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coachclark 02-02-2013 12:02 PM

Shooting lead in Glocks
 
I was talking to a guy the other day about reloading handgun ammo. He mentioned that I should not use lead in my Glock 26 because it can burn the barrel up? Is that true? I have only used UMC covered lead ammo up until this point. I have shot about a 150 rounds through it.

marc29th 02-02-2013 12:07 PM

That is correct with the polygonal rifling that Glocks use lead reloads should not be shot from them. It should tell you that in the manual.

SSGN_Doc 02-02-2013 12:09 PM

Bare lead bullets should not be used in stock Glock barrels because of the polygonal rifling that Glock uses. It can build lead up more quickly and cause dangerous pressure spikes. It doesn't "burn up" the barrel but can contribute to blowing up a barrel.

SSGN_Doc 02-02-2013 12:10 PM

If you want to shoot lead you can get a barrel with cut rifling and enjoy saving money on ammo over time.

nitestalker 02-02-2013 12:30 PM

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The Glock becomes a "Kaboom" shooting lead.

GeneralPatton 02-03-2013 05:33 PM

I've had my G30 over 10 years, and the single malfunction I had in that time was a reload lead tip that jammed. Never again thereafter with lead, never had any other malfunction

lbwar15 02-03-2013 05:58 PM

Also a glock has a unsupported chaimber. This leads to what is known as the glock bulge. This will extremely shorten the life of your brass. To fix this problem and the problem with using non jacketed bullets. You will need to purchase an aftermarket barrel.

Curlyjoe_99 02-07-2013 05:48 PM

yup lbwar hit it on the head.

get a $100 aftermarket barrel and you can shoot exposed lead rounds.
but really, this is mainly for reloaders who cast their own bullets for their rounds.

coachclark 02-08-2013 10:33 PM

Thanks guys have not shot it but now I know.

BILLYBOB44 02-09-2013 03:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nitestalker (Post 1120352)
The Glock becomes a "Kaboom" shooting lead.

Most likely^^^Double charged reload..

Quote:

Originally Posted by lbwar15 (Post 1122338)
Also a glock has a unsupported chaimber. This leads to what is known as the glock bulge. This will extremely shorten the life of your brass. To fix this problem and the problem with using non jacketed bullets. You will need to purchase an aftermarket barrel.

Most glock "Shooters" go this route.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Curlyjoe_99 (Post 1128043)
yup lbwar hit it on the head

+1.

get a $100 aftermarket barrel and you can shoot exposed lead rounds.
but really, this is mainly for reloaders who cast their own bullets for their rounds.

^^^We can shoot cheap that way...Bill.;)


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