close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Glock maintenance

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by cutinsky, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. cutinsky

    cutinsky

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2004
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    I am considering sending in my Glock 36 for a "routine overhaul". Does anyone have any experience (good or bad) with firms that provide that sort of service ?



    Charles
     
  2. Leigh

    Leigh

    Joined:
    May 22, 2000
    Messages:
    2,633
    Likes Received:
    163
    Location:
    Eastern Kentucky
    No flames, but get a factory manual and care for it just like ANY OTHER FIREARM...if nothing is worn/broken why would you send it to anyone for anything including "routine overhaul?" ANY quality firearm, given routine care & cleaning, should outlast its ownwer by at least 100+ years. Period.
     

  3. elpistolero

    elpistolero

    Joined:
    May 5, 2004
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Salt Lake City
    It's definitely not worth the cash. I just disessembled a Glock for the first time and I couldn't believe how easy it was. If you really want to get in there and check for aging parts/springs and clean, do it yourself.
     
  4. Custom Glock Racing

    Custom Glock Racing I did it first. Millennium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 1999
    Messages:
    3,027
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Arizona
    My shop and others offer it but its really nothing you cant do yourself.
     
  5. njl

    njl

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2000
    Messages:
    9,038
    Likes Received:
    1,715
    Location:
    :noitacoL
    For the cost of 1-way shipping to Smyrna, Glock will do it for you.
     
  6. WIG19

    WIG19 Light left on

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2003
    Messages:
    3,785
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Renegade State
    Or you can visit the next GSSF match if there's one near you, where you can walk up to the Armorer on duty and they'll square you away.
    :)
     
  7. GeeMack

    GeeMack

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    North Carolina
    I broke a trigger return spring and took it to my local smithy to have fixed and a 'general tune up'. He charged $45 which I thought at the time was reasonable because the gun came back looking like a new one. I have since learned how easy it is to do this myself and have changed my mind. I now think I was over charged by about $40.
     
  8. flatrock

    flatrock

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ohio
    If you go to an auto repair place and have them look over your car to see if there are any problems creeping up on you, and they replace a $5 part do you think you'll get out of there for $5.

    When you take a gun to a gunsmith you're mostly paying for their time and expertise, as well as any overhead they might have in paying for their storefront and tools.
     
  9. GeeMack

    GeeMack

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    North Carolina
    My intent was not to disparage the gunsmith. The point was that if I had taken the time to learn a little bit more about my weapon, I could have saved $40. Glocks are unexpectedly simple machines. Most anyone can easily understand them if they take the time to learn just a little bit.

    You are right though. He probably spent most of an hour cleaning and checking. $40/hour is reasonable for a good gunsmith.
     
  10. cutinsky

    cutinsky

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2004
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    I appreciate everyones responses.
    Unfortunaely I am mechanically challenged. My most useful tool is a mallett. The good new however is that I like and enjoy working with guns and would like to be able to overhaul my Glocks myself.

    With that in mind, any suggestions as to a reference source. I know there are CD's availible with instruction as well as manuals. Any opinions as to which is "best", easiest to understand and with most useful illustrations etc.

    Charles
     
  11. dport

    dport

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2000
    Messages:
    651
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Landlocked
    One thing that never ceases to amaze me is Matt's honesty often at his own expense.
     
  12. dport

    dport

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2000
    Messages:
    651
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Landlocked
    I'm not mechanically inclined myself. But the Glock is just soo easy to strip it isn't funny.

    I'd go to Glockmeister.com and look at their info section first.
     
  13. Mail Clerk

    Mail Clerk

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2004
    Messages:
    401
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Los Angeles California

    Charles,

    Overhaul!!!! How many rounds you shoot through your 36? The Glocks don't require allot of maintanence. Since the model 36's are fairly new pistols your barrel might be only a 1/4 through it's life at best!

    I wouldn't worry about any type of overhaul. If you do shoot or have shot close to about 50,000 rounds through your pistol then perhaps you should send yours in to Glock themselves and let them do the job for you. No need to reply.

    Later,

    mail clerk