First Pistol: Kimber 1911 Target Question concerning disassembly and cleaning

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    Aug 17, 2010 11:29 PM GMT

    So....I bought this Kimber pistol. I am curious as to whether I should use copper based lubricant on the slide rails.

    Any thoughts from you gun loving guys?
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    Aug 18, 2010 12:43 AM GMT
    By copper based lube do you mean something similar to copper based "Never-sieze"? It shouldn't be a problem for the stainless but I wouldn't use it on a fine pistol like a Kimber 1911. A bud of mine who also has a Kimber 1911 swears by TW-25B grease manufactured by Mil-Comm.
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    Aug 18, 2010 1:19 AM GMT
    Voltaire saidBy copper based lube do you mean something similar to copper based "Never-sieze"? It shouldn't be a problem for the stainless but I wouldn't use it on a fine pistol like a Kimber 1911. A bud of mine who also has a Kimber 1911 swears by TW-25B grease manufactured by Mil-Comm.


    The copper stuff is a light paste. I phoned the guy at the store where I bought it and he said not to use that. He said find a similar oil to the little pack that came with the gun. I had not noticed that was in the case. This TW-25B may be similar. I'll check it out.

    Thanks!!!
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    Aug 18, 2010 1:58 AM GMT
    I have a couple of Kimber 45 pistols, but haven't done anything with them in a few years, so I can't answer your questions. But Kimber had, and I assume still has, an excellent customer service department. Give them a call and you should get the info.
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    Aug 18, 2010 1:59 AM GMT
    Damn wish I had the $$$ to get one, I want the 10mm versionicon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 18, 2010 2:11 AM GMT
    socalfitness saidI have a couple of Kimber 45 pistols, but haven't done anything with them in a few years, so I can't answer your questions. But Kimber had, and I assume still has, an excellent customer service department. Give them a call and you should get the info.


    Thanks!!