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Blazer aluminum in a glock

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by MarccraM, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. MarccraM

    MarccraM

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    Anyone know of any problem using aluminum cases in a glock (for example, the aluminum cased blazer stuff)?
     
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    That's what they use to test fire at Glock, so I would assume they're okay to use.
     

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    No problems. Good, cheap ammo.
     
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    It's dirty and not as accurate as some ammo.
    I've shot a good bit of it, no problems thus far
     
  5. MarccraM

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    Great guys thanks!

    I got spooked, because I was just on the phone with KelTec about a new pf9 I have on the way.

    They were telling me whatever you do DONT shoot aluminum blazer through it.. its bad for the gun..

    So Im of course thining... oh great.. I just bought 200 rounds of it for my g27!!

    Obviously its a keltec issue.. not a glock issue!!
     
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    I wonder why they would reccomend against it, some quirk of Keltec design? They must have their reasons, my only guess would be aluminum shavings fouling the works after a couple hundred rounds with no cleaning, or extraction issues, just a guess like i said.

    I have shot this stuff once in a while, seems to work no different then brass casings in a Glock or any other gun i own. But i'm curious why they would recomend against aluminum case blazer and not tell you why.
     
  7. BamaTrooper

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    I found it to be reilable and have plenty of power to knowck down steel plates.

    It isn't as dirty as Wolf or the Remington gree/orange box stuff.

    Didn't shoot bullseye with it to check accuracy, but it worked well enough for my needs in GSSF competitions.
     
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    Blazer is just fine in a Glock - blast away with confidence.
     
  9. MarccraM

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    I spoke with a girl there who was very pleasant but couldnt tell me why. She said there is someone in tech supp that works there but is out today so couldnt give me a reason.

    As long as everyone is happy with it in their glocks though is all I care about.. As I mentioned I just bought 200 rounds of .40 for my g27 and I wouldnt be too jazzed if I coudnt use it!
     
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    1000s of rounds through my G26. 100%
     
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    the only thing I have done... I have a PPK/S that will do fine with blazer but I have a less expensive spanish 380 that doesn’t like the aluminum cases. It slows the cycle enough to keep it from consistently chambering. We are talking about fmj stuff... In a good or better gun, should be no problem...
     
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  12. Bill Lumberg

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    Some of the crappiest ammo available. You shouldn't have a problem with it other than overall quality and atrocious residue. Inexpeensive, that's for sure.
     
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    IDK about the Kel-tec, my G19 came from the factory with two spent aluminum Blazer casings. I am not an ammo snob and would shoot the aluminum cased Blazer if I had it.

    If it really bothers you, I will gladly cover shipping and dispose of the ammo for you. :wavey:
     
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    My agency issues it at the range for practice and requals.
    Shoots much cleaner than WWB, and no problems in 1000's of rounds.
     
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    You'll be fine. Ignore the naysayers. I have 2000 rounds of 124 gr 9mm sitting on my shelf that I bought for $189/cs. I'll take all I can find at that price. Plus, it's kinda nice to be able to just kick those shells into the gutter instead of crawling around on your hands and knees picking up every last brass jewel.
     
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    I have used quite a bit. My G26 extractor tore/ slipped off a rim once and caused a jam- but it was easily cleared- just don't use it for defense and you should be fine.
     
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    I just recently posted a topic about how it caused my 19 to lock up, it was one round out of 50, but in the 6 yrs that ive been shooting 5 different glocks never had a jam till i used this ammo. Ive always used WWB, Blazer BRASS, or Federal Champion. Im sure everyones right that you can shoot 1,000's of rounds without a problem but you know what they say about first impressions..the first time i happened to use this ammo-first time i had a jam. So needless to say ill stay away from it, for the same price at walmart i can get the brass ones and reload them. heres a link to the tread i started

    http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1196126&highlight=hiccup+range
     
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    I have shot 1000's of rounds of S&W .40 180 gr. FMJ and 9mm 115 gr. FMJ with my Glocks with no problems. It's great practice ammo and shoots clean for me.

    UPS just delivered 1000 rounds of each at my door steps, this afternoon.
     
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    I have put 400 rds of blazer (only round i have shot so far) through my G17, no issues, i just clean it after every range session.