Just got my G17, and was wondering how often I should clean it? After every range session? After a certain amount of rounds? What do you guys think?
Depends on how many rounds you do on the range. If you do les than 30 rounds I would say no but most people do about 50-100 rounds so cleaning is recommended but Glocks are really great guns and with stand a lot so it would be your preference. When in doubt clean it out.G17_Ian said:Just got my G17, and was wondering how often I should clean it? After every range session? After a certain amount of rounds? What do you guys think?
Wow hope whoever used that toilet last flushed!jimmyalbrecht said:I clean mine about every other trip to the range unless I shoot a lot. My gun got a free cleaning yesterday when I accidentally dropped it in the toilet...haha. True story, I had it in my IWB holster, and I was tugging at it to change the position when my grip slipped, and I hit the handle with some force sending it flying across the bathroom straight into the toilet.
I agree 100% with everything said here. Preventive Maintenance is a must in my book as well.kodiak said:Just because you can get away with not cleaning it, doesn't mean you should...especially if you carry it. My opinion only. What purpose does that serve? It doesn't take but a few minutes to clean the barrel and carbon out of your slide and receiver (field strip). I clean mine every time after I shoot regardless of round count. Preventative maintenance, I'd rather know that I did my part whether I needed to or not since I'm not a fortune teller.
Well said.....Happysniper1 said:FWIW, anything I've shot gets cleaned when I get home, or the following day. My cleaning regimen is simple (I use ultrasonic cleaners), and there is no excuse not to clean them. Besides, if my life should ever have to depend on it, I do not want the chance that some crud or carbon buildup will cause my weapon to fail or misfire.