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Best slide lube for P226 9mm

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October 29, 2019, 06:21 PM
wellthought
Best slide lube for P226 9mm
I currently use Ballistol on all my handguns to clean, lube, and protect. I just started doing this. Is Ballistol a good slide lube for a P226 9mm or is there something better that I should be using?
October 29, 2019, 06:27 PM
Vipers28
Here you go. Everything you need or want to know (I think).

http://sigforum.com/eve/forums...30601935/m/908103701
October 29, 2019, 06:33 PM
GaryBF
I am not a fan of Ballistol. For SIG frame rails, I believe it is too thin. Use your choice of grease on the rails.
October 29, 2019, 06:36 PM
Blue Dog
I like EWG by slip 2000
October 29, 2019, 07:27 PM
bubbatime
Ballistol is not a very good lube, and in my opinion, would be a terrible choice for a P226. These guns have massive slide rails, and require a different lube approach than many other guns.

A high quality grease seems to be the way to go. I use ALG very thin grease on everything and love it.

In arctic conditions, you might want a thinnish arctic gun oil.


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October 29, 2019, 07:34 PM
parabellum
Slip2000 EWG mixed with a touch of EWL30. Slip2000 lubricants can be safely mixed, as the only difference is the amount of thickening agent in each- EWG, EWL30, EWL.

Slip2000 is the balls.
October 29, 2019, 08:03 PM
wellthought
I have some MD Labs XF7 that I once used on my M14 (M1A). Will that suffice? Is it good stuff?

Description: XF-7 is a truly water proof grease with extraordinary powers of lubrication and corrosion inhibition. Formulated specifically for use on modern weapons in adverse conditions of high temperature, fresh and salt-water immersion, and high cyclic rates. XF-7 provides continuous protection up to 500 degrees F, short-term protection up to 600 degrees F and continuous protection from salt water and fresh water. XF-7 will not run, drip or melt even when heated. Long after conventional oil or grease has melted and or boiled off, XF-7 is still right where you put it, lubricating and protecting your weapon for corrosion. XF-7 works in the widest range of temperatures and climates of any weapon grade lubricant currently available. XF-7 DOES NOT WASH OFF IN SALT WATER. Ideal for weapons used in marine environments. XF-7 has been used with total success on AR15/M16/M4 type weapons, .50 cal M2 Browning, HK91, FAL, SKS, AK, 1911A1, Beretta 92/M9, SIG 226, Rem 700, Winchester Mod. 70, and numerous other weapon systems. XF-7 contains no Teflon, so no hydrofluoric acid is created if it burns off, as happens with Teflon/PTEE lubes. XF-7 if clear amber, non-staining, non-toxic, and O-ring friendly. XF-7 will not attack rubber or polymers. XF-7 will not damage common firearm's finishes or other metal finishes. XF-7 cuts time spent gun cleaning, because it will not char or carbonize on metal surfaces. Most powder fouling wipes right off.

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October 29, 2019, 09:33 PM
FPNunes
I have used Wilson Ultima Lube, TW25b and Eno Slide Glide with great success. The Ultima Lube is a pretty good value.

https://shopwilsoncombat.com/U...e/productinfo/579-4/


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October 29, 2019, 09:36 PM
hrcjon
There are a MILLION decent lubes. any good gun grease is fine. I find it ironic that when I took SIG courses back in the very early 2000's they had only ballistol to lubricate guns they loaned you. But not the best choice for sure.


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October 29, 2019, 09:51 PM
sigmoid
I’ve had really good performance with weapon shield grease and lube oil


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October 29, 2019, 10:00 PM
1KPerDay
Get some damn grease


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October 30, 2019, 03:47 AM
wellthought
quote:
Originally posted by 1KPerDay:
Get some damn grease


I'm gonna just use the grease that I already have. I didn't think it would work on handgun slides until I came to the Sig Forum! Thanks...
October 30, 2019, 05:38 AM
Warhorse
I use TW25b, and have for many years because it works well. A little goes a long way. I bought a tube of lucas gun grease to have on hand when the TW25b eventually runs out.


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October 30, 2019, 06:07 AM
2Adefender
quote:
Originally posted by parabellum:
Slip2000 EWG mixed with a touch of EWL30. Slip2000 lubricants can be safely mixed, as the only difference is the amount of thickening agent in each- EWG, EWL30, EWL.

Slip2000 is the balls.


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October 30, 2019, 07:48 AM
Pipe Smoker
quote:
Originally posted by Warhorse:
I use TW25b, and have for many years because it works well. A little goes a long way. I bought a tube of lucas gun grease to have on hand when the TW25b eventually runs out.

TW25b would be fine. I prefer Slip2000 EWG because, unlike TW25b, its soap and oil components don’t separate.

A little EWG goes a long way too. I use about 10% as much as Flork puts on in this nailed thread:

http://sigforum.com/eve/forums...30601935/m/908103701

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October 30, 2019, 07:59 AM
Rotty37
quote:
Originally posted by sigmoid:
I’ve had really good performance with weapon shield grease and lube oil


Same here. I use their products and had good results in all weather conditions also.


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October 30, 2019, 09:00 AM
Rodfac
quote:
Flork's Lubrication Recommendation
A sticky right here on Sig Pistols & a good source for lube info on most any Sig...My practice is to use US military weapons grease...bought a can of it 20 years ago for a buck at a gunshow. Works well on my M1's and 03's as well. Rod


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October 30, 2019, 09:27 AM
szuppo
I like the Slick2000 products, I wish they would still make their EWL 50 though. I use their EWL 30 and EWG for most all lubrication purposes.


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October 30, 2019, 12:44 PM
Nick B
I just threw away a 3 year old bottle of EWL30 .
I went to use it and nothing came out . Took the cap off and the top half had turned into jelly .
Probably would of still worked but when I checked my other brands of lube that were older they were fine .
October 30, 2019, 01:52 PM
Ken8
I like Brian Enos Slide Glide. I use all 3 weights depending on the pistol.