Reloading for glocks and warranty?


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RonDeer10mm
November 27, 2010, 05:12 PM
I have some spare $$$ lying around I want to reload for my glock but I think it voids the warranty. But if I use a aftermarket barrel and something goes wrong will Glock still accept the warranty or void it?:confused:

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steveno
November 27, 2010, 05:39 PM
I think you will find that the use of reloads voids the warranty on most if not all firearms. there will be some kind of statement to that effect in the manual. it is up to the manufacturer how far they want to push that and that probably varies

Harley Quinn
November 27, 2010, 05:42 PM
If you are going to reload, use copper in the factory barrel, if you go to lead look into a different barrel...
Lone Wolf barrels, is a place to start...

http://www.lonewolfdist.com/products.aspx?CAT=4

Regards

parker51
November 27, 2010, 05:56 PM
Do they ask you if you shot reloads in it? If not, how could they possibly tell? My reloads don't shoot any different than ammo made by Wolf, Remington, Prvi Partizan, Federal or Winchester . I have sent several guns back for repairs over the years and not once has a manufacturer ask me if I shot reloads in them. Perhaps if I was loading extremely "hot" loads and had damaged the gun then they might have asked. Had this happened then I wouldn't expect it to be covered under any warranty (same as someone buying a $500 pen, dropping it on the floor and wanting the manufacturer to fixe the pen under warranty). If this were to happen then I wouldn't blame them for voiding the warranty. If you are really concerned about this then just shoot commercial ammo in it (saving your brass) until the warranty expires and then shoot all the reloads like as the warranty is no longer a factor.

Harley Quinn
November 27, 2010, 06:31 PM
I don't think they are worried about it unless you have done something to the barrel by over reloading and causing a problem...You will notice the barrels that are Glock at Lonewolf factory stuff, so if needed :)

TH3180
November 27, 2010, 06:43 PM
I thought about the same thing when I started reloading. Then I got to thinking how the heck would Glock know if I was shooting reloads or factory ammo. My Glock hasn't seen a factory load since.

galvatron
November 27, 2010, 11:12 PM
My G21 has seen thousands of my reloads, not 1 or 2 thousand, closer to 6.5k. Glock USA is about 35 minutes from me:neener:, so it's been back multiple times for some of the silliest reasons. I thought it sounded funny one day after dry firing, so off we went, all new springs later it's good to go. I've never had any problems with them giving it the once over and replacing any needed parts(all for free). I actually brought it down there once after I had a squib load out of a box of name brand ammo. I drove the round out of the barrel at the range then took it in for a check up.
Avoid stupid hot loads and you'll be fine.
BTW they recommend not using reloaded ammunition and wont cover any damage due to reloaded ammunition. :uhoh:

wanderinwalker
November 27, 2010, 11:29 PM
The "reloaded ammunition voids warranty" is standard boilerplate for ALL firearms manufacturers. It gives them an out when somebody blows something up by being negligently negligent. Honestly, do you think Ruger would warranty one of their .45 Colt revolvers that somebody blew with loads from the "Ruger-Only" page of the handbook?

Just be careful and use reasonable loads and you'll be fine. Think of all of the firearms in possession of competitors that never see factory ammo. They don't all blow up and need to go back to the factory! :cool: My Glock has seen probably 8-9k of my reloads and just keeps ticking. Well, there was a broken frame rail, but it is an E-series gun and was fixed, no questions asked.

KBintheSLC
November 28, 2010, 02:35 PM
Do they ask you if you shot reloads in it? If not, how could they possibly tell?

They will never know unless you either tell them, or you blow your gun up with a double charge. Avoid doing either of these things, and you'll have nothing to worry about.

CSA 357
November 28, 2010, 02:41 PM
i was going to get a set of dies of my 40 s&w glock 22 but i have been getting the 100 pack of remington 180 jhp at wm for $40 i dont think you can but just the bullets much cheaper? so for now ill just stock up on those and get the dies latter, the best thing about reloading to me is casting my own bullets, ill need a aftermarket barrel for that so?

GLOOB
November 28, 2010, 04:20 PM
You can reload premium name brand JHP for less than half that. Bulk FMJ for a third, if. The more expensive .40 JHP go up to $25 per 100, just for the bullets, but there are a lot of other cheaper options, especially in bulk. The primer and powder are maybe 6 cents per.

EddieNFL
November 28, 2010, 04:41 PM
I have sent several guns back for repairs over the years and not once has a manufacturer ask me if I shot reloads in them.

About ten years ago I had a problem with a certain make AR (wouldn't chamber). The tech asked about ammo, specifically reloads. After I answered honestly, his tone became condescending despite that I mentioned the same loads worked in multiple other ARs, including another from his company, and was within SAAMI specs. I mentioned an unusual scrape in the same location on every round I tried to chamber, but he assured me it was caused by the magazine. At the time my experience with ARs was limited to about a dozen different ARs and an average of 4k to 5k rounds per year over a 25 year span, so what did I know. Eventually, I hung up on Mr. Expert and took it to a gunsmith friend. He inspected the chamber and confirmed my opinion of a rough spot. Spent several hours carefully polishing the chamber. Great shooter after that.

LubeckTech
November 28, 2010, 04:47 PM
My M&P 40 has never had a factory round it it.

Glock20
November 29, 2010, 01:04 PM
The amount of $ I've saved reloading 10mm is enough to buy a couple Glocks, so worrying about voiding a warranty is not a concern for me.
Like several posters above mentioned, how will a mfg know if someone shot handloads unless they were told.

Steve C
November 29, 2010, 02:08 PM
Warranties are to fix manufacturing defects, its not insurance against damage from use. Damage from ammunition like a KB, be it a hand load or a factory round wouldn't likely be covered by Glock under any circumstance and the issue would be with the ammo manufacturer. If you are the the one who made the round, don't expect the firearm company to fix your goof up. If a gun part fails due to Glocks manufacturing defect they'll warranty the gun, since they don't know if you shot reloads or not.

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