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can I reload 40s&w for a glock

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by kasper7106, Jul 28, 2011.


  1. kasper7106

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    I have a lee reloading manual and it says not to shoot reloaded 40s&w through a glock because of its lack of a fully supported chamber. Is there any truth to this? I just ordered dies and some 40s&w bullets to load in my G-27 and my M&P40. The M&P should be fine but am I gonna have to order a after market barrel?
     

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  2. ChrisJn

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    Never had a problem in my G22, G27 or G35, all Generation 3, using reloads with Berrys plated bullets.

    I tell a lie. Had to change my dies from RCBS to Lee because they didn't totally remove the bulge in some cases.
    Never had a problem since.
     

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  3. Wooderson76

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  4. FLSlim

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    CYA by Lee I think. All I shoot is reloads (jacketed) in my gen 3, G23 (except for SD rounds). I've had good results using WSF and Power Pistol. Many recommend an aftermarket barrel if you shoot lead. I stay away from max loadings to keep on the safe side. The general theme seems to be that earlier Glock generations might have had looser chambers/less support which may have caused some issues.
     
  5. Zombie Steve

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    The newer generation glock barrels have much more support than the older versions.

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  6. truckmsl

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    Absolutely yes.

    If you use the stock barrel you probably won't get as many reloads out of your cases as you would with an aftermarket barrel due to the generally tighter and non-tapered chambers in the aftermarkets.
     
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  7. freakshow10mm

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    Yes it's fine to load .40 S&W for a Glock. Same rules apply to any other combination: Don't load stupid.
     
  8. Paul_J

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    Like others have said, it works just fine especially if you have a newer Glock in .40S&W.

    I load using an old single stage Redding with Lee dies. My stuff shoots better and more accurate than the cheap Federal or WWB I get from Wal-mart. I get my FMJ bullets from Zero. Two of my friends load .40 using Dillons and have also had no trouble with their Glocks.
     
  9. SJ 40

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    I do for every gun and caliber I own except for 22 long rifle,including two Glocks. Load safe and sane and have Fun! SJ 40
     
  10. IndyGunFreak

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    Exactly this....
     
  11. D. Manley

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    That's it in a nutshell. The Lee manual is little more than 3rd party information gleaned from other sources and presented in a single volume. Unfortunately, the commentary that goes with it is dated and little effort is put forth to keep it current. As reloading manuals go, I put the Lee in the "beats nothing" category. Truth is, if you compare Glock's current models with other brands of similar combat pistols you might be surprised what you find.
     
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  12. Fire_Medic

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    I loaded 40SW a while back for more than a year specifically for a G23 and a Glock 35, both running factory barrels. Make sure you get a good set of dies and that your sizing die is adjusted "properly". I never had any issues.

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  13. Colorado4Wheel

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    Since when do LWD make a Black Barrel. They are all stainless.
     
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