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How to Clean and Lube Your Glock in 10 Minutes [All Gen & Models]


– Maybe you’re not quite comfortable with the Glock disassembly process. Maybe you’ve never cleaned the gun before. Or maybe you just can’t read. Whatever your excuse is, stick around because we are going to give you the quick and dirty on
cleaning your Glock. (quiet, peaceful music) What is up, guys? My name is John with PewPewTactical.com, your definitive source for gun reviews, gear guides, and all things that go bang. Although Glocks have a reputation of essentially being the
AKs of the pistol world, they are so easy to disassemble and clean that you may as well make it a habit. We typically give our Glocks
a field strip cleaning, as shown in this video,
after every range day. But if you are lazy, you
can get with only cleaning after about every thousand rounds or so. In terms of what you’ll actually
need to clean your Glock, we’re pretty big fans of
the M-Pro 7 cleaning kits, which includes their gun
cleaner, oil, and copper remover. These kits also include
lots of other essentials, like the brushes and all
the other small tools that you see here, which really just streamline the cleaning process. You can peep the description
below for a link to all of the products we
use to clean our Glocks, as shown in this video. Without further ado, let’s
open this bad boy up. First things first, you
wanna make sure that the gun is clear and unloaded. Remove your magazine, if you
had it in, and set it aside. And then confirm that your
chamber is empty and clear. Once you’ve confirmed that, point the gun in a safe
direction and pull the trigger. (gun clicking) You’re now ready to begin disassembly. Pull your slide back ever so slightly, while pulling down on both of the tabs, located on either side of the frame. Releasing the slide should
disconnect it from the frame. From here, you can now
separate your weapon into its four main field
stripped components. You’ve got your recoil
spring and your guide rod, your barrel, and your
slide and your frame. Now, obviously, the barrel is going to be the primary component
that accumulates gunk, so let’s start there. Run your dry board brush from
the back of the barrel forward eight to 10 times, scraping
off any accumulated grime living in your barrel. Next, take one of your
gun cleaning patches and just get a little
bit of cleaner on it. Run the patch through the
barrel several times, as well. Once complete, take anther patch and just get a little
bit more cleaner on it. We’re going to use this to wipe down the exterior surface of the barrel itself. Make sure to wipe off
the feed ramp, as well. Once complete, use a microfiber towel to wipe any of the excess
cleaner off of the barrel. Go ahead and run some dry
patches through the barrel until they begin to come out clean. You can see there’s not much
residue on this patch anymore, so it’s good to go. Visually inspect the inside of the barrel and make sure you’ve got everything. Once you’ve confirmed, you
can go ahead and set it aside. Now we’re ready to move
on to the slide itself. Take your cleaning brush and
wrap it in a cleaning patch. And then begin to scrub any areas that have built-up fouling. You’ll wanna pay particular attention to the rails that interface with the frame, as they can become quite dirty. As you might be able to tell, I have not cleaned my Glock for some time. It’s actually not a bad ideal
to hit the rails with a Q-tip after the dry brush, just to make sure you’ve got all the gunk
out of there possible. (quiet, peaceful music) As you can see, we’re still
picking up a bit more residue. Point the muzzle end of
the slide toward your table and begin to scrub the breech face and the extractor of the slide. Make sure you aren’t tilting
the slide all over the place, as you don’t want any loose debris to fall further into the slide itself. Brush the recoil spring
and guide rod directly and remove any debris you
might see accumulated. Then you’re gonna wipe
it down with your rag. (quiet, peaceful music) Now that the other primary
components are clean, we are ready to move on to the frame. Take your brush and remove
any grime you might find built up throughout the
top surface of the frame. (quiet, peaceful music) If you’ve got any buildup on the rails, take another gun cleaning patch and hit it with a tiny bit of cleaner, and then just wipe down the
top surfaces of the rails. (quiet, peaceful music) Take your microfiber towel and wipe away any of the excess cleaner that
still remains on the frame. If you are in the habit of
dropping your mags in the dirt when you reload, or if you’re
having feeding problems, it’s time to clean your mags. Remove the baseplate of your magazine, using either the Glock
disassembly tool or a punch. (magazine clicking) Once you’ve dislodged the baseplate, make sure you keep your thumb
over the entire assembly or the insert might
rocket across the room. (quiet, peaceful music) Give the inside of the mag body
a scrub-in with your brush. You can also hit the spring, follower, and inside of the baseplate,
if you’d like, as well. (quiet, peaceful music) This probably sounds obvious,
but you want to make sure that you’re attempting to put
the follower back on to the correct end of the spring. Pro tip: it’s the smaller end. Reinsert the spring back into
the body of the magazine. Align the insert correctly, back with the bottom of the magazine. Push the entire spring assembly in and then slide your
baseplate back on the bottom. (magazine clicking) Click. Time for lube. Now, there’s tons of
good gun oil out there, but we stick with the M-Pro
7, and it works just fine. In before somebody in the comments says, “I just use Mobil 1 motor oil.” With that, give all of
your parts a once over and make sure that
everything’s looking nice, bright, and shiny, and you are good to go. It’s important to remember
not to go overboard with lube, as once exposed to dirt and
grime, it can foul up your gun. Less is certainly more here. (upbeat, cheerful music) (high-energy, beat-driven music) Run an oiled cleaning
patch through the barrel several times. You’re gonna pick up a tiny bit
more residue in the process. Follow that up with a dry patch to remove any excess lubricant. (quiet, peaceful music) Add a tiny bit of oil to
the exterior of the barrel. And then, using a cleaning patch, wipe the outside of the barrel down. (quiet, peaceful music) Use your microfiber towel to
grab up any excess lubricant. Add a bit of oil to the
space between the lugs on the bottom of the barrel. And on the top portion of the barrel that interfaces with
the slide when firing. (quiet, peaceful music) Go ahead and wipe off the
excess from both of those areas. The key is to penetrate
the metal with the oil, but not slather it on. Add oil to the top portion of the slide, where it meets the rear of the barrel. Hit the front portion of the slide that the barrel interfaces with with a little bit of oil, as well. Go ahead and spread it around a bit. And once complete, wipe up the excess. (quiet, peaceful music) Add one drop of oil per each slide rail. (quiet, peaceful music) Wipe up the excess. Add a drop of lubricant
to the raised metal piece that interfaces with the trigger bar. Additionally, add a little bit of lube to the slide rails of the frame. (quiet, peaceful music) Once complete, you’ve guessed
it, grab that excess lube. Reinsert your barrel, recoil spring, and guide rod back into the slide. (metal clacking) Reattach the slide to the frame. (gun clicking) Point your gun in a safe direction and double-check that your
trigger is still functional. (gun clicking) Additionally, cock the slide
and check your trigger reset. (gun clicking) You’re good to go. All right, guys, that’s
gonna do it for us today. Thank you so much for watching. If you enjoyed this content, go ahead and subscribe to the channel, as we’ve got lots more
how-tos and guides on the way. Once again, my name is
John with Pew Pew Tactical and we will see you next time. (quiet music)

22 thoughts on “How to Clean and Lube Your Glock in 10 Minutes [All Gen & Models]

  1. When you want to make a public, instructive video, what is your purpose? To let interested people benefit and understand what you are doing? If so, what should be your aim? That watchers should learn? Then I need to be able to hear what you are saying. It should not be a case of you trying to run through this as fast as you can! Waste of time. SLOW DOWN! And try to articulate your words. If you cannot do that, go and find something else to do. Thank you.

  2. Nicely done. Pace of commentary is fine. Easily understandable. Should be good for novices as well. LOL on the pool of oil…. Keep it up!

  3. I love how proper and eloquent you speak; I can't tell if you really speak this way or you're just doing for the video. It's funny. I feel as though I'm sitting at a Glock cleaning class at M.I.T.

  4. Don't run a dry brass brush through a just-fired barrel. That's just grinding the barrel with all the carbon. Run a wet patch through the barrel first, and then the brush should be wet going through that barrel. Then follow with wet and dry patches.

  5. What? I just put my Glock in the top section of the dishwasher.
    Just joking. Thought I should say that in case someone decides to throw out the Hoppes in favor of Cascade.

  6. I am much more GAY after watching this than i have ever been since birth,,,,,, OH WAIT hey Mom is that a SNNOOOOW flake, yes dear that is in fact a snowflake fag, Son don't be a snow flak or ever clean your glock it does not need it unless your GAY but if you are GAY then clean it like your ass is about to get gapped like your the gay of the month for pornhub.

  7. i use Liberal tears to lube my gun. Since the Mueller report, There is a lot of tears!

  8. When is he going to get to showing me how to clean and set my clock? Itโ€™s still waiting and stuck on daylight savings time โฐ

  9. Very good. I suggest you change the mood tunes to I Shot the Sheriff, Janies Got a Gun, or Happiness is a Warm Gun.

  10. Great video, but the music is at the same time hallucinogenic and diarrhea inducing. Skip the music altogether.

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