Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Which bullet design works better out of Glock?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Nowhere Man, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man

    May 22, 2003
    North Port, FL
    I'm looking to start reloading for my G35. Does a Glock prefer a flat point or SWC? Or, is it as reliable with both?

    Thanks, Dave
  2. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy Silver Member

    Jan 25, 2008
    Clarksville, Tn.
    I have a Glock 22 and 23 and they like 165gr, 180gr JHP's and 175gr lead SWC's.
    My pistols do not like lite loads, medium to full power are more accurate.
    I load with Longshot powder and load them as long as posiible.

  3. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

    Mar 6, 2003
    Lynnwood, WA
    All Glocks PREFER TC, round nose or JHP ammo, you may have luck with SWC but as with all things in life YMMV.
  4. fredj338


    Dec 22, 2004
    This is true, it's caliber specifc. The 40s can be mde to run well w/ a swc, the 45 not so much. Since I have seen rpecious few swc designs for 9mm, it never comes up.
  5. I prefer cast truncated cones for my glock 40's but both (G23,G35) feed semiwadcutters just fine. And don't even go there about cast bullets in glock barrels please.


    Dec 20, 2002
    Where are you guys finding .40 cal SWC's?
  7. shotgunred

    shotgunred local trouble maker

    Mar 1, 2008
    Washington (the state)
    When I bought my 23 that what what was available. Now that I have a pot I am going to melt the ones I have left down.
    Personalty I like JHp in 40 sw. I have shot 10 of thousands of FMJ 180's with no problems in G23 and G35.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2010
  8. ilgunguygt

    ilgunguygt Enslaved in IL

    My G21 will feed reliably LSWC's, LRN, JHP, PHT, TC, etc. It will feed anything I stuff into it with the stockl barrel. with the lonewolf barrel it wouldnt reliably feed factory until opened up some.
  9. dsmw5142

    dsmw5142 NRA Member

    Oct 2, 2007
    Missouri bullet company makes a 170gr LSWC in .40 cal. I have loaded a 1000of them to major PF and they were very accurate with 4.6gr of Solo 1000. Smoke was moderate, but not horrible outdoors. Every 30-40 rounds I would have one hang while feeding and the gun needed a tap on the bottom of the mag.

    If you load them a tad long so there is a little more shoulder the problem seems to be lessened.

    This was with my KKM barrel, the lonewolf barrel did not like them at all and the FTF happened every dozen or so rounds.
  10. My model 36 will fail to eject one of every five SWC's. It will run RN or JHP's all day.
  11. G21FAN

    G21FAN Useless loser Millennium Member

    Apr 23, 1999
    Pell City, Alabama
    Whats wrong with cast bullets in Glock barrels?
  12. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy Silver Member

    Jan 25, 2008
    Clarksville, Tn.
    For 40 cal SWC in 175gr I use bullets from WWW.SNSCASTING.COM
    A lot of folks say not to use lead bullets in polygonal barrels but if I use hard cast and run them fast enough they give me no problem out of a G22/23.
  13. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man

    May 22, 2003
    North Port, FL
    Bear Creek Supply 209-874-4322, sells 155gr and 180gr SWC moly coated.

  14. PCJim

    PCJim Senior Member

    Aug 4, 2008
    So that we don't start another long discussion in this thread, just Google "lead bullets in polygonal barrel".
  15. wavetrain75

    wavetrain75 Useless Member

    Jan 31, 2008
    I really don't know why this lead bullet thing won't go away, I have first hand experience with a Glock 30 with nearly 50,000 rounds of hardcast through it and no sign of any trouble. It's always a "somebody said that somebody else said" argument.
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2010
  16. dudel


    Dec 10, 2008
    Texas Hill Country
    Except in this case the "somebody" is GLOCK. It's in bold red type in the owners manual that comes with every Glock.

    So why didn't Glock consider boolits? The only area where reloading is a relatively common activity is in the US. If you think we went through a dry spell finding components, you might look at what folks in other countries go through. So, given the fact tha we tend to reload more than anywhere else in the world, and that we tend to cast more than anywhere else, the use of boolits is pretty well limited to the US. Glock was building a Austrian military gun, then a world gun. Boolits were just not part of the requirements.
  17. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

    Jun 12, 2002
    North Carolina
    And you'll find that there is a lot of stupidity on the internet.

    SW uses polygonal rifling in it's X frames and developed loads jointly with CorBon using cast bullets, but hey, what do they know?
  18. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

    Jun 12, 2002
    North Carolina
    Careful, the Cardinals will try you for heresy.
  19. GRR


    Dec 29, 2004
    Bessemer, AL
    Page number? I don't find anything in bold red or any other type about lead bullets in the manual that came with mine.
  20. AJE

    AJE Grumpy Old Man

    Apr 5, 2004
    SW Ohio
    The only thing that has choked any of my Glocks is using semi-wad cutters in my .45. They also jammed my 1911.

    I'll stick with round nose.

    eta: My Glock 21 has a Lone Wolf barrel, and they were lead semi-wad cutters.
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2010