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      Cleaning a Glock - How Often?

      Hello,

      Just purchased a new Glock 30. Will be shooting it often at the range with either Winchester White Box or Remington ammo.

      How often should I clean my gun? I've heard Glocks are a little more forgiving when it comes to cleaning, or lack thereof, and that factored into my purchase, but I don't want to ruin it.

      And how thoroughly should I clean it?

      Thanks

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      I clean mine about every 100 rounds or so. The owner of my range cleans his about every 1000 rounds. I'm just not comfortable waiting that long.

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      Quote Originally Posted by fullthrottle View Post
      Hello,

      Just purchased a new Glock 30. Will be shooting it often at the range with either Winchester White Box or Remington ammo.

      How often should I clean my gun? I've heard Glocks are a little more forgiving when it comes to cleaning, or lack thereof, and that factored into my purchase, but I don't want to ruin it.

      And how thoroughly should I clean it?

      Thanks
      Don't be lazy when it comes to a firearm that your life may depend upon. I highly suggest you clean your firearm throughly after you fire it.

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      Quote Originally Posted by denner View Post
      Don't be lazy when it comes to a firearm that your life may depend upon. I highly suggest you clean your firearm throughly after you fire it.
      Bingo. It's not like Glocks are particularly hard to clean.
      Cleaning your gun isn't simply knocking the top layer of crud off of it after shooting, it's also an opportunity to inspect it for possible indications that something is wrong. Cracks, uneven wear, perhaps a broken part. Just because Glocks are known for taking abuse shouldn't make it come across as a good idea. Murphy's law applies to all things, particularly mechanical things, Glocks are not exempted.

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      just unload it and toss it into the dishwasher on the pot scrubber cycle and heat dry, then lube it and you are ready for your next day at the range.


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      They clean up easy enough and I just love handling my pistols so I do it after I shoot any of them. If you leave grime in your pistol it will wear quicker. The Glock has such a smooth barrel that the Bore Snake works well. Then I wipe down the rails and upper. You need to be careful about getting oil in the striker area. I disassemble the upper receiver completely monthly and wipe the pieces with Sili-Kroil then wipe it dry. I clean the interior and use a Q-Tip to wipe the passages dry. There will be enough oil to protect the metal and lightly lube it but not so much it will gum up and not hit a primer hard enough. I use a light striker spring so this is necessary. The factory one is not so much trouble. Clean the magazines too monthly. Glock mags are pretty much impervious to dirt but it's cheap insurance.

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      >>Cleaning a Glock - How Often?.<<

      Simple... as often as I shoot it.

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      just unload it and toss it into the dishwasher on the pot scrubber cycle and heat dry, then lube it and you are ready for your next day at the range.
      I don't doubt the effectiveness of this technique.
      Would it be a stretch to guess that you're not married?
      I suspect most wives/girlfriends would not appreciate this sort of thing.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Overkill0084 View Post
      I don't doubt the effectiveness of this technique.
      Would it be a stretch to guess that you're not married?
      I suspect most wives/girlfriends would not appreciate this sort of thing.
      i am married, but suffice it to say that I run the show, not the wife.... your results may vary.

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      A clean pistol,Is a nice pistol.

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      Quote Originally Posted by TedDeBearFrmHell View Post
      i am married, but suffice it to say that I run the show, not the wife.... your results may vary.
      Yeah, my wife lets me think that too most days.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Overkill0084 View Post
      Yeah, my wife lets me think that too most days.
      didnt keep my first gun, didnt keep my first wife..... traded up on both accounts

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      You can't clean and lube it too often, but you can clean and lube it not often enough. I would also recommend a periodic detail strip. Glocks can be completely disassembled quite easily. That is the only way to ensure everything is clean and free of obstructions. A field strip according to the owners manual that comes with the gun will not allow for every part the be checked and cleaned.

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      Quote Originally Posted by TedDeBearFrmHell View Post
      didnt keep my first gun, didnt keep my first wife..... traded up on both accounts
      You sound like you have your priorities straight. I finally found one that likes to shoot and hunt as much as I do. Haven't come home from a hunting trip to an empty house or found my stuff on the front lawn in years.

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      Quote Originally Posted by RUT View Post
      >>Cleaning a Glock - How Often?.<<

      Simple... as often as I shoot it.
      Bingo!! Clean and lube you guns after everytime you shoot them. If you haven't fired a gun in a while, I feel that it's also a good idea to wipe down and lube before you go out shooting. Other peoples opinion may very. I know Glocks can handle neglect better than alot of other pistols. But this method has always worked well for me.

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      Lol Don't we all wish that from time to time.
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      didnt keep my first gun, didnt keep my first wife..... traded up on both accounts

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      Quote Originally Posted by TedDeBearFrmHell View Post
      just unload it and toss it into the dishwasher on the pot scrubber cycle and heat dry, then lube it and you are ready for your next day at the range.

      Alrighty then! Barnes or Hoppes?

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      Quote Originally Posted by ozzy View Post
      Alrighty then! Barnes or Hoppes?
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