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Shooting reloads in a Glock

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Sandy Williams, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. Sandy Williams

    Sandy Williams North Carolina New Member

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    Does anyone shoot reloads in a Glock?
     
  2. Bigbaddude

    Bigbaddude West linn Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    All the time in my G19
     
  3. Sandy Williams

    Sandy Williams North Carolina New Member

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    I shoot a 23 and 26 and want to start reloading my own. Do you use the stock barrel or do you have an aftermarket? I'm a little concerned since it is not suggested to be a good idea in Glocks. They don't have as tight tolerances as other manufactures. the cases have wobble with less side support.
     
  4. Bigbaddude

    Bigbaddude West linn Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    All stock except the sights and a hard chrome slide.
    Its a second generation with thousand of reloads threw it.
     
  5. Sandy Williams

    Sandy Williams North Carolina New Member

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    Do you reload your own or purchase?
     
  6. 808hondacrguy

    808hondacrguy Eugene,OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    About 1000 factory reloads through my 3rd gen 19. Never had an issue or problem.
     
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  7. Bigbaddude

    Bigbaddude West linn Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My own
     
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  8. Sandy Williams

    Sandy Williams North Carolina New Member

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    Based on what I've discovered the problem comes from reloading rounds already shot from a Glock. Due to the lack of support for the case, bulges can develop causing the cases to become weaker. If I do begin to reload I believe it would be in my best interest to buy my cases.
     
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  9. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    If you check out any of the competition or Glock forums, you'll see sections on reloading. Many many people using factory and self reloaded ammunition in their Glocks.
     
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  10. Sandy Williams

    Sandy Williams North Carolina New Member

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    Thanks for the info. I'll do more digging.
     
  11. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Home-cast slugs all the time.. stock barrel.. like a normal person.
     
  12. Wayne

    Wayne Near Tacoma Active Member

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    That rumor is based on the older Glocks in 40 caliber, It has been corrected.
     
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  13. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I don't know, I'd be sceered! Afraid of a great, honking, mushroom shaped cloud of plastic and finger jelly!!!:eek:
     
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  14. Dreams of Steel

    Dreams of Steel Sherwood Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I have heard you shouldn't shoot lead bullets through a stock Glock barrel, but I have also read of people using hard cast and plated / jacketed bullets for reloads with no issues. I plan on getting a Lone Wolf barrel for my wife's Glock 19 so she can shoot my hard cast reloads without worry.
     
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  15. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    The whole idea of not shooting reloads in a glock is not using lead bullets in the polygon rifling.
    They collect lead. But if you use jacketed bullets when reloading it is fine
     
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  16. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    @mjbskwim has it right. The idea that reloads are bad in a Glock is primarily because of the lead issue. If you are going to shoot a lot of lead bullets, then just get a rifled barrel. If you are going to use plated bullets, don't worry about using the factory barrel and shoot away all the reloads you want.

    As far as the Glock bulge, that was only on the 40S&W case. There is actually a full-length brass sizer for that very purpose, which loads from the bottom and is pressed out the top for sizing away any trace of a bulge. If you're reloading 9mm, there's no bulge issue to even worry about.
     
  17. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    9mm is fine.
     
  18. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    This being said,I have read a few times about guys who shoot lead thru their glock barrels all the time with no problems
     
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  19. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    my 23 eats everything i feed it including LEAD! screw what everyone says, ive shot THOUSANDS of lead bullets thru my stock barrel. trick is to clean it. imagine that.
     
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  20. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    the glock bulge thing for 40 is definately a glock gen 1-early gen 3 case support issue.glock fixed this issue with later gen 3 barrels if you have a gen 3 with a pentagon proofmark on the barrel then it is the improved chamber support barrel. also, they made barrels with a stronger steel later on in gen 3 too. it is identifiable by a dot inside the pentagon proofmark.

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    ^^see the pentagon with dot.



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