how 'bout a RELOAD TORTURE TEST??

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by rml, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. rml

    rml

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    since kaboom issues have not been settled with finality, why doesn't someone settle the issue once and for all?

    all we need are the three most kb-prone, all-stock glock models of different calibers and SHOOT THE HELL OUTTA THEM WITH RELOADS OR LEAD BULLETS! :supergrin:
     
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    Bello America/Italia

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    Lmao; No thanks go blow yourself up and let us know how your lil' plan goes!
     

  3. Russell Lang

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    No thanks - tried shooting lead in the G-23 several years ago. Glock was very nice about replacing the frame and trigger bar the first time, and the entire gun the second time(some people are slow to learn!). You don't want to experience holding on to a Glock when 30,000+ psi decides to go places it wasn't designed to be! Trust me on this one!
     
  4. rml

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    guys, i'm not THAT stupid. maybe we can make it a mythbusters kinda thing. no one has to do the shooting, a machine can take care of it.... plausible?
     
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    greatwun Senior Member

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    send a glock to its death? I don't have the heart for that.
     
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    I'm game. I'll hold the camera from a safe distance :tongueout:
     
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    My now sold 3rd Gen G21 digested 25,000 rounds without a weapon related malfunction. Quit counting after that but it shoot at least another 1000 before I sold it and bought a G21SF for the shorter trigger reach. At least 95% of the first 25,000 rounds were my own reloads using H&G #68 200g lead SWC bullets at 900 fps. Not being stupid, or trusting, I installed a BarSto barrel with cut rifling for the alloy bullets. Sold the gun with an un-fired factory barrel. (smile)

    Dave
     
  8. mboylan

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    Reloads are no issue for a Glock. There are several people here who produce reloads that are much better than factory ammo. People who shoot 10,000 rounds a year are not doing it with factory ammo.

    Lead bullets can be an issue if the alloy is too soft. With a real hard alloy, Glocks are OK. You need to clean the bore, though.
     
  9. greatwun

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    I'd only use reloads if I was loading them myself.
     
  10. VA_Glocker

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    ... did Glock replace your gun parts and gun (finally) for free? :cool:
     
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    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    I shoot nothing but reloads, have shot close to 10,000 in the past year. These are jacketed bullets, and are fine in Glocks.

    In fact, you won't find many (non-sponsored) high-level competitors who shoot anything BUT reloads. The "don't shoot reloads" warning you will actually find in most manufacturer's Owners Manuals these days, it's a liability thing.

    However, the DON'T SHOOT LEAD is a real warning. The Glock polygonal rifling is apt to "lead up", unlike with traditional rifling. Most people who want to shoot lead for the ADDITIONAL cost savings, will usually buy a Lone Wolf barrel for $100 or so. This is a drop in barrel with traditional rifling and is okay.

    Buy "The Glock in Competition", and read that. They have an entire chapter on reloads. It's fine, everybody does it. Again, the warning for shooting LEAD is a real issue.
     
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    Weelllll I've put >1000 rounds through the G34 I bought last year, exclusively of handloads with BBI 130gr coated lead bullets, with no cleaning. Not only has my gun not blown up, or malfunctioned, it's barely dirty.
     
  13. MarkCO

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    Already been done.
     
  14. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    <--- another person with thousands of hand loads through my G21 and G30. Plated, jacketed and with a replacement barrel, lead. Still have all my fingers.
     
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    well don't keep us hanging... :dunno: reloads or lead ammo?
     
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    MarkCO CLM Millennium Member

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    Both. I have over 75K of full power reloads with plated and jacketed ammo through a G22.

    Blew up 2 G22s, one before I knew and one after I knew, with lead. Chapter 4 of "The Glock in Competition" provdes the details.
     
  17. Russell Lang

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    ... did Glock replace your gun parts and gun (finally) for free?

    Glock did not replace the parts for free, but I did not expect them to. It wasn't their fault that I was using 1. lead bullet and 2. reloads. I had to have the frame and trigger bar replaced for $50, which I thought was more than fair.
     
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    where do i see that? thanks!
     
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    22 23 27???

    (btw there is no way I would do that to my glocks)