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What type of grease is recommended for lubrication? I have never used grease on any of my guns, only oil. Will just plain motor bearing synthetic grease like Mobile1 or Shell work? If you could, please post some links to some websites.

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i dont prefer grease because i dont want it all over my pocket. it probably wont get all over but i dont want to change it. the tetraproducts mentioned above is one of the best but a ton of people do just use mobile one.
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I use Outers brand choke tube & gun grease. I bought it at Wally World a decade ago. It lasts a long time at the range. I've shot 250 at one time through my P3AT, 300 at one time in my LCP, and 250 at one time through my PF-9. No dryness even at that shot count. It stays where I put it and doesn't melt in my pocket.
 

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While some are probably better than others, I don't think it matters that much.  The thing with grease (on the slide rails, hammer interface and barrel lugs) is that unlike oil, it will not sling off - it stays put.  Since it is all internal, there is no mess that would soil your holster or pocket.  I use militec because the sample they sent me has lasted forever.  It is thick and stays put.  I have also used wheel bearing grease.  Torture testing aside, I think any grease is better than any oil.  The importatnt thing with these ultralight guns is that you clean and lube every time you shoot them.  They cannot be neglected like a big, heavy pistol that has the slide weight and heavy recoil springs to plow through some crud.  An entire P3AT, let alone just the slide, wouldn't make a good paperweight.  ;)
 

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About 8 years ago, I bought a 2/10 ounce tube of "Quantum Hot Sauce" grease for my fishing reels. I clean and lube them twice a year and, since November of last year I have used it on the slide rails of 4 pistols. I think that tube of grease will probably last the rest of my life. Just enough grease to see that it's there, a touch with a toothpick, and it works. You don't need or want much.





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I used a toothpick to apply grease too.
I found something better to get into the slide and rail grooves.
That brush you get with the beard trimmer that you never use.
It really paints on that thin film excellent ;)
 

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Rubb said:
I found something better to get into the slide and rail grooves.
That brush you get with the beard trimmer that you never use.
It really paints on that thin film excellent ;)
I always use a q-tip. Thanks for the idea Rubb. I must have 3 of those things. I think I'll find one and put it in the cleaning kit. :cool:
 

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I personally don't like grease on my 3AT. I  experimented with a couple different brands with decent results but I didn't think it stayed in place on the high friction areas any better than oil and felt it was a lint magnet. I now use Militec-1 oil on all my guns. After carrying my 3AT for a couple weeks when I field strip it all the oil is still where it's supposed to be. The bore cleans up much easier after shooting and since switching to it I have had zero issues with corrosion. I did the bake on method in the manufacturers instructions for the first couple applications.
 
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