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Posted: 11/14/2012 3:16:13 PM EST
Just wondering how little lube you can get away with?
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 3:20:27 PM EST
Originally Posted By 1911greg:
Just wondering how little lube you can get away with?


The only time I've seen Glocks go down from lack of lubrication it was the the connector/crucifom area being dry that caused it. Still, I wouldn't do it––-it just causes unnecessary wear on the gun but your gun===your decision.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 4:18:47 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 5:17:02 PM EST
The Glock manual warns against over lubrication, not under.

A couple of drops on the right places goes a long way.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 9:10:52 PM EST
dryer than most other guns.

like a drop on the finger will cover all of the lubed moving surfaces before wiping off excess.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 11:31:46 PM EST
I've got a G23 sitting at 2,103 rounds since its last cleaning and lubing (2,000 test). No malfunctions BTW. It seems pretty dry at this point, though there may still be a little CLP in the nooks and crannies.
Link Posted: 11/15/2012 2:26:55 AM EST
Many years ago, when I began posting on forums like this, there was a Glock forum that no longer exists. There was a guy from Texas on there who liked to post that he ran his Glock completely dry. Of course, I always considered the source. The guy's prize possession was a giant air compressor that he kept in his living room.

You only need four-five small drops of oil, in order to properly lubricate a Glock.
Link Posted: 11/15/2012 3:39:34 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/15/2012 3:40:01 AM EST by Chris_1522]
Link Posted: 11/15/2012 3:50:41 AM EST
can does not = should
Link Posted: 11/15/2012 4:15:44 AM EST
Originally Posted By lhm1509:
can does not = should


This. I've done it when I was experimenting with my G21 right after I got it. It worked, but that was about all I can say for it. Caused quite a bit of unnecessary finish wear (and probably metal wear) that didn't have to happen. About the only way you should be running your Glock completely dry is if it's the end of the world and you literally can't find any lube at all. Even animal fat, vegetable oil, Vaseline or anything else slippery would be better than nothing.

Bub75
Link Posted: 11/15/2012 4:24:35 AM EST
Yes, but not sure why anyone ever would, but hey, its your gun that you are counting on to save your life...

I use M Pro 7 on all of my firearms, Glocks included.
Link Posted: 11/15/2012 4:47:53 AM EST
I've found the lubrication instructions in the manual with 1 drop of CLP in each area to be a little excessive. What I did when I was using CLP was put a drop on my finger and wipe and scrape CLP where the manual said except for the trigger connector where I put a drop like it normally says.

I switched to grease recently and it's REAL easy to use too much, however the excess wipes right off after the pistol is assembled and function checked.
Link Posted: 11/15/2012 6:49:50 AM EST
5 small drops of CLP is all I use.
Link Posted: 11/15/2012 7:29:28 AM EST
I had a malfunction during quals once...

turned out to be operator malfunction...I hadn't lubed the disconnector nipple thingy in a long time.

I had both pointer fingers pulling on trigger, and it still wouldn't release...frozen solid.

One drop on it and it worked fine

DUH!
Link Posted: 11/15/2012 10:43:14 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/15/2012 10:44:00 AM EST by orthodoxwarrior]
Saw what Larry Vickers had to say about it...it is a myth.I will always believe what he has to say and he proves the point by pouring a quart of mobil 1 on one a then shooting it.Of course that is not what he recommends.But yes do use it where it is needed.
Link Posted: 11/15/2012 12:01:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/15/2012 12:02:05 PM EST by TheJeanyus]
Originally Posted By Hero:
I've got a G23 sitting at 2,103 rounds since its last cleaning and lubing (2,000 test). No malfunctions BTW. It seems pretty dry at this point, though there may still be a little CLP in the nooks and crannies.

Doing the same with my "main" G22, and I'm currently at 1557. No malfunctions, pretty much dry as a bone now.

Otherwise I use 4 drops - one on each slide rail, one smeared around on the barrel, and one on the disconnector. Drier than I used to run 1911s and other guns, but not completely dry.
Link Posted: 11/15/2012 12:04:56 PM EST
It's a machine with metal to metal contact and wear points lubricate accordingly.
Link Posted: 11/15/2012 12:27:41 PM EST
I've seen more Glocks fail from OVER lubrication than under.

- AG
Link Posted: 11/15/2012 12:29:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/15/2012 12:30:06 PM EST by BallisticTip]
Yes you can, unless you are shooting under water.
Link Posted: 11/15/2012 8:46:30 PM EST
One drop on each round in the magazine to make them slide in better.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 7:53:57 AM EST
Originally Posted By Aggie_Gunner:
I've seen more Glocks fail from OVER lubrication than under.

- AG


really? I don't see how that would even be a problem?
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 3:33:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By 1911greg:
Originally Posted By Aggie_Gunner:
I've seen more Glocks fail from OVER lubrication than under.

- AG


really? I don't see how that would even be a problem?


Oil in the striker channel=light strikes
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 4:43:21 PM EST
I am dousing mine with frog lube tomorrow. I don't go with no lube.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:43:30 PM EST
Originally Posted By BallisticTip:
Yes you can, unless you are shooting under water.


Ding, we have a winner! Regardless, yes you can, no you shouldn't but it will still work.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:16:49 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 7:18:53 AM EST by Aggie_Gunner]
Originally Posted By molar:
Originally Posted By 1911greg:
Originally Posted By Aggie_Gunner:
I've seen more Glocks fail from OVER lubrication than under.

- AG


really? I don't see how that would even be a problem?


Oil in the striker channel=light strikes


Bingo...

I run my ARs sloppy wet, and my Glocks almost dry. A drop on each slide rail is and a drop in the FCG is about all you need.

- AG
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:41:48 PM EST
I lubed my glock on the slide rails and in the connector once than shoot 1k rounds and had no problems. Theres videos online where guys shot over 5k without cleaning or lubing but the might be down now.
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