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Guide rod lubrication

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by 04LS1GTO, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. 04LS1GTO

    04LS1GTO

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    I know that the Glock's captive guide rod is "self lubricating" according to Glock, but can any harm come from putting a little lube on it? I have never lubed mine in it's life and finally I made the executive decision to do so, so I sprayed a little rem oil on it. I don't know if its in my head, but it feels as though the slide motion is much smoother now.

    If this was my holster gun or a duty weapon I could see it attracting dirt and residue, but will any harm come if it's just a range gun?
     
  2. william_h

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    are you really asking about lubing your rod?
     

  3. GlockSupremacy

    GlockSupremacy Recycle Kids!

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    The smoothness has to be in your head, lol.

    However, a little bit of oil will not harm anything. Most the time when someone puts some oil on the guide rod, it is because it squeaks while pulling the slide back.
     
  4. 04LS1GTO

    04LS1GTO

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    You just made me feel a little less like a man for saying that...


    *goes and sits in corner*
     
  5. FLglockdude

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    :rofl:

    Yep, the guide rod was squeaking on my G17 so I put a little bit of oil on there, and no more squeak.
     
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    That's exactly why I put a tiny bit of lube on the guide rod. I can't stand that squeak, especially in a newer Glock.
     
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    I always place a few drops on a new Glock's recoil/guide rod assy.
    The screeching drives me crazy
     
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    I put a drop on it. Keeps it quiet.
    No harm.
     
  9. BadAndy

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    Add me to the list of rod lubers :rofl:

    The crunchy/screech when racking the slide irritated me so while I was cleaning my G19 one day I thought maybe it just needed to be oiled. A couple drops of Hoppes oil and now it's barely noticeable. The slide also moves more easily than before.
     
  10. Stuntman_Mike

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    I never really thought about where that haunted *** house squeak came from. It's definitely the guide rod.

    Learned something on GT today.
     
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    My coffee almost went all over my computer
     
  12. Wild Gene

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    They tell you to not lubricate it. Both Glock and AGI's videos, but I will put a little dry silicone type lube on the Glock part.
     
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    while cleaning the gun i just put a very light mist of mpro7 on it and leave it.
     
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    A couple of CLP drops won't hurt your Glock.
     
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    Get the Wolff steel guide rod and springs and lube away. Lube won't hurt the crappy plastic guide rod Glock uses either.
     
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    I add a drop to mine. It never seems to attract more dirt.
     
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    I can't hear the squeak when I'm shooting. It will go away after 100 rounds
     
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    Pardon me, but in the AGI Armorers course the instructor about soaks the entire gun with CLP!
     
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    A few drops of CLP never hurts.
     
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    Use a few drops of one of the better synthetic motor oils and it will quiet down for a good while. Same goes for the rest of the gun.