Clean my Glock before first use at firing range?


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newbie4help
May 4, 2008, 03:00 PM
do I need to do this? I field stripped it according to the manual but I don't have solvents or anything. Is it necessary to clean it the first time?

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newbie4help
May 4, 2008, 03:27 PM
Nobody knows? I'd like to go now :D

pdowg881
May 4, 2008, 03:37 PM
If it's brand new you should clean out any preservative or packing oil. make sure the barrel is clear of any oils too. Clean it dry, then oil it with gun oil.

wally
May 4, 2008, 03:39 PM
Don't clean off that copper colored stuff that is on the frame rails. Its some kind of polishing/lapping compound, but make sure the chamber and bore are free of debris and oil/grease.

--wally.

The Lone Haranguer
May 4, 2008, 04:04 PM
Don't clean off that copper colored stuff that is on the frame rails. Its some kind of polishing/lapping compound, but make sure the chamber and bore are free of debris and oil/grease.
Agreed. It is actually anti-sieze compound - a lubricant of sorts - but the slight grittiness would serve to polish and lap.

W.E.G.
May 4, 2008, 04:49 PM
The "copper stuff" is anti-seize grease.

Show me where in the owners manual it says that stuff is some sort of "break-in lapping grease."

You can leave it on, or wipe it off. You can grease your glock with Crisco, and it will run fine.
A Glock requires no "lapping and polishing."

RNB65
May 4, 2008, 04:51 PM
You should thoroughly clean any new gun before firing it. If packing grease has gotten inside the barrel it could cause a KB.
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glockman19
May 4, 2008, 04:56 PM
Don't you know Glocks are the "Chuck Norris" of firearms. :)

No Cleaning necessary just load & shoot. :evil:

Feud
May 4, 2008, 05:58 PM
If it's brand new you should clean out any preservative or packing oil.

I forgot to do this on my last gun. It shot just fine the first time, but when I went to clean it the insides were a mess. :o

Thernlund
May 4, 2008, 06:01 PM
If it's new right out of the box, yeah. Clean it.

You can wipe off the copper colored stuff. No big deal.


-T.

Don Lu
May 4, 2008, 11:23 PM
Show me where in the owners manual it says that stuff is some sort of "break-in lapping grease."

You can leave it on, or wipe it off

You can wipe off the copper colored stuff. No big deal.
may not be a big deal, but i wouldnt recommend advising folks to do things contrary to what the makers of the gun advise...

On page 37 under under figue 13 "cleaning the field stripped pistol" the second sentence under the SLIDE part reads "Note that the copper colored lubricant found on portions of the slide of brand new GLOCK pistols should not be removed, as it will help to provide long term lubrication of the slide".

springmom
May 4, 2008, 11:53 PM
Clean your Glock? You clean EVERY gun before first use. I'll defer to the Glockophiles here on the topic of the copper-colored slide goo, but otherwise yes, you always ALWAYS clean a gun before you shoot it.

For one thing, you really get a sense of the gun when you've taken it apart and put it back together. For another, there's no law of the universe that says something won't be in there that shouldn't...like a partial blockage of the barrel.

Clean is good.

Springmom

pgeleven
May 5, 2008, 12:09 AM
i left mine on, just went through and touched on everything else and it worked like a charm. i dont think i ever got a manual for my glock come to think of it...

CountGlockula
May 5, 2008, 04:39 AM
Yes, pick up some solvents and lube & clean it.

Field stripping, cleaning, wiping, and drying will help you develope some nice "personal" time getting to know your new weapon. If you take care of it, it will take care of you.

It's a good habit to have. Treat it with care.

DWARREN123
May 5, 2008, 06:13 AM
Just check the bore and make sure there is nothing in it. Do not clean until after firing, it comes from the factory lubed with a special slide grease for break in.
When cleaning I would and do use a firearms degreaser (one that does not affect plastic/polymer) and put one drop of oil on the following areas and work in in, barrel, rails, rail cut outs on slide, the small center rail on the bottom of the slide just behind the firing pin/receiver face area. You can if you want put a couple of drop of lube on a rag and wipe down the slide. GLOCK's should not be run wet.
Do not lube the mags, only clean, they are a bear to take apart the first time.
Many folks run them with too much lube, it is not required and they run better lightly lubed.
This is how I clean mine (23/27) and is how most manuals state to clean and lube.

possum
May 5, 2008, 09:23 AM
clean inspect and lube, i suggest lithium based grease etc, it takes just a little, and it will go a long way.

the #1 reson that glocks are sent back to the factory is for over lubrication, the #2 is for under lubrication.

if you need to see how to keep a glock running go to youtube and type in James Yeager he has 2 how-to videos on the glock line of pistols. one for lubeing and one for cleaning.

Ken Rainey
May 5, 2008, 03:27 PM
As was said, just check the bore for safety reasons to make sure nothing is in there and you're good to go. I'm real picky about having a clean pistol and Glocks are ultra easy to clean and don't require any special products to do so. I use WD-40 on a rag to clean off powder residue, an old toothbrush to brush out the cracks and around the breech face and extractor, a few passes of a cleaning rod down the barrel with a patch sprayed with WD-40 wrapped around the brush followed by a dry patch, and a few drops of motor oil or transmission fluid applied sparingly to lubricate....about once a year depending on how much it's used, do a detailed strip and clean of the pistol and the mags....there's a lot of info on this on the "net" for your reading enjoyment in the meantime...;)

There's a thread over on GlockTalk about how many rounds have been fired thru various Glocks without any cleaning, I'm talking thousands upon thousands of rounds...it's nice to hear but I just don't want to leave my pistol dirty...it could be called upon for my defense and I want it to have no reason not to work....if it was strictly a range gun, then maybe I could let it go for five hundred to a thousand rds between cleanings. I believe the manual says to clean and oil monthly whether fired or not but that's there to cover every imaginable part of the country it could be in under who knows what kind of conditions....just use your common sense and your Glock will be fine....:)

Black Majik
May 5, 2008, 03:33 PM
I clean and inspect all new guns. All old lube,packing grease, preservatives, and burnt powder will be taken off with fresh lube applied. Barrel gets a patch through and cleaned.

conan
May 5, 2008, 10:27 PM
Rack the unloaded guns slide and look to make sure there are no strange objects in the barrel. Then shoot it and be happy! When the gun is dirty then take it apart and clean/lube it. Have fun and congradulations!

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