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Old 01-01-2016, 07:35 PM   #1
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Lube question

No not that kind....

I only have 1 Kimber, a Master Carry Pro that I picked up in November. I've been running it with just oil as the manual states. I've been using Shooters Choice FP-10 Lubricant Elite. I figured that's what it came with so what the hell.

I know some guns like different things and need different care. I mean I grease my Sigs, toss the Glock in the dishwasher, and was wondering about this one. I've been shooting it a lot and it runs great and shows no wear, but I was just wondering if anyone uses grease on their Kimbers.
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Old 01-01-2016, 07:41 PM   #2
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I've been using Brian Enos Slide Glide on the rail of all my and Kimbers for over a year now and really like it. Kimber doesn't recommend using grease because most people will over grease the gun and create their own problems.
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Old 01-01-2016, 09:27 PM   #3
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Been using Mobil 1 for years. Great firearms lube. A little bit goes a long way.
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Old 01-02-2016, 03:59 AM   #4
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I've been using FP-10 on my Kimber's and it's worked fine for me. I know a lot of people use gun grease on 1911's. I never did but I did wonder why Kimber doesn't recommend it. Chuck just clarified why.

I've been using Mil-Comm TW25B grease on my Sig and it works great.

I think as long as you keep it clean almost any lube will work.
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Old 01-02-2016, 05:33 AM   #5
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FP-10 and Hoppe's oil for me as well.
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Old 01-02-2016, 06:19 AM   #6
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I use FP10, but the oil has a tendency to "run out" especially on the rails if the gun is stored for a while. Recently, I started using military LSA on the rails, with FP10 in other areas. The LSA doesn't dribble out, but I haven't fired a lot of rounds yet to see if there is a downside. Gun lube discussions can open a can of worms, and I don't think there is a "best" or ultimate solution. I think over time we all come to use what we feel works best based on our experiences and specific conditions. What I'm doing now works for me, but if I had to carry, operate in dirt, or ?? then I would probably have to modify what lubes I would be using and indeed my entire maintenance procedures.
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Originally Posted by JC45 View Post
I've been using FP-10 on my Kimber's and it's worked fine for me. I know a lot of people use gun grease on 1911's. I never did but I did wonder why Kimber doesn't recommend it. Chuck just clarified why.

I've been using Mil-Comm TW25B grease on my Sig and it works great.

I think as long as you keep it clean almost any lube will work.
There is a little note in your case win you buy the gun that says not to use grease with no explanation why..

A couple of years ago when I was on the phone with the mother ship I asked them about the reason and they told me that Kimbers are made with such tight tolerances and using grease could slow the action down and it was a dirt magnet..
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Color me really old school, been using BreakFree CLP on everything that goes bang for a very long time. Without any problems.
Your mileage may vary.
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Originally Posted by jms-stlou View Post
There is a little note in your case win you buy the gun that says not to use grease with no explanation why..

A couple of years ago when I was on the phone with the mother ship I asked them about the reason and they told me that Kimbers are made with such tight tolerances and using grease could slow the action down and it was a dirt magnet..
Not to mention that grease will get thicker in colder climates, further slowing down the action and make the gun less dependable. YMMV

(I know: gun is in the house/car or strapped to my side, so how cold can it get? ... YMMV)
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To be fair I did purchase a previously loved Stainless Raptor Ultra that had been FrogLubed. It does seem to be a little smoother than some of the others, I didn't have Froglube so I just added a little CLP without removing the Frog product. Never had any malfunction with it.
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