Educational Zone #94 – Product Evaluation – Magnalube-G Grease

I was recently asked to try a new grease that can be used for firearms.

It is called Magnalube-G.

It is made by Saunders Enterprises, Inc and they sent me a few .75 ounce tubes.

Here it is.

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It is labeled as a “PTFE Grease”.

PTFE is Polytetrafluroethylene and microparticles of PTFE are suspended in Magnalube®-G to ensure continued performance of equipment operating at high loads and extreme temperatures. That simply means that although the grease is made to operate in temperatures from -35 degrees to as high as 458 degrees, if the petroleum base of the grease should burn up, the PTFE remains on the equipment to continue to serve as a lubricant.

This product has been a specialty lubricant for over 30 years, but was just recently discovered as a great firearms lubricant. They asked me to evaluate the product and do an evaluation of the application on firearms.

Many years ago, I sent a Browning HiPower to Cylinder and Slide for a trigger job. They did a fine trigger job on my pistol and included a piece of literature that described the advantages of using a grease on firearms, especially semi-auto pistols. The main issue was that although a good quality oil will lubricate just fine, if you lay the pistol down or carry it in a holster, the oil will tend to drain from the area where it was applied and leave important areas without enough lubrication.

In contrast, a high quality grease will stay right where you put it and will not drain away from critical areas. I have been putting grease on the slides and rails of my semi-auto pistols for many years, with very satisfactory results.

I began to use Magnalube-G several weeks ago and have been very satisfied with the results.

I clean my pistols after shooting and basically remove all lubricants.

This means that I must re-lubricate them after cleaning.

Here’s how I have used the Magnalube-G grease.

I apply a small amount on the critical contact points between the slide and frame on my 1911 pistol.

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I then spread it out evenly.

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I also put a small amount on the hammer, where it rides on the slide.

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One of the more important areas is on the locking lugs on the barrel.

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Again, I spread it out evenly with my finger. 

Only a very small amount is needed.

If you put too much, it will just be wiped away and although it does no real harm, it is unnecessary. 

The Magnalube-G is a green color, but as the engineer I spoke with told me, “If you can see the color, you are probably using too much.”

Of course, this is an advantage for us as customers, as a little will go a very long way.

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A tube will last most shooters a long time.

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I spread it around slightly and then reassemble the pistol.

I rack the slide a few times to spread the grease out evenly and then wipe off any excess, which may appear at the rear of the slide.

On my AR15, I used a small amount on the bolt locking lugs.

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Once again, I spread it out evenly with my finger.

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And also a small amount on the hammer where it rides on the bolt carrier.

I run the bolt and bolt carrier “wet” with lubricating oil and have had very good success with that system.

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And spread it evenly.

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On a Glock, I apply a small amount on the four metal inserts on the frame where the slide rides.

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Spread it evenly.

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And assemble the pistol and rack the slide a few times to spread the grease evenly over the surfaces.

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You can see how the excess gathers on the rear of the slide and can then be wiped off.

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Of course, the proof is at the range. 

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Conclusion:
My pistols have run very well, and I see no problems whatsoever with this grease. It is soluble with petroleum solvents, so my usual cleaning will remove any from the pistols and require re-application after cleaning.

Magnalube-G is available in .75 ounce tubes and also larger amounts, if desired. The cost is less than $5 a tube, and as noted, a tube will last a long time.

You can order it from their Internet site here: Magnalube-G Grease.

This seems like a great product to me and I would recommend it to my friends here on www.theboxotruth.com

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