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First range visit with new glock

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Atluu, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Atluu

    Atluu

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    Did you guys re-lube the gun or did you guys leave it with the factory grease?

    What do you guys use to wipe down the gun after the range? I decided to use ballistol to lube it.

    Which ammo did you guys use for the first time at the range?

    Will it hurt the gun to practice field striping it and dry firing?

    Thank you.

    Btw I have a glock 17 Gen4

    EDIT: I am also looking for a best bang for your buck in ear protection. I was suggested howard leight. How are these? Are there others that can compare to these? I will be mostly shooting indoor but rarely outside.
     
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  2. obrieri

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    It is important to leave the factory copper grease on it for the first several hundred rounds. Nothing wrong with stripping and dry firing. I use whatever bulk ammo I can get or reloads...doesn't really matter much what you use for "break in" in my opinion. Take it easy with the balistol...you don't want oil attracting dirt and powder residue. Limit the oil to very tiny drops in the areas recommended in the manual.
     

  3. Bruce M

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    The manual suggests cleaning it and lubing it before the first use but leaving the copper anti-sieze stuff on the gun. I know of folks who have both not cleaned it or lubed and removed the copper paste and have had no problems, but to me it is not worth the (minor) risk. I try to remember that the factory sees thousands of guns so they have a much better statistical view than do I.

    Most any factory ammunition will be fine. Some suggest that the 124 grain works better initially than the 115 grain.
     
  4. Atluu

    Atluu

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    Interested in more Of what others say also.
     
  5. dkf

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    I left the copper crap on all mine for a couple range outings and just added some oil in the recommended spots.
     
  6. WarEagle 1

    WarEagle 1 Taco Tuesday

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    I leave the copper and give it a light touch of lube.
     
  7. Glock_9mm

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    I was told by the Glock Armoror at my LGS to remove all of the copper grease before use. I have done that on all 3 of my pistols and have not had any problems. Granted my oldest one is only about a year and a half old with 700 rounds though it. IMO, follow what the manual says to do.

    As far as hearing protection, try some on next time you are at your LGS and see what is comfortable. For me I have traditional style that cost 15 bucks at Walmart. A some point I'll suck it up and get a nice battery operated pair, but I'm content for now. I have more important things to buy like more mags and more ammo! :cool:
    Scott
     
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  8. Bruce M

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    Sounds like he has not read either the manual that comes with the gun or the Armorers' Manual, both of which indicate to leave the copper anti-sieze on the gun.
     
  9. DocWills

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    Leave the copper, shooting it off is easier than removing it anyway.
     
  10. green marauder

    green marauder GLOCK MILITIA#1

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    I actually add anti-sieze whenever I do a full strip down cleaning, just a dab on each rail I use the silver though. Thats what we used on the trucks & tractors so theres always a couple tubs of it floating around the shop.
     
  11. Giggity-Giggity

    Giggity-Giggity Giggity-Goo!!!

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    When I first got my Glock, actually read the manual and cleaned it. The factory copper lube was still on, so I added little oil in accordance to the manual.

    For ammo, I used Winchester White box and it ran great! Field stripping doesn't hurt it since you have to clean it. And as for dry firing, I sometimes use snap caps. Here's my 7 year old G35, my first:
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  12. Atluu

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    Wow beautiful. I read some posts about people "wiping down" their glocks after the range. Does this mean actually wiping down of the exterior part of the gun?
     
  13. bac1023

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    Congrats on the G17.
     
  14. Maxx702

    Maxx702 I BITE LIBERALS!!

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    I just got my new gen 3 G17. A quick field strip to inspect, shot 200 rounds thru it the way they sent it.
    Gave it my usual clean / light lube and she is sitting in the safe waiting for the next range trip this weekend.
     
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  15. Atluu

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    Thanks guys. Any more tips would be great for my first visit with the glock 17
     
  16. HKLovingIT

    HKLovingIT Resident Evil

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    What Bruce said.

    My 2 cent addition

    I use regular Hoppe's gun oil or CLP to lube in the recommended spots. I've tried all the fancy stuff and grease and it's fine but plain gun oil works just fine too. No need to overdo it. Post shooting I like Hoppe's semiauto solvent to clean the barrel and inside of slide. It doesn't seem to leave a film or residue as much as the regular No. 9. But either is fine. Buy blue shop towels from autozone or the auto section of Wally world. They are great for cleaning guns. Buy more mags and ammo.
     
  17. Squeeze

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    Looks like the lube question responses have given you
    plenty to consider.

    Here is my take on hearing protection. I have a pair
    of the Howard Leight Impact Sports electronic muffs,
    a pair of Peltor Tactical Sport electronic muffs, and a
    couple of pairs of Surefire EP-4 Sonic Defenders(passive
    protection ear plugs).

    The HL Impact Sport Muffs run about $50, and they are
    just OK by my assessment. I got them for the low profile,
    as the Peltors don't ride well on long guns, and can slide
    up and off my ear when I mount a long gun. The HL
    Impacts are better, but still conflict a bit. As for the
    amplification feature, this is marginal at best, for the HL
    Impact Sports, once one has used the Peltor Tac Sports.

    The Peltor Tactical Sport muffs, have excellent sound
    amplification. I teach Hunter's Safety, and I can turn
    up the volume, and eaves drop on the students,
    talking during a range demo, and discuss they inattentive
    conversations with them after the demo, in private.
    Shocks them when I tell them what I heard, when they
    were suppose to be listening. :supergrin: The audio amplification
    is quite clear, except in brisk winds, but then reducing
    the volume reduces the wind noise to a reasonable
    level. It uses regular AAA batteries, and has excellent
    battery life. Really the only issue I have with the Peltors
    is the profile doesn't work for long guns. For pistol
    shooting/hunting, and just regular range use where you
    want to talk and protect your hearing, they are worth the
    $100 price tag.

    The Surefire EP-4s are my go to hearing protection. I
    carry them everywhere, and use them when I don't
    have muffs, or muffs aren't working for the situation.
    Part of my defensive response training is to get these
    in quickly, so I don't blow out my ears in indoor, or vehicle,
    shooting situations. They are so comfortable that I
    wear them constantly at competitive shooting events,
    for protection from the typical barrages of distant
    fire at the events.

    Squeeze
     
  18. Atluu

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    Have you tried the HL quiet bands? How do they compare to the surefires? I'm looking to buy earplugs only. I dont really like earmuffs.
     
  19. kashdaddy

    kashdaddy Glockaholic

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    Yes, re-lube.

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