ever completely soak the barrel in Ballistol while tooth brushing/wiping the rest of the guns. Then when finished just the one drop in the normal places for final lube. If using spray you can just lightly spray some and utilize the one drop on the end of the straw as the final lube. I recently both both the spray and liquid forms along with a micro tip applicator for the one drop applications.