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EXTRACTOR lubrification ?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by tucojuanramirez, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

    Jan 16, 2005
    Lubrication on the extractor will make it more likely to fail, not less likely. Oil on the extractor claw can cause it to slip off the cartridge rim.

    Also, most of what you read about extractor issues is nonsense, posted by people who barley know enough about their Glock to find the extractor.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2013

  2. Sorry, but I have to disagree. But I am sure you know that those issues we hear about some of the newer Glocks are real, and that most of those issues are not caused by the shooter and/or the ammo. You just won't admit it.

  3. MarcDW

    MarcDW MDW Guns Millennium Member

    Oct 20, 1999
    Maine USA
    Matter a fact, you don't want any oil in the inside of the slide.
    Meaning the extractor bar or firing pin channel.
    Only oil should be on the barrel and rails.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2013
  4. I have an light oil film in my striker channel, extractor, and in all the little channels in the slide. Probably not necessary, but I can't help it. I just have to pull out my q-tips with some CLP on it. Never had any problems in doing so. It depends how often you detail clean your slide. If you never or rarely detail strip it, then I would run those areas dry. If you like to detail strip your slide often like me then it's okay to apply an light oil film. Brass shavings, carbon, and other crap gets and stays in there anyway, most of it doesn't just blow out on the other end, even if you run those areas dry.

    All my brand new Glocks which I have bought in recent years had some black oil and small bits of metal in the striker channel. If a dry striker channel is really that important, then I am sure Glock would completely dry those areas before the guns leave the factory.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2013
  5. jupiter


    Aug 9, 2002
    North Mississippi
    If all it takes is a drop of oil in the firing pin channel or extractor to cause a Glock to go down, they would not be worth owning.
    Anyone who does basic maintenance once in a blue moon should never have a problem. I believe a little bit of water working it's way into the firing pin channel or around the extractor is a bigger problem than a drop of oil. A totally oil free part can rust very quickly if exposed to water. Every so often, I remove the firing pin and clean the channel with clp and remove as much of the excess as possible. I then clean the firing pin and give it and the extractor a very light coat of oil. My 11 Glocks run flawlessly.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2013
  6. Clusterfrack


    Apr 26, 2012
    Pacific NW
    "I've done XYZ and had no problems" doesn't mean it is good practice. Armorers know stuff--right?

    Rust: anyone had problems with this?

    "If one drop can make a Glock go down..." By all means, put dog poo into your FP channel to test what you can do to a Glock before it malfunctions.

    EDIT: sorry this may have come off more sarcastic and less funny than I intended.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2013
  7. jupiter


    Aug 9, 2002
    North Mississippi
    Use your Google fu and search for "glock rust in firing pin channel" champ! You're naive at best if you think Glocks are immune!
  8. jupiter


    Aug 9, 2002
    North Mississippi
    I've put countless thousands of rounds through several of my Glocks with little more than a wipe down and a little bit of lube between practice sessions and matches and never had an issue.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2013
  9. JohnnyE


    May 15, 2011
    What about using a dry lube like molybdenum disulfide? It doesn't attract anything, and, since a gun is just another machine, the proper lube helps keep moving parts separated to prevent wear.
  10. Clusterfrack, there are two different kinds of armorers. There are the ones who really know their stuff because they are able think beyond of what they have learned, they just know why and how something works. And then there are the ones who know what they have learned at the armorers course and that's it. Same thing with the instructors.

    Doctors over in Europe (probably in the US too) in the 1930's-40's (?) told their patients to pick up some radium enriched toothpaste, baby blankets, and some radium enriched drinks and foods because it's good for you.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2013
  11. jupiter


    Aug 9, 2002
    North Mississippi
  12. Clusterfrack


    Apr 26, 2012
    Pacific NW
    Ok ok. Good points all.

    I used Eezox in the FP channels of my 1911s when I used to carry them. I've never worried about corrosion in Glocks and HK and never had a problem in many years of hard use.
  13. TxGlock9


    Nov 22, 2010
    BMT, TX
  14. tango44


    Jun 16, 2005
    Miami Florida
    I always lube my extractor on my G26, no problems at all!
    FrogLube is all I use!
  15. Do they make a stronger stainless extractor spring.??
  16. lethal tupperwa

    lethal tupperwa

    Aug 20, 2002

    why does Glock even bother with manuals?
  17. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

    Nov 24, 2005
    I'll apologize for everyone's smart azzes........have a great one!
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2013
  18. Jagr

    Jagr Czech Sensation Millennium Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Car Lot, NC
    Make sure you reassemble the slide correctly. Biggest common mistakes are 1) Lube in the striker channel and EDP assembly. And 2) EDP assembly installed backwards. Think metal on metal, plastic on plastic. EDP metal end in first (contacting the extractor). EDP Spring and plastic bearing contacting the slide cover plate.
  19. It is hard to keep from wanting to oil the firing pin channel.
    Glock just does not like oil:shocked: But I must refrain my self
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2013