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Sometime in the last couple of years, Sig gravitated to all Lucas products for lubrication. I use Lucas in automotive engines and have for some time; I use the Lucas grease on my firearms, too (not just Sig).

I got an email today advising that Sig has a new line of products, the "Speci" line, which I'm now told is the only product that Sig recommends on their firearms.

Funny. Up until now, they could only recommend Lucas, for their firearms.

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Whoever pays more to peddle their products...I guess.

I'm actually surprised it wasn't SIG Sauer branded lube/grease. You know, The Complete Systems Provider. Wink
 
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Looks a lot like the small break free clp bottles. I wonder what it is made of. I would like to see an msds sheet.

https://www.sigsauer.com/store/parts/maintenance.html

 
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Well I'm two greases behind, I'm still using the outdated TW25b that they use to recommend.

Hopefully my gun doesn't have some kind of catastrophic failure due to my substandard grease.



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Yep its like Harley oil, for years HD has pushed it's lubricants line, and many service managers would threaten folks with loss of warranty if HD oil wasn't used, that of course is a violation of federal law,

HD oil Syn3 and Dyno is made by Citgo, HD doesn't have its own oil refinery, same for any other manufacturing company, and its a bid contract, as long as the supplier meets or exceeds specs, it's a cost (profit) deal



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Originally posted by 12131:
Whoever pays more to peddle their products...I guess.

I'm actually surprised it wasn't SIG Sauer branded lube/grease. You know, The Complete Systems Provider. Wink


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I recall the tiny tube of TW25 that came with your pistol. Now I look forward to a small jug of this stuff.


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I still use TW25 quite a bit. I've been using the Lucas products, and I like the Wilson lubes, too. The thinner lucas with the needle tip applicator is handy for some spots like pins, when doing a quick clean or for adding a bit of lube during an extended range session.

It's annoying for Sig to say "it's the only thing we can recommend," because it destroys any credibility in their recommendations and turns them into mealy mouthed marketeers.
 
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I also still use TW25 and EWG. Got a bottle of Hurley's gold that I also like. Need to buy some more but don't remember where I purchased it.
 
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Yep its like Harley oil, for years HD has pushed it's lubricants line, and many service managers would threaten folks with loss of warranty if HD oil wasn't used, that of course is a violation of federal law,

HD oil Syn3 and Dyno is made by Citgo, HD doesn't have its own oil refinery, same for any other manufacturing company, and its a bid contract, as long as the supplier meets or exceeds specs, it's a cost (profit) deal


Well yes and no. Caterpillar, MAN and Cummins all use oil made by Mobil. However, there are different additives in the oil as spec'ed by the engine manufacturer. It probably wouldn't hurt a darn thing to have mobil branded oil.....or another diesel rated brand in the engine one bit.


In regards to SIG, yes they are probably just using that to sell whichever grease (their own labeled now) they make money on...….as they've switched recommendations a few times.....
 
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Still using Mobil 1 synthetic ball bearing grease which you can find at your local auto parts store for $10-11 for a 1 lb tub. Same fun for ten years and I use it on all firearms. Hasn’t failed once.

Love the snake oil peddling. Makes me laugh.



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You hear lots of stories about many different brands and how guns have lasted many thousands of rounds with little visible wear.
So who's right? Probably many of them.
I suspect the lube requirements are met and exceeded by a number of common automotive lubricants, special magic gun lubes and home brew blends.
I'm sure there are a few wrong answers too but the truth is that gun lube isn't rocket science. Most of the really expensive stuff is marketing, paid endorsements and profit.
Someone that really wants to know bad enough could get some of their favorite product and send it to a testing lab and easily reverse engineer the stuff.
 
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You hear lots of stories about many different brands and how guns have lasted many thousands of rounds with little visible wear.
So who's right? Probably many of them.
I suspect the lube requirements are met and exceeded by a number of common automotive lubricants, special magic gun lubes and home brew blends.
I'm sure there are a few wrong answers too but the truth is that gun lube isn't rocket science. Most of the really expensive stuff is marketing, paid endorsements and profit.
Someone that really wants to know bad enough could get some of their favorite product and send it to a testing lab and easily reverse engineer the stuff.


I believe this true. Taking a pistol that is totally dry to the range one time, probably does more wear than 10,000 rounds on a properly lubed/wet pistol with most any OTC gun oil/ight grease.
 
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Somehow I doubt they've created their own facilities to process/manufacture lubricants. So they probably worked an agreement to slap their labels on an existing product. Compare the bottles and syringes and you might be able to figure it out.

ETA: yup, its Slip2000
https://www.sigsauer.com/press...arm-cleaning-system/

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I'm sure there are a few wrong answers too but the truth is that gun lube isn't rocket science. Most of the really expensive stuff is marketing, paid endorsements and profit.

^^This^^
We tend to overthink lube because we have a lot of emotional investment in the guns we carry. They are important to us because of the 'what if the SHTF' mindset.
Truth is, everything from bacon grease to the mostest high techiest lube would work just fine as long as it was recently applied and mostly clean-ish.
(as long as it isn't a Tetra product. That shit belongs in the trash can where all mine went)

We overthink and overbuy a lot of this stuff when in reality, just about any of it works as well as any other lube.


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If SIG fans weren't so obsessed with those aluminum frame rails, the gun lube market would have crashed. Big Grin
 
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We overthink and overbuy a lot of this stuff...

I definitely agree w/ this after reading the 'lapping compound' thread.

http://sigforum.com/eve/forums...935/m/6200005644/p/1
 
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Robert Burke suggests, and included a 3oz tube of Super Lube Multi-Purpose Synthetic Grease (21030), when he returned a recent action job. It is NLGI #2. I've been using it ever since wherever grease is indicated (slide and frame rails and a few other friction points). So far, I love it. It remains clean, lasts a long time, and provides great friction resistance. I bought the 14oz can (41160), which will probably last me all of my life. The Technical Data Sheet and MSDS are linked from that page.



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I use aviation grease, been using it for over 15 yrs.
 
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Originally posted by 12131:
Whoever pays more to peddle their products...I guess.

I'm actually surprised it wasn't SIG Sauer branded lube/grease. You know, The Complete Systems Provider. Wink


^^^^
This.

I love Sig Sauer, but stuff like this gives the company a smarmy, Vegas-y, carpetbagger, elixir salesman kind of vibe.
 
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