Got this in the email tonight.
From: Joe M.
Date: Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 10:00 PM
Subject: I was afraid you’d say that
The background is, I bought my XDm 9mm N.I.B. on September 1st of this year. I only used Slipstream on the slide rails. I’ve fired 660 absolutely flawless rounds through it and the factory fired 1 that I assume was also fine. Then I decided to use Slipstream to lubricate almost everything in the slide. I used less than a drop and I applied it with an artists paint brush that is very small. It leaves a line the size of a fine point pen, so Slipstream was not over applied.
The next day I loaded up a 19 round magazine and went out to shoot. I fired 7 rounds and before I pulled the trigger again I noticed the slide hadn’t moved to battery. There was a round jammed in the chamber and the slide was locked up tight. No clearing procedure worked. After an hour I was able to free the slide and get the round out. The attached pictures are of the jammed round.
I scrubbed every atom of Slipstream out of my weapon that was humanly possible to remove. I applied M-Pro 7 LPX which, with the exception of the slide rails, was the only form of lubrication on the weapon for the flawless 660 rounds. I have subsequently fired 75 rounds, using only M-Pro 7 LPX, without any further problems at all.
The facts of my experience indicate your product is crap. I bought your oil and grease combo. I considered using them on a rusty old lawnmower I have, but I decided the best use for your products is to put them in the trash.
Have you got anything to say for yourself?
What do I have to say for myself? I think you didn’t use enough Slipstream. Here’s the deal… you used a very tiny amount of Slipstream… one applied in such a way as to almost insure that none of the Slipstream Particles really got into your gun and you only had a tiny bit of the carrier oil, which is of a similar composition to your beloved MPRO7. To say that Slipstream is what caused this jam is a complete failure of logic. You didn’t use enough to be either good or bad. You had a bad round. Simple as that. To get what you described we would have to use Super Glue as our carrier oil, and other folks – pretty much everyone that used it – would have the same results. Not a really good way to promote a lubricant, eh? Go get your Slipstream, and apply it the way we suggested. Shake it up, and pour it on generously. Sorry you had a bad round of Ammunition, but we don’t make Ammunition. I suggest you take this issue up with whoever did.
Slipstream is being used by US Forces all around the world. Iraq, Afghanistan, Japan… Army Infantry, Marine Infantry, Airforce EOD, Navy mechanics… and thousands of shooters around the country. And you think oil is what caused your NIB XD 9mm to lock up like it was glued. Uh huh.
Guys, is it at all possible in any way shape or form that a tiny amount of oil, any oil, applied in the manner indicated, could have caused this? Or do you think it could possibly be a bad round of ammunition? Which is more likely?