Originally Posted by Half Pint John
Just how are they lower maintenance than say a 1911? That was one of the things I liked about my guns was doing the cleaning and oiling. I still know the smell but forget the name.
Hops Gun Oil maybe? Ah.... checked it myself Hoppe's. I should by some to to smell it again.
Breakdown for a Glock....All Glocks is thus:
Drop Mag, Empty Chamber, Check for Clear. Check again for Clear.
Pull slide back just a bit (like 5/8ths of an inch), and push down on the takedown buttons.
Holding those down, release the slide, and pull the trigger. Slide comes right off. Take out the captive recoil spring (it's one complete unit), then remove the barrel. Clean these 4 parts (Slide, Barrel, brush any dirt off the spring, and the grip frame). (Yes, you can disassemble the slide, but that's a higher level of maintenance and needs doing very rarely).
Dry everything thoroughly
Put one small drop of oil in each rail on the slide. Let them run down the rails.
Make sure you run your final patch down the barrel with just a little oil.
Wipe the barrel off with some oil, then wipe it again to remove 90% of it.
Reassembly is the reverse of dissassembly, though you simply have to put the slide together and rack it onto the grip frame....no takedown button required.
Glocks run very very dry, which is an advantage in desert conditions since that's that much less grit forming sanding paste inside your gun.