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Dry brush through a Glock barrel...

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by nternal, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. nternal

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    Is there any problem with running the supplied plastic brush (dry) through the barrel of a new glock 17? I know this sounds stupid but...
    The instructions called for a cleaning of the gun before first use and, because my local dealer told me the gun came with a cleaning kit, I didn't have any solvent or gun oil on hand. I figured it didn't need much of a clean before being used and assumed running the dry brush through the barrel would be enough. Are there any issues with doing this?
     
  2. bentbiker

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    No problem for the barrel. However, how did you lube it before shooting, as per the owners manual?
     

  3. nternal

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    I ended up not going out the range as planned so I haven't shot it yet. Strangely, there are no step by step instructions for cleaning in the manual other than to say it needs to be cleaned periodically.
     
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  4. jljbtm

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    why clean before use??
     
  5. nternal

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    Only because the manual says to. They are probably trying to cover their ass in the event that some debris has gotten into the barrel during assembly/shipping etc.
     
  6. H&K 4 LIFE

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    The nylon brush is softer then the steel barrel.

    There is no way the bristles can harm the bore.
     
  7. SJ 40

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    You can always use rubbing alcohol to clean with,I do most frequently. SJ 40
     
  8. Islander1

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    There's probably a thousand cleaning videos on YouTube!
     
  9. ChicagoZman

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    I've never cleaned one of my new Glocks before shooting them as none ever needed to be cleaned beforehand although I did examine each of them to be certain they were clean. They were.
     
  10. Fragman

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    Ask yourself this question, and see if it answers you question....

    Which would rub harder on the barrel?

    A) A hunk of lead wrapped in copper traveling at speeds up to 1200 feet per second.
    B) a soft nylon brush traveling at maybe 6 inches per second.

    Neither is lubed.

    Hope it helps!


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  11. glock_collector

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    These other posters are not trained in metalurgy, as I am. You could have potentially ruined the physical bond of the (patented) interior coating of irreediumphoshatenickle, this special coating is prone to damage from only a few things, nylon being one of them. Send me your gun for inspection, as I am one of the 2 certified in this country to perform this. I charge a modest fee of 75.00 and is well worth it. Hurry to avoid any delays. I promise a quick turnaround and guarentee. Dont do this again, please.
     
  12. shoremnj

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    I didn't clean mine, I went straight to the range. Glock test fires it anyway.
     
  13. nternal

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    Where should I send it? :supergrin:
     
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  14. Fragman

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    You need to listen to this guy. I can't believe he is also offering the ridiculously low price of 75 bucks.

    Take advantage before he changes his mind!!


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  15. glock_collector

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    Thanks Fragman, your commision check will arive promptly!
     
  16. nternal

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    If I send a few extra bucks would you be willing to do an extra thorough examination? I've heard guns can blow up if not handled correctly? :upeyes:
     
  17. nternal

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    Yah yah, yuck it up y'all. :embarassed:
    I know how stupid it sounds but...I actually saw a Nutnfancy glock cleaning video where he claimed "never reverse a dry brush in the barrel". I didn't really know what this meant hence my question.
     
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  18. glock_collector

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    But wait...there is more...if you act now I will throw in my Glock external manual brass deflector... just pay separate s/handling...
     
  19. nternal

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    :nailbiting:
     
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  20. SevenSixtyTwo

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    Field strip it and check the barrel for dirt-daubers and if it's clean, go shootin'. I don't clean and lube mine until after we go shooting. But I do check 'em. I use the nylon brush through the barrel dry as well as a dry tooth brush for the frame. A little gun butter goes on the lube points. Then wipe off the excess.