Glock 17 Gun Cleaning & Maintenance Mat

Furthermore, excess oil will coagulate and turn into a sticky residue that might impair the reliability of your pistol. Each Glock comes with a manufacturer manual for safety, cleaning, maintenance, and use. It will help if you read all sections in the manual to know how to use, clean, and store the gun. We advise referring to the manual for disassembling your Glock 17 if you run through any troubles. A lubricated patch to wipe down the surface of the recoil and guide rod.

This part is very simple with the Glock pistols. Probably the easies of all guns I have reassembled. Eject any magazine that is in the gun by pressing the magazine release button, and then remove the round in the chamber. These Glock disassembly instructions will work to field strip the Glock 17, G19, G26, G34, G43, G45 and G48 . If you have never tried to take down your Glock 17 or Glock 19, you will soon see how easy it is to accomplish without even using any tools. The design is excellent so anyone can easily maintain their firearm.

There are companies that make complete trigger systems or single parts that allow you to change the trigger pull weight or the trigger travel. Furthermore, you can find magazine ejection buttons and larger hold-open levers. All these upgrades should be studied carefully if you use the gun for personal defense.

The Glock 17 is a 9 mm short recoil–operated, locked-breech semi-automatic pistol that uses a modified Browning cam-lock system adapted from the Hi-Power pistol. The firearm’s locking mechanism uses a linkless, vertically tilting barrel with a rectangular breech that locks into the ejection port cut-out in the slide. The new gun doesn’t really need to be cleaned, not following the common routine of “cleaning a gun”—solvents and brushes and all.

Some of the accessories are consumable, so we prepare multiple accessories in our US warehouse to keep supply. The striker is probably a lifetime component in a Glock, but I’d recommend replacing every 40,000 rounds or so. Apply your total attention to complete steps one and two above. Most unintentional discharges with the Glock occur at this point when the operator gets distracted.

Some people like to gun their firearms “wet” and while some guns truly need that, a Glock is not one of them. In fact, excess lubricate can hinder reliability as it holds on to more filth and grime. Feel the chamber to make sure it is clear.Point your Glock in a safe direction and pull the trigger to dry fire it, once you hear the click – you’re ready to field strip. Field stripping just means disassembling a gun into its major components for routine cleaning and maintenance.

Next, function-test your gun by clearing it to make sure it is empty, pointing to a safe direction, and pulling the trigger twice or thrice to make sure it is functioning correctly. When tackling mircari the slide, remember that the rails see the most action so concentrate your efforts here. Use a combination of cleaning patches and a nylon bristle brush to clean the area around the rails.

Using an aerosol solvent simply “shoots” all the gunk into tiny crevices in your firearm, making them even harder to clean and can lead to “gumming” up. Discover your rights and responsibilities as a gun owner. Unlock lessons on firearm safety, concealed carry and home defense. 3) Using a slightly solvent dampened rag or patch, clean the underside/inside of the slide. You can also use the wide end of the toothbrush to scrub the inside of the slide.

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