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Glock 17 Gen 3 [AMMO QUESTION]

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Jbrizzel, Feb 10, 2012.

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  1. Jbrizzel

    Jbrizzel Glock Talk

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    I found a old 9mm box of ammo in storage and was curious if I would have any concerns shooting them with my Glock 17 Gen 3?

    If you look closely, some of the 9mm bullets looks newer then the other ones.

    Here is a picture I took of them:

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  2. Radian

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    Dude, if you don't know chain of custody don't fire it.

    that could be uncle billy bobs proof loads.

    9mm costs 250 per 1000, new fingers and picking pieces of a gun our of your face is not worth the savings.
     

  3. Jbrizzel

    Jbrizzel Glock Talk

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    Alright. Well they were my family members and they kept them in average temperature in the house hold for maybe 10 years. I guess it's not worth the risk like you said.
     
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    cadillacguns Millennium Member

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    All approx 30 rounds in that box would be spent brass if that was my find.
     
  5. RowdyatHeart

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    Don't be upset if your gun gets screwed up and definitely do not shoot the unjacketed bullets---the ones that appear to look like lead. Due to the polygonal rifling of the glock barrel at the very least, you will have a dirty barrel at the worst there is the minute chance you could have catastrophic failure.
     
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    Some of the bullets look unjacketed. You are talking about maybe $6 worth of ammo. Is it worth it?

    Edit: Rowdy beat me to it.
     
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    Jbrizzel Glock Talk

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    Nah, not worth it then. Thanks for your inputs.
     
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    I'd pull the bullets and use the brass. YMMV.
     
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    I would save them or at least the box because they just look old and cool.



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    They are mixed in appearance, suggesting that they are not factory loaded rounds. I wouldn't fire them because I have no way of knowing how hot they are.
     
  12. Jbrizzel

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    Alright, thanks for all the reply's guys.
     
  13. bentbiker

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    So, maybe there is hope for some of us that have half those qualifications. :whistling:
     
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    Should you be foolish enough to use that ammo be sure to do the following:

    -tie gun to a tree
    -attach string to trigger
    -hide behind tree while activating trigger so should gun become a "bomb" you will remain unharmed
    -don't forget to post pics of blown up Glock

    :whistling:
     
  15. sentian

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    keep the box and prove that your glock can shoot ancient ammo! But pull the bullets and reuse the brass and primer.
     
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    Very cool find.

    The silver colored bullets if not lead are likely old cupro-nickle-jacketed.

    I love old stuff like this because it gives me the opportunity to chronograph old stuff to see what the actual velocities of the Oldies are.

    If you want me to, I'll be glad to do so.

    PM me and send some closer pics and if they look not to be just crummy reloads, mail them to me and I'll shoot them and chronograph the results here.

    Cheers.

    PS: I don't need them all. If you want to save some for a collection, send me 4 or 5 of each of the different ones. Send me a PM if you like.
     
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    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    I'd keep the box and ammo, just wouldn't shoot it.

    Maybe in your man cave or gun room or whatever.

    Old stuff is cool.
     
  18. Jbrizzel

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    I'll take some more close ups when I got time.
     
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    Sounds good.

    PM me if you like.

    I'm always curious about the older rounds.