Thread: The Lube thread
12/20/2010 2:29pm, #11
One of the more frustrating ways most conventional US military units dick their soldiers out of money is by insisting upon absolute spotlessness when turning weapons into the armorer, but only providing them very minor amounts of cleaning supplies. CLP, some cotton patches, maybe some pipe cleaners, and that's about it. Hint: you can't really clean a star chamber, or much of anything else, out with any of that. At least not to the armorer's standard.
This generally leads to one of two things: Senior enlisted personnel end up eating the cost of cleaning supplies for their privates to avoid having to spend days of 100% weapons draw, or the privates end up doing retarded **** to their weapons. Like filling them with shaving cream, flushing them with water, glopping a bunch of CLP into them, wiping them down, and trying to get them to the armorer as fast as humanly possible before the rusting and discoloration set in."No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
12/20/2010 3:53pm, #12
Oh we get quite a comprehensive cleaning kit issued to us, a larger 'roll' with various items and a smaller operational zip-up case with enough kit to keep a weapon running whilst keeping bulk and weight to a minimum, we also get gallons of a light mineral oil (I forget the spec) thrown at us as and when needed. indeed it's often the case that when cleaning weapons en-mass after training or post-patrol, there's a platoon cleaning kit which has additional tools and consumables available for use so, in some respects I shouldn't complain. Its just the anal attitudes, especially toward people who are very often religious abut cleaning their weapon systems vs. the lazy cnut who always needs to have his kit inspected before return to the armoury.
Often it's some fuckstick REMF who's never seen outside the relative safety of the blast walls surrounding his compound who gets his tits in a twist over such trivia."To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".
12/20/2010 4:54pm, #13
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12/20/2010 5:13pm, #14
And hey, last time I had to clean my M4, I just threw the relevant parts in the solvent tank, wiped them down, used an air compressor to get the rest of the solvent off, lubed, and reassembled. Suck it, geezer."No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
12/20/2010 10:32pm, #15
Eh.., Tetra is okay, but smells like rotten cat piss. For my money, I'm a MilTec1 man, through and through. I know the guy who owns the company and he's a cool mofo. I can't really suggest a better oil...but I'd be remiss if I didn't mention MPro7!
12/20/2010 11:08pm, #16
At any rate, I've had a positive experience with it, and as long as it stays cheap, I'll probably keep using it."No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
12/21/2010 10:51am, #17