Glock Pistol Maintenance & Repair
Everything you need to know about maintaining and repairing your
Glock pistol including instructions for taking them apart, cleaning
them and enhancing them. Here is a list of procedures and reviews for maintaining, diagnosing and
repairing your Glock Pistol. While some may be written for a Glock 19 or 26,
most are applicable for all Glock pistols.
Glock 19 Pistol
Glock 26 Pistol
Glock 17 Pistol
Glock Diagram Exploded View & Parts
Exploded view of the Glock Slide Assembly along with parts information,
pictures and removal/installation instructions.
Glock Owner's Manual 2011
Glock Safe Action Pistols Manual for All Models.
Glock Pistol Maintenance
Glock Field Strip Instructions
Field stripping your pistol for normal cleaning or inspection consists
of dismantling it into its main component parts (slide, barrel, recoil
spring assembly, receiver & magazine). It comes apart in seconds. No special
tools are needed.
How To Lubricate Your Glock Pistol
Step by step instructions for lubricating your pistol as stated in the manual.
Installing & Removing Glock Parts
Procedures and instructions for removing, installing or replacing pistol component parts.
Field Inspection - Field Stripped
Step by step instructions for field inspecting your field stripped
pistol. These inspections should be performed any time the pistol has been
disassembled and reassembled to ensure proper operation. Other appropriate
times would be whenever a pistol is returned to service, bought, sold or
Field Inspection - Assembled
Step by step instructions for field inspecting your fully assembled
Form for inspecting pistols.
Scheduled Replacement Parts
As with every type of machine and all firearms, Glock pistols do have some
parts and occasionally require maintenance, adjustment or replacement.
Wearable parts are those that by their very nature will not maintain
absolute factory specifications forever and will need to be monitored
periodically for satisfactory function. Generally it is recommended that all
pistols be detailed disassembled and inspected by a certified armorer
at least annually.
Cleaning a pistol is fast and easy compared to many other handguns.
Normal cleaning requires field stripping the pistol into its main component
recoil spring assembly,
magazine). It comes apart in seconds. No special
Glock tools are needed.
Glock 19 Slide Disassembly & Cleaning
Step by step instructions with photographs for disassembling
and cleaning the slide of a G19 semi-automatic pistol. The
slide is one of the most neglected parts of a Glock. It is
important to periodically clean the slide and all of it's
components to ensure proper functioning.
Glock Magazine Disassembly & Cleaning
to last forever. The only reason you would need to
disassemble one would be to clean it or replace the magazine
spring. Disassembly is fast and easy (once you know what you
are doing). Removing the magazine
base plate (or floor plate) is the hardest part of the
disassembly process. It's not really hard. You just have to
do it once to know how much force to use and how to
manipulate the punch. The entire disassembly of the magazine
can be done in less than a minute. Here are the steps to
Cleaning Glock Magazines
Step by step instructions for cleaning 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.
Diagnosing & Repairing Your Pistol
Diagnosing & Repairing Glock Pistol Problems
How to diagnose and repair your pistol. Glock repair chart with common
problems, causes and corrections with related procedures for repairing
Parts Of A Glock
The pistol is a simple and reliable handgun. It hardly ever fails,
but if it does, individual parts can easily be replaced by the guns owner.
Here is some information about parts and how to remove and install
G19 Failure To Extract
Today I was shooting zombies at the range and I had my first failure
to extract (FTE) problem with my G19. That surprised me because
I have had my gun for four year now and I have put over 20,000 round
through it without any problems.
If you are thinking of getting a
Glock 19 and are looking into "what's bad about the G19", let me
save you some work. Here is a summary of what I found out.
Weak G26 Mag Spring Causes Failures
After many years of problem free shooting of his
friend began having failure to extract problems. To fix this, he cleaned his
gun, inspected the chamber, extractor, extractor spring and his magazines
looking for a problem. After calling customer service they suggested
that it was most likely an extractor problem and that he replace it.
G26 Extractor Problem
I was at the range yesterday shooting zombies with my G19. My
friend Carl was shooting his G26. About half way through our
session Carl had his first jam. Inspection of the jam revealed that
the slide was stuck in the rearward position, the empty 9 mm casing
was pulled about 1/4 inch out from the chamber and the top most
round of ammunition in the magazine was rubbing against it. To unjam
it he had to lock the slide back, remove the magazine and push out
the casing with a rod. Identical failure to extract (FTE) jams
happed about 5 more times during the remaining of our shooting
session (50 rounds of ammo).
Scratches on G26 Rails
The other day I was cleaning my G26 pistol before going to the
range and I noticed some scratches on the forward rails. Earlier
when I field stripped it, the slide seemed to get a little "stuck"
when I slide if forward and off the barrel. That wasn't normal but
it came off without too much difficulty. Then I saw the scratches. I
was afraid that the rails got jammed up against the slide and caused
a little marring or damage.
G26 Stuck Recoil Spring Rod
I took these pictures of my G26 stuck recoil spring rod. This problem
happened after I cleaned and reassembled my pistol.
Glock Failure To Extract
How to fix and repair your pistol. Repair chart with common
Glock problems, causes and corrections for repairing your pistol.
Gen4 Recoil Spring Recall
This is the letter that my friend received from Glock, Inc. along with the
replacement recoil spring for his Gen4 G17.
Pearce Grip Ext. Pinching Problem Fix
The Pearce Grip Extension for subcompact Glocks feels good in your hand and
gives you a better grip on your gun, but it pinches your pinkie finger every
time you shoot.
Glock Slide Won't Come Off
After you field strip and clean your pistol, once in a while, you
may forget to reinstall the recoil spring when you put it back together.
When you do that you quickly find that something is wrong and now you can't
get it apart again. You try field stripping it again but the slide won't go
forward. Now you're stuck with an inoperative gun that you can't
disassemble. What do you do?
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