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Leaded .45 Ammo

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Vozella, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. Vozella

    Vozella

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    I've asked this on another forum also. How bad will it hurt, if any, my G21 to put about 750 swc leaded ammo through it? I picked up the ammo about 10 years ago and used it in a 1911 without problems. I hate to waste the ammo but do not want to destroy my G21 either.
     
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    JR Moderator Millennium Member

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    There are a couple issues you may need to deal with first.
    1 The Glock feed ramp is not conducive to use with the SWC profile. If the round actually feeds without modifying the ramp I will be SHOCKED.
    2 The rifling in the OEM barrels is not conducive to use with lead bullets. If you insist on shooting lead anyway I highly recommend you FIRST remove any copper fouling. Once you start shooting the lead do not shoot any jacked or plated ammo before completely removing the lead fouling.
     

  3. Vozella

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    Sounds like the smart thing is don't shoot the leaded SWC. BTW, would the SWC jam and cause the fired round to FTE? I had several FTE's with my 1911 using the SWC lead.
     
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    JR Moderator Millennium Member

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    The Glock feed ramp was not designed to feed SWC. There is not a problem at all. It simply was not designed to fire SWC.

    It’s the same thing as wanting to use your car to haul pigs, goats & cows to market? Yah sure, you can modify a car to do that, but what the heck? Wouldn’t a truck be better right from the start? If you want to shoot lead bullets pick up an after market barrel (preferably LWD) and use a truncated bullet profile.