This is a discussion on Glock Barrel and cleaning within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; 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 ...
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?
SA XDM .40
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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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.
Nope...bronze works just fine for years and years and....you get the picture.
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thank ya guys for all the feedback....
SA XDM .40
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.
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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