Have you ever washed your Glock?

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    Have you ever washed your Glock?

    My father had purchased a used Glock 22 several weeks back that was just drenched in oil plus there where metal fragments all throughout. I kept wiping it down but it was like an artesian well of oil and grit was located somewhere inside.

    Since I was getting many FTF's at the range and the trigger assembly felt gritty no matter how much I did standard cleaning, I decided to just wash the entire lower. I fully disassembled it and using some warm water and Palmolive, I thoroughly washed it along with all the parts except the 3 pins. After rinsing and drying it completely I reassembled it, adding only the tiniest hint of Rem-oil to the contact point of the trigger bar and connector as well as the rails.

    The slide action and trigger pull now feels brand new again. Anyone else done this before?
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    All the time. I first learned this in the Marine Corps as it's the easiest and quickest way to clean machine guns.

    I suggest learning how to do a full armorer breakdown if you're going to introduce water and soap.

    Rinse with very hot water (I do it over a fine mesh colander) and allow a full air dry.
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    Gumout engine cleaner and a presser washer, Glock can take it
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    Aye, I did the full breakdown. I just didn't wash the slide and its components because I was able to rid it of oil and grit with cloth and Q-tips.

    There was actually a little nick/burr on the surface of the connector that I had to file down. This wound up being the source of the gritty trigger pull. I don't think the original owner ever tore it down and cleaned it.

    My Glock 27 is coming up on its first full tear down and cleaning. So far its just been field strip cleanings.
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    Bath time for your guns

    I do it occasionally. Just make sure you dry it well after and oil it well.
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    I washed my 19 a while back.Stripped it down scrubbed it with a brush and soap in the sink,hung it in front of a fan to dry.Worked like a charm

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    I wash all of my guns about once every two years. I don't own any glocks.
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    I have cleaned like that with kerosene. Wash the blackpowder rifle with Palmolive and hot water. We washed the mortars with soap and water.
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    Nope.
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    I thought they made kydex holsters so you could take a shower with your glock
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    I've heard of folks running their Glocks through the dishwasher before.

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    I kinda want to try the soap and water scrub now...my 'range' Glock has fired 20k+ rounds at this point and even though I have done detail strips, there probably still is some gunk built up in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    I've heard of folks running their Glocks through the dishwasher before.
    A local cop told me they were shown that the dishwasher was the quickest, best way to get a dirty G22 inspection ready during training.
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    When one of my firearms reach ~500rds or I deam it necessary, I will detail strip the weapon, and clean the crap out of it literally. I will do one of three methods. First, the dishwasher with no heat. Works well, I put the smaller parts like the springs, little pins, etc. in a mesh colander with a homemade lid so parts dont fly. Second method is the shower with me, again, in the same colander for the smaller pieces. This time, I take a AP brush in with me and get a good scrub. Or the third thing is to let the parts soak in a Dawn and warm water solution and scrub. After all the parts are clean, air dry, and reassemble. The dishwasher method is good, but not great. It tends to leave some gunk behind. The shower is also done with some dawn. Its very relaxing to just sit down with the running warm water flowing over me while I obsess over a piece of carbon glued to something! Be sure to let everything air day and reapply lube to all metal surfaces to prevent rusting.

    Dawn dish soap works best for cutting grease and oil, IMO.

    I just finished taking my Remington 597 .22 rifle in the shower with me yesterday. That one I'll let go for about 1500rds.

    In the Corps, I used break cleaner to get my M16 inspection ready. I assume it would work well on other firearms, I just dont really see the need to use it anymore. I'm not really in that much of a hurry to get my rife inspection ready before a big 96!

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