How wet or dry do you run your LCP 22LR?

How wet or dry do you run your LCP 22LR?

This is a discussion on How wet or dry do you run your LCP 22LR? within the General LCP Discussion forums, part of the LCP Pocket category; I generally like to run my guns on the wetter side. Grease the sliding parts and oil the pivoting parts. Has anyone's experience with the ...

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  1. #1 How wet or dry do you run your LCP 22LR? 
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    I generally like to run my guns on the wetter side. Grease the sliding parts and oil the pivoting parts. Has anyone's experience with the LCP .22 thus far shown how the gun is best kept lubed ? I generally run Slip 2000 oil and their EWG. Finish off the exterior with Strike-Hold.
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    I just use Militec-1. Early in life, on the wet side, drier as round count goes up. Grease can be a problem if out in cold temps.

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    Dry
    Wet attracts crud, soot , etc.
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    I run everything wet. I dont think it attracts soot crud etc anymore than dry but wipes right off. I clean whatever guns I shoot the same day. I use CLP to clean and wipe down everything leaving it wet, then I use Hoppes 9 on the rails and barrel wear points. I wipe it down with a oily towel to where it has a satin sheen. Next time I go shooting I wipe the gun down with a dry towel and load up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpott3 View Post
    Dry
    Wet attracts crud, soot , etc.

    If experience counts for anything, I have to agree with going "dry", at least to some extent. These days, we as firearms owners, are really fortunate to have some of the most modern "synthetic" formulas currently in use that do a great job with being a CLP, Cleaner, Lubricant & Protectant.

    When dealing with .22 rimfire firearms, I've gone exclusively with EEZOX over the last 23 years, for personal and customers rimfire firearms. There are other synthetics that work equally as well, but from what I've seen involving the rust, salt-spray tests and then some of the military test results, this product will serve my firearms very well.
    EEZOX, in use, is wiped on, let sit, and then excess wiped off. A protective film is left behind, that, when used in a .22 rimfire bore, prevents a lot of the crapola involved with .22 rimfire ammunition from collecting is those bores. Makes cleaning a very easy, pull a felt plug through, and done:

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  7. #6 Re: How wet or dry do you run your LCP 22LR? 
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    Like EEZOX, militec-1 is a supply, heat and wipe-off synthetic. I run wet with militec for a few hundred rounds and then dry it off.

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    Next time I go shooting I wipe the gun down with a dry towel and load up.[/QUOTE]

    If you wipe it down with a dry towel, then it is no longer wet.
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  9. #8 Re: How wet or dry do you run your LCP 22LR? 
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    The main objection to running wet seems to be the amount of soot and crud the wetness attracts. Since I clean my guns after each use, is that really much of an issue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigborgel View Post
    The main objection to running wet seems to be the amount of soot and crud the wetness attracts. Since I clean my guns after each use, is that really much of an issue?
    I would say yes. Residue will stick to the oil rather than blow out resulting in a much quicker fouled action.
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    Point well taken, that never occurred to me.
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