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I posted up awhile ago that I won a Stoeger P-350 and right away I felt how rough the action cycled and knew it needed to be taken apart and had some Slipstream applied asap. So Sunday I made sure I cleaned up the reloading bench so I could tackle this for an article for everyone to read this week.

I was really surprised how easily it broke down. It breaks down into five main parts the stock, barrel, forend, bolt assembly, and trigger assembly. The trigger assembly isn’t out of the stock yet in this picture but you will see it later on.

Stoeger all broke down

Stoeger all broke down

While breaking it down I immediately went into cursing all the little pieces of packaging stuck in every internal nook and cranny you could imagine.

Moar packaging flakes!!!!!!!!

Moar packaging flakes!!!!!!!!

When I got into the internals I was really surprised with how AR like the bolt and trigger assembly felt. The trigger assembly was easier to remove than I expected. Just one pin held it into the stock and after pushing it out it was a cinch to remove. After I got all the styrophome out of the internals it was time to start applying the Slipstream.

Bolt and Trigger Assembly

Bolt and Trigger Assembly

I started with the trigger assembly. The springs all got a small dab of Slipstream oil.

Using the Slipstream oil on the springs

Using the Slipstream oil on the springs

After the springs I moved on to hammer by applying a light coat to the friction points.

Adding a little grease to the hammer.

Adding a little grease to the hammer.

When I apply Slipstream to my guns I try to keep my eyes open for wear marks and even though this is a brand new gun and hasn’t even been fired yet there is some slight marks on the action. Areas like seen below is where Slipstream shines so make sure you apply a small amount when you see things like this.

Keep an eye out for wear marks.

Keep an eye out for wear marks.

Moving onto the bolt assembly, I make sure there is a small amount added to the guide lands on the sides and bottom.

Moving onto the bolt assembly.

Moving onto the bolt assembly.

As you can see you do not need to apply a large amount. A tiny bit goes a long way with Slipstream.

Very slight amount is all you need.

Very slight amount is all you need.

When I finish with the grease I apply a small drop of oil to the bolt itself. The whole bolt assembly breaks down further but being brand new I figured I would get some rounds through it before I took it all apart.

Putting a drop onto the bolt

Putting a drop onto the bolt

I found another wear mark where the bolt assembly and forend ride and hit it with a light dab of grease.

Found another wear mark where the bolt and forend ride.

Found another wear mark where the bolt and forend ride.

I made extra sure the areas where the bolt assembly ride were well lubed. As you can see in the picture there is more grease than in other shots. My reason for a little extra here is because this is where the majority of heat and friction are going to be and where I was getting that rough sandy feeling from

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Looking into the chamber from the ejection port.

I added a slight amount to where the bolt assembly sits at the end of the forend.

Rear of the forend where the bolt assembly sits

After finishing the forend it was time to stick it back together.

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All back together

Everytime I use Slipstream on a gun it amazes me how instantly better they feel but with the Stoeger you could actually hear the difference. The action cycled so much quieter after I finished my wife even noticed and made a comment on the difference. Now I am excited to get this thing out and shoot it. Slipstream works with heat and even though I am feeling and hearing effects now the big difference will be after I get it warmed up and let the nano lubricant soak into the metal. Maybe I can get some rounds through it this weekend and come back with some words on how it shoots?

You can find out more about the Stoeger P-350 here, and get more information on Slipstream from Crusader Weaponry here.

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Like the old Ford, Chevy, Dodge debate with car guys, weapon lubricant is a touchy subject with shooters. Everyone has their own opinion of “the BEST.” Well sit back and enjoy while I fill you in on what I spend my money on and what everyone else should too.

Slipstream was developed by a small company out of Utah called Crusader Weaponry. These guys are always on a continual quest to redefine perfection. Not satisfied with the run of the mill lubricants already on the market, they set out to define a new standard for weapon lubrication. Their quest led them out into other industries, beyond where other lubricant companies failed to go–into space, literally. They soon found a nano-lubricant used in the aerospace industry that fit the bill and brought it back to the firearms industry. Mixing it with another lubricant they created their own proprietary blend and Slipstream was born.

Have you ever picked up a gun and racked the slide and thought “man this needs some lube it feels like there’s sand in it?” After using Slipstream you will never think that again. The amazing part about Slipstream is that it stays with the metal once applied. Metal is a porous material, once heated up the pores start to open. If you have Slipstream applied to your gun, the nano-lubricant will over time permanently fill those pores creating an ultra slick surface that basically eliminates friction.

I have both the grease and the oil that I use in combination with one another on various guns. The biggest difference seen so far is on my AR rifles. The bolts on both are extra smooth and super quiet. The last rifle I built had one of the noisiest buffer springs I have ever heard. A short day at the range with a few drops down the buffer tube and it is nearly silent. Also that annoying “twang” that is common with the AR platform is gone on both, which I was ecstatic about.

For a quick experiment, 4 days before I wrote this, I put my container of grease in the freezer just to see if it would freeze or harden up at all. I can happily report that the cold had no effect on it. After I shoved a q-tip into the center and it was just as pliable as it would have been at room temp, I went on a search to find out the operating temps of Slipstream. After a brief search I found that the operating temps for the nano-lube is between -450 F and +1200 F. I think it is safe to say that it is well within the range of the majority of conditions most firearms are operated in.

One other great thing about Slipstream is that a little goes a long way. Here you can see Joe Chetwood applying slipstream to a brand new Glock. At the end of the video you can hear the difference just after applying it. I did my own video on my Glock 19 long ago but I think it was deleted at some point. If I can find it I will post it up but I am still planing on applying it to the Stoeger 12 gauge that I picked up awhile back and hopefully I will be able to pick up the difference on camera.

Another service offered by Crusader is the permanent Slipstream treatment. You can find out more about it here. There is a good chance that I will be sending a couple items in the future I just haven’t decided yet what I want done. If anyone would like to give a new Glock to me I would be more than willing to use it as my test dummy.

There are many options out there for weapon lube, but I have found what I think works best for me. When a guy picks up your Glock and asks “why doesn’t this sound like there is sand in it like everyone elses?” it makes your realize that you might have found something to stick with. I have applied it on everything from AR’s and bolt guns to shotguns and pistols and haven’t found a gun yet that didn’t run better after I applied Slipstream.

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Add the boys from Utah to the list of companies that are not selling to oppressive states.

Policy Update for State and Local Agency Law Enforcement Sales:

In response to the recent and numerous new Anti-gun/Anti-2nd Amendment laws passed and/or pending across our country, Crusader Weaponry has been forced to reconsider the sale of products to state and local agencies in those states.

Effective immediately, in an effort to see that all sales are legal, Crusader Weaponry and/or its employees, will apply all current State and Local Laws (as applied to civilians) to the local law enforcement / government agencies of those states. This means that if the citizens of any given state are no longer able to legally own our firearms we will not sell to any local/state/governmental law enforcement agency in that state.

State and local laws have always been a serious concern of Crusader Weaponry. We can not, in good conscience, arm governmental agencies in states that infringe on the constitutional rights of their residents.

Thanks in advance for your understanding.

Joe “Gundoc” Chetwood
CEO/Lead Gunsmith
Crusader Weaponry

But Crusader decided to take it one step further and is bringing it to the Federal agencies also.

From their Facebook:

Policy Update for Federal Law Enforcement Sales:

Crusader Weaponry is a firm believer in the right of the individual to own firearms We believe it is a person’s right to make their own choice as to what type of arms they choose to own, and not the choice of the government. We believe that current laws being proposed in congress are an infringement on the Second Amendment…. In response the Crusader Weaponry ownership has made the decision to change our federal law enforcement sales policy.

Effective immediately, in an effort to support our customers and their right to own the firearm of their choosing, Crusader Weaponry will no longer sell to any law enforcement agency or federal entity that is willing to enforce any anti gun laws that have been or will be passed. Therefore, all agencies will be asked their stance on these issues before we will decide to do business with them.

Firearm related laws have always been a serious concern of Crusader Weaponry. We can not, in good conscience, arm governmental agencies that are willing to infringe on the constitutional rights of the citizenry they claim to serve.

Thanks in advance for your understanding-

Joe “Gundoc” Chetwood
CEO/Lead Gunsmith
Crusader Weaponry

I have always liked Crusader Weaponry. I’m thinking about picking up a new Glock eventually to have it Crusader-ized by them. They also make a great product that I have used for two years now called Slipstream. There is a review coming for this soon, but I will tease you and tell you this is the best lubricant I have ever used on any of my firearms. Head on over to Crusader Weaponry and show your support by picking up a tube of slipstream,a t-shirt, or going all out and let them unlock all the potential one of your guns is capable of.

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