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Cleaning & oiling question

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by jeanderson, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. jeanderson

    jeanderson Making America great again! Platinum Member

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    I have watched several YouTube videos on cleaning a Glock and they all mention about "the most important place to oil your Glock". The manual says "A drop of oil is needed where the rear end of the trigger bar touches the connector at the right rear corner of the frame."

    I just cleaned and (tried) to oil my Glock 23 and I'm just not sure where this magical spot is. Does anyone here have a close-up photo and indication of exactly where this is? Any help would be much appreciated.
     
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    Hello jeanderson, welcome to Glock Talk.

    Pictures below are courtesy of GT member Butch.

     
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    The spot mentioned is at the very rear, right hand side of the gun. With the slide removed, you'll see the connector and triggerbar interface point.

    If you pull the trigger you'll see the bar slide across the connector's face. This is where you want a TINY drop of lubricant.

    Search around for posts by member "BUTCH" and check his blog posts. I am pretty sure he has a really good picture of a cutaway pistol and the exact spot hi-lighted.

    He's got a bunch of other good stuff there, too!
     
  5. jeanderson

    jeanderson Making America great again! Platinum Member

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    Those pictures are perfect! Exactly what I was looking for.

    Great forum... Thanks all!
     
  6. roadkill46

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    i put a splotch of bearing grease on that point along with the spot on the barrel and underside of the slide hood and rails with a toothpick. the high temp stays put. just my way.
     
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    Some folks use TW25 synthetic grease on the interface. As long as it's something IMO.
     
  8. roadkill46

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    could be like my grandpa when his cylinder locked up on an old colt .38 revolver due to being so dry and dirty, he said "ah just spit on it, that'll lube it enough". I think that was the beginning of his dementia!
     
  9. vmann

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    on my carry pistol, i hit that spot with a drop of oil once a month...
     
  10. kaech

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    [QUOTE=roadkill46;18847820 being so dry , he said "ah just spit on it, that'll lube it enough".:dancingbanana:(i had too) LOL
     
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    Can I just use Ballistol as a lube without using anything else?
     
  12. rdhowell

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    Anyone have experience with FROGLUBE?
     
  13. hoghunter82

    hoghunter82 FL Glocker #182

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    All I use is Ballistol. Sometimes when I am feeling a bit crazy I'll put some TW25B on the rails and barrel hood area.


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  14. GRT45

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    Ballistol will do the job of lubricating a Glock with nothing else. A cleaning and lubrication video for Glocks from Hickok45 got me interested in giving Ballistol a try (see below). The simplicity of using one product for both cleaning and lubrication is attractive to me.

    I like that Ballistol is non-toxic for people and pets, so no worries if some spills on the floor and the dog or cat licks it before you can clean it up. :)

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZf4mUM10Vc"]Glock Cleaning Basics by Hickok45[/ame]
     
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  15. Orion22

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    Rdhowell,

    I use Froglube exclusively and it works like a dream. I don't have to worry about adding lube after I clean because it leaves enough lube after cleaning that it keeps parts properly lubed. I do hit the right rear of the frame with a drop of the liquid version just because.


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    Thanks. I too like the idea that one product does it all.
     
  17. ryan1469

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    Great info. Thank you
     
  18. beforeobamabans

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    Glocks like a very light oiling (notice I didn't say 'lubing'). If you are new to caring for pistols, the best thing you can do is buy a $10 Hoppes kit. This simple, inexpensive kit contains everything you'll need. Light oils like Hoppes are best for Glocks because they need barely anything at all. All the heavier lubes will do is attract and keep dirt and shooting residues in your gun. As far as where and when, READ YOUR OWNERS MANUAL! It will tell you everything you need to know. Finally, even a full drop of Hoppes is too much. Put 1/4 drop on a toothpick, then apply that to your gun. Less is more when it comes to oiling Glocks.
     
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    Nice close-up and personal, shot of the "magical" spot for the oil on Glocks. A lot better look at it than shown in the owners manual ... :goodpost:
     
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    When you add the oil there make sure not to put more than a little drop as over time so much more extra gunk will build up around the internals from the extra lube trapping it