Our friends over at Patrol Tactical have put together a very thorough video on how to lubricate a Glock Gen 4 pistol. And while they have said that they intend to make a video pertaining to the cleaning of the Glock as well, we know that there is an extremely pressing issue in regard to cleaning this type of weapon. “Are your products safe to use on polymer frames?”
The answer is dependent on the product. Our Gun lube and EWL were primarily designed as lubricants, although due to the nature of these products they clean, and they clean well! In fact the U.S. Army technically classifies them as a CLP(Cleaner, Lubricant & Protectant). However as we developed these as fully synthetic lubricants, rather than deriving them from a petroleum distillate, they do not have an adverse effect on polymers, meaning they are safe to use on every part of the gun.
As for our clean-only products, you need to be a little more careful. The 725 cleaner is safe to use on all surfaces of this gun, and is a great way to cut through grease quickly and thoroughly. That being said though, our Carbon Killer is not safe for all surfaces.
Carbon Killer is exclusively designed to work on metal components only, and while it wont dissolve the frame, it could possibly warp it if left soaking in Carbon Killer. Furthermore it can damage many finishes, which is why it’s best to only use on internal/metal components with baked on carbon. (After using our cleaning products make sure to re-lubricate the metal surfaces immediately to prevent rusting.
We want to say thanks again to Patrol Tactical for sharing their video with us, and we hope that it answered any questions you may have had about lubricating the fine weapon that Glock produces.