Hard cast bullets for limited use OK in a Glock?

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  1. Glock-it-to-me

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    OK experienced Glockers, I could use some help.
    I'm looking to going into black bear country for some fishing next Spring and need advice. I have heard that it's not good to shoot lead bullets out of a Glock. I'm not looking to shoot a ton of it at the range, just enough to see if it functions. Is this a problem? It will be a backup - just in case - to my Winchester 94 Trapper carbine loaded with some very hot 335gr hard cast Double Tap rounds.
    I looking at Double Tap's 200gr hard cast WFNGC round for my G23. http://www.doubletapammo.com/php/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_26&products_id=210
    Seeing as how this is a very heavy duty round, I need a recommendation on what recoil spring I should use for this ammo. Would a 22 or a 24 pound spring be best?
    Thanks for your input.
     
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    I don't have any advice on spring upgrades, but you should be okay with that.

    Now, shooting the lead bullets isn't really "bad" per say, but because GLOCKs use a polygonal rifling much like H&K's, the lead builds up more severely than a conventionally rifled barrel (lands and grooves). This just calls for a much more thorough cleaning. I've known a few GLOCK shooters that work at a shop near me that use lead bullets regularly, even reloads. Just be sure to give it a good cleaning after shooting them, but be advised that shooting lead bullets may void the warranty. (Anybody, feel free to correct me on this).
     

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    They will shoot fine but as already stated you will need to clean thoroughly before resuming jacketed shooting.
     
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    Cool. It doesn't have a warranty as it's a Fort Lauderdale police trade in that must have been issued to someone that had desk duty as it's about 98% perfect and I had it check by my gunsmith.. I'll keep the cleaning part in mind.