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9 Surprising Steps To Clean Your Glock Watch Out For

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Glock is known as a semi-automatic, bore, and defensive pistol. Aside from the friendliness, durability, reliability, and the ability to shoot well, the Glock is not difficult to grasp and does not need more strength to work. Even, it is built to operate in the most unfavorable conditions.

Though the durability of the Glock is remarkable, it doesn’t mean that you can ignore the clean. If it spends a little time to maintain it, you will get the long care from it. The maintenance does not require you to be a gunsmith or an armorer. It continues going on reading our guidelines to know! Go! Go!

How to Clean a Glock in 9 Amazing Steps

1 – The Pistol Must Be Unloaded

To ensure the safety of yourself and others, it forces the pistol to be unloaded before beginning to remove. At once, there are not any bullet in the area of cleaning. Basically, you need to prepare:

- The direction of your pistol must be safe. Before you eject a round out of the chamber, the first is to remove the magazine.

- In the magazine, it is not allowed having any other magazine. After locking the slide and visualizing, it uses your finger to check the bolt face, magazine, and chamber to ensure the gun cleared.

2 – Dries Fire the Pistol

- It points your gun in a safe direction. It recommends that should avoid anyone or anything. It ensures the slide is racked into the battery before closing the action. It checks the clearness of the chamber.

- In a case of the slide in the battery, the pistol must be directed safely. Then, it presses the trigger backward.

3 – Disassembles the Main Parts of Glock

The best is to follow the manual of the Glock maker, when disassembling the main components, including, barrel, frame, slide, and guide rod. Stop! Don’t disassemble anymore! Cleaning can start.

The essential materials for cleaning the Glock consist of the cleaning patches with the precise size, screwer, cleaning rod with a good-quality, Q-tip, suitable bore brush for your Glock, cleaner, gun oil, and towel/ rag.

4 – Cleans the Barrel

o It uses a gun cleaner to wet a cleaning patch. Next, taking that wet patch to thread it via the slotted tip on the rod. It enables the wet patch to work from the forth to the back of the whole barrel ~ 5-6 times. It avoids brushing in the bore. It remembers to clean clockwise.

o Now, it takes the patch out of the cleaning rod after replacing by a brass brush.

o Is the bore heavily fouled? Well, you likely utilize a dry brush for swabbing the bore, along with another wet patch ~ one more (5-6 times).

o It dampens one of two ends of the cleaning toothbrush (choosing the large one) with a little cleaner and deposited carbon of the feed ramp as well as the barrel hood.

o It cleans the outside of the barrel with a rag dampened a solvent.

o It uses a dry, clean patch to dry the bore.

5 – Cleans the Slide

After it vertically holds the slide, it utilizes the toothbrush for cleaning the extractor, the breech face and the surrounding extractor. The solvent is not contacted the pin-firing channel because it can make your gun to break down.

Continuously, it uses the cotton Q-tip for swabbing the cuts of the slide rail and the internal slide. Then, cleaning both its inside and underside with a patch/ rag dampened a gentle solvent. Finally, it dries with a clean patch.

6 – Cleans the Receiver

It adds little carbon deposits on the cleaning toothbrush to scrub the points contacting the metal and the block of locking on your receiver. If desired, you can also use the solvent, but it must dry after that.

To get rid of the debris inside the receiver, it uses the wide end of the toothbrush. The parts such as the connector, the ejector, the locking block, the trigger bar, and the cruciform need to be cleaned.

7 – Considers and Checks the Main Components and Their Function

 Barrel – Checking cracks, dirt, bulges, lead deposits, and obstructions.

Firing pin & firing pin safety – Basically, you need to test:

+ The connection of the barrel, the recoil, and the firing pin, firing pin safety

+ The button of the firing pin safety

* Extractor – It ensures the cleanliness of the breech face slide and the safety of the extractor claw.

* Ejector – Checking cleanliness and safety (no broken or chipped).

* Slide stop lever – Inspecting the probable problem when snapping into the frame.

8 – Lubricates Your Pistol

With 6 drops of oil, you can lubricate the slide, barrel, and frame.

* Slide – two drops for the whole the length of it.

* Barrel – one for the outside of the barrel and another for the backside of it.

* Frame (receiver) – one for the upper extension and the rest for the rear end of the connector.

9 – Reassembles Your Pistol & Check Again

You only need to reverse the steps of disassembling. Then, it starts to check the functions after reassembling the parts.

• Slide cycling

• The function of the trigger

• Trigger reset

• The safety of the trigger

• The inspection

• Testing of the slide lock open


Now, you wipe your Glock with a rag dampened gun oil. You can choose to store or continue using it, depending on your need. Through this article, it is certain that you know how to clean a Glock. So simple and easy! Whether you are not a professional gunman. Is it right?

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Jim Johnson

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