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Lead Bullets for Glocks

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by submoa, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. submoa

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    Just wondering if anyone here uses lead bullets in Glocks. I am also curious if anyone has ruined a Glock because of lead bullets.

    Please post your experiences.
     
  2. Rebel_James

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    No, and No.

    And, I don't use lead bullets in any center-fire pistols I own.

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  3. jimbullet

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    I believe there has been two different schools of thought on this. You may find a thread here in BOGS under FMJ or teflon or lead bullets. So far, no one has reported to have broken a Glock with lead ammo but personally, I would not use it on my Glock
     
  4. isuzu

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    NO! I would never use lead bullets if I were to own a Glock again. I suspect fouling, especially wax from the lead bullets caused my Glock 17 to fire in bursts. I sent the trigger group and striker group to Glock in Austria and they found nothing wrong with the parts. They, however, replaced the parts that I sent with new ones just to be sure.
     
  5. atmarcella

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    my friend in iloilo shattered his 22c mainly bcos of lead bullets, the barrel split into 2, extractor got lost etc. etc........ glock and lead are like oil and water....they dont mix;)
     
  6. MR_BIG

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    no, just use teflon for practice, if your gunclub dont sell teflon heads, simple, bili ka heads.
     
  7. cebuboy

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    many people here dont reccomend lead. i use lead in g34 and g21, no problems so far.
     
  8. isuzu

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    Who makes your bullets and what powder, load and primer do you use?
     
  9. s0nny_g17

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    i use lead on my g17
    no problem too

    after ng shoot reload uli sa magazine then putok uli ng 10-12 rounds lead followed by 5-7 rounds ng fmj para malinis barrel
     
  10. cebuboy

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    lead heads are from stronghand or our clubs homebrew.

    for 9mm; 3.9 grains vvn320, 124 grain lead head and winchester or cci primers. good for about 1050fps in g35. if you want to go faster 4.8 grains vvn340.

    for .45; 4.8 grains vvn320, 230 grain lead head and winchester primers. good for about 790fps in g21. my g21 missfires on cci primers, have to take out the fps plunger to make it work reliably. if shells go buntis, use 5.7 grains vvn340.
     
  11. batangueno

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    The only reason i don't use lead thru my g17 is because ang hirap maglinis ng glock barrel. :)
     
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    sir,

    konting ingat, yung kaibigan ko na nasabogan ng 22c yan din ang practice nya, fmj's after using lead... panglinis daw...
     
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    thanks sir atmarcella
     
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    Unless glocks are weaker in general and not as tough as the manufacturer says. My Gold cup has like 300 rds steady diet of lead then after each session, I run like 5 FMJs and cleans the barrel. No high pressure results for me, no blows, and the barrel is easier to clean with no lead particles staying on the grooves.
     
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    achilles was also tough... but he had a weakness... his heel... glocks are also tough... but they also have a weakness;)
     
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    bro, could you explain this one in detail(fps plunger), i too have problems with cci primers.
     
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    Glock barrels are different from 1911 barrels. 1911s have conventional lands and grooves while Glock's barrels are either polygonal or octagonal.
     
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    the cam on the stock trigger bar of my g21 cant fully depress the fps plunger, thereby causing the light strikes. glock made an upgraded trigger bar for this. cant find one here, so i took the fps plunger out to make the gun fire 100%. you will know when you have this problem if you cant hear the striker rattle by shaking the gun with the trigger in the fired position.
     
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    Thank for all your valuable inputs. My main concern was the damage that lead bullets can cause on Glocks (G17 in particular).

    I use FMJ exclusively and was thinking of using other loads to try to cut costs.

    As in other discussions, there are mixed reactions toward the issue of using lead for Glocks.

    I have decided to stay with FMJ loads. Aside from easier cleaning of the barrel (I have no patience for this), using FMJ loads will give me peace of mind.
     
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    its a no no for me. dont risk it man, if you love your gun, use only fmjs.