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theargonaut 06-12-2011 05:12 PM

Just picked up my new G17 Gen3...couple questions
Hi folks. I just picked up my first handgun/glock and I have a few questions about it. When I was at the store the guy told me 3 places (i think) that I should lubricate before I shoot the gun for the first time but I can't seem to remember what he told me to use or where exactly on the gun he told me to and to lubricate. If someone could explain or point me in the right direction I'd appreciate it. Maybe use the Hoppe's? Can't remember.

Second. I noticed when I got home that the right side of my front sight is a tad higher than the left side. It bothers me a little bit but I'm sure it's not a big deal. My question is whether I should call the shop I purchased the gun from before shooting it and if this is a common new gun problem that can be fixed easily. Any info appreciated. Thanks!

knfxda 06-12-2011 05:46 PM

G19 in this video. Discuss...

theargonaut 06-12-2011 07:52 PM

Thanks for the link. I'll check it out. Any thoughts on the other stuff?

jovaitt 06-12-2011 11:59 PM

DO NOT PUT ANY OIL IN THAT GUN before you shoot it. If anything, you need to take it apart and clean any oil that IS in there OUT of it. Glocks do not require ANY oil to function, that one of the reasons they're so amazing. It's all metal on polymer, IT DOES NOT require oil.

Also, that is definitely not a common problem. However, I would try shooting it before you try to take it back. It might not make a difference, it's more the rear sight you have to worry about.

levelcross 06-17-2011 06:06 PM

The factory front sights are press in type and it is possible that the front sight got bumped at some point, check to make sure it is pressed it fully. If you want to replace it just pull it out with a pair of pliers and install a new sight, usually secures with a small nut, just use a drop of loctite on it and let it dry for a couple of hours.

As far as the lube, I like the video link above, Glocks like it dry other than a couple of drops ( SMALL ) of grease. Oil will only lead to a mess to clean up or a failure at the wrong time.

goretro77 06-17-2011 11:03 PM

Glocks do not require much oil but there are a few key spots.

Take the slide off and notice the metal to metal contact between the slide and the metallic tabs on the polymer frame serving as rails, a very small amount of grease there.

The barrel, of course needs a small amount of oil. inside and a tiny bit spread on the outside.

The trigger pull connector, small amount of oil or grease, right underneath the 'hook'. This makes your trigger pull smooth as can be.

StanDJ77 06-19-2011 02:11 PM

Thats right stay away from the oil or grease. The barrel is the only thing i lube;actually i soak it in ballistol. I guess every blue moon you could put a tiny drop on the rails like was mentioned

BlindOldMan 06-19-2011 02:43 PM

It won't be apparent until you've shot a lot of rounds through it, maybe upwards of 2,000 to 2,500 rounds, but note the wear marks on the G22 slide and barrel. This gun has about 4,300 rounds through it.

Sure, the gun will fire even without lube, but a small amount of lube in those areas will help prevent wear. Remember, it must be a *small* amount. If you put too much it will attract dirt, fouling and metal filings. The general debate has been whether the benefit of a small amount of lube outweighs the chance of attracting dirt/metal which can act as sandpaper between the frame and slide and the slide and barrel. Note that you don't need to lube the entire barrel or top of the slide, only the parts that make contact with each other.

g17frantz 07-08-2011 01:20 PM

Ill tell you what an Glock Armorer told me when I asked that same question. An Austrian drop of oil is about a half or even 3/4's less compared to an "American" drop of oil. They don't take much oil at all.

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