It is very important you know how to disassemble a Glock especially if you are a proud owner of this exceptional pistol. Scroll down and find out how you can easily and safely field strip your Glock.
How To Disassemble A Glock In Just A Few Minutes
A Glock pistol is one of those compact firearms ideal for concealed carry and used as a backup weapon in law enforcement. Although this weapon is small, it packs an exceptional punch. It can take down perpetrators in an instant provided that you have the skills to shoot it. And it is very important that you know how to disassemble a Glock for cleaning and maintenance. Below is the step by step procedures how you can field strip your Glock to keep it in tip-top shape.
Things you’ll need:
- Glock Armour’s Tool or a 3/32 punch
- Small flathead screw driver
- A pair of needle nose pliers
- Small bench block or a roll of duct tape
Step 1: Unload Your Glock
Make sure the gun is unloaded before you disassemble it. You need to check the chamber and make sure to remove any ammunition present.
Step 2: Remove The Barrel
First, you need to pull the trigger then pull the slide back about a quarter of an inch. Bring your take-down levers down then pull your top barrel assembly off. Set the barrel aside.
Step 3: Push The Lock Pin Out
Brace the lower part of the gun onto a bench block or a roll of duct tape. We will drive the pin from the left side of the firearm out to the right side. We start with pushing the locking block pin out.
Step 4: Push The Trigger Pin Assembly And The Trigger Pin Out
Push the trigger assembly pin out. Next, push the trigger-pin out. You may want to take your slide stop and wiggle it to make sure it comes out properly. Wiggling the slide stop allows the spring to not put pressure on that pin.
Step 5: Remove Slide Stop And Locking Block
You can now remove the slide stop. Then take your amour’s tool and lift up you locking block. It will just pop right out.
Step 6: Remove The Trigger Assembly
Now we’re going to remove the trigger assembly. Pull the ejector gently then the whole trigger assembly will come right out.
Step 7: Disassemble Trigger Mechanism
To disassemble the trigger mechanism, pull your trigger bar out and bring the crucible up. Now you’ll see the trigger spring. It needs to be in “S” shape when you re-install it and when you take it out. Remove the spring from the trigger bar then take out the spring.
Step 8: Remove The Connector
Now it is time to remove the connector. Current model Glocks have a small hole to push the connector out. For older model Glocks, you can use a flathead screw driver to take the connector out.
Step 9: Remove Slide Lever Lock
Now we’re going to remove the slide lever lock. There is a spring retaining your lock and you just need to push it down and go to the side, wiggle it and it will fall right out.
Step 10: Pull The Spring Out
Take a flathead screw driver and lift the spring a bit. With the use of your needle nose pliers, pull the spring right out.
Step 11: Remove The Magazine Catch
Now we’ll remove the magazine catch and we have to do it through the magazine well. You’ll notice a rod, that is the spring for the magazine catch. Bring the rod over to the slot on the side and just pop your spring out. Then you just push the mag catch button through. To remove the spring, use your needle nose pliers and just pull it out.
The Disassembled Glock
Now we have the gun completely disassembled. It is important to leave the trigger and ejector installed or as it is.
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— Weaponsmart (@Weaponsmart1) July 8, 2017
Watch this full tutorial video from sootch00 on how you can disassemble and reassemble a Glock easily!
Cleaning and maintenance is an essential part of gun ownership. We have to ensure our pistols are in top working condition every time we use it. Keeping your gun clean can increase its durability and avoid any reliability issues. Therefore, knowing how to disassemble a pistol can help you check, clean, and maintain it so it can achieve full functionality. Not only that, it can help you understand how your pistol works.
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