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Shouldn't automatics be oiled?

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by emanon, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. jcriswell

    jcriswell New Member

    Forgive me for questioning anecdotal advice. Would like to know what the objection to Frog Lube is? Yeah, yeah, somebody said they heard somebody who saw somebody who swore that maybe somebody's guns didn't work right after they said they used Frog Lube. I've been using it for 5 or more years and never had a failure to fire, failure to eject or any other of those bad things. Most everything I have is Glocks, Remington's, Kel Tec 2K, Marlins, and one cheapo Taurus that rattles around in my fishing tackle box. Did I miss the federal recall announcement? I've still got an old bottle (probably 20 - 25 years old, of Hoppe's I could change back to. Plus two squeeze bottles of Tactical Honey and an Olive Drab can of Standard Oil of New Jersey labeled "may be carried in belt pack".. that dates from 1942. Still unopened. Open to documented advice on alternatives.

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  2. Bozz10mm

    Bozz10mm TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Oct 5, 2013
    My experience with Frog Lube is pretty much like yours. I have used the paste on 2 Shields, an XDm, a Glock 17, Glock 20, M&P 2.0 compact, several AR 15s, a Mini 14, a 1006, Ruger 10/22, Ruger Mark I, S&W 39-2, and a Mossberg 590A1 with no problems. Despite the directions saying to wipe off the excess, I tend to leave on a pretty good coat of FL except for the internals.

    But....I have not actually used any of those firearms in temperatures below 50° F. And I don't own a 1911. I have noticed that if left on thick for an extended period of time it will turn rancid.
  3. Reinz

    Reinz Well-Known

    Sep 5, 2014
    East TX
    Or maybe the Austrians have better common sense filters than some Americans.
  4. HKShooter65

    HKShooter65 TGT Addict

    I respect and support your advice and live by it.
    I learned it in high school.

  5. TheDan

    TheDan 4th Best Member TGT Supporter

    Nov 11, 2008
    Austin - Rockdale
    Just a light oiling is all it needs.
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  6. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire Ego kills talent TGT Supporter

    Jan 22, 2018
    Big Country
    No, you don't have to lube/oil your Glock.

    You don't have to change the oil in your automobile either.

    See where I'm going with this....
  7. Moonpie

    Moonpie U.S. Rifle M1 caliber .30 Lifetime Member

    I use whale oil.
  8. avvidclif

    avvidclif Sturgis '95, RFTW 2010

    Aug 30, 2017
    Van Zandt County
    From a sperm whale?
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  9. Reinz

    Reinz Well-Known

    Sep 5, 2014
    East TX
    Boy this turned gay quick. :green:
  10. Moonpie

    Moonpie U.S. Rifle M1 caliber .30 Lifetime Member

    North Atlantic Right Whale.

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