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.