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Old 12-29-2014, 12:02 AM   #1
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Default Lead and Glock ?

I don't know much more than I have read about shooting lead through Glocks barrels . Some say no no , too dangerous while others say they have with no issues . What do the masses say ?
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Old 12-29-2014, 12:11 AM   #2
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Glock says no because of the hexagonal rifling.
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you could get away with it if you know what lead build up is and looks like through frequent inspection and cleaning.

but i wouldnt do it. lead and hex rifling dont get along.
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Install a Lone Wolf barrel in your Glock and shoot all the non-jacketed, plated, etc. lead bullets you wish.
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My son has thousands of rounds of S&S coated lead bullets through his 34 and there is zero leading. He routinely shoots 1,000-1,500 rounds between cleaning. Shoot harder cast bullets that are coated and it shouldn't be a problem.
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HK has hexagonal rifling and can shoot lead. Glock: Unsupported chamber, lead build up = Kaboom Stories.

OP: Lots of people shoot lead rounds in their Glocks; you simply buy an another barrel. Consider it a part of the original purchase price, like getting rid of the plastic sights and replacing trigger spring. Use these as bargaining points to reduce your total cost. If all fails, play the 2X4 card and 80's design -this should lower the price.

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I shoot lead through my Bersa 45. It too has a polygonal barrel and there in lies the problem with lead. I think that if you're shooting hot loads >1100 fps you have an opportunity for leading. In a polygonal barrel, that translate into increased pressures. That can be bad. The lead I shoot from my Bersa is moving at 750-800 fps and leading and performance has never been an issue. good luck
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Lead bullets are freakin Nasty in all guns, they suck. People always want to go cheap on a fine weapon.

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Originally Posted by Eagle1803 View Post
Lead bullets are freakin Nasty in all guns, they suck. People always want to go cheap on a fine weapon.
They do not "suck."
There's a reason that lead wadcutters and semi-wadcutters haven't gone away - it's because they are extremely accurate. Bonus: For target use, they cut nice clean holes for scoring.
Aside from a bit of residue from the lube, they aren't normally that bad if due diligence is used. Leading is caused by improper sized bullets, more than heavy charges.
For those who clean once a year, whether it needs it or not; I can see where cast bullets might be inconvenient.

For Glock? Has anyone messed with the new "Hi-Tek" coated bullets? That seems like it might be a nice way forward.

What is the Hi-Tek coating and how is it applied?
The coating is made in Australia and imported here. We are currently lining to up distribute this coating along with unsized/unlubed bullets so that folks can apply the coating themselves. The coating itself consists of a catalyst which binds a polymeric colorant agent with acetone which is then applied in bulk to raw bullets and baked onto the bullets' surface at nearly 400 degrees. The coating is a polymer (bonded with metal) and forms an extremely tough new surface for the bullet. The application of the coating is repeated for an additional coat. The bullets are then sized normally but not lubricated, as the coating itself acts as bullet lube. Nominal bullet diameter is not affected.
What are the advantages of Hi-Tek coated bullets?
Many indoor ranges prohibit the use of lead bullets but allow the use of coated bullets due to the fact that no lead is exposed to the environment.

Leading of the bore is dramatically reduced, as is lube smoke. Long shooting sessions do not have to be interrupted by bore cleaning.

Higher velocities can be attained with coated bullets.

Health benefits for the reloader, as there is no touching of bare lead.

Reduced force required to seat and crimp because the bullets are slippery.

2-Extreme Hi-Tek catalyst – We use this newest catalyst from the manufacturer because it has superb lubricity. It is well worth the extra cost relative to the standard catalyst. The bullets actually look "wet" and are very slippery. This lubricity reduces friction-related heat as the bullet traverses the bore.

In summary, Hi-Tek coated bullets offer the advantages associated with plated bullets without the expense.
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Old 12-29-2014, 06:39 PM   #10
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Every post above is correct, there isn't much left to say. Dango, are you an avid handloader? Because if you are not, it is a moot point. Almost all commercial 9mm ammo is jacketed.
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