Best cleaning kit and methods for new gun

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  1. mojoreeses

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    Just picked up a new Glock 17 generation 4 and as a first time gun owner I want to make sure I take care of it from the start. I looked online for the best recomended cleaning kit and found multiple sites that don't seem to agree on anything. I did a search in here and one person mentioned that he uses soap and water with the supplied nylon brush and it's worked fine for 3o years.

    Should I invest in a full kit with the brass pieces, solvents etc.?

    Thanks for any help and I'm glad to be a gun owner at last.
     
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  2. Tinyman

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    Guess I'm going to tell you the right way -- there isn't a right way. Youtube videos, the Glock manual that came (?) with your gun are just some of the places to get the right way. You DID get a brush 'n stuff with it correct?

    Now, that being said, I have a G19.4 and have a 9mm cleaning kit. I use Hoppes cleaner & oils. My wife has a G42 (.380) and same-same solvents. Haven't had a problem yet. Also use the stuff on my Sig P365.

    By the way, welcome to the forum.
     
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  3. buddyd157

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    there are as many cleaning methods, as there are cleaning supplies.

    i use Hoppes bore cleaner, 2" cloth patches, a brass brush, and a nylon brush.

    for lube, i use Weapon Shield, but Hoppe's oil, Rem oil, do the trick, using DROPS, not pouring it on.

    i also use Q-tips for some tighter areas.

    go to you tube and watch Glock cleaning videos by, Lenny McGill, and sootch00
     
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    Jewelry cleaner. Sonic.
     
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    The rod and brush that came with it are all you need. That, and some break free clp and some patches.

    The stock bore brush cleans as well as anything. But they wear out of you use them heavily. For that reason, I usually use iosso polymer brushes.

    An extra cleaning rod means you don’t have to remove the brush to run patches down the bore.

    While not necessary, toothbrush style stiff cleaning brushes are pleasant to use and don’t cost much. Brush/rod/patches/clp are all you really need, though.
     
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    OP; Yes. Buy a proper gun cleaning kit. Then buy more guns.
     
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    Do not over think it, gun cleaning, because Glock is well designed and easy to clean. Ten minutes or so while other handguns are 30 to 60 minutes to clean.

    Welcome to GT :fred:
     
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    Thanks, I'm probably going to get the Hoppes kit.
     
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    Thanks, I'll certainly take that advice to heart!
     
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    Lots of good advice. I'm very appreciative, thanks!
     
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    Thanks Buddy, appreciate the tips!
     
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    Thanks Tiny, it's great getting so much advice. Glad I joined this group!
     
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    Q-Tips and lots of disposable Shop type paper towels to go with the other stuff. I buy the big 500 count Dollar Store generic Q-tips. Might also look into getting some type of small pick to clean under things like the extractor. As said earlier, a LITTLE oil, I tell folks for a Glock 5 drops at most. Firearms like any piece of machinery work best when they are clean and lubricated.
     
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    I just have left-over pieces out of the numerous cleaning kits I've purchased throughout the years. Hoppes #9 and LSA are about the only chemicals I need. About every year I get another green "tooth brush" made for cleaning M-16 rifles. I like Rem Oil for very light applications because it seems to completely evaporate in 72 hours.
    Just buy one of those kits at Walmart.
     
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    Thanks for the tips. Glad I heard about folks using too much oil before it was too late!
     
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    Welcome!


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    i have steel dental pics, and poly picks, but i have also found that using good old fashion pipe cleaners to get behind the extractors, a bit easier, and they come out dirty. all i do is snip the dirty end, and the pipe cleaner goes a long way, before replacement.

    like i been reading from the others, and i have said, "there are as many ways to clean a gun"
     
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