Glock Barrel and cleaning

Glock Barrel and cleaning

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    Glock Barrel and cleaning

    I recently purchased a G27. I didn't get the manual or the supplied cleaning brush. I think in the past I read somewhere that you can't use just any cleaning brush in these guns as it will damage the barrel.

    I am using a standard walmart .40 cleaning kit. I think the cleaning brush is brass/copper(really not sure)

    Will I damage the barrel or should I be using the cleaning brush that's supplied from Glock?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oilhammer View Post
    I recently purchased a G27. I didn't get the manual or the supplied cleaning brush. I think in the past I read somewhere that you can't use just any cleaning brush in these guns as it will damage the barrel.

    I am using a standard walmart .40 cleaning kit. I think the cleaning brush is brass/copper(really not sure)

    Will I damage the barrel or should I be using the cleaning brush that's supplied from Glock?
    well I used before once , but I always use cotton pads , if the gun is not dirty and dont have any copper falling you dont need the brush , just my .02 cent

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    Easy enough to pick up a nylon (?) brush at the local GS or WW if it makes you feel better. Brass brushes have been around for years and I've never heard of one damaging steel rifling. I normally use nylon, brass only if it looks like nylon didn't do the job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Easy enough to pick up a nylon (?) brush at the local GS or WW if it makes you feel better. Brass brushes have been around for years and I've never heard of one damaging steel rifling. I normally use nylon, brass only if it looks like nylon didn't do the job.
    Amen! Considering that the steel in a barrel is much, much harder than brass or bronze, I have never understood how they can damage a barrel.

    I have a High Standard match .22 that has well over 25,000 rounds through it and brass brushes have been used for its entire lifetime. From a machine rest, it still puts all rounds in the 10-ring of a standard B25 with the majority in the X-ring.
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    I generally only use the cotton patches after a day at the range. I do have the Glock supplied brush if necessary. I don't see where a brass or bronze brush would hurt that barrel though.

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    Nope...bronze works just fine for years and years and....you get the picture.
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    I use a bore snake. You can wash it in the washing machine when it gets really dirty and it will last forever.
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    thank ya guys for all the feedback....
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    i use a normal brass brush to clean all my glocks. i use them to clean all my guns. have so for many mango seasons and never damage a barrel. i also use hoppies number 9.
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    You probably wouldn't ever need a brass brush on a Glock barrel as you advised against shooting lead through it. All the same I can't imagine it would hurt a thing. I just use the nylon one it came with.

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    Glock Barrel and Cleaning??

    Clean with wire brush or target star folk spring. Just don't over do it as it only needs to get cleaned every 2-3K rounds. Mine do and I can shoot a Bad Guy to the ground in that time...
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