Everyone knows what a Glock is.
It's one of the most recognizable semi-automatic handguns in the world, made by Glock Ges.m.b.H. in Austria. And it's best known for its notorious polymer plastic frame, which makes it a lightweight firearm that can hide under the radar.
Military and law enforcement around the world use them. And gun enthusiasts and fanatics have at least one stored away for a rainy day.
When it comes to a concealed carried weapon, Tommy Lee Jones's character from U.S. Marshals said it best— "Get yourself a Glock and lose that nickel-plated sissy pistol."
New York City police officer carry Glocks. Rappers constantly boast about their use. And even Saddam Hussein had one during his last hoo-rah. [via New York Times]
But no matter who you are or why you have a Glock, you need to know the basic disassembly and cleaning procedures to make sure your firearm will work when you need it to. Below are videos tutorials for most Glock models, showing you the basic field stripping procedure to the most detailed takedown.
This was the first of its kind— the Glock 17, the original 9x19mm Parabellum model. It has a standard mag capacity of 17 rounds and has seen several redesigns and inspired the rest of the Glock handgun models.
The first video gives a good explanation on disassembling and reassembling the Glock 17 CCW. It's pretty easy, as is all Glock guns, but you still have to think of safety first. Always make sure the weapon is NOT loaded! The second video is another detailed safety and disassembly guide that's just as helpful.
The Glock 19 is an oldie, but a goodie. It was first made available in 1988, primarily for military and law enforcement use, but over the years it's become a staple in every Glock fan's home. Check out the two videos below for the disassembly and reassembly instructions for field stripping.
This video will give you the proper procedure for stripping and cleaning the Glock 21 pistol (.45 ACP). It's a really straightforward procedure and applies to most other Glock models.
If you've ever wanted to know the correct way to detail strip the .40 cal Glock 22 pistol, you're going to learn in the first video below. As always, you will not need to the handgun's magazine for disassembly. Learn about the basic parts of the Glock 22, like the recoil spring and barrel. Very informative. The second video gives you the basic field strip.
This video will show you the basic field strip procedure for the Glock 23, a .40 S&W compact handgun. It's easy to follow and easy to do!
Here's a few helpful videos about the Glock 26, 9x19mm, subcompact handgun, nicknamed the "Baby Glock". The first is an in-depth guide, naming all the gun parts, along with complete disassemble and reassemble procedure. The second and third videos are detail strip guides, with the third focusing on changing the trigger spring. The other ones are quick, but useful, field stripping guides.
This guide for the Glock 27, .40 S&W, will show you how to disassemble, clean and properly lubricate the handgun. These cleaning instructions can be applied to the other models in this article.
If you own one of the Glock 30 pistols, you can feel the power of the .45 ACP in your hands. But before you can feel the power completely, you need to know the basics, like safety, disassembly and cleaning. Watch the videos below for a quick overview of these things on the Glock 30 handgun.
The Glock 33 is a .357 SIG and a powerhouse among the Glock pistols. But like the rest of the Glocks, its disassembly procedure is easy. This video applies to not only the Glock 33, but also the 17, 19, 21, 22, 31, 32, 35 and 36 models.
If you've ever tried to figure out how to disassemble your Glock magazine, this video guide will answer all of your questions. It's easy to follow and straight to the point. Remember— a clean gun isn't anything without a clean functional mag.