I clean my Glocks every ten thousand rounds whether they need it or not.
J/K I only ever did that once to my steel gun...the one I use to shoot steel matches. I wanted to see how long it could go between cleaning and still run. It went over 11,000 rounds...but every time it cycled, crud flew off the pistol and splattered my glasses and face. I looked like I was on a Texas oil gusher. I mean it seeped crud onto my holster...it was ugly.
I clean after every range session, and put 4 drops of oil on the rails weekly. You CAN shoot a Glock dry...but why? It's like punching Mike Tyson...you COULD...but I don't reccomend it. Better to be safe than sorry.
Don't over oil it...saturation can attract dust and dirt that can gum up the works. I live in the dry, dusty Sonoran Desert in Arizona, and dust is everywhere. So, I wiper her down and give her four drops of oil and she runs smooth as glass. The Glock tennifer finish is bullet proof, so you don't need to oil the outside of the pistol...I do it when I clean, but only give it a wipe down with a silicone cloth.
Take care of your kit, and your kit will take care of you.
"I am not afraid to go unarmed...I simply detest being unarmed. It is a contemptible and undignified condition in which to find oneself."
Last edited by Infidel; 12-03-2010 at 03:14 PM.
Reason: spelling like a monkey