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Glock recoil spring.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by emilianoksa, Nov 1, 2008.

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  1. emilianoksa

    emilianoksa Member

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    I´ve been looking into the D0s and DON´Ts of Glock cleaning, and watching some videos on youtube.

    I have always understood that the recoil spring should not be lubricated, but there are people out there who leave a very thin film of oil on it.

    What do you reckon?

    I´ve also noticed people letting the slide slam back onto an unloaded chamber, instead of easing it back gently, during the reassembly process. Isn´t this something to be avoided with an unloaded gun?
     
  2. rtn

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    Don't oil the recoil spring assembly. It does not need it.

    Also, it does the pistol no good to let the upper slam into the receiver like that. I ease it down on an empty chamber, Glock, Kimber, whatever. I don't know why people let it slam like that...maybe they think it looks cool. Who knows.
     
  3. The Lone Haranguer

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    The recoil spring and guide rod are not a friction- or load-bearing point on the gun. They do not need any lubrication.

    Slamming a slide home at full spring pressure on an empty chamber may cause wear, battering or peening eventually. It would still take hundreds, perhaps thousands of times to do it. You have way too much time on your hands if you're dropping your slide thousands of times. :uhoh::neener: Dropping the slide is in fact a legitimate function check for "hammer follow," but this does not apply to a Glock or other striker-fired pistol.
     
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    i don't lube my recoil spring at all. and i don't let let they slide slam foward either, i ease it down.
     
  5. emilianoksa

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    Many thanks, Gents.:)
     
  6. Wolfgang

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    slam the slide on a glock, but never on a 1911
     
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