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Old 01-10-2012, 08:05 PM   #1
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Anyone reload for their glock. I have a 40cal.

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Glock's safety-natzis say reloads are a no-no.

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Take it from me, Glock is very serious about reloads. If you have any problem with the gun and they even suspect it was caused by reloads, warranty over!

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Every gun manufacturer out there will say that shooting anything other that factory-loaded ammo will void any warranty. Having said that, the very same manufacturers understand completely that a great majority of shooters reload, myself included!

You can absolutely reload for any Glock but the .40 does take a bit of extra care. Bare lead bullets are mostly a no-no since it will lead to excessive barrel leading which can lead to massive over-pressure and then a catastrophic failure, worse case. You also have to pay attention to the spent casings from you .40 cal Glocks, too. Older models can cause a bit of a bulge towards the case rim and multiple resizing scan cause a weak spot and that is generally where the case will fail when loading hotter rounds. you have to be careful when you reload for any gun but buying an aftermarket barrel from a place like KKM Precision or Lone Wolf will help eliminate most concerns.

Again, I reload for all my guns, Glocks included, and so do thousands upon thousands of other shooters.

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Every gun manufacturer out there will say that shooting anything other that factory-loaded ammo will void any warranty. Having said that, the very same manufacturers understand completely that a great majority of shooters reload, myself included!

You can absolutely reload for any Glock but the .40 does take a bit of extra care. Bare lead bullets are mostly a no-no since it will lead to excessive barrel leading which can lead to massive over-pressure and then a catastrophic failure, worse case. You also have to pay attention to the spent casings from you .40 cal Glocks, too. Older models can cause a bit of a bulge towards the case rim and multiple resizing scan cause a weak spot and that is generally where the case will fail when loading hotter rounds. you have to be careful when you reload for any gun but buying an aftermarket barrel from a place like KKM Precision or Lone Wolf will help eliminate most concerns.

Again, I reload for all my guns, Glocks included, and so do thousands upon thousands of other shooters.

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How do they know reloads have been shot out of a gun?
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How do they know reloads have been shot out of a gun?
They don't have to know it. If they suspect it they will not cover the gun. It happened to me. Yeah, yeah, you can say you'd sue them and all that but it would cost you way too much to do so. It did piss me off plenty and I made a lot of calls to Glock and finally got some satisfaction from them but to me, it ain't worth it.
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Yet another reason to not buy Glock.

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How do they know reloads have been shot out of a gun?
Unless you tell them they won't know or if the bullet would be lodged in the barrel when you send it in might give it away. Unless you have some sort of catastrophic failure you aren't going to have problems with a warranty issue.

The biggest thing in reloading, and it goes for every gun, is to keep you loads well within the recommended limits and if you want some super-stopper man-killers don't reload you own self-defense rounds, buy factory for that.

There is a lot of stress in the .40 cal brass in some autos so inspecting every case in very important. You aren't going to get as many reloads out of a piece of .40 cal brass as you old a .45 due to the differences in pressure.

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They have been known to arbitrarily declare you have been using reloads and negate the warranty. To me that is a red flag. I will not do business with snakes. Austrian NAZI snakes especially.

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