|11-19-2013, 08:48 PM||#11|
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Littleton, Colorado
I have a Glock 22 in .40 cal for my carry gun. I have reloaded about 700 rounds through it with no problems. Then I clean my firearms every time after shooting them. Just my 2c.
|11-19-2013, 09:04 PM||#12|
Join Date: May 2006
Location: near Huntsville, Ala.
|12-11-2013, 08:47 AM||#13|
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Penn's Woods
Glock chambers DO have a sharp shoulder immediately in front of the leade area; BUT, it ain't sharp enough to cause excessive lead buildup PROVIDED THAT the lead bullets being shot are sufficiently hard: i.e., between 15 and 24 BHN. (With light loads you can go down all the way to 12 BHN, but not below.)
Glock pistols DO have a tendency to fire out-of-battery; BUT, this is most often caused by trigger bar problems rather than any sort of lead buildup. Anyone who is using lead bullets that test between 18 and 24 BHN is definitely NOT using too soft a bullet. In fact I've heard complaints that 24 BHN is too hard for some of Glock's excessively oversized bores. (Most often found in 1st and 2nd generation Glock pistols.)
My guns are always cleaned on the same day that I use them; and, it's safe to say that they're always VERY CLEAN, too! I am an EXPERT RELOADER with more than 40 years of experience. Consequently I'm able to shoot 10's of 1,000's of reloads through my Glock pistols with complete confidence. Shooting lead, plated, or jacketed bullets doesn't matter; and I used to do this all the time! (Lately I've just been going to Wal-Mart and practicing with their crap ammo.)
Maybe I've been doing this for so long that I don't have to accept as, 'gospel' what's written in the gunzines. Truth be told I could write both technical and tactical articles for the gun magazines were I so inclined.
In 40 + years of reloading I've never had an incipient casehead failure get into one of my guns. 'Why'? Because I looked for them! If I had a question about a case, I'd use a steel pick I made from a wire coathanger in order to scratch test the inside case wall. I, also, used to shake repeatedly fired cases in my hand before I'd put them in the press. (You should hear, 'ding, ding, ding'. If you hear a, 'thunk' instead, then, you've got a split case in your hand.)
I did one other thing that most reloaders won't do: After the 12th reload I'd toss the brass - No if's, no and's, no but's. (Understandable when you usually reload to mid-chart specifications, or above.) If you pay a little more attention to your bore while shooting lead bullets, you should be fine. Remember, it's only Glock, GmbH/Inc. that recommends against the use of lead bullets in their cold-forged, mandrel-formed, polygonal barrels. No other gun manufacturer, including H&K, does that.
(Which brings up the interesting question, 'Is Glock right to do this?' Personally, given the broad lack of firearms and ammunition related experience among the (Glock-buying) general public, I'd say that they are! However, that doesn't mean that knowledgeable pistoleros like you, and me should go along with the large majority of inexperienced people who usually buy Glocks. These people don't know what safety factors and performance characteristics to watch out for, or what the right components are to use; but, we do.)
Last edited by Silver Bullet; 12-11-2013 at 08:58 AM.
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