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I thought about switching from my old cleaning/lubrication products for quite a while... I was tired of the smell of Hoopes #9 and disappointed when it ate through a plastic cup when I forgot to throw it out one night. I've also thought that I would like a thinner grease than the Shooter's Choice grease I was using.

I did a lot of research and liked everything I read about the TW25B grease and Mil-Comms line of products. Mil-Comm has a video to explain the thoughts behind their product design that I found very informative:


I followed the guidelines set forth in Mil-Comm's video (posted above) and cleaned my Glocks with 91% alcohol. I detail stripped them and removed all the existing cleaners/lubricants. Then I wiped them down with the MC25 Premium Weapon Cleaner... then I lubed them with the TW25B grease.

Mr. Furlong said I would notice my Glocks operating much more smoothly after using the TW25B grease for a while. I'm not sure I notice any difference so far, but I intend to stay with the Mil-Comm products. The cleaner is much less toxic and the grease is much lighter than what I was using... those were my goals...

...and of course it doesn't hurt that Dave Sevigny uses TW25B grease... :D :D :D
 

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I've used TW-25B for many years..
I got introduced to it back when I had several SIG Sauers..
I've used it on both my old Glock 19 & now my 17L & it is smooth & does slicken up the parts over time, I put a little dab on the connector & trigger bar interface as well as the four metal slide rails plus the barrel & the firing pin safeties lug..
It seems to collect less rubbish than oil does & stays slippery & smells good too..
I've seen other guys suggest Tetra but now suggest TW-25B..
I've never used their MC25 or MC2500 so can't comment on them..

Nice Video link & write up on the Mill Com Products ___jb
 

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one of my 1911's came with a sample of mil-com grease. i noticed i kept separating into a thick white gel and a clear liquid. i'd have to mix it again each time i applied it. it did slick up the action of my 1911's well enough for about a week, then much of it evaporated and i needed to reapply some. i also noticed i had to put a fair amount on as it didn't spread particularly well. it lubes better than tetra grease for sure. worth the cost of gold? not for me. i've read that some folks experience that viscosity separation , and some don't, so your experience may differ :)

when i finished with it i decided to try wilson ultimate grease, and that stuff was great. never evaporated, the action was even slicker, a tiny amount went a long way, and it's almost half the price.


now, i'm about out of wilson lube, so i just bought some weapsonshield grease in the 2oz tub to try out. looking forward to it. heard good things. it's interesting to try out different lubes. :)
 

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I've been using mil-com products (TW25B, MC25, and MC2500) for over 3 years almost exclusively on most of my handguns. I have been very happy with it. I use a drop of MC2500 for the connector. Rails and barrel get TW25B. I have a G19 that has been lubed and cleaned only with mil-com products. It has just over 9k through it and it looks great. Only light wear marks on the barrel.
 

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Thanks for a truly great post.
I even use that stuff on my folding knives and they work better than from the factory.
Even that they just came new from the factory.
Cold Steel Spartain's got two of them. 4 1/2" blades.
Newest one is a SOG Spec Elite II with a 5" blade.
Did I say I like big blades and they do little and big jobs very well.
I use my knife to cut my food up and throw away the bottom bun. Twice the meat and 1/2 the bread.
 

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one of my 1911's came with a sample of mil-com grease. i noticed i kept separating into a thick white gel and a clear liquid. i'd have to mix it again each time i applied it. it did slick up the action of my 1911's well enough for about a week, then much of it evaporated and i needed to reapply some. i also noticed i had to put a fair amount on as it didn't spread particularly well. it lubes better than tetra grease for sure. worth the cost of gold? not for me. i've read that some folks experience that viscosity separation , and some don't, so your experience may differ :)

when i finished with it i decided to try wilson ultimate grease, and that stuff was great. never evaporated, the action was even slicker, a tiny amount went a long way, and it's almost half the price.

now, i'm about out of wilson lube, so i just bought some weapsonshield grease in the 2oz tub to try out. looking forward to it. heard good things. it's interesting to try out different lubes. :)
I have heard about the separation issue. It was one of the questions I meant to ask Mil-Comm on the phone; but I forgot. My TW25B is in a syringe. I'm not sure how I would mix it up if it ever separated... but if it ever does separate, I'll call Mil-Comm up and talk to them about it.

One of the TW25B product reviews I read had about 25 people give it a perfect 5 star rating... One person complained about the separation you mentioned and scored it 1 star. My assumption was that it isn't too big a problem. I'll have to wait and see.

Not sure what you mean by gold. It's $7.89 for enough to last me quite a while. That doesn't seem to be too expensive to me.

I realize that everyone won't like TW25B or any of Mil-Comm's products. I remembered that volgrad was interested in TW25B and thought I would post my findings and what led me to switch.
 

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I'll continue to use TW-25B & will be in the look for their MC2500..
I currently use Militec-1 as my weapons oil..
I've got FP-10, Breakfree CLP, Tetra, Rem-Oil, Militec Grease, Setury Sollutions & several other lubricant that all have different uses on various firearms..
I like TW-25B & it has always worked well for me..
My tube is like a small tooth paste tube & the last tube got empty I cut it open with a razor to scrape it clean as I didn't have an extra & the lubricant hadn't separated, I scraped it all out with a tooth pic & put it in a small lid to get every pennies worth..
I paid about $10 for a 1.5oz tube.. And will again..
This stuff works...
 

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I have heard about the separation issue. It was one of the questions I meant to ask Mil-Comm on the phone; but I forgot. My TW25B is in a syringe. I'm not sure how I would mix it up if it ever separated... but if it ever does separate, I'll call Mil-Comm up and talk to them about it.

One of the TW25B product reviews I read had about 25 people give it a perfect 5 star rating... One person complained about the separation you mentioned and scored it 1 star. My assumption was that it isn't too big a problem. I'll have to wait and see.

Not sure what you mean by gold. It's $7.89 for enough to last me quite a while. That doesn't seem to be too expensive to me.

I realize that everyone won't like TW25B or any of Mil-Comm's products. I remembered that volgrad was interested in TW25B and thought I would post my findings and what led me to switch.
it's all relative :) the syringes typically hold .5oz for around $8-$9. weaponshield is about the same price in the syringe, but if you can buy the 2oz tub of it for the same price. i prefer the convenience of the syringe, but you can't beat the tub price lol
 

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The 1.5oz tube for $10 is way cheaper than the .5oz for $8-$9 IMO.
It comes out just as good as a syringe too..

I don't know if you guys realize this or not but most if not all of these lubricants will send you a FREE sample of their oils/greases.. Send them an email & tell them your interested in their products
WeaponsShield, Militec-1 etc. have sent me samples..
I already have the TW-25B or I'd try them too..

Just yesterday cleaned up & TW-25Bed my newly aquired G26..
used weapons shield on the barrel & rails..

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Good call, thanks... Name change is strange...

Glad to see MC50 finally come out... I still use MC25 to clean frames and internal parts, but I went back to Hoppes #9 to clean barrels... Seems like it works better than the MC25 to me...

Maybe the Mil-Comm MC50 will help me finally get rid of Hoppes #9... ;)
 
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