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Old 01-24-2014, 08:10 PM   #1
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Is there any reason I shouldn't put the cheap 115gr steel cased stuff through my glock for practice? I know that lead reloads are bad. Thanks

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Old 01-24-2014, 08:28 PM   #2
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Is there any reason I shouldn't put the cheap 115gr steel cased stuff through my glock for practice? I know that lead reloads are bad. Thanks
Absolutely no reason I know of, I buy steel case 9mm every time I can find some in stock.
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Yes, if you want to rule out premature extractor wear. The Glock manual is silent on this, so it comes up often and is always debated. Some shooters will swear to having fired thousands of steel cased rounds with no problems. But with the east European imports you never know.

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when that is what Yaeger RECOMMENDS (wpa/Wolf) and has 100,000's of tho rounds thru his, why would anyone suggest not to use it?? I use it in 21 & 30S all the time based on this recommendation. I have abt 4000 rounds thru 21 and no misfeeds.

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Hey, if Yeager says it is OK, it is OK.

I seriously doubt you will ever have an abnormal wear problem from steel cased ammo. WTS, it runs dirtier and you should pay especial attention to the chamber that you do not get any laquer/polymer build up.

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I think there is a plot against steel cased ammo. This has provided economical shooting for the last 50 years. It is great in the winter when the snow is on the ground, just let it fly. I have a Pre-Ban Colt Sp II that has fired thousands of steel cased rounds. If the extractors failed now it would still represent a Hugh savings.

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I have a buddy who lights up a cigarette every time while pumping gas. A thousand times and counting, nothing ever happened.

Seriously, it comes down to personal risk tolerance. I wouldn't think twice using an issued firearm. The one I paid for, however, is a different story, with the fine touches and all. More than the price of an extractor is involved.

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A lack of experience can be over come. Gun owners and shooters have gained real knowledge from use. Not from the internet or magazines. Steel case allows for a lot of economical shooting.

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Don't run Tula or Wolf in a Taurus PT1911 .45, Taurus will tell you your warranty is now void, even though it's not stated in they're manual to not run steel cased ammo, and charge you to ship it to them so they can look at it, with a 6-8wk turn around. They say the Russian/European steel case ammo is Inferior ammo.
I hear the same every now and then. I have shot enough steel in the AKs and the Mosins, because they were built for it. My Glock and SIG - they are training/bullseye guns. Asked Massda Ayoob for one. He repeated what he has always written, he believes in western made quality semiautos steel cases are best avoided.
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