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Discussion Starter #1
Anyone use Slide Glide on their AR?

I recently picked some up and while I don't see why it wouldn't perform well for the AR, I haven't seen or heard much about it's application on AR's.
 
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Slide Glide was designed for the slide rails and barrel lugs of 1911 pattern pistols. Using it in the AR is not recommended. It is too gooey and may not allow the bolt to seat properly. It does work to keep the return spring quiet. Some people use it on the outside of the bolt carrier but it slows the movement of the carrier. That could cause some problems in a dirty environment.
 
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Discussion Starter #6
I will agree with KOL. Return spring maybe, but that would be it for me. I use Weapon Shield (new formula of FP-10), or Amsoil/Mobil 1 Synthetic 0w-30 in a pinch. Acually I used just the Amsoil for years, and then switched to FP-10 about 7 years ago.
 
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Discussion Starter #7
Folks are annoyed by ignorance? I'm more compassionate than that!
I'm not annoyed.. I used motor oil on my AK when I had it.. I can see where you'd do that on an AR, there are just better solutions for me. For you.. drive on bro.. if it works for you, who the hell am I to tell you you're wrong.. unless you really are :)
 
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Discussion Starter #8
Hmmm, well I was considering using it on the bolt and BCG. My main concern was that it would gum up the inside of the gas tube.

If I were to try it out I would use the lite version. Perhaps I'll give it a try and see what happens. Either way I'll post my results should I go ahead and try. I'm heading to Nevada to do some shooting in the near future.
 
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Discussion Starter #10
I usually just hose down my BCG with RemOil. I like mine wet. ;)
That's typically what I do as well (Remoil, or CLP). But I got some slide glide for my XD and a future 1911 purchase and thought I may try it out on my AR.
 
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Discussion Starter #11
I'm not annoyed.. I used motor oil on my AK when I had it.. I can see where you'd do that on an AR, there are just better solutions for me. For you.. drive on bro.. if it works for you, who the hell am I to tell you you're wrong.. unless you really are :)
I was talking about running 'em dry!:mrgreen:
 
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Discussion Starter #12
CLP is awesome for cleaning, but my Unit that got back from Iraq (same week I got out of bootcamp made for interesting conversations) but the ideal apparently is clp clean, and the dry stuff for combat, but that might only be true in a desert environment (like Iraq, speaking of which all my issued gear came covered in Iraqi sand) not sure what they called it...
 
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Discussion Starter #13
Well, I tried it out last weekend. Seemed to work out ok, no short stroking or any other ill effects were noticed. The first few shots fired, my AR smoked up pretty good but after that everything settled. Even ran through a few mags bump firing; which didn't seem to work too well with the match trigger.

I haven't field stripped it yet to check out the internals, but when I do I'll report back in on what, if anything is found.
 
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