Is this normal, heat marks on tip of glock

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by Steyer, May 5, 2016.

  1. Steyer

    Steyer New Member

    Just got my 30 SF and took it to the range fired 50 rounds and noticed heat marks on the tip of muzzle (barrel). Was wondering if that is normal or do I need get it checked out.
     
  2. officerX

    officerX Well-Known Member Supporter

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  3. PattonWasRight

    PattonWasRight Well-Known Member

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    I think he's talking about barrel wear "smiles"
     
  4. aDave

    aDave Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting Member

    After 50 rounds:eek:? Sometimes there's some sooting/discoloration on the muzzle end of the slide after shooting perhaps it's that? Either way, Officer X is right...photos would be immensely helpful in this instance.

    Dave
     
  5. Easy_CZ

    Easy_CZ Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting Member

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    Pics or it didn't happen.
     
  6. smooth1

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    Don't worry about it shoot it like you stole it
     
  7. deadduck357

    deadduck357 New Member

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    You sure it's not powder residue?

    Pic?
     
  8. aDave

    aDave Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting Member

    Pretty much this.

    I've never seen a heat related complaint or issue with a Glock. I was going to post something along these lines, but I was hoping for pics simply to educate the OP...especially if the Glock platform is new to the OP.

    Your sentiments are pretty much mine. Best regards.

    Dave
     
  9. Steyer

    Steyer New Member

    Sorry, I was at work and had not way to post a pic, so here they be....
     

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  10. aDave

    aDave Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting Member

    Yep, soot and carbon build up, or so it would seem. It should come off with a good cleaning. Same thing happens on my guns. Nothing to worry about.

    Dave
     
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  11. Steyer

    Steyer New Member

    I thank you all for your quick response it makes me feel proud to now own a Glock!!
     
  12. If your Glock was getting that hot, the front sights would melt off (if you have the plastic stock ones).:D
     
  13. aDave

    aDave Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting Member

    Interestingly enough, that does look like a heat issue due to coloration, but it's not. But, as TJ mentioned, your plastic front site would have been affected as well...if it was that hot. If you want to see something close to your original finish, clean and then wipe it down with a light oil. If you're using a CLP, you might be able to take care of this in one step.

    Dave
     
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  14. It does look like one. Honest question for sure. My first Glock was a 20 and the first time shooting it was fun and the typical concern about the marks. Cleaned it and all was good.
     
  15. rbbeers

    rbbeers Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting Member

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    'A good cleaning... '

    Yep! (Odorless) mineral spirits and a cheap toothbrush seem to work really well on 'burnt powder' residue. :D

    Best regards,

    Bob :)
     
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  16. aDave

    aDave Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting Member

    Or, the old favorite, Hoppe's #9. ;):D

    ETA: I don't really want to turn this into a cleaning product thread. I'm just funnin'.

    Dave
     
  17. rbbeers

    rbbeers Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting Member

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    :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    ETA: 'Funnin' is good! So is Hoppe's #9! :D

    Bob :)
     
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  18. jgilfor

    jgilfor New Member Supporter

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    Yup... looks like carbon blowback.

    As others have said; put some cleaner/lube/protectant (whatever brand you like) on, let it soak for a few minutes, then wiper 'er down.