The newer, polymer (Glock® and similar) framed firearms
do not requirelubrication of the polymer components.
The polymer components have beendesigned to be self lubricating. Normal, polymer framed pistol maintenanceshould include keeping the polymer components completely clean and dry.Many shooters notice that polymer grip components become very slippery witheven the slightest amount of cleaning solvent or oil present on the polymergripping areas.Applying lubrication to metal surfaces that do not wear against other metalsurfaces, does nothing to increase the lubricity of the moving parts.Unnecessary, excess lubrication does little more than provide a base forunwanted contamination to adhere to. A good rule of thumb is to lubricate whereyou see shiny metal (most firearm finishes wear from metal to metal contact). Beadvised that some firearm finishes, such as hard chroming and “baked on”phenolic resin finishes, may not provide shiny wear marks to easily identify metalto metal contact surfaces.
Become very familiar with your weapon
systemand it’s operation, to be sure you are lubricating the right components ofthe firearm.
The base product utilized in this field strip level lubrication system is the lithium-complex grease
(Wilson Combat Ultima-Lube Universal).
The high viscositygrease product is excellent in preventing run off, even under the severe heat andfriction endured in 300-500 round firing cycles. The grease also eliminates runoff due to close body carry (body heat warms conventional oils, loweringviscosity, resulting in run off inside the holster).
After removing any magazines and completely unloading the firearm
,disassemble and thoroughly clean the firearm. Remove any cleaning solvents toa bare metal finish. Clean cotton patches on the flat metal areas, and cotton Q-tips® in the frame and slide rails, can be used to wipe off cleaning solvents afterfouling is removed. De-lubricating cleaners such as automotive brake cleaner oracetone are not recommended, unless a complete stripping of the weapon isplanned, to include re-lubricating of all internal trigger, firing and safetycomponents. Never apply a de-lubricating cleaner to the “inner workings” of afirearm unless complete stripping and re-lubricating is planned.
As a side note, avoid using a grease on any firearm’s internal parts, unless specified bythe manufacturer. Most internal parts are small, closely fitted parts that leave little to noroom for thicker, high viscosity lubricants, such as the grease described in thisdocumentation.
A thin film of the grease product is applied to the metal on metal bearing and lockup surfaces of the pistol components, to include the slide and frame rails and thebarrel lock up areas. See pictures below for field strip level lubrication areas tobe included. The
Wilson Combat Ultima-Lube Universal
product comes in a