Glock Maintenance Tips for Keeping Your Pistol in Top Shape

While Glock pistols are reliable, they must be cleaned and lubricated regularly. Following your owner’s manual steps, disassemble your Glock into its four main components: the slide, barrel, guide rod/recoil spring assembly, and frame/receiver.

Before you start, make sure your Glock is unloaded. Point it in a safe direction and depress the trigger to check that the firing pin is moving backward.

Inspect the Barrel

Glocks for sale¬†are built tough and designed to be used heavily, but like any firearm, they must be cared for to preserve their condition and function. Essential maintenance tips can keep your Glock shooting smoothly for years and thousands of rounds. The barrel is where the vast majority of carbon and grime will hide, so start by field stripping your gun and cleaning it thoroughly with a brush and solvent. Once you’ve cleaned it, swab the bore five to six times with wet patches. Using the brush end of your nylon cleaning toothbrush, clean off any carbon deposits on the contact points of the slide rails and cuts and the locking block on the receiver. After cleaning, lightly lubricate the lock, mating surfaces, and the end of the slide where the barrel protrudes.

Clean and Lubricate

Glocks are known for their reliability and durability, but even the most reliable gun needs to be cleaned and lubricated. It’s essential after each use of your pistol. Residual gunpowder and bullet residue left behind in your barrel, and other components can cause damage and affect your firearms … READ MORE ...