When you decide to own a gun, it is very important to understand your responsibilities as an owner. First, it is highly important to understand when is the right time to use your gun, and it is also essential that you understand the ways of taking care of your gun.

One of the most commonly chosen weapons is the Glock pistol. It comes in handy and lightweight but never fails in performing its task, especially during emergencies. As a responsible Glock pistol owner, you have to know the proper way of disassembling your Glock for cleaning and preventive maintenance.

The Steps on How to Properly Disassemble a Glock Pistol

Before you start disassembling your Glock pistol, it is highly recommended to prepare all the necessary materials for cleaning. By doing so, you get to save time and effort. You need to prepare the following materials ahead of time:

The materials are very easy to find.

Step 1 → Unload Your Glock Pistol

To be safe while cleaning your pistol, you have to make sure that it is unloaded from its ammunition. Check the chamber just to be sure that you have taken the ammo already. If you do not unload your Glock Pistol, there is a high chance that you can hit the trigger while doing the cleaning. This can lead to emergencies. 

In unloading the magazine chamber, make sure that you hold the pistol with your fingers and your thumb as support. Point the gun in a safe direction. 

Step 2 → Take the Barrel Out

The barrel is the long tube where the bullet comes out. To get the barrel out, you need to pull the slide back and then put the take-down levers until the barrel comes out. 

Step 3 → Remove the Pins

The first pin that you need to take out is the lock pin. In removing the lock pin, you need to secure your Glock pistol. You can do that by rolling it with duct tape. Then start driving the pin from left to right, and then the lock pin comes out when it is blocked accordingly. Always remember that the rule in putting the Glock back, first out first in. This means the lock pin is the first pin that you have to put together. 

Then it is time to remove the trigger pin. This step is quite tedious. You can remove the trigger pin by moving the slide stop lever to the front and the rear of the receiver while trying to push the trigger from left to right. In putting this pin back, slide stop the lever to prevent the trigger pin from slipping out. 

Step 4 → Remove the Locking Block

Remove the locking block by putting the amour’s tool under the locking block to try prying it up. Do the procedure with ease. 

Step 5 → Take the Trigger Assembly and Disassemble it

In taking the trigger assembly out, you just need to slightly pull the ejector, and automatically the trigger assembly comes out with ease. You also need to disassemble the trigger by pulling out the trigger bar and raising the crucible. 

Step 6 → Remove the Connector

You can remove the connector by pushing it out. For most recent Glock pistol models, you can use a flathead screwdriver to take the connector. 

Step 7 → Remove the Slide Lever Lock

Removing the slide lever lock is easy. You just need to push the spring down and go to the side. Once you wiggle your pistol, the slide lever lock falls right out of place. Keep an eye on each part so it won’t be lost. 

Step 8 → Remove the Magazine Catch

The magazine catch is the last part that should be removed. You need to remove it by bringing the rod to the slot on the side. It will pop out immediately. Using needle-nose pliers will aid the work to be done. 

An Important Reminder for Assembling the Glock Pistol

Disassembling the pistol is part of taking care of the Glock. This process is important because it helps in giving out a clean pistol. The rule of thumb is to put it back by following the first out first in rule. 

If you are not confident in doing the disassembling and assembling the Glock, always find someone who can.\ do the process for you. 

Conclusion

One of the responsibilities of a Glock pistol owner is the disassembly of the unit for it to be cleaned. The steps above clearly show how the process is done. In order not to be lost in putting the parts back, keep each part in the proper steps and only do the procedure if you’re very sure of how it is done.

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