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Reloads and Glock

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by ra407, Nov 21, 2006.

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  1. ra407

    ra407 Member

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    Why does my Glock 22 manual say that I can't shoot reloads out of it or lead? I want to start reloading and I would like to be able to reload .40 for it also.
     
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    Lead accumulates quickly in the polygonal rifling that Glock uses. This great increases pressure, possibly resulting in a kaboom.

    All gun manuals say factory new ammo only should be used in their guns for warranty reasons.

    A lot of Glock .40S&W owners have fired thousand and thousands of reloads through their gun with no problems, you will have to choose if the risk is worth it.

    If I were you I would pick up a cheap replacement barrel for your Glock 22 to shoot reloads through and carry with the factory barrel.

    I hope this helps,
    Steve
     
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    An after market barrel would solve the lead vs. polygonal rifling issue. Not sure if it would do anything to help with glocks infamous lack of chamber support. The less chamber support you have the more you put yourself at risk of losing a finger or three. Worth noting that 40S&W one of the most unforgiving calibers to reload because of it's high chamber pressure.
     
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    An aftermarket barrell will solve the chamber support issue as well.

    Remember though, Glock not the only gun to have less than full chamber support. Custom 1911s that have had ramp and throat jobs don't either.

    The difference is that chamber pressure in 45 ACP 1911s is a lot lower than it is in 40 caliber Glocks.
     
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