I have been hearing of people using a light coat of synthetic motor oil as a lubricant for guns in general. Anyone have any information on this. It seems like it would work well if used lightly.
I use a syntethic made for guns, I just happened to get it in a deal with something else, it is called SPEC357, Seems to be excellent to me.I have been hearing of people using a light coat of synthetic motor oil as a lubricant for guns in general. Anyone have any information on this. It seems like it would work well if used lightly.
Your response does make sense.if it isn't made for a gun it belongs nowhere near a gun. Motor oil works as a lube under the assumption that for the most part it will not encounter dirt, it is designed to lubricate in a closed environment. When it meets dirt it holds onto it. Theres a laundry list of other reasons.
Yep... The recommended living for a Glock is 5 drops if I remember correctly.armedmissouri said:Seriously, no gun needs a light coat of oil unless it's being stored for a long period of time. Guns require almost insignificant amounts of oil to operate properly. A 4 oz bottle of oil could last one many years of regular cleaning. Putting too much oil on your gun leaves you wide open to a malfunction from a build up of sludge.
All that said, if you are using the right amount of oil on the gun, it really shouldn't matter what kind of oil it is as long as it's approved for use on all synthetic materials. In fact, one of the best lubricants for any gun is the copper or silver colored grease commonly used on brake calipers on cars. You may have noticed that your Glock came with that on the guide rails for the slide from the factory.
G96 synthetic oil is about $11 for a 4 ounce bottle and Mobil 1 is about $6 for a quart.Why use car oil when there are plenty of excellent oils made for guns? In an emergency or pinch, maybe.