Picking up my G 26 Gen 5 tomorrow

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  1. Sdasaro

    Sdasaro Not from my cold dead clutching hands

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    When I first shot my Gen 3 G30 I had fte issues. These stopped after a good cleaning. Should I clean the new Glock prior to use? Was this a fluke?
    Thanks
     
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    Throw some lube on it, go shoot it.
     
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    happyguy Man, I'm Pretty

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  4. Big1

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    Yep, I just bought one myself I did do a little wiping with a brush and a little lube it ran like a top.
     
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    thewoods868 thewoods868

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    I clean all new guns before use it doesn’t hurt a thing
     
  6. HardRice

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    Wipe the bore, add some lube. Use some good ammo (no bunny fart 115 reloads).

    Enjoy! Love my 26.5’s!
     
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    jim goose "The Goose"

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    You should always clean a new gun no matter what manufacture! That will be the first thing asked if you encounter problems :)
     
  9. Deadduck357

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    I always clean the bore because they test fire at factory and want to get that dried-up crap out before ripping it out with a fresh hot bullet.

    Then I just lube the barrel and go to the range. I like to leave the copper grease on it for break-in for at least the first outing.

    This just pertains to Glocks. Other firearms (especially rifles) I will clean and thoroughly lube before use. A lot of people assume that the wet liquid that's on new firearms is gun oil, in most cases it is NOT. Most firearms manufacturers use a preservative when boxing them up. It's not a good lubricant. It's applied because they don't know if it will be boxed for 1 month or 20 years. The manufacturers don't want to have to repair or replace a new gun because of rust.
     
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  10. John_AZ

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    I always clean a gun before I shoot it. New or used. Inspect it, make sure it is good, and get a little bonding before you pull the trigger.

    That’s just me though
     
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    I always clean a new-to-me pistol before firing it, too. It might be a minimal amount of cleaning, but I will field strip it, be sure there isn't any visible manufacturing debris (new) or gunk (used), and lube it, at the very least. That is a pretty standard recommendation in the manuals from most manufacturers, too. I can't think of a downside, and it takes only a couple of minutes.
     
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    I Boresnake the bore, lube, and shoot when it comes to Glocks.
     
  13. Sdasaro

    Sdasaro Not from my cold dead clutching hands

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    Tx for all the input. Just don't want to repeat the problem I had with the 30. Something else happened with the 30 the other day. I had a ftl when corrected it fired but the slide went back and jammed. I freed it with a wee bit of kinetic correction but it was a bit scary having the slide jammed back like that. Any idea as to how this could happen? Seemed as if the round had too much umph and sent the slide back too far.
     
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    I am with him...cleaning won’t hurt obviously, but I would like to think it shoots correctly right out of the box
     
  15. RustyRyan

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    A Glock is the one gun I wouldn't worry about cleaning or lubing first. That said I like to inspect my purchases, so I usually lube it first with the BreakFree CLP Precision Shooter.

    But of note, the Gen 5 G26 is a bit notable to have issues with one of the springs (there have been similar threads with the G26 Gen 5s). Therefore, I'd definitely clean & lube it as directed and use quality ammo to eliminate any potential issues from the start.
     
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  16. GeorgiaGlocker

    GeorgiaGlocker Philippians 4: 6-7

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    It's a Glock. Just shoot it.

    I have always cleaned a new glock before shooting it. No issues ever.
     
  17. Bradd D

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    Which spring?
     
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    It's a Glock, just shoot it! You'll have plenty of time to clean it over time.
     
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