OK ...I'm about out of lube and revisiting the topic again. In the bad ol' days, I used Outers ...the stuff that comes in cheap cleaning kits. Then I discovered how well Corrosion X works (boat trailer springs and hitches, outdoor hinges - including on squeeky vehicle doors, padlocks used outdoors year 'round etc), and since they sold a light gun lube ...I used that for a long time. It works very well at preventing corrosion (better for example, than Corrosion Block). Nobody ships Corrosion X gun lube to Alaska (that I know of). I tried teflon lubes when in Fairbanks and had semi-autos seize up in sub-zero conditions ...and good ol' WD-40 always worked, so I used WD-40 for awhile ...that's the inflammatory part of this question ...I've seen a few posts that seemed pretty critical of the stuff ...which is fine. I'm here to get educated.
So, for me, the jury is still out. Which lube is best for hand guns? Any reason to use something different on revolvers versus semi-autos? And finally, for the 'hidden inside the sideplate' parts on revolvers and/or hidden components of semi-autos ...what's the best way to clean and lube them (short of semi-annual disassemblies) - Or is BreakOut followed by letting drops (or spray?) lube to settle in good enough?
OK ...let the opinions fly! I just had shoulder surgery and am out of commission for a bit, so I sent a couple of guns off to JRH for some tuning work and now is a good time to research the lube question....