Yup, STOS is great stuff! Been using it forever... works like a charm!Originally posted by TAckerman:
It all depends on what you lube with.
I have fired over 10,000 rounds in practice and competition with lubing the same way which is:
1. I use a lube (clear gel) made by Ponsness Warren who manufactures one of the finest Shot Shell progressive reloaders in the business. It is called "STOS". By the way, it stands for "Slicker Than Owl Shi*"
2. I use a Q tip and lightly lube the the A. sides of the hammer,
B. the point of contact with the hammer and sear,
C. the sides of the sear,
D. the trigger rails and bottom of the trigger,
E. the bottom part of the slide that rides over the hammer,
F. the rails inside and out, top and bottom,
G. replace the slide and wipe any excess from the gun.
That's it! I have never worn out a Match Grade gun (some have over 30,000 rounds through them) or my stock Commander.
All my guns run smoothly with this method. They also clean with just a wipe as the residue does not stick to the lube.
Just my .02 cents worth.