New Glock 30 for EDC...cleaning question

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    New Glock 30 for EDC...cleaning question

    Just picked up my brand new Glock 30! It will become my new EDC pistol. I've owned firearms for a long time but this is my first Glock. So needless to say, I can't wait to get out and shoot it, which will be tomorrow. I really like the capacity, the realiability of a Glock, and the fact that this pistol has great stopping power with the .45 ACP in such a small package.

    I do have a question about first time cleaning a Glock. The book says that you should clean it before shooting it for the first time. But I remember reading somewhere, can't remember where, that you should NOT clean it before shooting it. Something about it comes from the factory with a special lube that will help break it in.

    So should I clean it first? - Thx

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    I have always cleaned my Glocks before hitting the range. The copper colored grease is, as I understand it, preservative to keep the weapon from rusting. It probably won't really hurt it to shoot it with this grease, but I have always cleaned mine. BTW - you are going to love the G30. I have one on my hip as I type.
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    clean all new and used guns prior to shooting... that is all. bunker
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    I've read both (clean/do not clean). I opt to follow the manufacturers advice.
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    Shooting it as is won't hurt a thing.
    Clean it when you get a chance.
    The 5-6 drops of the copper colored grease works as well as the 5-6 drops of lube you'll put on when you clean it...shoot away!
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    Your Glock will work fine right out of the box. Don't clean the copper colored goop out. Check with a Glock armorer if you have a question and look at the Glock.pro forum. After a few hundred rounds the value of the copper colored goop will have served its purpose and you can clean with impunity. However, don't over lubricate. 6 drops of lubricant is all you need as per the instuction manual. I have 3 Glocks and I'm in love with each of them. You may find that they have a tendency to multiply...
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    It doesn't matter.

    Either clean and lube or just lube it, leave the copper grease in it and go shoot it for the first time.

    Remember, it only takes 6 drops of oil to lube it.

    One drop on the frame between the connector and trigger bar.

    Two drops on the barrel. One between the barrel lug and one on the barrel itself that you spread around the barrel with your finger.

    Three drops on the slide. One drop in each slide groove, drop it at the back and let the oil run to the front. One drop on the barrel hood, spread it around with your finger.

    That's it, no more lube is needed.

    Get yourself a one ounce needle bottle. That one ounce of oil will last a LONG time at 6 drops per use.

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    IMO cleaning a gun is always a good thing to do. I clean them before shooting simply to check for foreign objects in the barrel and mechanize. You canít tell where itís been and who has touched it. I just bought a G26 and there is so little copper grease on it does not matter.

    IMO but the copper color shows up better went mfg.

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    The Glock manual says clean before use. Who knows better than Glock. So what's your question?
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    I always clean before the first shoot and check that everything appears to be in order.

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    I'm a clean first person. Then lightly lube your Glock and blast away.
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    I clean every new gun, give it a good inspection, and look in the clean bore before I shoot it the first time. I use a bore light on handguns, borescope on rifles.

    Some guns have had preservative in the bore. Cleaning that out before shooting is a really good idea.

    It only takes a few minutes and gives you a chance to make friends with the gun before shooting it. I enjoy it truth be told.

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    Thanks for all the replies. I decided to go ahead and clean it first.

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    I shot my glock right after purchase then cleaned it later that day, it's fine

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