Slide-Glide "installed"

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by mzmtg, May 10, 2007.

  1. mzmtg

    mzmtg Active Member

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  2. Rammstein

    Rammstein New Member

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    Seems like it would be a dirt magnet.
     

  3. Dan H

    Dan H New Member

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    I was thinking the same thing, not to mention it gums up. Oil you can wipe off, how do you wipe this off easily?
     
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  5. tj2000

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    Hmmm!!!

    MZ,
    The real question that he doesn't seem to address is; when cleaning your gun, do the chemicals from the cleaning fluid remove it and do you have to re-goo it after every cleaning? I am an old timer because to me I use hoppes #9 and nothing else, never have and never will. I would like to check it out on your gun sometime. I have stopped by tour house a couple of times but you weren't home.
    My :2cents:
     
  6. mzmtg

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    Re: Hmmm!!!

    Yeah, it's grease. The brake cleaner I clean with will definitely remove it. That's the idea behind cleaning, right? :)

    I use a foaming bore cleaner to get lead and copper out of the bore. When that's done soaking, the bore gets cleaned out with #9 or CLP. The rest of the gun gets blasted with brake cleaner, then compressed air to dry. Then I use a few drops of oil where needed. And now Slide Glide on the sliding parts of the top end. I find #9 to be way too thin to use as lube. It dries out way too quickly.

    Once or twice a year, I'll detail strip it down to a pile of bits and scrub everything.

    I should be home all evening tonight and most of the day tomorrow.
     
  7. mzmtg

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    After a quick range session, I like the stuff. The action is definitely smoother and the gun is easier to shoot.

    No complaints.

    I also learned that my USP will happily chamber an empty casing...backwards... :oops:
     
  8. b8fish

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    I've used Slide-Glide on my competition STI for several years - it definitely made it feel smoother cycling. I put about 500 rds a month through it during competitions (IPSC, Steel challenge) and it lasts fine without gunking up. I strip the top end every 1000 rnds or so (when I start a new case of ammo) and re-apply the Slide-Glide.
     
  9. pyromaster

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    I actually just got some for my P226 2 weeks ago and used it at the range the last two weeks. So far no issues and I like it.