Why Are Glocks Cleaner?


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kokapelli
April 23, 2016, 11:22 AM
I have noticed that after a range session my Glocks are always cleaner internally than any of my other pistols and much easier to clean.

Just wondering why?

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stoky
April 23, 2016, 11:30 AM
Teutonic divinity :rolleyes:

tcj
April 23, 2016, 11:32 AM
If lubed correctly they tend to have less lube which attracts less crud.

MIL-DOT
April 23, 2016, 11:52 AM
"Glock Perfection" is actually powered by carbon soot, so it's a self-fueling/self-cleaning pistol. Or so I read on the interwebz :D.

Onward Allusion
April 23, 2016, 12:11 PM
'cause they're the perfect gun?

stoky
April 23, 2016, 12:17 PM
"Glock Perfection" is actually powered by carbon soot
actually made of carbon soot :p

bannockburn
April 23, 2016, 12:34 PM
It's because a Glock pistol is forbidden to get dirty. That's why it's "Glock Perfection"!

Theohazard
April 23, 2016, 12:37 PM
Could be the amount of lube. Could be the type of ammo you're using. Could be that you're comparing your Glock to a different type of gun that gets dirtier, like a .22.

Glocks don't run any cleaner than other locked-breech pistol of similar design.

ApacheCoTodd
April 23, 2016, 01:07 PM
Nah, they just come from the factory looking kinda nasty so one is less able to tell.:evil:

I used to think mine were running cleaner until I started using cut-up white tee shirts as range rags.



Todd.

stoky
April 23, 2016, 01:20 PM
It's because a Glock pistol is verboten! to get dirty.
fixed it for ya

Carl N. Brown
April 23, 2016, 01:32 PM
(semi-seriously) Isn't there an air gap between the frame and slide that just lets all the dirt blow out of the Glock?

kokapelli
April 23, 2016, 01:52 PM
Could be the amount of lube. Could be the type of ammo you're using. Could be that you're comparing your Glock to a different type of gun that gets dirtier, like a .22.

Glocks don't run any cleaner than other locked-breech pistol of similar design.
No because I'm comparing the same caliber and the same brand of Ammo used in all the pistols as well as the same lubricant.

Wanderling
April 23, 2016, 02:00 PM
Nah, they just come from the factory looking kinda nasty so one is less able to tell.:evil:

I used to think mine were running cleaner until I started using cut-up white tee shirts as range rags.



Todd.
This ;)

Also can be that all the gaps allow some of the carbon dust to dissipate

Theohazard
April 23, 2016, 02:01 PM
No because I'm comparing the same caliber and the same brand of Ammo used in all the pistols as well as the same lubricant.So what are these other pistols?

giggitygiggity
April 23, 2016, 02:17 PM
I notice that too. I think a few things might contribute to that. For one, Glocks have simpler machining than a lot of other guns meaning there are fewer cracks and crevasses for dirt to collect. I'm sure some debris comes out between the frame and slide as the fit is not tight and you can usually see daylight through a Glock. Also, the Tennifer finish on the older Glocks seems to repel dirt nicely.

kokapelli
April 23, 2016, 02:23 PM
So what are these other pistols?
The ones I'm comparing are all 380.
Witness Pavona
Sig P238
Bersa Thunder
Taurus TCP
And the Glock G42

Theohazard
April 23, 2016, 02:41 PM
The ones I'm comparing are all 380.
Witness Pavona
Sig P238
Bersa Thunder
Taurus TCP
And the Glock G42In addition to what giggitygiggity posted, here are some other ideas I had after seeing this list:

The Witness and the Bersa are both blowback operated, not locked-breech like the Glock, so that could help explain the fact they get dirtier.

The Taurus TCP is a smaller pistol than the Glock so the same amount of carbon is deposited over a smaller area. Also, its barrel is unfinished metal. Both of these could make it look like it's dirtier than the black internals of the Glock, even if it's not.

And if you have a non-black slide, barrel, or frame on the P238, that could also explain why it appears dirtier than the Glock.

kokapelli
April 23, 2016, 02:45 PM
In addition to what giggitygiggity posted, here are some other ideas I had after seeing this list:

The Witness and the Bersa are both blowback operated, not locked-breech like the Glock, so that could help explain the fact they get dirtier.

The Taurus TCP is a smaller pistol than the Glock so the same amount of carbon is deposited over a smaller area. Also, its barrel is unfinished metal. Both of these could make it look like it's dirtier than the black internals of the Glock, even if it's not.

And if you have a non-black slide, barrel, or frame on the P238, that could also explain why it appears dirtier than the Glock.
Ok the blowback vs locked breech makes sense, but the Sig does have a coated barrel.

FL-NC
April 23, 2016, 03:23 PM
Because they are so awesome that debris is afraid to take root. Seriously, I don't know- but they are very forgiving of little or no maintenance.

Zerodefect
April 23, 2016, 05:19 PM
I'll take "Ammo or the color black" for $1000, Alex.

silicosys4
April 23, 2016, 06:53 PM
Glocks are no cleaner than any other semiauto handgun.
I clean mine after every range session because I shoot cast through mine,
and never noticed any lack of grime/soot buildup.

jad0110
April 23, 2016, 07:10 PM
Glocks are no cleaner than any other semiauto handgun.
I clean mine after every range session because I shoot cast through mine,
and never noticed any lack of grime/soot buildup.

Same here. Same goes for rifles like ARs, AKs, SKSs, etc. In my personal observations, given similar ammo they all more or less get roughly the same amount of dirty.

lpsharp88
April 23, 2016, 07:57 PM
I really don't think that my Glocks are cleaner after a range session than my TRP, but they are definitely easier to clean than my 1911. They're a lot more open and have next to no grooves and other hard to reach places for crud to get into

Harleytoo
April 23, 2016, 09:01 PM
Plastick attracts less grime than metal.

AK103K
April 23, 2016, 09:11 PM
I always thought my Glocks were about the dirtiest of the bunch, especially when it came to cleaning the barrels.

Maybe youre not shooting it enough. :)

TreeDoc
April 23, 2016, 09:33 PM
Shoot some Tula through that glock and then tell me how clean it is.

RetiredUSNChief
April 24, 2016, 07:27 AM
Glocks start off looking like one of the ugliest guns ever made. Then, as you use them, they acquire layers of gunshot residue which covers up the ugliness and imperfections and they start looking better.

It's a lot like applying makeup, in other words.

;)


Seriously, they don't get any dirtier or cleaner than any other gun of similar design and maintenance would with the same ammunition.

OilyPablo
April 24, 2016, 08:31 AM
Went to the range Friday. Glock came back just as dirty at a rate the same as all the other guns. Powder type, number of shots, load type, etc are factors. But I suppose an all black gun will show less.

So I guess I'm calling Bee Ess.

rskent
April 25, 2016, 04:55 AM
It's not that it's cleaner, I just don't care that it's dirty.

I'm not gonna abuse it, but I'm not gonna obsess over it ether.

GetmeoutaCT
April 26, 2016, 01:05 PM
I have noticed that after a range session my Glocks are always cleaner internally than any of my other pistols and much easier to clean.

Just wondering why?
I believe they seem cleaner because they are so much easier to clean, being as simple internally as they are.

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