Adding an upgrade to my carry piece this week.

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by PANDEMIC, Mar 16, 2020.

  1. PANDEMIC

    PANDEMIC Well-Known Member

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    So I've decided to buy a Threaded Barrel from Lone Wolf for my Glock 17. And a Flash Hider as well from brownells, and so I'll see if I can order them this week. This is a pretty big upgrade I'm doing on my pistol and so I'm really excited. And purchasing a suppressor later or other thread on devices such as a muzzle break/compensator is an option for me since I'll already have the threaded barrel.

    Quick question, it says in the description for the threaded barrel this:

    • Ok to use lead, plated or jacketed bullets

    I'm a little lost to how they look like, the FMJ's I shoot are considered lead I think, and of course hollow points are jacketed. But not sure on the plated.

    But does anyone have a picture of what each one should look like?

    Like a picture of a lead, plated and jacketed 9mm round would be super helpful. I googled searched it in images and got really mixed up results and still not knowing what each one should look like.

    And for a flash hider, whatever ammo (lead, plated or jacketed) your shooting down the threaded barrel is also okay with the flash hider on/off correct?


    I know I asked a similar question like this on the suppressor question thread, but I'm asking for a flash hider since its a whole different ball game. Plus a suppressor will have to wait for a while since I'm not exactly ready to dump $500 or more on one just yet. And so I just need to make sure what a 9mm round in lead, plated and jacketed look like so I know if I can shoot whatever I have or I need to buy different 9mm ammo. And if that same lead, plated, and jacketed ammo can also be fired with the flash hider on/off as well?

    But this flash hider will be fun, reduces muzzle flash and it'll add some
    beauty to my pistol. :p

    **And no, I'm not new to guns or am a noob whatsoever. I just have never done upgrades on pistols that deal with swapping out a factory barrel with a threaded barrel and then threading on a flash hider. So I'm just wanting to make sure if I can use the same ammo that I shoot now with my factory barrel, but on a threaded barrel regardless if the flash hider is on or off.**

    Thanks
     
  2. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Jacketed and plated bullets usually have a lead core under the copper, there are some steel core bullets as well.

    Glock barrels have polygonal rifling in which a build up of lead, aka. leading, may occur if non-jacketed or non-plated lead ammo is used in them without cleaning on a very regular basis.

    One may even use a polymer coated bullet in Glock barrels.

    Just be very cautious if using lubed, lead bullets in Glock barrels.

    Or, buy a Lone Wolf or other aftermarket barrel and shoot what you want.
     
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  3. Nmwabbit

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    good idea...will have to investigate some regarding for/fit/function on a couple of my handguns...

    thanks - my partner might not extend their tks as i spend $$$ indulging in myself , but as the adage goes...

    if i die, do not let my partner sell my firearms for what i told them i paid for them :rolleyes:
     
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  4. PaBushMan

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    I get lead on my muzzle breaks on my PCC'S. The 10mm one does it the most. Yet the bore is fine. That lead gets baked on i swear lol. I have to scrape it off. If i spray pam on it. It takes longer to lead up.
     
  5. PANDEMIC

    PANDEMIC Well-Known Member

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    Maybe this will help, this is what I shoot and its also my practice ammo and sometimes my carry ammo. I also bought this box from my LGS I think it was a week ago maybe 2.

    Is this Lead or Plated?

    White Federal 9mm 115 grain FMJ

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    Can I run this through my threaded barrel with the flash hider on and off??


    And this is my offical carry ammo:

    Now I know I can run this through my threaded barrel I'm buying but can I also run it with the flash hider on as well??

    Fiocchi 9mm 147 grain JHP
    (Jacketed Hollow Points)

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  6. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Just run a clip or two of fmj through the barrel. Leading disappears like magic.:)

    That box is FMJ!! IOW, full metal jacket.
     
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  7. PANDEMIC

    PANDEMIC Well-Known Member

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    And I can do that even with a flash hider on, I don't need different ammo like you would with a muzzle break or a suppressor?
     
  8. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Well-Known Member

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    Are you telling us that you don't know what a Lead bullet looks like?
    This is a Lead bullet.
    [​IMG]

    You can also find them powder coated in many different colors-
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. PANDEMIC

    PANDEMIC Well-Known Member

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    I know the ammo, just don't know the terms associated with which ammo. So I get confused.

    What about plated?
     
  10. PANDEMIC

    PANDEMIC Well-Known Member

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    Oops, full metal JACKET as in jacketed. Oh
    I didnt think of it like that lol.

    Now can I run FMJ even with the FH on?
     
  11. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Well-Known Member

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    Plated is a lead bullet with a copper plating over the lead. Berry's bullets are copper plated.
     
  12. PaBushMan

    PaBushMan Well-Known Member

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    I run the coated lead.
     
  13. PANDEMIC

    PANDEMIC Well-Known Member

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    I saw some images of it on google, so in summary its got like a shine to it or a glare? I guess its one way to remember how it looks like.
     
  14. PaBushMan

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    Berrys plated ammo looks just like FMJ's.
     
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  15. PANDEMIC

    PANDEMIC Well-Known Member

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    Oh, so I can even run that kind of ammo through my threaded barrel, sweet!
     
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  16. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yes, that ammo will be fine for your new barrel and flash hider.
     
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  17. PANDEMIC

    PANDEMIC Well-Known Member

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    Okay, I get it now.


    So when it says

    Ok to use lead, plated or jacketed bullets:

    FMJ is Full Metal Jacket (Jacketed)
    This would be my White box of Federal 115 Grain

    JHP is Jacketed Hollow Points.
    This would my Fiocchi 147 grain.

    I feel dumb now lol.

    Now Gatoragn, you said I can run the FMJ's with my new barrel and flash hider.

    Just to confirm, this applies to my hollow points as well right? I know they'll run on the threaded barrel but also with the flash hider on too correct?
     
  18. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yes, the flash hider should not be in contact with the bullet exiting the barrel.
     
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  19. PANDEMIC

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    Is there a way I can check that just to be sure? Or is that something that naturally shouldn't happen and I don't need to worry about it?


    Here is the threaded barrel:

    https://www.lonewolfdist.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=928

    Here is the flash hider:

    https://www.brownells.com/handgun-p...nsators/flash-hider-for-glock--prod45519.aspx

    I think if you see the flash hider and match it with the hollow point pics I posted. It may give you a better idea if that applies to the flash hider not making contact with the bullet while exiting the barrel.
    I checked it that way but not sure if I'm doing it right.

    Thank you so much for helping me btw!
     
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  20. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Well-Known Member

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    As long as you buy any attachment designed to be shot with a 9mm IT WILL NOT COME IN CONTACT WITH THE BULLET!
    Not a Suppessor,Muzzle Brake,or Flash Hider!!!!!!
     
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