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Ever feel like Amazon is reading your mind? I sure do sometimes. About two years ago Amazon told me to buy Slip 2000 Extreme Weapons Grease. Since I must not upset my master, I bought a 4oz jar for $15.25.

I had been using Mobile 1 Synthetic motor oil (or whatever motor oil I have laying around) for years now with great results. Paying $15 for a 4oz jar is a tad steep, but 250 five-star reviews apparently comes at a cost.

The main benefit of Slip 2000 Extreme Weapons Grease is that it supposedly stays put even when being fired. To test this I dumped 1000 rounds through my Beretta 92FS while attending a defensive pistol class. I did a full 1000 rounds without reapplying the grease or cleaning the gun. The pictures below were taken after shooting those 1000 rounds.

A little bit of grease was pushed out of the frame through takedown lever. Notice there’s still plenty of grease still on the rails.

Again, lots of grease still on the rails.The inside of the slide still had a lot of grease, which had picked up a bit of carbon. After shooting 1000 rounds, the slide still cycled smoothly and felt completely clean. The grease was still evenly dispersed and hadn’t lost its viscousness.

Some people claim that using thick grease traps sand, dirt and other particles more than a thin lube. So I decided to see for myself.

I removed my Beretta’s slide and poured sand all over it and the frame’s rails.

I gave the slide a slight shake and reassembled the pistol. Naturally putting the slide on the frame was difficult. I did this sand test three times with the same result each time.

Every time the pistol fired the first round and ejected, it failed to feed the second round. All three times I simply racked the slide and continued firing with no problems of any kind. This is really amazing considering the amount of sand in the slide and on the frame.

When the magazine was empty I disassembled the pistol and checked for sand. A small amount of sand was stuck in the grease, but not much. This consistently happened each of the three times I did the test. The grease stayed put and allowed most of the sand to dislodge.

I still haven’t reapplied the grease or cleaned the gun, which continues to function with complete reliability. I have been using Slip 2000 EWG on all of my guns for about two years now with no problem. Four ounces of lube goes a long way. I have used about half of the bottle and lubricated dozens of guns in that time.

Application is simple, I use a bamboo skewer to spread it around on all the contact points. A dental pick or any other small pointed item will work well, too.

Slip 2000 EWG is simply great. It stays put and doesn’t capture enough dirt to affect performance. Even in high temperature situations such as dumping severe hundred rounds as fast as I can, it holds up. The stuff just keeps on slipping.

It has become my gun lubricant of choice. Click here to buy some.

Ratings (out of five stars):

Value * * * * *
While $15 for 4oz isn’t cheap the stuff goes a very long way. My $15 jar should last for four years keeping at least 50 guns lubed.

Overall * * * * *
It’s great. Period.

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    • I had to laugh looking at this stuff. Looks exactly like Mil Spec general purpose wide temperature range aircraft bearing grease. Tons of it on the surplus market. Remarketing it as high temp gun grease in Skippy jars for $14. is brilliant. Good job!

  1. I’ve been using their EWL (Extreem Weapons Lubricant) on my stuff with great satisfaction for years.

  2. A quick search shows that Brownells, Midway, Palmetto and I’m sure many other legitimate retailers carry this product. All show similar excellent reviews/may have to try it.

    To hell with the leftwing antigun metrosexual kooks at Amazon and their ilk.

  3. How does this stand the test of time, meaning grease the gun and toss it in a closet for a lengthy period of time? Or is this aimed towards those who use their weapons pretty regularly?

    • I seriously doubt that stuff is anything like a vegetable-oil based lube like ‘Fire Clean’ that will gum up after extended storage…

    • I have lubed several guns once two years ago and they are still 100%. Including a high miles AR that I store standing up on its buttstock. They stuff stays put and lasts.

  4. I also am tired of every other story giving Amazon free advertising. Is there some money going under the table? I have NEVER bought anything at Amazon and I NEVER will. Bezos is a slimeball. Look up the kind of books he defended selling and only took down (it happened twice!) after extreme protests. The books were advocating adult-child sex. I would pay double for a product not to buy it from Amazon. Also, check out how he treats his warehouse workers. They are denied workers comp forms and fired.

    • You can contribute to 2A friendly organizations by buying items on Amazon. Or you can go to your local brick and mortar store.

    • Every other story we write gives amazon free advertising? Money under the table? Ok serisously that is ridiculous. If amazon was a partner I wouldn’t have two other jobs. And why would amazon, a left leaning company, sponsor a gun blog???

      • Why would you support an anti gun site like Amazon and then give them free advertisement by mentioning it in your article? That is ridiculous!

        • For being anti-gun, Amazon sure sells a lot of firearms accessories (with the exception of items that take a lot of lawyer time to figure if they can be sold in a particular state).

          I don’t think Bezos’ anti-gun inclinations overcome his capitalistic and monopolistic inclinations. If Fuhrer Hogg put Bezos on the spot but working with Hogg would cost Amazon some sales/market share, Bezos would tell Hogg to take a hike.

      • And theres shop42a or something similar that donates to the NRA while you shop on Amazon. Chris, there are people here who love to criticize tiny points on articles. You wrote a great review and tested your own stuff. I say cheers to that.

        • Every time I buy from Amazon, I donate to the NRA Freedom Action Foundation.
          Love that they have to cut a check to the NRA every time I shop!

        • Every time I buy from Amazon, I donate to the NRA Freedom Action Foundation.
          Love that they have to cut a check to the NRA every time I shop!
          (yes, I just ordered this via Amazon, get it tomorrow)

        • My selected Amazon Smile charity is the Civilian Marksmanship Program. Supporting the anti David Hogg young people.

    • I absolutely mean no disrespect at all but yeah, what Chris Heuss said. Pretty sure Amazon won’t back some dude writing an article for a gun rag. Besides, what other store front “reads minds” like Amazon? Seriously. It’s as if they knew what I was gonna buy before I even signed in and they even remember things I’ve long forgotten about. They remind also me on other websites completely unrelated! Hmmmmm Big Brother really IS listening.
      In case you’re one of those in my check out line who freaks out by stating loudly, “Why you want my phone number!? You don’t NEED it and I ain’t givin’ it!,” because you’re living “off the grid.” You’re welcome to believe that but if you own a car, you ain’t off the grid. ’72 Chevy pickup pre-GPS? Safe, right? Ever watch footage of Blackhawk night missions on YouTube where the bright people outlines are running away just before getting blown up? If you’re putting out heat, they’ll find you and, to be sure, you’re clearly not off the grid. Pay more $$$ elsewhere, but Amazon is the least of the corruptness out there my friend- it’s the gross, way high up corruptness that’s a lot LESS obvious, you need to worry about.

  5. Are we still greasing weapons regularly in 2018? Grease is for storage or *HEAVY* use schedules, like MG positions. Otherwise, use a quality oil or clp.

    • And, as John in AK mentions below, how do most firearms with this grease behave when it is zero degrees or, worse, -40 degrees Fahrenheit?

      I have to believe that a light weight oil is better for extreme cold and grease is better for extreme heat. And perhaps a heavier oil is excellent for in-between conditions???

      • They behave poorly. In most lubricants, viscosity has an inverse relationship with temperature. I only use grease for long term storage in potentially adverse conditions. Never for duty use.

        Now if I had an MG then grease would be applicable for high-wear surfaces, but that would be it. Slathering a pistol in grease only shows that the pistol is well designed to handle that much crud in it, not that this goo is useful.

        Stick to CLPs or dedicated gun oils like RemOil. Don’t put motor oil in your guns. This is America in 2018, not the Fallout universe.

        • really, it doesn’t matter that much. ~dedicated~ gun oil- meh.
          as uncle glen always said, “some is better than none.” this was in reference to cranckcases, but it applies here.
          a mix of synth gear oil and trans oil with a dash of garlic powder works well, and the scent is irresistible to the range gals as things ~heat up~.

        • Why would motor oil *not* work in a gun? It certainly won’t have to endure more heat or friction than the inside of a gasoline engine.

          If viscosity is an issue, then any light machine oil should do just fine (sewing machine oil, for instance). If your gun is going to sit for months or years without being used, then you need moisture-repellent properties more than anything else, so lubrication is secondary at best.

        • Motor oil most certainly will work, but it just isn’t ideal anymore. There are better options out there, namely light lubricating oils with Teflon or other dry-film properties.

          Viscosity is only really an issue for most oils and greases if it gets too cold. Also, you would be hard pressed to keep a gun hot enough to get your lube so thin as to cause it to seize with any modern oil of any stripe. Still doesn’t mean there are not better solutions than using a motor oil.

          If you plan on storing your firearm for a long period of time in an adverse condition, then you use grease, not oil. Cosmoline comes to mind… *shudder*

        • I use gun oil in my sewing machine – Hoppes #9. Works great.
          In my pistol, I use Brian Enos Slide Glide in a few spots and Break Free CLP in others.

      • I never seen the need to grease the slides of any gun I have owned. I use a good quality gun oil before and after shooting. All you will ever need. And I would NEVER buy anything from that Elitist Socialist Pig Jeff Bezos. Keep buying from him folks, and someday he’ll realize his Socialist Dream of being the only store on the planet. BUY LOCAL FOOLS.

    • ehhh, every lube has it’s place. I still go by the motto of “if it rotates, use oil. If it slides, use grease”. I live in AZ where it’s super hot all year round, so I use grease on all my AK’s and AR-15s with great results

  6. Good Lord, for the love of Cooper, please tell me that sand has been cleaned out THOROUGHLY by now…
    You’re killing me…

    • Note to self: Don’t buy any used Berretas from Chris. Not cleaning the sand out of your gun after your experiment is really bad. That image is gonna stick in my head next to the photoshopped picture of Hillary in a bathing suit.

      • That’s nothing. If you look very, VERY closely at the keyhole in the side of a modern American Outdoor Brands revolver (they used to be made by Smith & Wesson. . . Alas!) there’s a tiny version of that very same Hillary-in-a-Bathing-Suit picture in there.

        No, really!

  7. I wonder what kind of agent will “cut” this grease? Alcohol, Acetone, Paint thinner(ouch), Hoppe’s?

      • Thanks, I’ll go out when it gets dark and catch a few frogs, then I’ll run them through my Grandmother’s washer ringer.

    • any basic gun solvent will cut it. I just wipe it off with a rag soaked in hoppes or ed’s red and re apply. It’s not like it’s super glue

  8. I have been using synthetic auto/marine multi purpose grease for years with no problems.
    In every gun I own. I use gun oil only on the internals.
    If it wasn’t for my 2 motorcycles steering head bearings.
    A jar could last a few lifetimes.
    I clean my guns at around the 1500 round mark.
    My daily carry guns pretty much after every range trip.
    Its also a lot cheaper for a 16oz jar.

  9. I admit that I’m puzzled by both the product and by the article. . .

    What is the POINT of slathering copious amounts of grease on a gun? I can’t think of a single modern firearm whose manufacturer recommends that you slather grease all over the working parts; Virtually all recommend using just the minimum amount of LIGHT lubricant in only a few strategic areas–9 or so on a Glock, for example, measured in drops and dabs of oil, not ‘smears of heavy grease.’

    If this is some sort of test of just how much grease can be smeared on a gun and have it still work, fine. That says nothing about THIS grease, only about the gun. Smear it with different greases–some Crisco, maybe some heavy-fibre axle grease, or some Vaseline, or some ‘personal lubricant,’ and then it’s a ‘test.’ Otherwise, all that is proven here is that this particular gun will work with this grease smeared on it–it doesn’t prove that this particular grease is the cat’s pajamas of gun greases at all.

    What am I missing? Why should I buy this stuff over all other similar stuff? Why should I buy it at all, when I have no guns that require a lavish coating of heavy grease to function?

    Oh. . . what happens when it gets COLD?

    • “…Glock, for example, measured in drops and dabs of oil, not ‘smears of heavy grease.’ ”

      The famous copper anti-seize grease on Glocks that comes from the factory ain’t no oil…

      • Anti-seize is not grease either. It is anti-seize, a seperate class of lubricants with a specific purpose. Grease just isn’t applicable for most gun-related purposes these days.

      • . . . and that nifty goldish-orange spoodge is called ‘Loctite 51008 C5-A Copper-Based Anti-Seize Lubricant.’ It ain’t grease. It’s intended to help with ‘break-in,’ whatever that means, and doesn’t get reapplied unless you run towards emptying other peoples’ ashtrays and wiping fingerprints off of display cases in stores that you visit.

    • Agreed, take the gun apart when you purchase it. Look at how It’s been lubricated. It isn’t slathered with a 1/4 oz of thick grease. Like anything else you have to be smart enough to question the validity and accuracy of the author’s statements. It’s his opinion, nothing more, nothing less. My opinion, clean your guns after each and every use with solvents, and lubricate with a good quality light gun oil. Grease is for lazy people who don’t want to do the 50% of gun ownership that’s required, CLEANING YOUR GUN ON A REGULAR BASIS. Even a cheap polymer Glock will last a generation or more with good regular maintenance. I guess that’s why I have some Gun’s in my collection 100+ years or older, because my grandfather, my father and now I didn’t ever use grease on any guns. Grease is for bearings and fast moving parts where heat is an issue so it won’t be slung off. It isn’t for guns.

    • Many people choose grease because it’s that stuff that they can SEE is still there when they open up their gun. Many of these people think that if they can’t see the OIL it’s not there! Well, as you know that’s just not true!

      • many people also use it because it can migrate in storage. One of hte most common irritants is oil that drips down to the buffer tube when on it’s butt stock for months. grease stays still.

  10. “I had been using Mobile 1 Synthetic motor oil (or whatever motor oil I have laying around) for years now with great results.”

    Are you sure this oil wasn’t lying around?

  11. In the Garand community, I’ve always heard “If it rotates, oil it, if it slides, grease it.” This is what I use on anything that slides, including my ARs and shotguns. It does seem to stay put but it gets cleaned off every time I do a thorough cleaning. I’ve hardly made a dent in the little jar I’ve had for at least 5 years. I use very little.

    • This is my routine, too, until it gets cold. Then I switch to all oil, regularly wiped and reapplied.

      Not saying it is the “right way,” just that it has worked for many years.

    • “If it rotates, oil it, if it slides, grease it” is exactly why I began to use Lubriplate 130-A and Slip2000 EWL on all of my firearms a few years ago. If I didn’t already have a 16 oz can of Lubriplate 130-A, I would consider purchasing Slip2000 EWG. I like how well their EWL performs for its intended purpose and wouldn’t expect anything less out of their EWG (for its intended purpose).

  12. I have tried the grease and it does a good job on ARs. However I find that it does attract some dirt, and it doesn’t do well with tight tolerances. For example it did very poorly in my Kahr CW380. These days I use Slip2000 EWL for most lubing. It stays pretty well despite being light, and isn’t sticky. For ARs I like a heavier lube to keep them wet so I use the Slip2000 EWL30 which is a slightly more viscous oil.

    • Liberal tears are are actually a chemical dichotomy – A substance both low and high on the PH scale, as acidic as concentrated sulfuric acid, and as corrosive as sodium hydroxide…

  13. I tip my hat to you Chris.
    The sand thing was over the top.
    That’s like a self inflicted wound to check the expansion of a hollow point.
    That hurt just looking at the pictures.

    • I’m scratching my head over that photo too. Either it’s a 5 gallon bucket of grease, or Chris is a G.I. Joe action figure come to life.

    • Butter is only used by gun-owners who have seen “Last Tango in Paris” and thought it was a documentary.

      • “Last Tango in Paris”, gotta watch that again. Must have missed something the first time. The age old question: To grease or not to grease? At 75 I’d rather spend time shooting or dreaming of my younger days. Sweet memories of bull’s eyes hit. I am going to a gun show this Saturday and look for a small quantity which should serve my needs the rest of my life. I can only hope that the author’s experience using EWG for 2 years is a testament to the quality and benefits of this product.

  14. While I agree totally that 4 bucks per ounce for weapon grease is excessive and a quart of quality synthetic motor oil is the way to go for firearms lubrication/rust prevention cost effectiveness, the only firearms maintenance issue illustrated by this bull$#it pack it full of sand stunt performed by Chris Heuss is how many folks (apparently even contributors to top gun blogs who ought to know better) over lubricate and transform their firearms into gunk magnets. A very thin coat of oil, just enough to cover surfaces with few small drops using a finger or a patch to apply is all that’s needed for rust prevention. One tiny drop on key areas such as sear surfaces or trigger pivot points, and a big drop on high friction surfaces such as slide rails is all that should be applied to keep the gun running. Same rules apply to gun grease. It doesn’t matter whether it’s globs of grease or big squirts oil, if the firearm is over lubed you’re doing it wrong just like Chris did it wrong and are asking for a stoppage or malfunction when dirt, grit, or grime mixes with the copious amount of lube you’ve foolishly slopped throughout the weapon. Even though a quart of Mobile 1 is usually enough to last most folks a lifetime, you shouldn’t feel compelled to use as much as you can possibly pour in and on the firearm.

    • Over applying the grease was kinda the point of the test. I wanted to see if it would indeed trap carbon and dirt like people claim. I was surprised how well it runs. I know the real world I use much less lube.

      • If your regular practice is to use a NORMAL amount of lube, then THAT is how you should have ‘tested.’ Otherwise, it’s more a stunt than a ‘test.’ Using a huge amount of thick lubricant in the manner in which you used it actually hindered what you were trying to show; That amount of grease could suspend a LOT of sand, or carbon, or birds-nests, or small children, and still not interfere with the operation of the gun after the first slide reciprocation; Cycling the slide simply shifted the suspended-sand-and-grease paste to locations where it didn’t matter any more, letting the gun function after the first shot if the slide was manually operated–just as you describe.
        A good modern ‘open-design’ semi-auto (Beretta 92, Glock, SIG, even a Springfield!) can operate with an awful lot of philth inside of it; They’re designed for battlefield conditions, after all, which means eating and then spitting out their loose, sloppy seams any mud, sand, and other interesting stuff that might enter. They’re designed to be ‘self-cleaning’ in that regard, which you proved here.

        Compare this Magical Gun-Testosterone Cream against other lubricants, in normal quantities, and then you might have something of value; Otherwise, no.

        I should ask if it can be used as a substitute for Crisco, though.

      • I’m pretty sure Ted’s reading comprehension is slightly above a doorknob’s. Anyone who read your post would know what your point was.

        • agreed. It’s shocking how many whiny old boomers are posting here saying “why do I have to use anything but hoppes #9 oil that my grandpa used!!!???” like anything new or useful is bullshit that they need to discuss.

  15. My gunsmith had a display of Bore Tech products in his shop. I was talking to him 1 day as he was putting the finishing touches on a very expensive custom rifle. I noticed he was using TW25B grease on the bolt so i asked him why he wasnt using the Bore Tech. He said I dont use that s#it. I just sell it.

  16. Have any of you seen the guy who dips hand guns in various types of kitchen edibles, and then sees if they will still fire? He dips them in solidified beacon grease, candle wax, ice cream,and anything else he can get his hands on.

  17. My issue with gun oils is that I live in a very dry climate and they all seem to dry up within a few weeks. Lubes typically don’t. Recently I have tried Pig Lube which is thin, comes with an applicator in the tube, sticks around and doesn’t dry out, and according to the manufacturer (I haven’t tested it out), when your AR gets hot it smells like bacon.

  18. You can get a tub of grease at autozone for $5 that will last the rest of your life. there’s a sucker born every minute….

  19. I have used ELW for years. Never used the grease but there oils and ELW is a great product. I have never bought it from Amazon. I get it straight from the manufacture. I get a emailing from them 3 or 4 times a year with discount offers. The first time I heard about it the guy was on Tom Grisham’s Gun Talk Radio show. I have several bottles on hand and can’t think of the other stuff they offer but you can drop a bolt or cylinder in it and watch it eat Carbon away and safe to use. You don’t have to worry about getting it on you. Can simply use your hand. Try it!!! You won’t regret it.

  20. nope. keep your paste. i want oil. if paste was so great, they would have us putting it our cars.

  21. Do they have it in a 1/2 oz jar. Looks like 4 oz would be enough grease for the next 3 generations. LMAO. Can this grease be bought from a local brick and mortar store, because I have a problem buying anything from the “Elitist Socialist Pig Jeff Bezos”.

  22. I had to laugh looking at this stuff. Looks exactly like Mil Spec general purpose wide temperature range aircraft bearing grease. Tons of it on the surplus market. Remarketing it as high temp gun grease in Skippy jars for $14. is brilliant. Good job!

  23. So many lubrication experts here…Use what ever you want…If you like it, use it. It won’t affect anyone’s guns but yours!

    • lol, I had to bust up laughing at your comment. It was like we had gone on some old 1911 forum with all the old boomers ranting and raving about what lube they use that totally invalidates this review “back in my day I used wale blubber, and I don’t see why this crap will do any better!!!”

      seriously, it’s lube, the guy liked it. End of story

  24. After reading this article I bought some of this to try and it is now the only lube I use on major sliding parts- slides bolts, recoil springs, etc. I love it. It stays where you put, is buttery smooth, and it doesn’t disappear or thin out. For over a year’s use on my ARs, I’ve pretty liberal and more sparing on my pistol slides and I wouldn’t trade this stuff. Some will argue, “Why does anyone need a machine gun lube?” I figure, if it’s good enough for the cycles on a fully automatic weapon, it’s plenty good enough for my use…and it is. While $15 may seem like a lot for a small container, it’s much like the old school Brylcreem ads (for those old enough to remember: “Brylcreem—A Little Dab’ll Do Ya!”

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