Glock Pistol Lubrication Guide

I remember doing this once:


Posted on Glock’s own Facebook account.  The comments are pretty funny.

I don’t shoot all that much, but in my experience Glock’s run fine with little to no lubrication.  The dozens of torture tests out there show that.  Over lubrication definitely seems more detrimental than no lubrication at all.

Glock-LogoI know I said in the title I lubed my Glocks once… but I actually do follow those steps (which are the same as what the manual suggests) after every time I clean them, which isn’t often at all.

Thoughts?  What’s the “in” lube now?  Am I old school for still using Hoppes #9 / CLP?

Hat tip: Arthur



hnl.flyboy June 23, 2013 at 01:02 am

In for me is FrogLube. Wintergreen fresh!! A lot more acceptable to others than Hoppe’s #9. I have no problem with it’s smell, but apparently others do.

DoubleTap June 23, 2013 at 02:23 pm

+1 for Froglube !!!!!

Hunter57dor July 5, 2013 at 11:55 am

froglube, yes!

its gotten to the point where its no longer just a gun cleaner/lubricant, its getting put on other stuff around the house as well.

pretty sure if froglube made a motor oil, it would go in my car.

Jeff January 23, 2016 at 07:42 am

Don’t you have to heat the material before Frog Lube will be effective? I read that on a site promoting Frog Lube. Stopped me from using it

Dr. Dave June 23, 2013 at 02:59 am

From my pocket knife to the .50 ma duce and 40mm Mk 19, and especially running surpresed, short bbl DI AR-15s and M-4s, ive had GREAT results with Slip 2000 EWL. Its synthetic, non petrolium based, usable as a dry or wet lube, slippery, and seems to resist heat and friction well. It seems to slow or reduce how fouling builds up on metal, making it easier to clean your guns and keeping them in the fight longer. Rather mediocre protection against corrosion, but I swear its so great itll make you a sandwich after you take it to bed.

Doyletoo June 23, 2013 at 05:04 am

I’m trying a similar lube called Fireclean. No smell, no mess, and its supposed to (I just started using because of this claim) “condition” the metal surfaces with repeated use so that carbon doesn’t cake on and can be easily wiped off without scrubbing.

elephantrider June 23, 2013 at 11:23 am

Same here. Fireclean is the most recent lubricant I’ve used on my Glocks. They seem a bit smoother just from hand cycling them. Haven’t had a chance to fully test their easier cleaning claims, but Fireclean did sem to do a good job og getting some residual carbon off of the the feedramp and chamber area while I was applying it.

There’s no sense in messing around with crappy lubes like Hoppes. If you want to save some money just go spend $5 on a lifetime supply of Mobile 1 “gun lube.”

Tito June 23, 2013 at 06:05 am

I use Italian Gun Oil……..

Critter June 23, 2013 at 06:08 am

Mobil 1 10w30 seems to work pretty good.

Hyperborean September 27, 2019 at 02:16 pm

5w30 is a better all weather oil

Eric June 23, 2013 at 09:32 am

I always lubricate my Glock exactly like this after every 4 or 5 thousand rounds.

phoenixNFA June 23, 2013 at 10:11 am

rem oil and shooters grease. rem oil everywhere in this photo (just a bit, not too much) and shooters grease on the barrel hood and one small dab on the rails.

SittingDown June 23, 2013 at 11:51 am


Asdf June 23, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Hoppes #9 isn’t a lube.

ENDO-Mike June 23, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Oops updated to add CLP!

Frank June 23, 2013 at 09:53 pm

They make lube.

Al Cohol June 23, 2013 at 01:19 pm

Clean my glock about once a month. I don’t like a dirty gun and since I carry it every day it does get some lint in it. I prefer a clean gun if its gonna be rubbing up on me.

Switched to Froglube recently. I dig it. I like having the paste for lubing the connector spot, barrel, on the flat of the slide, and the liquid for the slide cut outs for the rails.

Joe June 23, 2013 at 01:56 pm

Eezox works great. Hard to find down here in Florida but its all I use. And plentiful back in NY

Ira June 23, 2013 at 02:02 pm

“I occasionally store my Glock near gun oil. good enough for me.” – hahahaha fucking priceless

Bill June 23, 2013 at 07:46 pm

I’m a Dapper Dan man myself!

BBJones June 24, 2013 at 01:44 pm

We only have FOP.

Frank June 23, 2013 at 09:54 pm

Thanks for the post! I’ll try this on my Austrian made piece.

Crunkleross June 24, 2013 at 01:43 pm

I only use the fresh morning dew gently licked from the labia of tall blonde Aryan super models.

elephantrider June 24, 2013 at 08:18 pm

Hopefully it only takes a few drops of that to fully lubricate your whole Glock?

Thievin Stealburg July 3, 2013 at 10:57 am

You gatta get on that weapon shield tip Mike. It’s my jam.

Jeff March 26, 2014 at 09:04 am

FireClean, all the way. 6,000 rounds and counting. Looks like 10 rounds worth of fouling! For safety’s sake, I’m going to clean it after my next 500 rounds this weekend! Action is like buttah!

Gman December 13, 2016 at 10:09 am

I may or may not catch hell for this, but I have Mobil 1 0w30 full synthetic oil in a hyperdermic syringe, I put about 60cc in a small container and thoroughly mix the oil with powdered graphite and put it in the syringe with the oil. This allows me to get the single drop called for and my trigger is more smooth than any aftermarket or factory glock trigger I’ve pulled. Graphite is an amazing substance where metal meets metal, mos2 made by liqui-moly is in another syringe mixed with a small amount of 0w30 mobile 1. It’s a very light oil but definitely hangs around for the duration of several range trips. And FYI, “I don’t want FOP, god dammit!”

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