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Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
« Reply #125 on: October 04, 2009, 08:08:58 pm »
  Got mine.  Seems to smell like moly.  Very thick. 

Nope... no moly.
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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #126 on: October 05, 2009, 07:31:13 pm »
    Nope... no moly.

    Yep, I've said it before and I'll say it again...moly is for chumps.  :neener

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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #127 on: October 05, 2009, 09:31:09 pm »
    I picked some up Slipstream from Gundoctor this afternoon, can't wait to try it out!  It was nice to meet ya Gundoctor, however brief.  Does this mean I now have a gunsmith contact? ;)
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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #128 on: October 05, 2009, 09:34:50 pm »
    I picked some up Slipstream from Gundoctor this afternoon, can't wait to try it out!  It was nice to meet ya Gundoctor, however brief.  Does this mean I now have a gunsmith contact? ;)

    Oh, wow. I didn't realize it was you. It was great to meet you as well.

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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #129 on: October 05, 2009, 09:40:55 pm »
    Your guard dogs are sweethearts.  :)
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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #130 on: October 05, 2009, 09:47:12 pm »
    Your guard dogs are sweethearts.  :)

    That would not make me feel comfortable, Gundoc... :scrutiny
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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #131 on: October 05, 2009, 09:51:02 pm »
    Well I was too late to get the oil, but I did get some of the grease.  So far no miracles, but I will say that it does work really well on everything that I have put it on.
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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #132 on: October 05, 2009, 09:52:03 pm »
    That would not make me feel comfortable, Gundoc... :scrutiny

    Oh brother, they aren't guard dogs and they just wanted to freakin' play.  Someone is wound a little too tight.
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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #133 on: October 05, 2009, 10:01:14 pm »
    Your guard dogs are sweethearts.  :)

    Yeah, sorry about those two. They think everyone loves them. I try to meet everyone picking up at the head of the driveway but my timing was off today.

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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #134 on: October 05, 2009, 10:34:33 pm »
    Oh brother, they aren't guard dogs and they just wanted to freakin' play.  Someone is wound a little too tight.
     
      I do believe Outbreak was joking.

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    « Reply #135 on: October 05, 2009, 10:40:12 pm »
    Yes, I've been informed by multiple people that it is in fact me, I'm wound a little tight...  :)  Mea culpa.
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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #136 on: October 05, 2009, 10:44:05 pm »
     :hmm You know what would fix that?   A little bit of Slipstream...     :devillol
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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #137 on: October 05, 2009, 10:46:26 pm »
    Bring it on home George!

    Here I am getting all butthurt when I could be trying out my new batch of Slipstream.
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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #138 on: October 05, 2009, 10:49:01 pm »
    Bring it on home George!

    Here I am getting all butthurt when I could be trying out my new batch of Slipstream.
    Take your Worst Gun and your Best Gun and feel the before really carefully... then wipe out all your old oil... Slipstream it up... then cycle the action about 30 times and tell us your impression. 
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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #139 on: October 06, 2009, 12:13:22 am »
    So can Slipstream cure cancer yet?
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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #140 on: October 06, 2009, 12:16:56 am »
    Yes, I've been informed by multiple people that it is in fact me, I'm wound a little tight...  :)  Mea culpa.

    No worries, man. It was in fact a joke. I promise, from personal experience, that Slipstreaming some guns will make your day. Then a week later, you'll realize they made your week.
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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #141 on: October 06, 2009, 12:51:16 am »
    Okay, I decided to use Slipstream on my Beretta 8045.  I haven't seen a Slipstream review of a rotating barrel handgun and it has the least smooth slide action of any of my handguns.  I've been using Tetra on the rails and Rem Oil in the trigger/transfer bars.  I had just cleaned and lubed it after my last range trip so I should be able to do a good A/B test.  I racked the slide and dry fired several times to get a feel for it with my standard oil and lube combo.  "Clackity-clack," and I can feel some metal-on-metal grittiness (as usual) that I've always ascribed to the metal lug that engages the barrel when it rotates.  

    I field stripped and cleaned it using Hoppes and blew out the trigger/transfer bars with compressed air.  The patches came out clean, so that means I did a pretty good job of cleaning last time.  The trigger - less clean, apparently some gunk has been building up in there with the Rem Oil.  I used Slipstream oil anywhere the trigger/transfer bars and hammer touched metal.  I worked the trigger and hammer rapidly several dozen times and shook the frame to work the oil in.  I'm starting to feel a difference already.  Not so much in the trigger, more in hammer, which is weird.  I never realized I could feel the hammer before, but now that I don't, I notice I did...  Does that even make sense? :hmm

    Next I dab Slipstream lube on the rails, the barrel, the slide, and the rotator lug.  Basically anywhere I can see metal or wear.  A little dab goes in the spring channel as well.  As I reassemble and pull the slide back I think "this feels the same as Tetra" and I'm ready to be disappointed.  But as George advised I started racking the slide over and over, at about 10 the sound changes from "clackity-clack" to "snik-chunk," at about 40 it starts to feel like the slide on my Springer and now it sounds like "shick-shick."  At 50 I don't feel much difference so I stop and start dry-firing.  The combination of racking and dry-firing is smooooove, not only is the entire action noticeably smoother, but the gun feels more "solid" somehow.  I assume it is because the feel of metal parts smacking into each other is diminished.

    So far, I'm impressed.  I need to get to the range and test Slipstream for real.  I'll report back.
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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #142 on: October 06, 2009, 01:00:03 am »
    Your Beretta was your worst feeling gun?  Wow.  That right there is indication that the oil you were using - sucks.  The Beretta Cougar is naturally smooth.... Smoove as a Puma.  Slipstream - it's going to be smoother than ever. 
    Rem Oil.  Save that stuff for your kid's bike chains or something.
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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #143 on: October 06, 2009, 01:03:19 am »
    I have the PX4 too and it is (was) way smoother than the 8045 - same action.  I bought them bassackwards though, I got the PX4 first and that inspired me to snag an 8045.  Now the Slipstreamed (yeah, I verbed it) 8045 feels better than the PX4, I can't wait to find out how Slipstream works on the PX4!
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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #144 on: October 06, 2009, 01:44:17 am »
    I haven't Slipstreamed (I verbed it too!) my 92FS yet. It's pretty damned smooth already. I'll probably do it tomorrow since I'm taking it out to the range again this week. I haven't shot any of my Slipstreamed guns yet, so I'll add the 92 to the roster.
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    « Reply #145 on: October 07, 2009, 02:05:43 pm »
    Alright, so I got the kit and 1st put it to use on my STI Spartan 1911, a great pistol made in the Philippines and assembled in TX.  Like all STI stuff, they make a great gun, but it always felt kinda gritty, even after several thousand rounds of USPSA Single Stack division.  Usual lube of choice was some CLP, maybe a touch or two of Hoppe's Moly stuff.  Cleaned 1911 thoroughly, applied lube everywhere there were rails or wear showing and used oil on the remaining parts and trigger.  Cycled 20 or 30 times and it felt like my dad's old match tuned Colt Gold Cup.  Tight, slick with no grit at all.  Waiting to take it out to TN state championship to see how it holds up under match conditions.

    Next up is my Beretta 92FS, a police trade in with several thousand rounds through it.  Well worn, rattles just a little.  I've already replaced the trigger spring and mainspring with Wolff replacements, so that helped.  Same lube, it felt pretty slick already (to me).  Same deal, broke it down & cleaned it, applied lube and oil in all appropriate places and cycled the action a lot.  Wow, immediate noticeable difference.  No friction whatsoever.  Slicker'n whale sh** as my father would say.  Not much change in SA trigger pull, DA trigger pull feels cleaner, smoother.

    So after getting off work late last night I decide I'm just going to go ahead and do this to all of them. Two frankenstein AR-15's, one Romy AK rifle build,  one Romy AK pistol build, a Remy 1100 and a Remy 870.  AR's felt better in every way. Even used a bit of lube on buffer edges to cut down on some chatter.  Single stage standard trigger with Wolff springs feels awesome now, breaks cleaner.  Two stage Rock River trigger on tack driving AR takes up much nicer, can feel the break point without going over.  Well worn-in AK feels like it's been given a day at the spa, that lube on the rails works wonders.  AK pistol always had a binding point at the rearmost portion of the action cycle, you actually had to take the palm of your hand and slam it forward....not so much now.  The single biggest improvement of any of my collection has to be the Remington 1100 shotgun.  This has been my principal 3-gun shotgun, so it has been (lightly) abused and is known for jamming occasionally.  I completely broke it down (even to pulling the trigger/hammer assembly out) and lubed/oiled every part I could find.  Good Lord!  This is a new shotgun.  Feels great, bolt moves like lightning.  Can't wait to give it a run under match conditions.

    Sorry guys, no video camera, just had to share the love.  I'm a fan.  I need a Slipstream t-shirt after you get a good logo.

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    « Reply #146 on: October 07, 2009, 03:02:10 pm »
    Sorry guys, no video camera, just had to share the love.  I'm a fan.  I need a Slipstream t-shirt after you get a good logo.
    That's a good idea...George and GunDoc, perhaps a part II of your contest, for best logo design?  ;D

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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #147 on: October 07, 2009, 04:36:51 pm »
    That's a good idea...George and GunDoc, perhaps a part II of your contest, for best logo design?  ;D

    Okay...you're on. Be working on your designs and the next contest will be for logo design.

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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #148 on: October 07, 2009, 04:37:57 pm »
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    DONE.
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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #149 on: October 07, 2009, 05:15:47 pm »
    What all you want it to say, just "SlipStream Weapon Lube", or just "SlipStream"?  Then probably somwhere else "Hardcore Weapon Lube", as it says on the current package...

    ETA: George, by "DONE", do you mean this is already done, or you like the idea?  Sorry, I am a little slow today...

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