Most pistol malfunctions occur as a result of poor care and maintenance of the firearm in question. We’re going to take a look at how you can go about maintaining your glock pistol. Glock gun cleaning is a habit every glock owner should practice regularly and follow professional firearm communities like Arms Directory. So, we’re going to dive into 8 easy steps for cleaning a glock pistol.

Gun Maintenance Tips

First of all, before you do anything, you should always make a point of reading your gun owner’s manual. It will contain advice on how take apart your pistol, clean it safely and thoroughly, and reassemble it effectively. Secondly, you should always follow safely rules. Firearms are deadly weapons so you should take every precaution necessary to ensure whatever maintenance processes you are following, are done so as safely as possible.

Before you take apart your firearm in order to clean it, you should ensure it is safely unloaded, and the ammunition is stored somewhere away from the pistol until you decide to load it again. Always wear protective clothing such as safety goggles and gloves to keep chemicals away from your skin and eyes.

When To Clean Your Glock Pistol

Your pistol should be cleaned and lubricated before it is first used, and again after each time it has been fired. Even if the pistol hasn’t been used, it should still be cleaned and lubricated once a month. Cleaning and lubricating your pistol regularly will help to prevent corrosion and ensure it operates optimally.

How To Clean Your Glock Pistol

Here Is A Simple Step-By-Step Guide To Cleaning Your Glock Pistol:

  1. Soak a patch in solvent and run it though the chamber and barrel of the gun. Do this a few times to ensure the feed ramp, chamber and inside of the barrel are thoroughly coated. Then soak the barrel in warm soapy water.
  2. Next, clean the inside of the slide with a dry cloth. Use a small toothbrush with solvent to gently scrub the surfaces inside, and look closely at the slide rails and breech face. Avoid the solvent running into the striker channel, so it remains dry. Let the slide aside to soak.
  3. Take another dry cloth and clean the pistol frame. Remove carbon and dirt from the outside, as well as the magazine base plates, then clean the rails, ejector and trigger bar.
  4. After you’ve cleaned the frame, another tip is to use a can of compressed air to blow any remaining solvent out of nooks and crannies. You’re aiming to have the pistol completely clean and dry. 
  5. Next, clean the recoil spring assembly with a cloth or dry toothbrush to ensure it is clean and dry. 
  6. Now, let’s turn our attention to the magazine. Wipe it down, paying close attention to the follower and feed lips. If you have any suspicions that water or debris has entered the magazine, you should disassemble it and give it a thorough clean. 
  7. Onto the slide. First, scrub this again with your dry toothbrush and wipe it all down until it’s clean and dry. To clean the rails, use a Q-Tip or wooden toothpick to wipe down the rails from end to end. Make sure there aren’t any rings of carbon or sealant on the breech face. You can always use a brass brush to scrub it clean. Remove any dirt that might have built up behind the extractor hook. You may need to disassemble the slide to access it properly. Finally, wipe down the outside of the extractor pocket, and clean your sights.
  8. The last step is to go back to the barrel. Run the solvent through it again then clean it with a dry cloth. Next, clean the feed ramp until it is clean and shining. You can put a bristle brush on the end of a cleaning rod and pass it through the barrel a few times. Then, closely inspect the bore and chamber, making sure they are clean. 

These steps may make the process of cleaning and maintaining your Glock Slide Back Plates may sound time-consuming and cumbersome, but they will only support your use of the pistol over time. Glocks are often handed down from generation to generation. Following these simple steps regularly will ensure you pass down a pistol that will continue to serve younger family members equally as well as it has served you.