The Froglube Thread

Arete

Regular Member
#4
We had a guy come out to the range with a new AR that he had applied froglube to.
He was very enthusiastic about the froglube, how great it was, etc.
As it turned out, shock of shocks, the rifle wouldn't run more than 10 rounds without a stoppage. Repeated this several times.
I applied Mobil 1 to it as an expedient fix and it ran 100% thereafter.
So, no froglube for me, thanks.
Ironically enough, our guy was UDT way back in the day . . .
 
#5
I got a bunch of frog lube for free. I have run it for thousands of rounds in glocks in temps from the teens up to the eighties. No issues for me. I haven't used it in anything except polymer pistols.
 
#7
As an armorer I can attest that frog lube makes just about every platform choke hard, from glocks to AR's. I have had the firing pin channel on glocks caked in frog lube to the point where the gun will not fire. I've seen AR's go down in a similar fashion to where they have to be completely broken down and thrown in the ultrasonic to strip all that crap off. Don't do it, I know there are guys that swear by it however it is usually not applied properly and overused... Just my 2 cents, please don't do that to your armorer.
 
#8
I love seeing these posts because people act like frog lube is going to cause catastrophic issues in anything it touches. Is there proof that it doesn't do well in some situations? Sure, if I didn't have so much I'd probably have switched to something else. My Glock doesn't have a high round count compared to a lot, only 10K rounds. Most of that time it's been lubed with frog lube without issue. Am I open to the fact that it has known issues? Yeah, I'll probably buy some Slip 2000 when I run out of Frog Lube. For now though I think people just need to stop fussing over what lube someone uses and just shoot their guns more.
 
#9
Frog lube works 100% of the time for its intended purpose, lubricating industrial food slicers. When you put the SEAL magic container on it, and use it on guns....it doesn't perform as well. It might work for you, maybe. It costs about the same as SLIP which DOES work. I've seen an AR deadlined and the receiver extension and spring reduced to a gluey mess on a 25 degree New England winter day. Maybe you'll have better luck in the desert. That doesn't change the fact that it's repackaged food slicer lube. But hey, you can eat it

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Matt Landfair

Matt Six Actual
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#10
I love seeing these posts because people act like frog lube is going to cause catastrophic issues in anything it touches. Is there proof that it doesn't do well in some situations? Sure, if I didn't have so much I'd probably have switched to something else. My Glock doesn't have a high round count compared to a lot, only 10K rounds. Most of that time it's been lubed with frog lube without issue. Am I open to the fact that it has known issues? Yeah, I'll probably buy some Slip 2000 when I run out of Frog Lube. For now though I think people just need to stop fussing over what lube someone uses and just shoot their guns more.
Make sure all froglube has been removed if you switch lubricants or you will run into isuues
 
#11
Am I missing something? Why is froglube still a thing we talk about? It's well documented it does not work reliably all the time for everyone. Motor oil, Slip 2000 and a host of others do. Smells good or edible are not selling points for gun lubricants. Period.
 
#12
Am I missing something? Why is froglube still a thing we talk about? It's well documented it does not work reliably all the time for everyone. Motor oil, Slip 2000 and a host of others do. Smells good or edible are not selling points for gun lubricants. Period.
Oof, be careful bringing up that motor oil for guns thing. There's an angry thread about that in here somewhere.