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chlogeo 01-24-2012 04:11 PM

Snake loads
 
I live in the Deep South where we have
a lot of poisonous snakes. Question; can I use snake loads in my G30? Glock advises to never use Lead. And, will these pellet rounds harm my barrel?

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Jeepergeo 01-24-2012 07:42 PM

I would go with what Glock recommends.

chlogeo 01-24-2012 08:38 PM

Thanks Jeeper, will follow your and Glocks advise and simply carry a large stick of dynamite !

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Engine5truck 01-24-2012 08:40 PM

I gotta g 30 and won't shoot lead. Won't even think about it. Just be a better shot! Lol

Georgiahunter 01-24-2012 08:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Engine5truck
I gotta g 30 and won't shoot lead. Won't even think about it. Just be a better shot! Lol

Or just use a shotgun...wait, this is a glock thread.

orangello 01-24-2012 08:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Georgiahunter (Post 688092)
Or just use a shotgun...

Or buy some crappy old police trade-in revolver for the snake shot. I saw a bunch of Taurus 85's or something like that at that J&G Sales site the other day, don't recall how cheap.

trip286 01-24-2012 08:53 PM

Shoot the damn snake shot out of it, its not like your doing hard core range time with it.

How often do you think you might shoot more than one or two snake loads before cleaning?

If you need to shoot a snake, go ahead, just clean the lead fouling out of the barrel when you get home.

Contrary to the owner's manual, you can actually shoot cast lead bullets out of a GLOCK. Just in very minimal amounts, and DO NOT follow with jacketed rounds without first cleaning EVERY BIT of the lead fouling from the barrel.

The reason cast lead isn't supposed to go through a GLOCK is because of the octagonal rifling that GLOCK uses. Lead is soft (as you know, I'm sure) and builds up in the rifling. It must be cleaned out or you risk a barrel rupture.

A couple of rounds of snake shot through your GLOCK isn't going to hurt you or your gun. Just clean the hell out of it.

orangello 01-24-2012 09:08 PM

http://www.jgsales.com/taurus-82-model,-38special-caliber-revolver-with-4-inch-barrel,-used,-good-condition.-p-6528.html

$150~ used Taurus could be your designated tacklebox gun. :D
They have some used S&W's, but they go for about $300.

ScottA 01-24-2012 09:25 PM

I'd get a revolver. That's probably the best application you could come up with for a Judge.

chlogeo 01-24-2012 09:40 PM

Did I mention we also have Green Anacondas that are at least 60 feet long with a girth of 48 inches. Me thinks I will stick with the Dy No Mite.

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