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Old 11-29-2013, 03:47 AM   #11
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Generally speaking, when a manufacturer tells you not to do something, it's for a reason.

Will American Rifleman be buying you a new Glock 19 if you blow up your gun or pay your medical bills if you're injured?

Yes, you can run a certain number of lead bullets through a factory Glock barrel before it's leaded enough to cause a problem. Do you know what that magic number is? Do you really want to find out?

It's your hand and your handgun, but if it were mine I'd give more weight to what the manufacturer says about their product than a periodical.
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Generally speaking, when a manufacturer tells you not to do something, it's for a reason.
Every manufacturer says no reloads. Nobody listens to that advice. That's all I'm saying.
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Every manufacturer says no reloads. Nobody listens to that advice. That's all I'm saying.
And every year a number of garage scientists blow up their guns.

Can it be done safely? Sure, but many people simply aren't meticulous enough to do it the way it should be done even though some are.
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You can take one extreme view or the other. Load lead and have fun or shoot nothing but premium jacketed factory ammo. Either one is sure to cost a lot of money.

NO LEAD in factory Glock barrels. That is pretty simple.

I have several Lone Wolf barrels that get the lead bullets.

If you are afraid of shooting handloads through a gun then don't. Properly assembled handloads are no more dangerous than factory ammo.

IMHO, there is no reason a polygon rifled barrel is a no-no for lead. The rifling should collect LESS lead than a traditionally rifled barrel. HK pistols have not been blowing up from lead and they use similar rifling. I believe there is something in the throat that is actually causing the problem. Someone should come up with a reamer to extend the throat and see what happens.
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