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Autoloader to reload for, in .40cal

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by nerfsrule2, Nov 28, 2007.

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  1. nerfsrule2

    nerfsrule2 Member

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    I have been shooting my "nightstand" gun a lot. This is a modified Glock model 23. I reload,so that is what I shoot. The guys on THR have said that you should NOT shoot reloads out of Glocks;because of the barrel design. So my problem:D, I need a new range gun, mid-size in .40, that will eat reloads. Can you Help!!!
     
  2. Morgan

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    Simple answer: learn to watch for pressure signs and reload for your Glock.

    Harder answer: get an aftermarket barrel for you Glock and carry on.

    Right answer: get an STI frame, take it to a fantastic gunsmith, and have a custom .40 Limited gun built on it.
     
  3. Thernlund

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    You shouldn't shoot bare lead through the Glock due to the polygonal rifling. Are your reloads jacketed? Or bare lead?


    -T.
     
  4. DHart

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    Glock 23!!!!!!

    Make your own reloads (if you feel you can trust your own work) and use copper plated bullets... stay within proper reloading guidelines and you'll be just with with the stock Glock barrel. Otherwise, if you decide to shoot exposed lead bullets, still buy the Glock, but also buy an aftermarket barrel which is ok with lead bullets... like Lone Wolf, Storm Lake, KKM, etc.
     
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  5. Haycreek

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    .40 S&W reloads

    No problem, use a Lee Factory Crimp Die. and the bullet "set back" probem goes away.[calibers that headspace off of the case mouth, does not crimp, but only tightens the neck] I agree with the above posters re: 1--no lead bullets in Glock barrels, I use a Match Grade barrel from Storm Lake. Watch your "over all length" carefully. 2-- Keep the pressure down, [usually the most accurate loads are not max loads]
     
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    I reload for my USP and USP compact in .40 S&W.
     
  7. GTSteve03

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    If you really want a new gun, I would go for the USP compact or P2000 in 40.

    Otherwise, just buy an aftermarket barrel with proper case head support for your Glock and be on your way! :cool:
     
  8. lee n. field

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    Get an aftermarket barrel for the Glock. $100-ish. You're looking for "fully supported chamber" and "conventional (land and groove, not polygonal) rifling".

    You can handload for the Springfield XD, right out of the box.
     
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    Not a Glock fan, and I'm always saying "Go with M&P"(I love my 40), but as far as cost effectiveness, the aftermarket supported barrel would be the cheapest and easiest route. If you just want a new gun, "Go with M&P".
     
  10. Autolycus

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    Hk P2000.
     
  11. HisSoldier

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    No problem finding brass. Whenever I go shooting there's lots of .40 S&W laying around.
     
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  12. XD-40 Shooter

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    Get an XD, best chamber support in the industry.:D
     
  13. nerfsrule2

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    Yes I also made the mistake of shooting full lead nose bullets from my .40 Glock.I stopped @ around 500 rounds. What does the lead nose do to the Glocks rifling, If it is lead buildup,... Can't you just clean it out?? Thanks, Dave
     
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    Yes you can clean it out, but the lead basically fills in the valleys on the Glock hexagonal rifling, making the barrel a smoothbore with a smaller overall diameter. This will cause extreme pressure spikes when firing the bullet down the now-too-small bore and could blow up the gun, literally. :what:
     
  15. nerfsrule2

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    Thanks, GTSteve03, I am scrubbing out the bore As I type!!!! No more lead-nose reloads.. I just picked up another add on for this gun. To go with the extended mag/ slide release, C-T Laser Grips,Tru Glow Ghost ring sights...... a Ghost-Rocket 3.5 lb trigger and Wolf springs. I have put to many toys on it to have it Go BooM (The Bad Kind)....
     
  16. possum

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    there is nothing wrog with reloading with the glock, i know many people that reload for thier glocks in all calibers, and i wouldn't hesitate to reload for a glock either. but i am not gonna keep a man from getting a new gun for what you want i would say go with the xd like the above poster, you might do like me and find that the xd is awesome and your new favorite, mine has thousands of rds of relods through it.
     
  17. 19-3Ben

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    reloader? Ruger P-series. Tough guns, and they eat anything.
     
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    I reload and shoot lead in my Glocks but I bought some cheap insurance.
    An aftermarket barrel :)
     
  20. O.S.O.K.

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    geeze

    the guy has come up with a great excuse to get a new gun and you guys....
    well, I would stongly urge you to get a police trade-in Sig p229 - CDNN, SOG, etc. - under $400 - for a Sig. I can't think of a better shooter and you can load with economical hard cast bullets no problem.
     
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