Glock 19 Basic Field Strip

A few years ago I purchased a Glock 19 and have found it to be a very good handgun that is reliable, accurate (for a smaller pistol) and fun to shoot.

Glock 19

Glock 19

It feels good in my hand and is small enough to be a conceal carry although much bigger than a Ruger LCP and other very small pistols. I prefer the 19 to those types simply because I feel that I have much more control of the weapon and much better accuracy. I can actually hit the target with the Glock 19!

The 19 is also a very simple pistol to do a quick field strip on after shooting. You can literally take it apart in 15 seconds or less. Do a quick cleaning and you are back together in no time. The Glock 19 must be the easier field strip pistol there is!

This post will give a brief description on how to do a basic disassemble and reassemble (simple field strip) of the Glock 19. I also include some pictures and a short video for your enjoyment.

Step 1: Make sure the magazine is out and the weapon is cleared. Meaning there are no rounds in the firearm.

Step 2: Point the pistol at the ground and pull the trigger making sure it is released

Step 3: Located the two ‘release levers’, one on each side of the weapon. See Picture Below

Glock 19 Release Lever

Glock 19 Release Lever

Step 4: Place your right hand on top of the pistol in the manner shown in the picture below. Of course, if you are left handed use your left hand.

Glock 19 Hand Release

Glock 19 Hand Release

Step 5: Slightly pull back on the top part of the pistol moving it about a quarter of an inch or so.

Step 6: While holding the top of the pistol back push down on the two release levers with your thumb and index finger.

Step 7: Slide the top of the pistol off.

Glock 19 Field Strip

Glock 19 Field Strip

Glock 19 Disassembled

Glock 19 Disassembled

Step 8: Remove the recoil spring and barrell.

Glock 19 Recoil Spring Removed

Glock 19 Recoil Spring Removed

Glock 19 Recoil Spring & Barrell

Glock 19 Recoil Spring & Barrell

Step 9: Clean the weapon of any grit and grim.

Step 10: Lightly lubricate the metal parts of the pistol.

Glock 19 Trigger Assembly

Glock 19 Trigger Assembly

Glock 19 Cleaning

Glock 19 Cleaning

Step 11: Reassemble the pistol in the reverse order that you took it apart.

That is it! You are done with a basic field strip and ready to go shoot.

Glock 19 Case & Magazines

Glock 19 Case & Magazines

Video!

Glock 19 Field Strip

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  1. admin says:
    Nice write up KPiper. Keep more like this coming. Thanks for sharing.
  2. jsilverton says:
    This is a great post on the Glock 19 and how easy it is to basic field strip. Nice pictures and video. To the point and quick. Some videos the people go on and on and I click away. I like the training videos to be fast paced and to the point like this one.
  3. MJ says:
    This is a nice video. Short and sweet. The Glock 19 looks to be very easy to take apart. I have never shot that pistol but wonder how accurate it is compared to a full sized weapon.

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