Magazines and Lube (Podcast – Season 2, Ballistic Radio Episode 84 – October 19th, 2014)

“The number one thing, 95% of the reliability and the function out of the gun is the magazine (and it’s condition). Pure and simple.” – Dr. Bill Riehl


Good magazines and proper lubrication, that’s all you need to keep it running strong. Your gun, that is. Get your mind out of the gutter! For this episode of Ballistic Radio, we have Dr. Bill Riehl join us in studio to talk about firearms cleaning/maintenance, lubrication, and common misconceptions about the aforementioned topics. We take the time to answer a few listener calls, and The Minion gets his microphone shut off for failing to pay attention.


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  1. says: Henry

    Very helpful show as there is a lot of misinformation out there. I was left with a few questions though, like what is magazine maintenance (solvent or lube on the mag spring?). It was also mentioned that there are ways to clean a firearm without dissassembly – would this be running a bore snake through with the slide / bolt locked back? Last, I understand it’s difficult to talk about specific brands on air, but I’ve accumulated a box of slip EWL, froglube, and tw25b. The slip grease goes on the sigs and AR types and tw25b for the carry Glock (less mess). Are any of these considered taking very good care of my firearms above the rest or is it worth picking up some of the mentioned Wilson Combat? Thanks again for a very informative show.

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