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Glocks and Blazer ammo question

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by ashecht, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. ashecht


    Feb 10, 2010
    Charlotte NC
    I have never shot any aluminum cased ammo in either of my glocks. is something like Blazer aluminum ammo a decent plinking round for either my G19G4 or G23G3? There appears to be some deals out there on it, and I am trying to find out if aluminum cased ammo is ok for either or both my guns. I know you cannot reload it. Thanks
  2. Its what glock uses to test its guns. Also it doesn't leave brass deposits on the bottom of the slide.

  3. elsnatcho


    Dec 12, 2009
    2 years ago I put 1500 rounds through a G19 gen3 without a single issue.
  4. Concealed30


    May 13, 2009
    Should have no problems with it. I useally shoot brass but I have shot alum. with no problems......Concealed30
  5. Flared_Nostrils

    Flared_Nostrils Mutant

    Dec 19, 2007
    WA (in my cave)
    My Glocks always spit it out with no problems.
    The range I go to only allows brass, but for outside shooting...
    Cheap is good.
  6. SIUC4

    SIUC4 Glockness

    Apr 16, 2009
    I do not think Glock would test all there guns with it if were troublesome...
  7. DJ Niner

    DJ Niner Moderator

    Feb 13, 2001
    North-Central USA
    I've used the Blazer aluminum-case 9mm loads to shoot some IDPA matches (did better-than-average), and have also used it for other accuracy-related shooting chores. It has always performed well for me in several different Glock 9mms.
  8. VAisForGlockers


    Jun 21, 2010
    What grain were you using?
  9. Ak.Hiker


    Feb 8, 2005
    Homer Alaska
    All of my Glocks run good with Blazer. The 200 grain TMJ is one of my favorite loads for my Glock 29.
  10. OkieGunNut


    Apr 18, 2010
    This thread reminds me of about five or six years ago when you could buy Blazer 9mm for $3.85 a box. I knew a number of people that would get together and when one of their group would go down to Dallas they would get multiple cases, each.
  11. Buy a box or two for yourself and try it!!! It's the only real way to be sure it will work for you in your gun. :supergrin:
  12. DJ Niner

    DJ Niner Moderator

    Feb 13, 2001
    North-Central USA
    Usually the basic 115 grain FMJ stuff, but I also have a few boxes left of some JHP loads they made 10+ years ago. I believe it was a discontinued 124 grain Gold Dot bullet, and they loaded it into Blazer cases and sold it in small lots through a few distributors. I wish I'd bought a dump-truck-load of the stuff; less than $10 for 50 rounds (retail price!) from my favorite (now defunct) gun store. Back when my eyes were a bit sharper I shot some amazing groups with that stuff in my 9mm Glocks.

    Last edited: Nov 8, 2010
  13. jack76590


    Aug 15, 2004
    The 9mm have worked fine for me. But some of the 40 cal had very loose bullets. I could push bullets back in case with very light finger pressure.
  14. Mass10mm

    Mass10mm Armed Yankee

    Jan 7, 2002
    Boston MetroWest 'burbs
    Over the 19 years I've had my G20, I must have put thousands of Blazer rounds through it. It's fine ammo, and doesn't hurt the wallet as much.
  15. Leigh


    May 22, 2000
    Eastern Kentucky

    Same here but with +P .38 Special.

    Seeing how they are not that much cheaper than brass, I pass on them.
  16. gatorboy


    Jul 26, 2001
    It's pretty nice
    I love them. They shoot well, they're clean, they're accurate and a mag full of them weigh less than a mag full of brass cased ammo with the same bullet weight. I usually carry an extra mag with these loaded in it for that reason. They load 200 gr. GD's in 44 special and sell them in 50 rd. boxes, I use them in a NG 396 with excellent accuracy and they pop right out for reloads also. The 44 mag is nice and mild but WAY above 44 special territory, a 240 @ 1200 or so. I've used them in every caliber they come in, even the discontinued 357 sig, the aluminum case did'nt grip too well and setback was an issue. You can deprime them and get something for the cases at the recycling plant so all is not lost if you don't reload them though I do know an old timer around here that reloads them very mild and actually sells them - not to me though!
  17. triggerjerk


    Dec 19, 2000
    I've never had problems with blazer aluminum.
    Blazer Brass however has failed to chamber several times in my G19.
    The rounds were physically too large to fit into the chamber.
  18. This. A wise man once taught me to keep my 'snatch an run' emergency bag stocked with 'em since they are so much lighter.