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Why You Should Not Polish Your Glock

Posted by Ghost Inc. on

When it comes to the firearms industry, one name consistently stands above the rest. Glock firearms have consistently been rated among the most popular handguns in the world, particularly in the United States. There are a number of reasons why Glock handguns have become so coveted. First, they are incredibly light, allowing the user to fire the weapon without getting tired. In addition, the light weight of a Glock handgun allows us to have a much larger capacity. The ability to fire more rounds without reloading is also attractive. Finally, Glock handguns are also popular because they do not have to be cleaned regularly.

Despite this last point, many people insist on polishing a Glock handgun anyway. There are a number of reasons why Glock owners need to stay away from polishing their firearms. In the end, polishing a Glock can have a detrimental impact on its functionality and longevity. To further this point, Ghost inc strongly discourages the polishing of Glocks and suggests you rely on professionals for help when needed. 

Glock Metal Is Different

One of the major differences between Glock handguns and other firearms is the metal that is used to make the gun. Certain parts of the Glock go through the “Tenifer” process. While this contributes to the exceptionalism of the Glock firearm, the metal underneath the surface is also soft. The hardening process has only been used on the surface. When someone goes to polish the Glock handgun, they risk removing the surface hardening of the Glock weaponry.

When this happens, the soft metal underneath the surface is exposed. This can make Glocks vulnerable to becoming dysfunctional and unreliable. There is a reason why Glocks don’t have to be cleaned and polished regularly. This hardening process has been used to set them apart. Polishing the Glock could end up ruining this process, placing various parts of the firearm at risk.

Damaging the Trigger Pull Mechanism

One of the major risks that people take when polishing the Glock is damaging the trigger pull mechanism. This is where removing the hard shell via polishing can pose some serious problems. Typically, when someone polishes the trigger pull of a Glock, it is going to feel great for about 100 rounds.

After this, the quality is going to start to go downhill quickly. First, the trigger is going to feel a bit gritty. People may feel like they are having to pull the trigger harder than they were in the past. Then, false stages are going to develop. This means that people will feel like the trigger is clicking as they pull back on it. Finally, the trigger will fail to function entirely.

What has happened is that the parts in the trigger mechanism have battered each other to death. Now, the parts don’t work at all. They need to be replaced completely. Polishing a Glock can lead to serious trigger damage. Do not do this.

Rusting the Barrel

Next, some people like to polish the barrel of the Glock. Because this is the most visible part of the weapon, it is easy to see why. Sadly, polishing the barrel of a Glock is going to lead to similar problems.

When someone polishes the barrel, this makes it prone to rusting. People may not notice it at first; however, when the cloth or cotton is pulled out of the barrel, there is going to be rust present. Because there is only a thin layer of metal on top, removing this layer and replacing it with rust is going to impact its performance quickly. People may notice the gun is not firing as smoothly or they are losing accuracy. Avoid polishing the barrel for this reason.

Impacting the Angles of the Parts

Finally, when people polish a Glock, the risk impacting the angles at which the parts come together. A Glock is a durable but delicate firearm. The parts need to work together to produce the exceptional results to which people have become accustomed. If someone polishes, sands, and grinds the parts in an effort to get them shiny, the shape is going to warp and the angles are going to change. This is going to impact the performance of the Glock, leading to serious reliability issues down the road.

Trusting the Professionals Instead

Anyone who is having a problem with a Glock handgun needs to make sure they trust the professionals for help. While people like to take care of their own firearms, this means providing quality care for them when required. Count on the trained professionals to keep your Glock working reliably for years to come.

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