The Glock pistol should be cleaned after each shooting session.
Once field stripped, the barrel and chamber are easily cleaned from
the chamber end. The inside of the slide and receiver should be
wiped clean along with the outside of the barrel. We suggest one of
the many quality non-toxic solvents that are available in todays gun
cleaning market. This will ensure proper functioning of your Glock
As with any semi-automatic pistol, Glock pistols should not be
cleaned by merely locking the slide to the rear and inserting the
cleaning rod from the muzzle end. This can cause excessive amounts
of solvents to build-up in both the receiver, slide and possibly
contribute to malfunctions of the pistol. The pistol should be field
stripped every time it is cleaned.
The inside of both the chamber and the barrel should be wiped
completely dry once they have been thoroughly cleaned. The breech
face and the area under the extractor claw should both be absolutely
dry and free of any debris after cleaning.
The slide rail cuts should be cleaned thoroughly by using a clean
patch on the end of a toothbrush-type cleaning tool.
With the clean patch wrapped over the brush portion of the
toothbrush, thoroughly clean the slide rail cuts of all debris and
All other areas of the slide and receiver should be checked for
cleanliness. Most parts in the receiver may be wiped with a clean,
After the parts in the receiver have been cleaned, they should be
wiped dry with a clean, soft cloth. All solvents should be wiped
from the parts so the parts are clean and dry,
Note: The Glockmeister has found that 6" cotton tipped
applicators (wooden stems) by Patterson Dental Company can get into
the corners and hard to get at areas. I have also found that the
wooden tip is great to clean out the slide rail cuts. Just a
The Glock does not require excessive lubrication, please refer to
section to see detailed instructions.