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Shooting lead in a stock glock?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by horsemen61, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. horsemen61

    horsemen61 Active Member

    Ok guys I have a gen 3 glock 19 I also cast 124 grain bullets for it they are cheap to make and they work for me as in they are plenty accurate I size them to .357 and my gun likes them anyways a friend of mine wanted to go shoot so I said sure lets go on Saturday last Saturday so we went well he shot all of his factory ammo through his gen 3 17 and just flat out refused to shoot my cast loads claiming that "it will servilely damage and lead his barrel" now question is there any factual evidence of this happening. And to all who say why don't you just try a search I have but my friend won't believe it because he says it is not current enough. So what should I tell my friend because I think he is overreacting :banghead:
  2. Tophernj

    Tophernj Member

    I have a Glock and reload although I don't cast. I don't shoot lead thru it simply because the manufacturer says not to. Supposedly the polyagonal rifling in the barrel will accumulate lead and possibly lead to a kaboom event. In general I'm not one to follow the rules however I follow this one. It's simply not worth it to me to take the chance. I have an acquaintance with over 15,000 rounds thru his G19, 14,000 of them lead. No problem. YMMV, as always.

  3. gamestalker

    gamestalker member

    Not again!
    If you damage the barrel or other wise experience a catastrophic failure while shooting lead, Glock will probabl not be offering to take care of you. Why not just pick up an after market barrel so you can comfortably shoot what ever you want.

  4. glc24

    glc24 Member


  5. horsemen61

    horsemen61 Active Member

    Well in all honesty I hadn't thought it was that big a deal I guess it is :eek:
  6. Thompsoncustom

    Thompsoncustom New Member

    It's Not!! To much Glock Kool-aid and not enough reality. My glock 17 rarely ever see anything but cast bullets.

    I suggest you go over to the Cast boolits forums where it is all about cast boolits and reloading.

    As long as you have a good load you'll be fine but that can very from gun to gun depending on bore size. Tho running .357 it will most likely be fine in both guns.
  7. the count

    the count Member

    The lead in the Glock threads just don't stop.
  8. mxjunky78

    mxjunky78 New Member

    I've shot many a lead bullets from my Glock 22 with outstanding results and absolutely no leading whatsoever! As long as the bullet is sized properly and you're not pushing them too fast there isn't a problem. Keep on shooting that lead and saving money. Everyone will be happy, happy, happy!
  9. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Active Member

    Lone Wolf barrels are only $104.95 each. ($99 on a good day)
  10. LBEE

    LBEE Member

    Any trouble with your Glock The Warranty isn't Good if you have been Shooting Reloads
    Lead Bullets or otherwise. I have read this numerous times & hope I never have to find out if it's true. Reloads is all I shoot except no Lead uncoated bullets.
  11. Sapper771

    Sapper771 New Member

    I have shot several thousand lead bullets through my Glock's factory barrel. I was careful and never had an issue.
  12. Arkansas Paul

    Arkansas Paul Active Member

    If that's the logic you want to use, you shouldn't shoot handloads at all. None of them are going to take care of you if they know you are shooting handloads.
  13. Nevmavrick

    Nevmavrick New Member

    Glock does not want you using handloads in their guns because if something happens it could be because of overloaded ammo. Some people are just not careful enough to load properly. Too many use handloads from a noobie that is using a progressive. It's very easy to make a mistake that way. Glock would just not want to deal with it, and I can't blame the.
    The truth, tho' is a lot simpler. Polygonal rifling was origionally designed for lead bullets. I, personally, use a Tanfoglio, and have put several Ks of lead through it and will continue. I use it in competition. I mention that because it has polygonal rifling, and I refuse to have anything to do with a Glock. They DO support their sales, tho'. At many club shoots, there are Glocks as prizes. If you use their product, their way, there are MANY benefits. If something goes wrong with their gun, there is, quite often, a gunsmith at these shoots to help you out. The other companies don't do that.
    If you are a careful loader, lead is not in the least a problem. I WOULD recommend, tho', that you use a tight-fitting bullet. In this case, a .358" will usually work better. The .357" works because the design-diameter is .355". The first thing to do is measure the bore.
    Have fun,

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