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What are the best must have cleaning/maintenance products for a glock?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Wawrz, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. Wawrz

    Wawrz

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    I know there are many brands of solvents/lubricants, bore snakes, cleaning tools etc... out there and everyone has their own method of how they clean their glocks but I'd like to know from other people's opinions what kind of products they use to keep their pistols in great condition. So what products are you glockers out there using?
     
  2. mgentry

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    I use Rusty's Rags to clean the Glock. I have two of Rusty's Rags - one is an old one and and I do the initial cleaning with it (I do put fresh oil on it after every use). I then use Gunzilla to clean the barrel. Then I use my newest Rusty's Rags to go over the pistol and make it look nice. Then before I reassembly the Glock, I use Tetra grease where I need it. I makes the pistols look good - work great - easier to clean the next time. I haven't had any issues with this method. Good Luck!
     

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    trozau troy ounce gold

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    I hate to think what this thread is going to devolve into. :faint:
     
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    Love using Balastol!
     
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    crsuribe 10mm Auto

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    Frog lube is really good from what I've heard. I was disappointed that MidwayUSA doesnt sell it so I couldnt pick some up along with the stuff I bought yesterday but I'm definitely going to get some.
     
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    NDcent Socially Inept

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    Hoppe's #9
    Rem oil
    TW25b or white lubriplate grease
    silicone cloth
     
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    Weapon Shield CLP to clean and Mobil 1 20W50 to lube.
     
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    This is what I was instructed to use when I went through the Police Academy:

    1. CLP/ Breakfree
    2. Patches
    3. Cleaning rod
    4. Cheap toothbrush
     
  10. 4 glocks

    4 glocks

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    I just use Hoppes #9 and Breakfree CLP.

    For more that 20 years I have used a Olive jar filled with Hoppes #9. I just drop the barrell in the jar (Carefully) let it soak then pull it out wipe it down and run a dry patch throught it, repeat a few times then run CLP and I am done. The slide and frame I wipe down with a rag and use a Q tip with Hoppes as needed. Oil with CLP per Glock instructions. I got me first Glock in 1988. I buy Hoppes on line by the quart and it lasts for years.
     
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    mrsurfboard The Anti-Glock

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    Hoppes #9, brass brush, gun patches, toothbrush, good gun oil. That's it.
     
  12. Tango 1Zero

    Tango 1Zero Millennium Member

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    Hoppes #9
    Mobile 1 oil
    bore snake

    That pretty much sums up what I use on all my guns.
     
  13. Hansom

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    Now wait. You mean to tell me you're supposed to clean and oil a Glock?:wow:

    Okay, really now.
    Hoppes #9, old toothbrush, bore-brush, small patch, Hoppes oil, old t-shirts, cheap Q-tips, isopropyl alcohol.
    Pistol to the garage bench - mags and ammo in the house. "Never the twain shall meet" when cleaning.
    Dip the toothbrush in Hoppes #9, brush the barrel inside and out, brush the slide, brush the inside area of the lower unit, brush RSA. Let it set for awhile. Run the bore-brush a couple of times through the barrel. Wipe everything down with old t-shirt. Pass a couple of clean patches through the barrrel. Lube the 6 locations with one drop of oil. Reassemble.
    Use Q-tips to clean small areas that the t-shirts cannot.
    Isopropyl alcohol is great for cleaning the lower uint and mags. Just dip a Q-tip in the alcohol and wipe the area.
     
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    I use Outer's Nitro solvent and Gun Oil...solvent on the patch ran through the barrel a few times and let sit, use a toothbrush on the frame while the barrel is soaking...scrub barrel with bore brush several times, run dry patches through it till clean, then run an oiled bore mop, that I keep dedicated to oiling the barrel, through the barrel. Wipe down slide with a patch soaked in solvent, wipe with dry patch until clean and dry, then oil all points appropriately.
     
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    +1 :thumbsup:
     
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    :drink: Oh this is going to get real interesting anytime now
     
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    OTIS 5.56mm m4 cleaning kit, CLP/Militec (It's free from work), paper towl.

    brush down, wipe down, swab/punch barrel, relube, go.
     
  18. H&K .45 AUTO

    H&K .45 AUTO 10-42

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    Boresnake of the proper caliber

    Cheap toothbrush

    CLP

    Lint free cleaning cloth
     
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    Hoppes #9
    Rem Oil
    Boresnake
    Nylon brush for the frame
     
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    Bren NRA Life Member

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    First, a military-style weapon cleaning toothbrush:
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    Regular to0othbrush and other styles are not as good - the small end is especially useful.


    2nd, some Breakfree:
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    Most of my guns have been in my damp basement safe, untouched, since well before I went to Afghanistan in 2009. I took them out to try to stop the rust 2 weeks ago - surprisingly, there was NONE (even on my blue Marlin 1895G) even though my basement has flooded several times, with water running under my gun safe and is damp enough to mold leather in a week. breakfree CLP is the only reason.

    3rd, a pistol rod - the one that came with your Glock will do.

    4th, A bore brush (I NEVER use plastic):
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    5th, an eyelet for patches

    6th, some patches - the best are those chopped up T-shirt scraps they sell at WalMart - the worst are the expensive flannel ones.

    7th, not abolutely necessary, but some Hoppes is nice for the bore and really dirty parts.
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