Quantcast
  1. Sign up now and join over 35,000 northwest gun owners. It's quick, easy, and 100% free!
  2. Join us for BBQ and prizes after we cleanup North Fork Wolf Creek on Saturday, August 27th!
    Dismiss Notice

Easiest/Hardest handgun to disassemble and clean?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by JimmyS1985, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. JimmyS1985

    JimmyS1985 St.Louis Active Member

    Messages:
    433
    Likes Received:
    142
    As it says in the thread title.

    I've seen some hard handguns to clean, almost makes it no fun to go shooting.

    When I bought my handgun which is the sidearm that the military uses, I figured I couldn't go wrong, and it seems that I was right, (although Ive heard some pretty harsh criticisms towards it due to it being a 9mm and not a .45 ACP 1911). It is so easy to disassemble it has to be the easiest handgun to disassemble, you press this button and flip down a switch and the slide comes off real easy.

    Since I only own one firearm, it makes it hard for me to be a judge of which ones are easy and hard to disassemble.

    Does anyone know if the FiveseveN, glocks, or 1911 are difficult to disassemble and clean?
     
  2. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    6,003
    Likes Received:
    6,584
    Ruger Security Six is the easiest. A small screwdriver to take off grips and 45 seconds later it's completely stripped down.
     
  3. jonn5335

    jonn5335 Longview Active Member

    Messages:
    840
    Likes Received:
    220
    My beretta 92A1 is the easiest semi auto field strip I've done vs Ruger,Glock,S&W and tauras none of them were hard to break down just a few more steps and as far as a 9mm goes I've had guys that drink the 45 acp kool aid and for that matter 40S&W tell me that a 9mm flat out was'nt lethal including a deputiy sheriff but have yet to find one of them that was willing to stand in front of one. I have nothing against 45's but I like to shoot a lot and when I do I usually take 4-5 boxes of 9 vs 1 box of 45
     
    Burt Gummer and (deleted member) like this.
  4. NCW Ray

    NCW Ray Sunny Eastern Washington Active Member

    Messages:
    209
    Likes Received:
    27
    I went from a fully loaded, round in the chamber to completely field stripped in just under 10 seconds for my M&P. Is it the Easiest/Hardest...who knows, plenty easy for me though.

    Also funny observation of this thread...second reply and the 9mm vs. .40s&w vs. .45acp caliber debate was brought into it...don't quite know how that fits into the thread title of "Easiest/Hardest handgun to disassemble and clean?" :bluelaugh:
     
    mjbskwim and (deleted member) like this.
  5. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,686
    Likes Received:
    342
    I agree that Beretta 92/M9s are super easy, but I think Glocks are a little easier. 1911s are kinda a pain if you ask me, but it is what it is. Some people will say that 1911s are the easiest, but you'll NEVER convince me of that, and you'll sound stupid telling me that. I don't like having to have tools to take a gun apart, like SOME 1911s. Most newer autos are pretty easy though. Hardest I've ever fine have been some 1911s and a Ruger MK I.
     
  6. ArgentineSteel

    ArgentineSteel Vancouver, WA Active Member

    Messages:
    289
    Likes Received:
    104
    I always found my Ruger Mark I, II hardest. Never mastered that flip.
     
  7. Toxic6

    Toxic6 Higher then a PDX hipster (~10,000 ft higher) Active Member

    Messages:
    727
    Likes Received:
    156
    How thorough of a cleaning? Most modern automatics that I have messed with are pretty easy to field strip...usually just a single button or pin and it comes apart, though I have to say pulling the cylinder out of a revolver is (usually) easier. Yugo zastava m70 pistol gave me hell so was one of the hardest for me- until someone explained to me that it was like an old 1911, and then explained to me how an old 1911 came apart lol.
     
  8. One-Eyed Ross

    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,367
    Likes Received:
    751
    I can (and have) completely unloaded, cleared, disassembled, assembled and function checked a 1911 (blind folded) in less than three minutes. How in the world can some one think that it is hard to do? (Of course, the 1911s I used in the Army were manufactured during WWII and still being used 40 years later)...
     
  9. Toxic6

    Toxic6 Higher then a PDX hipster (~10,000 ft higher) Active Member

    Messages:
    727
    Likes Received:
    156
    In my case, everything i had handled had a pin/button on the side or a trigger gaurd that pulled out.......going to something that used a front button i.e. the guide rod to hold a cover over the front of the slide was a little alien to me LOL. I had no instructions, and could not find anyone who even knew what an m70 even was (they asked ak?).
     
  10. oasis618

    oasis618 Tacoma, Wa Active Member

    Messages:
    955
    Likes Received:
    87
    The Browning Buckmark is a tricky one to take apart if you don't what you're doing. After I watched a video on youtube it made a lot more sense though.
     
    mjbskwim and (deleted member) like this.
  11. dcghostrider

    dcghostrider Portland Member

    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    19
    +1 on the Ruger. Major pain in the ***, especially if you flip it the wrong way.




     
    skydiver and (deleted member) like this.
  12. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

    Messages:
    929
    Likes Received:
    158
    Yup. me too. Once you know the secret it's easy. Just don't need to clean it that often and wind up going to Youtube.
     
  13. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,665
    Likes Received:
    357
    Another vote for the Ruger. I just boresnake it and toothbrush and spray out what I can with it locked open. Its not that I can't do it, its just not fun. Fortunately, the Ruger is so simple it can be abused and left dirty and will still run fine. :)

    I also had a Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" that was kind of hard to put back together. It would go back together improperly assembled and then it would not come back apart. Fortunately that never happened to me but it made you be very careful.
     
  14. glockman99

    glockman99 Hoquiam, WA. Active Member

    Messages:
    241
    Likes Received:
    78
    I guess we are talking beyond a basic "field-strip"?

    Easy...Colt 1911, Glocks, Ruger DA revolvers.
    Hard...Walther PPK, Llama Omni.
     
  15. mortre

    mortre Yelm, WA Active Member

    Messages:
    232
    Likes Received:
    31
    Hardest I would have to say would be a S&W revolver. The only instructions I found said you needed special sizes of screw drivers and a brass punch, so I stopped there. Easiest would be just about any autoloader, with a few exceptions like the ruger mkII

    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk
     
  16. ThemGunsThough

    ThemGunsThough RIP City! Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    735
    Likes Received:
    272
    A Hi-Point C9
     
  17. reidl

    reidl clark county Member

    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    9
    Ruger Mark III. I only clean now when it start jamming.
     
    mjbskwim and (deleted member) like this.
  18. Elitepaintballproductions

    Elitepaintballproductions Oregon Member

    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    8
    Glocks
     
  19. hatchj

    hatchj Milwaukie, OR Member

    Messages:
    152
    Likes Received:
    24
    Hi powers are pretty easy. lock the slide back with the safety, push the slide stop out, let the slide come forward and that's it. I don't really know if it can get easier then that. I would put the walther p22 on the other end of the spectrum. Fun to shoot though.
     
  20. bikejunkie

    bikejunkie Salem Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    631
    Likes Received:
    294
    Glock is far and away the easiest. Make sure its unloaded, pull down the takedown lever, slide the slide forward, recoil spring and barrel laying on table in 10 seconds if you take your time. Springfield XD/XDm virtually identical except for a dis-assembly lever rather than a spring loaded clip like the glock. Still a 10 second field strip