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Old 03-01-2013, 07:15 AM   #1
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Default How often do you fully strip apart your Glock for cleaning?

Like the title states, how often do you do this? Ive run bout 600-700 rounds through my 21 SF, but haven't fully disassembled it completely for cleaning! Am I overdue???



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Old 03-01-2013, 08:27 AM   #2
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I clean mine after I shoot usually, I find it relaxing.
Ive never taken the slides apart on either of mine.
6000+ rounds through my 23
500+ rounds through my 21



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I've owned mine for a year and a half and I have yet to completely tear them down. They get field stripped and then sprayed down with a gun cleaner. No issues.

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Old 03-01-2013, 09:58 AM   #4
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For cleaning I generally just field strip, but every once in a while I'll take it down completely just so I know I can replace any of the parts that may fail, it's good to know your weapon.

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after each range visit (all our guns, not just the Glocks)

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On my Glocks, I fully strip the lower frame every cleaning (except mag release and slide stop).

I strip my slide every 1K rounds or so.

The slide will build up a lot of brass shavings. I don't know how many are needed to cause a malfunction, probably many thousand rounds, but I like to keep it clean.

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I detail strip mine once a month. It's fun and easy.

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Complete disassembly of your gun every time you clean it is a bit extreme unless you're shooting a lot of crap ammo. I generally field strip mine and clean unless I've been out in the weather or in a dirty or wet/damp situation. I do disassemble and do a complete clean on everything once a year whether it needs it or not. I'm curious how you guys are keeping up with how many rounds have been put through your guns and how often you replace wearable items? I put together an excel spread sheet for this that I make every attempt to keep up to date.

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Complete disassembly of your gun every time you clean it is a bit extreme unless you're shooting a lot of crap ammo. I generally field strip mine and clean unless I've been out in the weather or in a dirty or wet/damp situation. I do disassemble and do a complete clean on everything once a year whether it needs it or not. I'm curious how you guys are keeping up with how many rounds have been put through your guns and how often you replace wearable items? I put together an excel spread sheet for this that I make every attempt to keep up to date.
I keep all of my empty boxes for reloading so its easy to keep up on round count.
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I only completely disassemble my two glocks once a year. They probably don't even need that but I do it just to make sure and to be able to check/inspect everything. I do a general field strip and clean after each range visit and will also do a general inspection of each CC firearm once a month just to make sure all is well.

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