If you’ve read my Lubrication 101 article, you know that I’m a big fan of the Lubriplate SFL series of greases. Unfortunately, they are hard to get; there are no consumer-quantity online sources that I know of, and even the company that once supplied me is no longer.
There is another good choice: the Lubriplate FGL line of greases, which are available in more consumer-friendly packaging – but still hard to find in anything less than case quantity. I remain amazed that Lubriplate makes such terrific products, then makes it so hard to buy them!
Reader Chris S. sent me an email regarding an alternative: Dow-Corning G-0050. It looks good; while technically not quite as robust as the SFL or FGL products, it’s a close second – and is still head and shoulders above any lithium-based product that you’ll find on the shelves at your local gun store. It’s available in single tubes from McMaster-Carr – who have one of those annoying sites that won’t let you link directly to an item, but their catalog number is 1445K41.
-=[ Grant ]=-