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Cleaning Glock Magazines

Step by step instructions for cleaning Glock magazines. They seem to last forever, but they should be cleaned periodically to ensure best performance. Cleaning them is fast and easy (once you know what you are doing). The hardest part is taking them apart for the first time. After that, it gets easier.

  
  

Glock Magazine Disassembled

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What Are Glock Magazines Made Of?

They are made of plastic and steel. The body (tube) is made of steel covered with plastic. The spring is steel. The follower, floor plate and insert are plastic. For more information about each part, hover and click on each part in the exploded view diagram.

Glock Magazine Follower Glock Magazine Spring Glock Magazine Floor Plate Glock Magazine Tube Glock Magazine Insert

Clickable Parts

Glock Magazine Parts

30Spring

31Floor Plate

31A Insert

32Tube

Glock Magazine Cleaning Instructions

No special cleaning solutions are required to clean the parts. An old toothbrush, q-tips, paper towels and soap and water are all that is needed. Most any household cleaning solution will do as well. I found that Windex makes the job fast and easy and does a great job. Just be sure to thoroughly dry each part before you put the magazine back together. DO NOT LUBRICATE THE MAGAZINE PARTS. Any type of lubricant will only attract dirt and grime and "dirty up" your Glock magazine faster.

The first step in cleaning a Glock magazine is to disassemble it. Only one tool, a Glock Armorers Tool or 3/32" punch is required to take the magazine apart. The procedure for disassembling is Glock Magazine Disassembly & Cleaning.




Part #32 - Clean The Body Well

Clean the inside and outside of the magazine well. Run a paper towel through it to dry.
Part # 31 - Clean The Floor Plate

Clean & dry the magazine floor plate. Use a brush to clean in the channels.
Part # 30 - Clean The Spring

Clean the magazine spring with a tooth brush and paper towels. Use care not to stretch or deform the spring.
Part # 31a - Clean The Insert

Wipe down the magazine insert to clean. Dry with paper towels or a clean dry cloth.
Part # 29 - Clean The Follower

Wipe down the magazine follower to clean. Dry with paper towels or a clean dry cloth.





Glock Magazine Reassembly

Reassemble the Glock Magazine by installing components in the reverse order.

 

 

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MIKE COVIELLO is a former aerospace engineer, now Web Designer/SEO Consultant. Hobbies include shooting zombies & reloading ammunition.