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Baldpaul 11-22-2009 09:37 PM

Glocks with Lead SWC
Good day Guys, I was old by some creditable sources, that Glocks of any kind should no use LEAD reloads. I'd like to spend some time this winter with my reloading projects, and I've gotten some lead SWC for the .45 ACP for free. I was told that unless they're jacketed, that Glocks don't like them in general. Any truth to that.. Do they make jacketed SWC's? If the lead ones are OK to use, does anyone have any pet loads they'd like to share? Paul

NGIB 11-22-2009 09:54 PM

Lead bullets are a no-no in any pistol with polygonal rifling. Buy a regular rifled barrel and shoot all you want...

Baldpaul 11-23-2009 01:28 AM

Thanks Coronel, Can I get a rifled barrel for this Model? Are they avail, or is what you HAVE, you've GOT.?

Rentacop 11-23-2009 02:22 AM

Rifled aftermarket barrels are available. Some are drop-ins and some are meant to be fitted for competition shooting. This is discussed in the video, " Making Glocks Rock " by AGI.
Shooting reloads may void your warranty.

Lead bullets lead up polygonal rifling, possibly increasing pressures and causing kabooms, a subject Canebreak posted links about in the past.

canebrake 11-23-2009 03:05 AM

Please read:

Shooter girl 11-23-2009 06:10 AM


Originally Posted by NGIB (Post 189478)
Lead bullets are a no-no in any pistol with polygonal rifling. Buy a regular rifled barrel and shoot all you want...

I never really bought into that much. My husband fired thousands of lead rounds through his HK with no problem. Ive always kind of believed that the whole KB issue came from people firing really hotloaded lead rounds, or not properly cleaning them after they were done (Glocks are indestructable ya know) then wanted to blame their idiocy on Glock.


Baldpaul 11-23-2009 10:41 AM

Canebrake, Very helpful and thorough info you gave there. Good reading. Thanks. Paul

NGIB 11-23-2009 11:05 AM

For a while I had a G21 with a Storm Lake rifled barrel - shot lead just fine...

Baldpaul 11-23-2009 05:21 PM

OK, I'm convinced of the Polygonal's dislike for lead bullets and I understand the reasoning. Now!, aside from it possibly nulling any warrenty with GLock, is it wrong or a bad idea, to pursue a rifled barrel for the GLOCK 36, so that targeted lead SWC could be used to hone the skills? Shooting even the cheapest of jacketed bullets @ .50+ could get really expensive. I love to do the reloading thing. Relaxes me, puts me in a world of my own for a couple hours, and most importantly, keeps me out of trouble with the better half.. Paul

NGIB 11-23-2009 05:31 PM

Brownells will be happy to sell you one - that's where I bought the Storm Lake barrel for my G21...

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