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Finally got my first glock. a 23 gen 4! im speechless about it! Fired 125 rounds through it and honestly...i think I [edited] as I was shooting. It performed flawlessly! Anyway, I was wondering what kinda cleaning solution and lubes you fellas are using to clean and lube with. I have this stuff called ballistol for lube ive been using. But what's everyone else using for cleaning and lubing???
 

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haha I know the youtube video your talking about but actually one of the guys I work with uses it as well, so I thought I'd check it out. But you use that break free stuff as a cleaning solution and a lube? You don't use rubbing alcohol or anything like that?
 

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Also Im spose to clean it after every range trip just about, but how often are you spose to actually take the slide itself apart with the extractor and all that jazz and clean that. Ive never had to do that part.
 

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I clean with Hoppe's and Eezox. I lube with whatever wet oil I have on hand and then use grease for the one sweet spot ... either TW25B or Shooter's Choice in the syringe.

I don't clean after each trip unless I just have time and feel like doing it. In general, since a GLOCK is so easy to detail strip, if I clean at all I go all the way ... at least the lower. I don't usually detail strip the slide every time though.
 

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I haven't detailed strip my Glock yet, but I do use Break-Free for both cleaning and lubing. Not as strong a cleaner but at least it doesn't smell.

There's an ultrasonic cleaner at my range that I'll probably put my barrel and detail-stripped slide into it... once I get the guts to do it.
 

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Breakfree CLP and Shooter's Choice grease on the sweet spot.
You might want to check Volgrad's blog on "How to lube a Glock".
 

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Also Im spose to clean it after every range trip just about, but how often are you spose to actually take the slide itself apart with the extractor and all that jazz and clean that. Ive never had to do that part.
I just use CLP. As for detail stripping it I wouldn't do it too often. Yearly is fine for most shooters. I try to do mine every four months or 5,000 rounds with ever comes first.
 

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Oh, and by the way congrats
 

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congrats on the new heater!

i used to use tetra white oil on my glocks, and saved the wilson combat grease for the 1911's-now i use wilson ultimate grease for my glocks too. grease is especially good where the trigger bar contacts the connector, and i put it on the rails, and barrel hood too. on the outside of the barrel, i still use oil (just bought my first bottle of breakfree CLP because my friends wouldn't shut up about it lol).

grease doesn't evaporate like oil does. actually, i've never had to reapply it before a range session.

lots of folks say don't use grease on your glocks, only use oil. maybe grease does attract a little more crud, but i clean all my guns regularly, and don't live in a warzone, so it makes no difference to me.

also, just like 1911's, i noticed glocks also cycle a lot smoother with good quality grease. :)


i just started cleaning the barrels with breakfree CLP last week. for almost 20 years i used hoppes 9 only. the CLP works great--and doesn't smell like toxic waste. that's what the military cleans their bores with. i'll still save the hoppes for when a barrel gets super dirty :)
 

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I've been using Hoppes #9 to clean the barrel and Shooter's Choice grease to lube the gun. I'm probably going to change to TW25B for grease and thinking about changing to Breakfree CLP for the barrels... maybe... Oh yea, I put RemOil on the inside of the barrel after I clean it with Hoppes #9.

Hre's a link to Vol's "How to Lube" thread... Lots of good info and pictures...

http://glock.pro/showthread.php/774-Here-s-how-to-lube-a-GLOCK-pistol-...
 

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I use Outers Bore Clean (it's completly odorless) for the barrel and Breakfree CLP for cleaning everything else. For lubricant I use Tetra Gun Grease. The Tetra turns a brownish/bronze color like the Glock factory grease. Cool!
 

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I use Outers Bore Clean (it's completly odorless) for the barrel and Breakfree CLP for cleaning everything else. For lubricant I use Tetra Gun Grease. The Tetra turns a brownish/bronze color like the Glock factory grease. Cool!
Sounds like a plan I could deal with.
 

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Congrats! I use Ballistol for wiping down metal surfaces for corrosion protection. I haven't tried using it as a lubricant yet because I'm still using up the Hoppe's oil I bought when I got my first gun(also a G23).

One thing to note, keep oil away from the extractor, firing pin safety, firing pin channel, and other internals of the slide.
 

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I still have not cleaned my Glock 30 since I got it.I have put about 2600 rounds down the tube.I am trying to see how long I can go until I need to clean it.All I do is wipe the outside of the gun down when I am done shooting it.
 

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thinking about changing to Breakfree CLP for the barrels... maybe...
i just started using breakfree CLP last week to clean the bore after using hoppes 9 for almost 20 years....i like it! not horrid smell, cleans just as good, and leaves a nice lube film in there. i no longer have to apply lube after hoppes (or smell that crap). CLP barely has an odor, and it's non offensive lol

i totally recommend switching to CLP for the bore :)
 
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