Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Did Santa Bring a Glock?

I've never liked Glocks. Don't own one and have never been tempted to buy one. But they are common, popular, and affordable. So, if you might have received a Glock for Christmas you may want to clean it properly before taking it out for the first shooting session. Even if you didn't get a Glock, the basics here are applicable to most quality firearms. Cleaning a gun can be fun:

7 comments:

Keads said...

Glock Armorer school DID NOT look like that!

hitman said...

Ashley can clean any gun I've got. I had a Glock 21, definitely wasn't the ticket in IPSC. That polygonal rifling leaded real bad, plus the slide ate off the top of my hand. I'd start bleeding every time I shot it. Went back to the 1911 and stayed there.

Six said...

If you look very closely you can see a pistol in that video.

immagikman said...

Glocks are aesthetically ugly to my eye, I much prefer Sig for my autos and S&W for my wheel guns.

The Video however was very good at keeping my attention :)

The Freeholder said...

There was a gun in that video?

The Donald said...

Six & TF - I had to look very closely also to discern a firearm in that video.

Like Ed, I'm not the big fan of the Glock, but here's to continuing education nonetheless...

John Helgeson said...

Ashley uses a more Hoppes's No. 9 solvent on the areas of the gun outside of the barrel than I would. Just more to make sure you clean off before you dab on oil before you finish. She can help clean my Glock 17 anytime, though.

In regard to Hitman's comment: Yes, they lead badly. That is why shooters who do a lot of action/steel matchs and shoot lead reloads usually purchase aftermarket barrels made for that purpose. I found out after I got into an impromptu steel plate match, shot up my supply of jacketed hollowpoints, and finished the match with some lead bullet reloads a friend lent me. A lot of Hoppe's went throught the barrel to clean up from that.