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Why clean nib Glock before shooting?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by rich n, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. rich n

    rich n

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    Just ordered new 27 and have read here that your supposed to clean before fireing. When i asked the dealer he said no way and that i could /should put 500 rounds through before cleaning. I know im gonna take it straight to the range when i pick it up in 3 days. I know ill clean it way before i get 500 through it but what about brand new?
     
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    run a patch down the pipe and let the lead fly
     

  3. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    Your Dealer is an,......well, let's just say your Dealer does not know his * from a hole in the ground.
    At the very least, field strip, INSPECT & lube it per Glock's instructions in the manual, no where will you find
    a "do not clean it for 500 rounds" statement. He pulled that out out his donut.
     
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  4. G-Lock808

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    I wondered the same thing. I field stripped mine, checked to see that it was clean and lubed, shot the crap out of it.

    they are Glocks. they pull them out of mud and shoot the things.
     
  5. Chowser

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    to each his own.

    I always clean and lube my weapons right after I buy them then I shoot at least 300 rds of FMJ through it and at least 100 rounds of the JHP stuff I will carry.
     
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    Dealer needs to be educated about guns. All guns should be cleaned before firing. They are not normally cleaned before shipment.
     
  7. CC Glock

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    1. Clean it
    2. Shoot the piss out of it
    3. Show it to your friends who are dieing to have one
    4. Clean it some more
     
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    I check the barrel for dust/debri whatever, and swab it a couple times. After that, I sling lead at X rings.
     
  9. JBnTX

    JBnTX Bible Believer

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    I've never cleaned a new gun before it's first firing and I've never had
    any trouble. All I've ever done is check the bore for an obstruction.

    I'm not trusting my life to a firearm that must be clean and properly
    lubed in order to work.

    If it will work straight out of the box, then I know it will work when
    cleaned and lubed.
     
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  10. vram74

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    The barrel in my new G19 was filthy. Everything else was clean and lubed so I racked the slide a few times to work the copper lube around, cleaned the bore and put it away. Once of these days I might get to shoot it...
     
  11. Mungrol

    Mungrol Wanabe Like RTN

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    I would say that some people use the word clean where inspect may be more accurate. Whey you buy a new house you get it inspected and even do a walk through before the purchase is final. With a car you rely on the dealer to inspect the vehicle for you, ensuring all fluids are at correct levels, tyres inflated to correct pressure etc.
    Personally I do an inspection with a new (and new to me) weapon, Glock or not. If there is too much lube, not enough, too much dust etc. It will be cleaned. But by checking it out I have eliminated the very slight possibility that something may be amiss. Because the weapon is being broken down to be checked/inspected many just call this cleaning.
    I look at it like we check a weapon is not loaded when first picking it up, handing it over etc. All you are doing is checking the weapon to ensure nothing is amiss before firing for the first time. Just my $0.02
    For what it is worth... my first Glock needed no cleaning, was ready to fire out of the box and I did just that after a quick breakdown to ensure all was copasetic.
     
  12. rich n

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    LOL! Thats what i figured. Not my first Glock but it is my first brand new one. It was my first time at this dealer because its the only one in my area that accepts the GSSF discount. Buy the way i saved about 100 bucks! Thanks GSSF!!!
     
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    my dealer said the same thing... that i was ready to shoot right then. I am glad I didnt have time to shoot, and then went and read my manual. Idiot
     
  14. Larry V

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    Your dealers not very bright. Always take the gun apart and check it over. Make sure the recoil spring is in good working order, then clean and lube it. You just spent 500 dollars or more for a great gun. Why would you not get in the habit of taking care of it right off the bat!
     
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    because gaston said so
     
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    G19, G26 & XD9 have all been fired right out of the box.
     
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    +1, its more of an inspect and LUBE than a cleaning. Will your gun work without, yes...but you just invested your hard earned money on something that is expected to last a long time...take care of it. People who think metal on metal moving parts don't need lube are idiots.

    Must gunstore people are morons, if I didn't need them to get guns out of the glass case or fill out the paperwork I'd avoid them all together. I have enough fingers on one hand to count how many gun store clerks have actually told me something TRUE that I didn't already know.
     
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    ....at least field strip and INSPECT, maybe be ready to go, maybe not, clean/lube/etc as needed.

    Good way to learn your new Glock
     
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    I inspect and clean every firearm I have before firing for the first time.
     
  20. Giggity-Giggity

    Giggity-Giggity Giggity-Goo!!!

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    So you can spend some one on one time with your new Glock.