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PPCRUSA: It looks like you have your "ducks in a row, " it was my understanding that the copper lube is a break in lube anyway... I wouldn't sweat it. I lube my Glocks very sparingly, and use a lot of dry lube. No use picking up pocket fuzz and sand. For a carry gun, no wet lube behind the primer of the loaded round...as the gun is holstered, it migrates to the firing pin hole, increasing the chance of a misfire. Taking rounds, and doing malfunction drills is complicated. :) Hydra Shoks are the best bullet shape that I have seen for relability in a HP/SP. Good shooting!
 

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:D Hello Glock fans! I have a long slide compertition that I had a Gunsmith port the barrel on.He boared 4 holes in the end of the barrel for port holes.Sorta felt sorry for him,he quoted the price before he did the work!!! Told me he burned up 3 carbide drill bits doing the work.His expreshion was that a diamond was about the only thing harder than the steel in a Glock barrel.I can't see worrying about a blow up with steel this hard. I am CAL.....
 

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I have been using a product called "never seize" for about 8 or 9 years now. It is an automotive anti seize compound for lug nuts or other parts. A little goes a loooong way. It sort of copper plates the parts and seems to hold up very well. Cant say I've tested it at 30 below, but cold and hot dont make much difference to it. Also looks a lot like Glock factory lube, but I'm not a chem engineer.
 

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Breakfree on all guns....The Copper based lube from the factory is for breakin and will last a long time while gun is in the box waiting to go into service....

King, this is a great site...Mitch
 

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:D Malainse. If ya woulda stuck around a little longer ya coulda gone to BARNES & NOBLE with me and ya coulda atched me buy some MORE books,like I aint got enough already. Glad ya decided to look us up. Now ya know how great a bunch a guys we gots around here. Im glad tahave ya partner. Da KING. 8) 8)
 

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Gentlemen,
I use Mil-Tec and 1-XR on my 36 as well as my other Glocks. The 1-XR is a light synthetic grease. I have never had a problem with the grease attracting foreign matter. My carry guns are cleaned at least once a week or when fired. My cleaning regiment includes using a pipe cleaner to clean the firing pin channel. I have never had a problem with oil in the firing pin channel, but have seen problems on some guns I've cleaned for others. I have also seen misfires due to hydralic lock caused by oil in the firing pin channel. I shoot a lot of lead reloads in my mdl. 21 with the FO barrel. It works great and it's the only way I could afford to shoot it as much as I do. Think I'll get a FO barrel for the 36 too. It would be great for the BUG matches in IDPA!!! By the way, what's a malfunction??
 

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Unfortunately the G36 I spoke of is now gone. It had some issues pop up that were not acceptable to me. I still own a Glock however, just not that particular gun mentioned in the top of this posting.
 

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ppcrusa,
Tell me more! I own a 36, I would be interested in your "issues"!!
Savage
 

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Yes, count one more 36 owner interested in what issues were found dealing with your 36....
 

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Well, the main thing was it started to malfunction. Had some FTF issues.
I also noticed the trigger got heavier with time.
Accuracy fell off(probably due to trigger).
I tore it down and noticed the striker and safety plunger were taking a beating too. I didn't put many rounds through this gun at all.
The safety plunger had little "dings" all over the contact area that meets the firing pin/striker. I found this very troubling. It looked almost like someone was using a sharp screwdriver and a hammer and hitting the plunger ledge.
The firing pin area that contacts that plunger was also taking a similar beating.
In light of all that mess happening, I decided to ditch it. However, the replacement was not any better. A Para Ordnance PXT Carry. It jammed on every other round, had horrible accuracy, and showed accelerated wear after 150 rds. By accelerated I mean massive metal peening on the barrel/slide contact area. It left..
Then came DUD Springfield Champion. Another junker. Had one FTE. No big deal. Slide serrations so sharp they cut into your hand and make you bleed. Was shooting 4" -6" high at 10 yds. Shot to the left as well. Slide to frame fit was tight and gritty. The frame rails were just simply horrible. Huge tool marks. Sear was also messed up, a very bad MIM part that had visual defects. Sent to Springfield. They kept it over 6 weeks, and all they did was replace the front sight and grind some metal off the frame rails where the barrel contacts. Sucky gun with equal sucky "repair" service. SOLD IT.

Now I own a SW1911 and am happy after all that mess.
 

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PPCruse, All that happened to you in 18 days. Your first post was jan the 3rd. Wow you trade guns more than I do. Or did I miss something in your post. Regards, Byron
 

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Went back and checked your original post, now I understand. It's an old post from a year ago that you added to.

Concerning small 1911's. I have a stainless ultra carry that has been very reliable(100%) since the break in period. During the first 300 rds I had 3 failures to feed, and none since. I own 4 Kimbers, one of each size in 45acp, and a new stainless target in 10mm. They are all 100% reliable guns. The 10mm would feed empty cases straight out of the box. Mabe you should try a kimber.

Both of the glocks I have owned have been completely reliable. They were both full size though, a m20 & a m 31. I just never could get used to the triggers on them. Regards, Byron
 

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I got my G36 Glock as a Christmas present two years ago. At the time I was packing a G22 in a Kramer horsehide belt scabbard every day. I was considering stepping up to a .45 and was toying with the idea of a Kimber or a G30 Glock for some time. I went to the local indoor gun range and rented a G30, G36 and a small Kimber Pro Carry. I spent the afternoon shooting the three pistols and burned around $100.00 of .45 ammo in the process. Personally, I found that all three pistols did the job. All were accurate and reliable. Rental pistols at this range are well broken in and most of their reliability problems already solved. I also found the trio to be comfortable to shoot and carry. I had a Law Concealment Systems pouch in my range bag. It will allow carry of any handgun inside the waistband. While I was shooting one I was carrying one of the others.
Toward the end of the afternoon I found that the G36 fit my G22 Kramer belt scabbard. The holster was about one inch longer than the G36 in the slide area but other than that it was a perfect fit. As I finished shooting and cleaning up I marveled at just how much more comfortable the G36 was than the G22 I had been carrying daily for the last year. When I went to turn in my rentals I still had the G36 in my Kramer. I really hated turning it in. Later that day I ordered a G36 at my local dealer. When I told my wife she agreed to pay for it as my Christmas present.
Over the past two years my G36 has been a paragon of comfortable carry, reliability and accuracy. I am a bit of a gun whore. Over my 30 years of concealed carry I have rarely used the same gun for more than six months to a year. There always seems to be a pretty face or better weapon coming down the pike. I have probably spent more on CCW holsters over the years than many have on handguns. The fact that the G36 has been riding my hip for over two years is a testimony to the design, accuracy, reliability, and usefulness of this weapon.
 
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