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Old 12-20-2011, 05:57 PM   #11
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If you reload for your gp 100 shooting it can be pretty cheap. 38 special ammo is very easy to reload. I average about 5 dollars for every 50 rounds. I shoot at an indoor range where they let me pick up all the pistol brass i want.
Are you casting your own bullets or do you have a great buy? Berry's or Rainier plated bullets are about 12 cents ea shipped. Hard cast lead about 10 cents each shipped. Primers about 3.5 cents bought local because of hazmat costs. Powder 2-3 cents also local. Using 158 grn plated bullets it runs me about 18 cents a round not counting brass as I have a lot. I will be hitting a gun show at the end of the month looking for bullets.
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This morning I pulled the trigger (hahaha) and bought a box of 500 158 Gr. Lead round nose flat points for $110 and 3 boxes of 100 each of 45 ACP 230 Gr. FMJs for $34.50 each totaling $103.50 from georgia-arms.com. When I entered my address it told me that shipping was going to be $22 for standard shipping here in Arizona, bringing my grand total to 235.50. But about 2 hours later I received an email from their customer service telling me that they made a mistake and shipping was going to be $40, so that makes my new total $253.50, which is not to bad still, but it is definitely took away from the great deal I thought I was getting. Either way I am pretty stoked about it. And I cant wait till I can take my wife to the range.

While I was home for lunch today my wife asked me if there was anything else I would like for Christmas and I told her a AR lower receiver. She told me that she made a trip out to Chosin Firearms yesterday before I got off work and she bought one for me. I am a little bummed out that she told me and ruined surprise for Christmas, but I am still super excited that I get to build a AR now. I will start building it probably after we get our tax return.

We finished decorating our Christmas tree last night, and my daughter put every single ornament and candy cane as well as the star on the tree. She is so proud of her tree. I think this is going to be a great Christmas, and I hope everyone on here has a Merry Christmas as well. Thank you guys for your help, I really appreciate it.

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This morning I pulled the trigger (hahaha) and bought a box of 500 158 Gr. Lead round nose flat points for $110 and 3 boxes of 100 each of 45 ACP 230 Gr. FMJs for $34.50 each totaling $103.50 from georgia-arms.com.

While I was home for lunch today my wife asked me if there was anything else I would like for Christmas and I told her a AR lower receiver. She told me that she made a trip out to Chosin Firearms yesterday before I got off work and she bought one for me. I am a little bummed out that she told me and ruined surprise for Christmas, but I am still super excited that I get to build a AR now.
I find myself wondering if one could build a .357 AR; might be tough with the rimmed cartridges. That would be some scariness right there.
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Yea it would, a monster that is for sure. I recently saw a 357 mag 1911, but a 357 AR would be really cool.

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I also bought 1500 rounds from georgia arms and there not as hot as factory load but they are very accurate loads. I bought the canned heat .38s and i got 500 rounds of .357s. But ive only shot around 400 rounds of there product. But its a good buy.

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That is great news, I have read a lot of mixed reviews on their stuff, so it is nice to hear a FTF member actually vouch for their stuff. I am really hoping that the stuff I bought turns out to be pretty good. But you sure cant beat their prices.

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The only problem ive had is that one of the cases was dented and wouldnt feed into the cylinder. But its shipped loose in a ammo can so it could have been from shipping. Either way its a good deal on ammo. My next purchase is gonna be some 9mm from georgia arms to see how that feeds into my oldladys glock..

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Yea it would, a monster that is for sure. I recently saw a 357 mag 1911, but a 357 AR would be really cool.
Ya! That would be sweet! It would predict for home defense
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357 Sig should take care of the rim problem.

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I shoot cast lead reloads in my GP100 all the time. The only time I had any leading problems was when I shot a few hundred reloads from a friend who had passed away.

You can shoot lead in your Glock if you replace the barrel with one that can handle it. The stock Glock rifling is not compatible with lead as I understand it. I'm not speaking from experience just what I have read on the Glock forum. I only shoot jacketed in my bone stock Glock.

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