1. For normal cleaning, it is sufficient to dismantle
the pistol into it's main component parts (see above graphic):
-Recoil Spring Assembly
2. Glock pistols are stripped into their component parts in the
-Remove the magazine (Fig. 1)
round in the chamber (Fig. 2 - check three times)
trigger (Fig. 3 - pointing in a safe direction)
from receiver (read following instructions #3)
3. Removal of the slide:
a. Grasp the pistol in the right
or left hand in such a way that four fingers rest over the slide
and the thumb rests on the rear side of the receiver (Fig. 4 -
make an O.K. with your hand and slip the beaver tail and end of
the slide through the palm side of the O.K. hole)
b. Using the
fingers draw back the slide no more than 1/16" (Fig. 5 - if you
pull the slide back too far - you will need to rack the slide,
pull the trigger and repeat this step).
c. Pull the slide lock
downward with the thumb and index finger of the free hand (Fig. 5
- pull both tabs down at once to the bottom of the groove).
While holding the slide lock tabs down, push the slide forward and
separate it from the receiver (Fig. 5 & 6).
4. Removal of the barrel:
-Push the recoil spring assembly
somewhat forward with the thumb and raise it (caution - spring is
-Remove recoil spring assembly from the slide.
-Grasp the barrel on the barrel locking lugs, lift and push it
slightly forward, raise and pull back out of the slide.
To reassemble the Glock pistol - carry out the above
instructions in reverse order (although it is not necessary to
pull down the tabs on the slide lock).