Hopefully Howley wont mind this minor and relevant hijack.
I agree the Tecalemit guns are not great. In a former life I did a lot of work around heavy plant and machinery and so a grease gun was a daily ritual. Obviously they were large ones and since then I have never found a small one (preferably small enough for a toolkit) that I was entirely happy with.
So does anyone have any recommendations for a small and effective grease gun?
See the link below, the smallest cartridge types of grease gun are ideal for bike use, a flexible hose is a good idea . I have the type with a rigid pipe so flexy not too important.
A good grease gun will have a bleed screw to help purge air after a refill.
Hot tip, when applying the gun female end to the nipple put a scrap of cotton cloth over the nipple first, this helps more than you would think, engagemnet is more positive with less leakage around the nipple.
Buy a couple of types of grease, regular LM , and the black stuff with moly.
Be very careful lubing brake pivot points, less is better than more here.These small guns can still deliver too much in certain areas.