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DO I NEED TO LUBRICATE THE GUN BEFORE I USE IT FOR THE 1ST TIME, THE MANUAL SAYS I HAVE TO.
ALSO THE COPPER INSIDE OF THE SLIDE AND UNDER THE SLIDE SHOULD I MESS WITH OR NOT?
JUST WANT TO DO THE RIGHT THING!!!!

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The only critical spot is between the connector and the trigger bar. Take the slide off and look for the part that looks like a hook. That is the connector. You should be able to see where the trigger bar comes into contact with it. Put a drop of oil in that spot.
 

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The only critical spot is between the connector and the trigger bar. Take the slide off and look for the part that looks like a hook. That is the connector. You should be able to see where the trigger bar comes into contact with it. Put a drop of oil in that spot.
I just put a tiny bit of Shooter's Choice grease on the trigger/connector area of my new 19... never thought to do that on a new Glock before... I always do it when I clean them though.

Good thought, thanks!

Going shooting Friday... :)
 

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Leave the copper stuff alone and only put some oil in the following areas. One drop down each rail on the inside of the slide. One drop between the connector and the trigger bar. One drop on the barrel. That should make it good to go. Avoid putting any in the trigger mech itself or in the firing pin chamber.
 

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The copper stuff is anti-seize put on in the factory. They put it on because they have no idea how long the gun will sit on a shelf somewhere prior to purchase and no idea if the new owner will ever lubricate the pistol upon receipt.

It is fine to leave it on. I generally do. I just let it wear off/come off on its own during normal firing and cleaning.

GLOCKs require very little lube. There are plenty of diagrams online that show you where. I'll try to find one and link it. The long and short of it is if you are a casual shooter or just using it for home defense don't sweat it too much. The copper stuff will do you fine. If you are shooting a lot or wanting to make the trigger a bit smoother look for the sweet spot jlweems mentioned. I never once lubed a GLOCK until after taking the Amorer's Course last Fall. I never had an issue. I lube them now but other than being a little smoother I can't tell much difference. Over the life of the pistol ... maybe.

If you choose to use lube ... and if you choose to over use lube ... you will have to clean your pistol more frequently and will need to learn to detail strip it. Lube (wet or grease) will attract and hold grit and grime that can actually cause you more issues than it prevents.

O ya .... and please turn off your CAPS LOCK. Thanks.
 

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Here's a quick GOOGLE.

This one is a bit difficult to follow.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y107/Farmer72/lube.jpg

Someone posted this one on another forum. It appears to be a page from an old GLOCK Armorer's Manual. I thought about scanning the page from mine and posting but figured that would get me in trouble.
http://www.rockyourglock.com/parts/Lubricationpoints.htm

I think I might take some pics of the spots I lube and post them when I have time. Not sure when that will be but I'll do it soon.

Keep in mind though unless you know and trust the person posting in a forum or on YouTube ... it is what it is ... some random guy on the Interweb's opinion. It doesn't make it right. Anyone with a camera, a PC, and a ISP can post anything they like. Don't believe everything you read/watch.
 
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