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Old 08-01-2018, 11:15 AM   #1
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Yup, another fine day with the little Micro. Rather than painting the rails with a drop of oil before heading out (it's been about 8 weeks since the last time) I opted to try grease today. I used Battle Born synthetic by Breakthrough and a tiny brush to apply it. I ran 50 Fiocchi "red box" 95gr FMJ, 48 to the body and 2 to the head and 50 American Eagle 95gr FMJ 48 to the body and 2 to the head, two 6 round Kimber mags. Zero failures of any sort :-)
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Old 08-01-2018, 11:20 AM   #2
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Kimber says not to use grease on their guns but I use "Brian Enos Slide Glide" on the rails of all my guns.
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Yup ...no surprise here. I've posted several times here at KT..."oil for pivot points gun grease for slides and frame rails".

This has been my routine for many years and I can trace the very few failures that I have experienced to mags. Also when in storage I have found that oil moves or "runs out" grease tends to stay where you put it.

Nice shooting by the way....
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Kimber says not to use grease on their guns but I use "Brian Enos Slide Glide" on the rails of all my guns.

I saw an internet article by another online "gun expert" saying that you should never use grease on 9mms. Like Chuck, I grease the rails on all my autos.

My Kimber T-2, 9mm (5-600 rds) ZERO failures, my new Colt 1911, 9mm, Competition Model (500 rds) ONE stovepipe in the first hundred break-in rounds. Pretty sure I was "limp wristing" while plinking.

In my Sig 320s over 4000 shared rounds exactly ONE FE with some steel case ammo in my Compact and ZERO, NONE, not one single failure in my 320 Sub-Compact ever .. not one.

I'm not really sure where this "no grease" myth comes from... but I don't buy it. My experience tells me different.
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"oil for pivot points gun grease for slides and frame rails".
Yup, agree, been doing it that way for a very long time.

Mark: Looks like your little nine is running very well, and that's one dead paper bad-guy!
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Yup ...no surprise here. I've posted several times here at KT..."oil for pivot points gun grease for slides and frame rails".

This has been my routine for many years and I can trace the very few failures that I have experienced to mags. Also when in storage I have found that oil moves or "runs out" grease tends to stay where you put it.

Nice shooting by the way....
Thanks Paul, the storage issue is what prompted the grease. This pistols is well broken in at around 2k rounds. I've found that after sitting in the safe the oil is GONE off the slide and rails. I'm thinking grease will be the new way to go with this one.
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I also grease the rails on all my pistols. Use Tetra Gun grease (it's white)
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