Soon to be G20 owner

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Reguile, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Reguile


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    Sep 18, 2009
    Read for hours about the G20 and couldn't find one thing bad about it. Well, except the price of the bullets, and it being too powerful. This will be my 2nd pistol.. or 3rd, depending how you look at it. My first pistol was a five seven, I traded it off for the HK Usp tactical in .45. The five seven was a good gun, just the fact the ammo manufactorers are stupid to tune down the SS195 bullets that the gun was sighted in for (I had fixed sights.) so the gun always shot low. That really bugged me. I really like my HK and I plan on getting a silencer eventually.
    So is there any cleaning/lubricants that I need to watch out for when cleaning my Glock? Stay away from petroleum based solvents? I've looked at plenty of cleaning solvents/lubricants, and alot of them doesn't state if it has any chemicals that'll hurt plastic pieces. Seeing how I'll be cleaning it after every time I shoot it, I don't want to damage the gun.
    Oh, yea, and if you guys try to talk me out of getting the 10mm because I have a .45, good luck.:bunny:
  2. voyager4520


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    Apr 25, 2009
    SE Colorado

    I don't use solvent on plastic. Only place I use solvent is the bore of the barrel. Everything else gets cleaned with oiled patches or rags. The plastic I clean with clean dry patches or rags. I use Hoppe's #9 oil and solvent. Once I detail strip to clean, I'll probably use some rubbing alcohol but I don't plan to use it on any plastic parts except maybe the firing pin channel liner which has to stay in the firing pin channel.

    Don't get oil, solvent, or anything else into the internals of the slide, especially the firing pin channel. At least don't leave it in there if you're detail strip cleaning. Don't shoot unjacketed lead. Anywhere the Glock manual says to use a drop of oil, they mean a small drop.

    A few videos:
    Glock Do's and Dont's:
    Another Lubrication: (in this video he uses too much lube in each place, but at 3:25 he shows the area in the frame that needs a drop of oil/lube)
    Full cleaning:

    I don't recommend you strip the gun past field strip until you become a lot more familiar with it. Technically doing so voids the warranty, and so does using aftermarket parts that affect function. There are some YouTube videos on detail stripping, but not a single one shows every single thing you need to know to do it correctly, particularly when it comes to the slide stop and slide lock.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2010