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Running a Glock dry?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by CheddarB, May 30, 2011.

  1. CheddarB

    CheddarB

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    does anyone here run their Glocks Dry, with no oil? the most I have ever run was the amount that a q-tip or rag with a little oil leaves behind on the four rail points...but was considering trying no oil at all.. thoughts?
     
  2. coverdog

    coverdog Platinum Member

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    Glocks are made with steel rails/slide and need oil to reduce wear just like other pistols..
     
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  3. Batesmotel

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    Don't think it is a good idea but I did a 5000+ round torture test on a Gen 1 G17 that already had 100,000+ rounds fired through it.

    It was 2000+ rounds bone dry then 3000+ rounds dripping wet with CLP Then I cleaned it by running it through a dishwasher. Reassembled it and properly lubed while it was still hot and shot a couple of hundred rounds. It showed no excessive wear and never had a single malfunction.
     
  4. duper85

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    just because something can be done doesn't mean it should be done.
     
  5. Bruce M

    Bruce M

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    My gut instinct based purely on speculation is that running a Glock dry might reduce its life from say 400,000 rounds to 350,000 rounds.
     
  6. Sonnytoo

    Sonnytoo

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    I like a little oil on the moving parts. So does my car.
    S2
     
  7. samuse

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    I ran my G-26 with a dry film lube that came in an aerosol can a few years ago.

    I wanted to try it because I carry in dusty conditions most of the time.

    The gun ran fine with it, I don't know why, but I still lube the gun with Breakfree CLP and carry it for many months between cleanings. No problems either way.

    Here in the U.S.A. many types of suitable lubricants are available at little to no cost if you look around, so I don't see why anyone wouldn't lube their gun.
     
  8. bustedknee

    bustedknee The Snowflakes have invaded GT

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    No.

    Well...

    Make that Yes.

    Sort of.

    Powdered graphite. No problems

    [​IMG]

    And it won't freeze up in cold weather (I lived in Alaska for 35 years).
     
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  9. GRT45

    GRT45 Transform & Win

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    You should definitely not neglect lubricating just under the connector hook with one drop of oil. The oil moves down where the connector and trigger bar meet. Failure to do this may result in a very hard trigger pull or it may not fire at all; very dangerous for a duty pistol or CCW.

    For a real world example, I can direct you to a recent thread posted at WarriorTalk.com where the connector lubrication was neglected and it disabled a number of G17 pistols in a police department (see link):

    http://www.warriortalk.com/showthre...me-unexplainable-issues-with-our-depts-clocks

    Note: typo in title, the thread's author meant glocks, not clocks
     
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  10. Arc Angel

    Arc Angel Deus Vult!

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    This is the internet. Everything works here! If one person says, 'Black' someone else is going to say, 'White'. It's your Glock. Do whatever you want. I run my Glocks wet. I shot another fellow's G-29 the other day. I had never before fired a subcompact 10mm.

    When he handed the pistol to me, the owner apologized for the strong recoil, but, said that he preferred it, and had never had a problem. I noticed that he was running his Glocks, wet, just like me.

    When I handed that G-29 back to him I quipped, 'What recoil?' To my complete surprise, that 10mm subcompact ran as, 'smooth as glass'. Like, 'duper85' has already said, 'Just because you can do something doesn't mean that you should.'

    Personally, I have to wonder what the motivation for doing this is? (Not increased personal safety, huh!) ;)
     
  11. misfit356tsw

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    ^^^This, if it has moving parts a little oil is good.
     
  12. Bowtie

    Bowtie NRA MEMBER

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    Dad always said " Take care of your weapons and they'll take care of you ".

    Oil the damn thing like the manual says..
     
  13. carloglock19

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    I always put the prescribed ammout of lube on my Glocks. I use Break Free LP, that stuff really stays put and I like that on my carry weapon.
     
  14. buzzkill

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    agree 100%
     
  15. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy Silver Member

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    I have and saw no difference in operation. A little lube does not hurt.
     
  16. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

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    My girl tells me the same thing :headscratch: :dunno:






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  17. Toorop

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    I prefer to oil my guns. Not too wet but it seems like you should oil all moving parts. The reasoning should be self explanatory.
     
  18. allegro

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  19. brisk21

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    One drop of oil will properly lube the entire gun. Any more is excessive.
     
  20. Bowtie

    Bowtie NRA MEMBER

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    One drop goes between the trigger bar and connector alone so if one drop does your whole gun, you're missing a few spots.
     
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