Just waiting on my reloading equipment to come in any day now. One of the reasons I decided to start reloading is because I like to shoot, and the price of ammo was killing me. I have taken a break from shooting, to save up money for my reloading equipment, and am in no huge rush, but trying to find the safest, yet most economical materials to use, without sacrificing accuracy, since this will be my "target practice" ammo. I only plan to load 9mm "range ammo" for now. I have heard 2 different responses when I ask people if it is really a hazard to shoot cast lead through a factory Glock barrel. One side says they've shot thousands of rounds through theirs, with no problems, the other side says DO NOT do it, the polygonal rifling will cause lead to slowly build up on the inside of the barrel, gradually increasing pressures and eventually leading to a "kaboom". Definitely something I do not want. So since I am by no means, an expert, or even someone who has any experience with reloading, or shooting cast lead bullets, I am hoping someone can shed some light on that subject for me. I have a Gen 4 Glock 26 that's got roughly 5,000 rounds of factory FMJ under it's belt already. I'd love to start reloading cast lead bullets for shooting in the G26, since it is a little less expensive (fyi, not planning to cast my own right now, I'm just learning to reload and won't be ordering my bullets for a good while, at least a month), but don't want to put myself in danger in the process. So the questions I have are: 1. Is this really an issue? 2. Is it possible to adequately clean leaded Glock barrels, eliminating the hazard? 3. Can anyone suggest a specific bullet (either cast or FMJ) that would be good for loading and shooting medium pressure loads (as in as close to factory ammo as possible, not sure if that is considered "medium" or not) through the G26, and/or where the best deals on stuff like this is? I have nearly all of my reloading equipment on order, minus a few non essential things, but know pretty much nothing about ordering specific ammo parts. I know the reloading manuals will suggest powders, etc.., but the bullets are something I'm still not too sure about. I was looking at the bullets from this vendor: http://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/category/categoryId/564/page/2? And some seem pretty reasonably priced, while some of them are nearly the cost of factory ammo! LOADED factory ammo...and this is just the bullet. I just figure if it is like any other new undertaking of mine, I am probably overlooking something, and will end up spending a ton more $$$ than I need to, unless I get some suggestions. Just basically trying to get an idea of the most affordable products to use on a Glock 9mm, without sacrificing accuracy and/or safety. Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated.