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Discussion in 'Reloading' started by CodyK, May 10, 2020.

  1. CodyK

    CodyK Active Member

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    Plan is to get an aftermarket barrel for all my Glocks (already have one for my 17’s) so I can shoot lead out of them. If I get enough .40 brass I’ll get one to shoot that caliber. I loaded up a batch of 44 last night with the H110, and went and shot a few today. Now THAT is fun!!!!


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  2. rotor

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    I have a S&W629, 8" barrel. I know what you mean.
     
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  3. avvidclif

    avvidclif Sturgis '95, RFTW 2010

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    I shoot swaged coated lead bullets from my Glocks. I think that warning is the lack of rifling in a Glock may not stabilize the bullet and hurt accuracy.
     
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    No expert here but Glocks have polygonal rifling and the supposed danger is an increase in lead fouling with possible increased pressure in the barrel. I don't know how true this is but I shoot fmj in my Glocks. don't know if the coated bullets are safer than lead.
     
  5. Maverick44

    Maverick44 Certified All-American Gun Nut

    That is the issue, and it does actually exist. Proper and very frequent cleaning will supposedly stop it from happening if you insist on shooting cast. Jacketed rounds or an aftermarket barrel are better solutions.

    I cannot say with absolute certainty that coated bullets would work, but I cannot see any reason why they wouldn't. Lead fouling of the barrel is the issue, and the coating prevents that from ever happening. You can push coated bullets to pretty high velocities without leading becoming an issue. No common handgun round is ever going to approach these velocities.

    I have a gun that absolutely refuses to shoot lead. A single mag leaves the barrel looking like a sewer pipe. Powdercoated bullets fixed that issue.
     
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  6. CodyK

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    I’ve been loading Swamp Poppers in 9mm and .45, which are some sort of polymer coated lead. Supposedly the coating has a higher melting point than the lead.


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  7. lbbf

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    Not true. Glocks do have supported chambers. The first gen Glocks didn't have fully supported chambers and did have some trouble with the Glock kaboom but all others are fully supported. I've shot thousands of rounds from my glock, reloaded them and shot again.
     
  8. sergeant69

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    true. the issue has been addressed and resolved years ago. every mfg says don't shoot reloads. its a legal disclaimer lawyer driven thing.
     
  9. lbbf

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    Not sure what you are trying to say here. Early glocks did have less chamber support than newer glocks. Glock never did admit a problem but they did increase the chamber support. No semi auto pistol that I know of completely supports the brass. The feed ramps prevent that from happening. Here is a picture showing the change in support. I got the picture from http://www.thesixgunjournal.net/an-...-or-lack-thereof-in-glock-40-caliber-pistols/
     
  10. sergeant69

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    i'm agreeing with you about the chamber support being resolved in glocks years ago, as illustrated by the pic you just posted.
    as far as the reloading issue with glocks, theres no issue! they shoot reloads fine. but...try sending any pistol back that is malfunctioning and tell em you are shooting reloads in it and see what they say. or rifle. buddy just has a S&W 500 lock up on him so he called the factory and the first they said was are you shooting reloads in it. he of course said no and they said good/ok sent him a shipping label.
     


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