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Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by brawnless, Feb 6, 2005.

  1. brawnless

    brawnless Junior Member

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    How do you "degrease" your glock?

    After it is clean and dry, lubricant should be placed at some designated places. The question is, how about the rest of the gun (internals)? Won't these attract rust? Eg. magazine springs, steel parts inside the slide, etc.
     
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    nope they won't. can't remember why. just let them be, you're pistol will be fine.
     

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    put a drop of clp on the slide stop:) i think its the only part of the glock that will rust.
     
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    Look for Sheath spray. It displaces water and moisture, sweat.
    The most important thing is still cleaning and lubricating.
    Wipe it dry and then spray with Sheath or similar product.
     
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    Unless you're always in the mud with your glock, you're already over-cleaning it with a wipe down. ;f
     
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    would wiping with a dry cloth be enough in removing excess (or all) oil/lube/solvent?
     
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    ok thanks! most suggestions are gasoline or gas. if not mistaken, there even seems to be a post regarding brake fluid. no problem with gasoline or gas (except maybe for the plastic frame) but other less known solvents might require special procedure to work fine.

    just concerned that some chemicals might corrode whatever protective coating / finish on the internal parts of glock thus making it rougher / more vulnerable to rust.
     
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    There's nothing to be concerned about. If you want to make sure, just go with the gun-related cleaners and solvents....and clean, clean, clean. ;f
     
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    until one day you realize..what's the point? di ba batangueno?;z
     
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    batangueno Shock Resist

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    Nadale mo. ;f

    Parang mas importante pa nga linisin ang magazine.
     
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    magazines.

    any tips/rules/suggestions regarding the magazine?

    is there any way to test check if the magazine would still function well (spring still strong enough to push the slide stop lever) *without* unloading the magazine?
     
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    batangueno Shock Resist

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    Good question, i really don't know how to check also. Maybe a function test (firing) would turn out those faulty magazines.

    Some say as a preventive maintenance, you should change the magazine springs once a year, but that's for an active IPSC shooter.
     
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    that would mean unloading the magazine of costly self defense rounds, testing the magazine and loading it up again with the same ammunition. not a healthy routine for ammo you would trust your life with i guess.

    unless those ammo would be "test fired" too! ;f

    i would not mind doing that to a range magazine filled with *ehem* lead reloads.
     
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    Malakas yung mag spring ng glocks. As long as you don't cut them matagal bago yan pumalya.

    What you have to check though are moulding burrs sa loob ng mag tubes. Cut them with a sharp knife kung meron. Tapos pasadahan mo ng tuyo'ng basahan yung loob oks na yan. ;)
     
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    Firing reloads to test the functionality of the magazines should be fine. But don't forget to test also your chosen defensive ammo, to make sure they will work....you'll never know. :)
     
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    And to be able to familiarize yourself with your defensive load's characteristics, ie, recoil, flip, etc. Some guys just practice with range ammo and when they fire their guns with their ammo of choice, they get surprised/startled by the recoil the production loads generate. It's not nice to be startled when you're in a defensive situation. My 2 cents. :)
     
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    Oh, one reason I switched from a G17/other semi-autos to a revolver is that you don't really need to take a revolver apart except maybe once in couple of years. Just external care to the bore and cylinders and a drop or two into the trigger and hammer holes are enough. Sloth City.