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New to clean?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by oldmonastery, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. oldmonastery


    Feb 4, 2014
    Hey guys-

    I'm going to go out on a limb here and show my ignorance, but I need an answer haha.

    I'm new to guns, and I recently bought a glock 19. As I'm sure many of you know, the gun has some orange-brown, rusty-looking lubrication on it that they must put on in the factory.

    So my question is to you guys/gals: do you wipe that off and oil it yourselves before shooting it for the first time? Also, if you don't mind expounding on how you clean it in general when you get a brand new gun? I've just heard some horror stories of a guy who messed up his slide by firing it straight out of the box, and I don't want to repeat his mistake. Thanks for your time.

    Last edited: Jun 4, 2014
  2. 1-2man

    1-2man Part Time

    Sep 28, 2006

  3. oldmonastery


    Feb 4, 2014
  4. Clean the barrel and start cycling ammo through it.
  5. Good Luck with your new Glock, they are pretty indestructible, Shoot the heck out of it and enjoy.

    If you are new to guns see if you can find a friend or maybe even the gun store whom you purchased it from to show you how to clean the gun properly. Up until this year (I had a knee replacement) I regularly compete allot with a couple of Glock. we normally go the entire season with out cleaning my Glocks. We have a gun cleaning party and do them all at once.

    One of the benefits of a Glock is they need very little attention
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2014
  6. Rustyinfla


    Sep 23, 2005
    Central Fla.
    Run a patch thru the bore to remove any excess oil and shoot as is.
  7. xmanhockey7


    Dec 6, 2010
    Best video I've seen.

  8. oldmonastery


    Feb 4, 2014
    Thanks everyone. Lol at that vid xmanhockey7
  9. Randyp1234


    Jan 25, 2014
    I'd certainly go to YouTube and search "how to clean your Glock" for more information. As entertaining as that video was, it disagrees with several others. Darn sexy, though :thumbsup:
  10. Bruce M

    Bruce M

    Jan 3, 2010
    S FL
    Enjoy your new G19. I believe the manual indicates that before shooting the gun should be cleaned but to leave the orange colored lubricant in place and to lube the pistol in the spots shown in the manual.
  11. G36_Me


    Aug 4, 2009
    Detail strip the gun. Don't go further.

    Check to be sure there is no barrel obstruction. Run a patch or two through it.

    Leave on the grease from the factory. Let it wear off. (Per the factory.)
    You can still lube per instructions.

    Now, this is for a Glock. If u obtain a different mfg's firearm, ask again.
  12. Southpaw69


    Dec 28, 2007
    My first Glock(a 19 about 15 years ago) I field stripped it and cleaned it all up and lubed it, still haven't any problems after many thousands of rounds.

    My latest( a 26 couple years ago) I left it alone for 300 rounds or so then cleaned it up and lubed it, no problems after many hundreds of rounds.

    I don't think it matters at all, do what you will!
  13. EA1911


    Mar 5, 2014
    Okay imma go out on a limb and go over how I... clean glocks. Ims sure its mostly wrong. The barrel. I take me clean shiny new bore bruch and dunk it like a donut into a jar of hoppes No. 9 and t
    Scrub tbar barrel clean and dry it out wit patches... nice and clean. I then proceed to dampen a rag in rubbin alcohol and wipe the whole thing down I might do some scrubbin with a toothbrush maybe but prob not mainly under the extractor claw. Then I wipe everything dry. Nice and dry. Now for the CLP I use the synthetic variety much much better then petroleum CRAP which tends to burn makin a big fat mess. And I just apply to a rag and wipe down the slide and the we little metal parts and the barrel of course just a light coat of oil on the metal as an extra layer of protection. I use slip2000 LOVE IT. O now its time to LUBE I use a synthetic grease slip2000 grease. I know I know. Yes its magic stuff really. Grease I put a touch along the top of the barrel and arounf the outside the chamber wbere it contacys the slide if only to prevent wear. A touch on the slot of the lug where it rides on the locking block. I put a touch on each of the four slide rails. Done. Its easy to over do cleaning a glock. I get lazy and just clean the barrel and lube the rails. I actually know guys who wipe down the polymer with oil. WhAT yes believe it
  14. Are you seriously suggesting a detail strip before shooting a new Glock? Is that really necessary?

    I would suggest a field strip and a quick barrel swab...then shoot it!
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2014
  15. holy tl;dr ea!

    I've been carrying a Glock since 1998. Through rain, snow, mud, etc. Basic cleaning and lubing will keep your Glock running.

    First thing to do is RTFM.

    I have officers that only clean their gun once a year, after qualifications. They shoot monthly and it still works. I pretty much clean my duty gun after each range session, so my gun is cleaned weekly.

    My old 1998 gen 2 Glock 19 gets a few drops of oil monthly while I just keep shooting it until it stops working. It's my beater gun. It sleeps under a couch cushion. I want to see how much dirty Ultramax ammo it can eat before malfunctioning. On year 4 now...
  16. fran m

    fran m

    Mar 7, 2005
    drexel hill pa
    Glad you got the rear sight situation straightened out.

    Do whatever you want to clean it. Patches, brushes, solvent in the barrel. They do not have to be spotlessly clean for sure.

    It will shoot fine for hundreds of rounds with no cleaning at all. One thing. Make sure to keep the firing pin channel dry and the extractor clean. These will make your gun malfunction.

    Also, do not drop a round in the chamber and close the slide over it. You will chip or wear the extractor and make it a one shot gun.
  17. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

    Apr 7, 2011
    Arlington, VA.
    Detail strip? Wat?


  18. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

    Apr 7, 2011
    Arlington, VA.
  19. SmithietheFox

    SmithietheFox M76Valmet

    Feb 28, 2011
    Richmond, VA
    IIRC Hickok has a few detailed Glock cleaning vids that cover virtually everything from basic cleaning to in-depth take-down and cleaning.