Glock 40 Cleaning ?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by BadAttitude, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. JBP55

    JBP55

    Messages:
    11,033
    Likes Received:
    1,393
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2007
    Location:
    Louisiana
    I clean and lubricate my new pistols prior to shooting.
     
    GlockyQ likes this.
  2. 9x45

    9x45 Millennium Member

    Messages:
    5,913
    Likes Received:
    3,618
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 1999
    Location:
    Southern California
    Glocks will run filthy if correctly lubed, and cleaned in the right places. I ran this G22 to over 15K before detail cleaning. Only the barrel and lubing. The crud just goes along for the ride.

    [​IMG]
     
    AdamRodgers and Dynactus like this.

  3. Dynactus

    Dynactus

    Messages:
    2,950
    Likes Received:
    4,877
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2016
    Location:
    Very Deep Old South
    That photo is confidence-inspiring and very impressive.
     
    AdamRodgers likes this.
  4. Valmet

    Valmet M62/76 Silver Member

    Messages:
    9,856
    Likes Received:
    7,494
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2011
    Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
    I clean all of my guns (even Glocks) every time I shoot them, but as far as the compound that lingers in the rails- just shoot it.
     
    FullClip likes this.
  5. K31Scout

    K31Scout

    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    26
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2013
    My home range is right out the service door on my garage and on average I shoot a magazine full every other day on my EDC just because. Once a month cleaning is enough for me.
     
    AdamRodgers likes this.
  6. AdamRodgers

    AdamRodgers 23 Year member of the 9mm Cult!

    Messages:
    2,564
    Likes Received:
    3,669
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2017
    Location:
    Central N.C
    My G17 that is on the nightstand has about 600 rounds through it and she fine. I just didn't have the time to clean it after I shot it last. The 1911 that was shot with the G17 the same day did get a cleaning.

    I did wipe my Glock off with a Silicon cloth tho.
    I will shoot the ole 17 in a day or so and then give her a scrubbing. :cheers:
     
  7. DAKA

    DAKA

    Messages:
    6,982
    Likes Received:
    8,637
    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2009
    Location:
    125 mi N of the S most USA point FFL
    If you THINK gun cleaning is fun...you don't have a RUGER MK lll...
     
    AdamRodgers and FullClip like this.
  8. FullClip

    FullClip Native Mainiac CLM

    Messages:
    11,408
    Likes Received:
    31,293
    Joined:
    May 24, 2004
    Location:
    On The Lake in The Maine Woods
    Ha-Ha. Little know fact that Bill Ruger used to make Chinese Puzzles before he decided to get into the gun business.
    Some of his earlier pistol prototypes below...
    [​IMG]
     
    K31Scout and AdamRodgers like this.
  9. Small_Axe

    Small_Axe

    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    May 6, 2011
    RTFM: Glock says leave the copper lube in place. No need to remove it.

    Sent from my SM-S327VL using Tapatalk
     
  10. ChrisD46

    ChrisD46

    Messages:
    899
    Likes Received:
    549
    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2012
    When I didn't know better , I cleaned the copper anti - seize out of my new Glock . However , I clean it every few hundred rounds after using for gun games . This way , I feel confident that my Glock is ready for the first stage of my next competition .
     
    jeepguy66 likes this.
  11. quantico

    quantico 1911 lover Millennium Member

    Messages:
    8,037
    Likes Received:
    4,565
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 1999
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    I would try to keep some oil on the barrel inside and outside and keep the slide slightly lubed.. glocks can function without a lot of oil.. but being cleaned and even a slight bit of oil on the barrel and the slide rails can keep the gun functioning under bad weather..

    So if you have a brush for the bore and go thru 5 times and run a couple slightly oily patches that helps long term. The bringing a gun in from freezing temps makes all the metal parts get wet.

    Spraying with a gun cleaner / lube is really simple and helps keep your gun in great condition. You dont need to clean crazy often.. even one every few months is fine.. takes only 5 or ten minutes to give a glock a quick wipedown. I like using blue scott shop towels with a very small spray of hornady oneshot... which is a reloading press cleaner / lube.. seems to keep all the lint and such under control.
     
    jeepguy66 likes this.
  12. plastic

    plastic

    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    17
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2002
    Location:
    The Edge
    If I get a new or used gun I usually clean it....

    Then I shoot and shoot and shoot it... I do wipe off the outside. When I feel like fouling or crud is a problem I clean it.

    I'm of the school of thought that if it won't run a little dirty I don't want it.

    Its been working for me a really long time.... I love Glocks :)
     
  13. quantico

    quantico 1911 lover Millennium Member

    Messages:
    8,037
    Likes Received:
    4,565
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 1999
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Its not that hard to do a quick cleaning.. i dont understand the being happy i have 12 thousand rounds thru my gun and its filthy deal. We had an idiot at work that bought new cars and sold them at 5 years old... never changed oil even once.. why would you do that ??
     
  14. Bradd D

    Bradd D

    Messages:
    2,578
    Likes Received:
    2,858
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2000
    Location:
    St Cloud, FL USA
    I don't understand the people who care so deeply about how often I clean my guns.
     
    AdamRodgers likes this.
  15. ChrisD46

    ChrisD46

    Messages:
    899
    Likes Received:
    549
    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2012
    *I have a Ruger MRKIII ... What a royal pain that thing is to take down - I dread it !!