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How to Disassemble a Glock in Just a Few Minutes
The Glock Pistol
A Glock pistol is one of those compact firearms, ideal for concealed carry and is 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 you have the skills to shoot it. It is very important to know how to disassemble a Glock for cleaning and maintenance.
Below is the step by step procedures to a Glock detail strip to keep it in tip-top shape.
Glock Cleaning Supplies :
- Glock Armour's Tool or a 3/32 punch
- Small flat-head screwdriver
- A pair of needle-nose pliers
- Small bench block or a roll of duct tape
How to Disassemble a Glock | Instructions:
Step 1. Unload Your Glock
First, make sure the gun is unloaded before you disassemble it. Then, you need to check the chamber and make sure to remove any ammunition present.
Step 2. Remove the Barrel
Next, 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.
Now, set the barrel aside.
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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 also start by pushing the locking block pinout.
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Step 4. Push the Trigger Pin Assembly and the Trigger Pin Out
Push the trigger assembly pinout. Next, push the trigger pinout. 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 the pin.
- Glock disassembly tool
- Black finish
- The tool measures approximately 3 5/8'' from end to end
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.
- Measures 12" Diameter
- Brushed Aluminum Sign
- Predrilled Hole for Mounting
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 screwdriver 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 screwdriver 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
This time, we'll remove the magazine catch and we have to do it through the magazine well. You'll notice a rod–which 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.
- GLOCK magazine pouch
- Holds up to 10 GLOCK magazines
- GLOCK Logo on Flap
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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Watch this hickok45 Glock cleaning video for step-by-step Glock slide disassembly instructions:
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. Thus, knowing how to disassemble a pistol can help you check, clean, and maintain it so it can achieve full functionality.
More importantly, Glock disassembly can also help you understand how your pistol works.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on October 5, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy