GUN So, I've got a newb firearm question that'll probably be good for a laugh;

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  1. KGB ate my bread

    KGB ate my bread Made you look. OT Supporter

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    My Glock's manual says that before I fire the gun, that I should field strip + clean it.

    Well, I went by academy today and they were sold out of their cheap handgun cleaning kits :squint:. Drove to my local sporting goods store, and they're closed till the 4th :uh:

    I may give another place a shot, but I don't really want to spend a whole lot on a cleaning kit. Academy had a universal one that was almost 30$ after tax, but I dunno, not too appealing since I already have a cleaning kit for my rifles.


    Anyways, here is my newb question: Is it ok to go to the range today and shoot 100~ rounds before I field strip and clean the gun? I've field stripped it and everything is nicely oiled and greased, so my guess is that it would be ok. My concerns are about what could potentially happen to the gun should I shoot it before cleaning. I'd hate to break some part (Glocks can break, right?) on my first date with the gun :hsd:


    Anyways, thanks in advance for the responses.

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  2. KGB ate my bread

    KGB ate my bread Made you look. OT Supporter

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    That's about as good an answer as I could hope for :bigthumb:

    I was just worried since it's my frist hand gun and I felt it important to read the manual and all of it's recommendations. :coold:
     
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    KGB ate my bread Made you look. OT Supporter

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    I see what you did there :squint:
     
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    KIDRR Duck dog>* OT Supporter

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    Several people have told me NOT to clean it until I got about 500 rounds through. Shouldn't be any problem
     
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    I wouldn't bother.
    Field strip it just to eyeball that everything's kosher and clean it after.
     
  6. KGB ate my bread

    KGB ate my bread Made you look. OT Supporter

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    Is this kosher/clean?

    The pics aren't too revealing since the flash messes things up and the non-flash isn't as detailed. Anyways, it's not rust but some grease they used at the factory. Dunno why they decided copper/rust was a good color for that, shit almost had me worried at first :o

    I did compare slides with my buddy's 22 yesterday and his was cleaner since he had cleaned it recently. They both looked to be oiled about the same so I'm guessing all is well.


    In all, I think I'll be ok. I definitely will be cleaning it soon though, since I need/want this gun to last as long as it possibly can :big grin:

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    It will be fine.
     
  8. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    That looks just like my friend's AK-47 cleaning kit.
     
  9. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    I wouldn't worry about it. Glocks are tough as shit. All I ever did with mine was just keep it oiled at all the friction points (mainly the slide rails). Once in a while I cleaned it with solvent and a toothbrush, but not often.
     
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    if you really feel compelled to clean it, get some CLP, a bore snake and some cotton rags. thats all i ever use and my shit looks fresh
     
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    Don't listen to all of these twats and not clean your glock, they still need to be cleaned. Just be cause they are reliable dirty doesn't mean you should keep them dirty.

    But no, you won't dick anything up shooting it today, they come pre-lubed from the factory with that copper shit.
     
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    seconded on copper shit.
    Gun looks brand new.
     
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    ive been told by a few people to shoot the copper shit out because it helps break them in.

    but yeah, the only glock i've ever cleaned is my wife's after we shot hers. :mamoru: i dont think i cleaned my 34 when i had it nor have i cleaned my 19.
     
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    just get a bore snake and your set.
     
  15. kellyclan

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    It will likely be fine to shoot as is, but the most important things to do are make sure there are not obstructions in the barrel, and have some lube on there.

    Mash a small 1"x1" scrap of an old t-shirt down the barrel to make sure its cleanish and clear of obstructions.

    If you really want to clean it, kerosene works well. In a pinch, gas or any petrol based fuel will work.

    Lube with high temp bearing grease. (Walmart, $4)

    The copper stuff will wear off over time, you don't need to pay attention to it.
     
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    Your fine shooting it the way it is. I personally clean them before I shoot a new glock. Mostly to get rid of the crappy copper paste.

    I wipe that out and make sure I lube the connector and the slide rails.
     
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    Also syntetic motor oil works fine for lube. I use mobile one for a basic oil. Of course a high quality lube like gunbutter is better about saying in place, not burning off, and not letting carbon stick to parts.
     
  18. Joe_Cool

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    They say the Soviet field cleaning kit for the AK was a knotted boot lace and engine oil. :noes:
     
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    makes sense.
    Superior engineering.
     
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    Be sure not to use too much lube, whatever you decide to use. First time I cleaned mine, I used too much, didn't realize until I shot it a few days later. ended up with lube sprayed all over my glasses.
     
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    We run our competition guns "wet". While it is possible to over lube a gun, I have not found what point this is myself. I run a lot of lube on my guns. There are certain parts you do not lube on certain guns. Such as the firing pins on glocks or benelli's
     
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    1) no such thing as a stupid question
    2) probably a good idea to do what the manual says (delay of gratification, etc)
    3) everyone says it's ok, and they know what they're talking about more than me
    4) does this also apply to berettas (particularly the px4 storm subcompact)? or is it just that glocks are reliable when dirty?
     
  23. idleprocess

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    I'm having trouble imagining synthetic motor oil burning off given the exceptionally low average operating temperature of a pistol (even during mag dumps) vs an engine. Pressures are going to be nil save for in the bore, but that stuff gets forcefully ejected after the first shot or few anyway.
     
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    This is why you use syntheic motor oil vrs vagasil, butter, or "other lubes".
     
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    the not lubing the firing pin was what I came in here to post. surprised it wasn't mentioned earlier.
     

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