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Discussion in 'XD Gunsmithing and Maintenance' started by TonyStark, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. TonyStark

    TonyStark XDTalk 100 Member

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    Sup guys,.. I got a SA-XD9-SC and I need lube! Lol I'm a first time gun owner and need some tips on cleaning/lubbing my firearm,... Any tips?

     
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    AZXD uses Mobil 1 and white lithium grease

    I use froglube
    P.S. I don't own an XD...but my brother does
     
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    Sup....???? I know I know... whats up....

    Outdoorsman
     
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    As far as what to use:

    1. Go to store and buy some cleaner and some lube.
    2. Clean your gun.
    3. Lube it.

    I think any common gun cleaning/lubing products will help keep your gun running longer than you or anyone here will be alive.

    As far as how to, typically on these - little is more. I dry clean the inside of the slide and frame using a toothbrush (not mine, someone else's), no lube there... the only place I put lube anymore is 2 drops per side on the rail, one in front and one in back and some on the barrel. I use a bore snake for the inside of the barrel, quick and easy job.

    Once put together I rack the slide 5-6 times, (whatever feels good, more if I'm cranky).
     
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    Same here (Mobil 1 and white lithium grease).
     
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    Also, don't lube the firing pin!

    I use Hoppe's No.9 for the cleaning,
    Hoppe's Elite Oil for the lubing. (Got a combo sale, but the oil does stick around nicely)
     
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    He doesn't have one ;)
     
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    TonyStark XDTalk 100 Member

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    Ok guys,... Now don't kill me,... But what about wd-40
     
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    WD-40 isn't a lube..its a degreaser and water displacer
     
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    TonyStark XDTalk 100 Member

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    Good point.
     
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    psychocabbage XDTalk 100 Member

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    WD-40 actually attracts dirt and holds on to it..

    I am with the other non traditionalists and use Lucas Red and Tacky grease to lube. You can use CLP or any other common degreasers to get it clean but when it comes to lube, I will stick with my automotive lubes. They just work that much better from what I have experienced.
     
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    gunzilla. hippy.
     
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    I am a fan of Slide Glide

     

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