Originally Posted by Chuck43
As has already been posted Kimber frowns on the use of grease on their guns.
I'm pretty sure they take that position to discourage Wally and Gomer from packing up their 1911's with the same wheel bearing grease they used on Deputy Fife's Ford Galaxy.
I think grease is necessary, especially on a gun that gets carried, or brought out after sitting for a while. A finely tuned trigger should just get oil, as grease can add more drag to the moving parts. For rails, bolts, barrel bushings, can cam surfaces, THIN grease makes good sense. If it's too thick, grease will create excessive drag.
After your gun has been sitting in your nightstand or on your hip for a month or two, disassemble and check it out. Can you rub your finger on different parts and still feel lubrication? If not, that's bad. Take the gun out and blow a couple hundred rounds through it. Disassemble and feel the parts. Do you just feel powder residue? Bad. Do the parts still have lubrication on them? Good.
For the longest time I've been using Slide Glide, and I haven't been overly particular about gun oil. Life was good.
More recently, I've been experimenting with ALG Go-Juice (oil) because Bill Geissele, the God of Triggers, recommends it on his products. For grease, I've been using Lubriplate SFL-0. It's a very light bodied aluminum complex grease.
Here's a brief article on firearms lubrication that I found to offer some explanations without being overly complex.
Lubrication 101: Gun oil, snake oil, and how to tell the difference. - www.GrantCunningham.com www.GrantCunningham.com