Having a working glock in your pocket can be the difference between life and death depending on the situation you are in when you need it. In order to make sure you get the most out of your glock, here are a few tips on how to care for your glock properly.
When To Clean
It’s always a good idea to refer to the owner’s manual to get the proper lubrication points, but for most glock owner, the best times to lubricate and clean the weapon are as follows:
- When the weapon is brand new and hasn’t been fired
- Each time after the weapon has been fired
- At least once every 30 days, if it hasn’t been used at all during that time period
- If the weapon has been exposed to dust, dirt, saltwater, snow, or rain.
- Before installing modifications such as a glock drop in trigger
Cleaning The Weapon
One of the main reasons why it’s so important to clean the weapon is because by cleaning it, you are preventing the build-up of corrosion and dirt. Dirt and corrosion are the main culprits that can cause your glock to misfire or not work properly.
Cleaning the weapon can also help to alert you to issues that you may not be able to see otherwise. These alerts from consistent cleaning can help you to get new parts or more thoroughly clean trouble areas to make sure that your weapon will fire each and every time without issue.
As you can see, by following these cleaning tips, you can help to keep your glock in the best working condition that is possible. By making cleaning a routine, you can use your piece while having the confidence that it will fire if and when you need it without jamming up.