MemberDecember 16, 2019 at 9:06 pm
Hello all. First time gun owner here. I just picked up a Glock 19 earlier this week. My questions are
1. Before taking it to the range for the first time, do I need to clean and oil it?
2. How often does it need to be cleaned and oiled?
3. Anything maintenance wise I should know about?
Lord_FlaccoGuestDecember 16, 2019 at 9:07 pm
Check the manual brotha. Comes from the factory with some gold grease they recommend shooting for a few hundred rounds iirc. I clean mine anywhere from every 600 to every 2k of steel cased (dirty stuff), glocks dont like being over maintained or soaked in oil. Light coats.
hankhealsGuestDecember 16, 2019 at 9:07 pm
Step one: Bury it in the back yard.
Step two: Forget about it for a year or two.
Step three: Suddenly remember you have a Glock and decide to shoot it.
Step four: Dig it up and take it to the range.
Step five: Enjoy shooting the living bejeezus out of it.
Step six: Bury it in the backyard again.
CajunAsianTexanGuestDecember 16, 2019 at 9:07 pm
1. I clean and oil every new gun I buy
2. I clean and oil after every 1-2 trips to the range
Is what I do necessary and will my guns turn into rusted & corroded hunks of junk if I didn’t follow that regimen to a T? Nah, but I take care of the things I own.
PwnApeGuestDecember 16, 2019 at 9:07 pm
1. I don’t clean new guns but I do lightly oil the metal on metal contact points like the slide and slide rails and the barrel-slide-chamber contact points.
2. I clean and oil handguns after each shooting session but I clean rifles less often. Don’t over oil guns, it will attract and trap debris.
3. Just the basics, watch videos read articles get basic cleaning kit.
Shoot few hundred rounds to break it in, dryfire trigger for practice and working it in.
TomByer8829GuestDecember 16, 2019 at 9:07 pm
Super light on the oil
Issa glock, if you dont wanna clean it you dont have to, Hoppes 9 solvent has been known to eat some finish on glocks and cause paranoia in new gun owners.
I clean mine half ass every 500-750 rds so every 2-3 outings
TheBlindCatGuestDecember 16, 2019 at 9:07 pm
Read your Owner’s Manual. The orange grease stays in.
Some people never clean them, others clean them every trip. I recommend following the Owner’s Manual. And if you don’t keep your self defense gun clean and lubricated I think you’re foolish.
Bore snake, CLP, toothbrush and a rag is all you need.
Swimfly235GuestDecember 16, 2019 at 9:07 pm
If you plan on carrying this gun for self defense it should always be clean and lubricated.
If its a range toy then clean every few hundred rounds.