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Do cast bullets shoot well in glocks. Neighbor bought A 36 yesterday and I told him I could load some rounds for him. Just not sure about lead in glocks.
 

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I took heed to the warning not to shoot cast in Glock factory barrels. I bought aftermarket barrels from stormlake and wolf. They were, at the time, about $100.


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I took heed to the warning not to shoot cast in Glock factory barrels. I bought aftermarket barrels from stormlake and wolf. They were, at the time, about $100.


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Yup...+1!

Plenty of aftermarket Glock barrels for lead.

They shoot jacketed well too.

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planeflyer21 said:
Yup...+1!

Plenty of aftermarket Glock barrels for lead.

They shoot jacketed well too.

Jon




This one will not be getting aftermarket anything. It's the Guys first handgun. I tried to point him to A revolver but he had to have an auto. As much as I do not care for Glocks I did suggest the 36 because he wants A carry gun and size mattered to him more than I thought it should.

I will find some less expensive jacketed bullets to load for him.

He needs LOTS of practice.
 

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Plated bullets will work...but lead is not recommended (it can be done...but its best left for those more experienced with what to watch out for)

More than one Glock has suffered catastrophic disassembly from lead bullets...the 36 is a great lil CCW pistol, good choice!
 

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Plated would be my recomendation as well. If it was your own gun, spending the time to work up loads with cast slugs might be worth the long term savings. In this case, I'm assuming he's footing the bill for components and the slightly higher cost of plated bullets can be his penalty for buying a Glock in the first place. ;)

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Oh yeah....Glock 36's don't much care for plinking loads, they have the same recoil spring as the G29 (10mm).

Mine has been 110%, but all were warm loads...
 

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Plated would be my recomendation as well. If it was your own gun, spending the time to work up loads with cast slugs might be worth the long term savings. In this case, I'm assuming he's footing the bill for components and the slightly higher cost of plated bullets can be his penalty for buying a Glock in the first place. ;)

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Yes he will be paying.
I went with him to the last gunshow. He would have bought A High Point Except I told him he would have to walk home with his new toy.




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Your posts on your purchase of the 36 was part of my reason for pointing him to the glock.
I bounced A few cans around the backyard with it yesterday. Shoots well. still hate the trigger.


Thanks for the advice.
 

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Your posts on your purchase of the 36 was part of my reason for pointing him to the glock.
I bounced A few cans around the backyard with it yesterday. Shoots well. still hate the trigger.


Thanks for the advice.
You're welcome...

I just don't understand the reasoning behind High Point pistols...why anybody would want one of those things is beyond me.
 

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I shot lead in my Glock once years ago because I didn't know any better. NEVER AGAIN.
That is what I was TOLD too.

I bought 9mm ammunition for my former Glock Model 19C (Late 90's and on.) in bulk as much as I could and tried various well known brands. I had NO problems with that Glock and it had literally thousands of rounds through it from my use and my late husband's. It was my very first gun too. Other than using his d/a revolver for my house gun - it was my very FIRST gun.

MM has a new Glock Model 19C like my first pistol only with a hire capacity magazine in it. We have store bought ammunition for it and once we move into the new house he will be reloading more again. He will be using some of the good factory brass from the store bought ammunition plus he will buy good brass to reload.

I used to read TONS of gun forums, even ones that I did NOT belong to, than I do now and I have heard horror stories about people who had problems with certain reloads. I have not read the Glock forum in years and I think that they mentioned this too.

Disclaimer: I am NO expert in this subject matter and I do NOT reload ammunition personally. MM has reloaded since his VERY early 20's if my memory serves me right.

Congrats to the new gun owner and best wishes to both of you. I think that it is SWEET that you are trying to help him in any way plus taking him shooting. I hope that he takes a class and practices a lot! I have never shot his model of Glock. I have shot/owned the Model 19C and mainly know about the 19C-ported, 19 and the bigger, classic Model 17- Nato one.

I personally think that the Glock Model 19 is one of the best semi automatic pistols ever made and I/we never had a jam ever! Ever! I tend to be more of a s/a revolver and lever action rifle shooting lady but for a semi automatic pistol - Glock is the best made one in my NOT so humble opinion. I know that many people loathe Glocks and think that they are ugly black Tupperware Type guns. They are NOT as pretty as some fancy 1911's but so be it. That gun of mine was a straight shooter right OUT of the NIB BOX for me even as a Newbie to Guns/Shooting back in the late 90's. I think highly of the bigger Model 17 but I never owned or shot one of them. Bulk 9mm is easy to find/buy and you can get quality 'brass' ammunition for it as you can bulk 22LR and 30-30 ammunition. All ammo prices have gone up but he could buy some of this factory ammo at a box store and later on, maybe you can help him reload that IF he buys the STUFF. ADDED more.

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PS: If the above new shooter had a 22LR firearm he could practice tons with it. He could get more bang for his buck. :)

One of our friends has a 22LR barrel - converter kit for his Glock if my memory serves me right. I only heard about it, I never saw it and I do NOT think that he ever brought it over for a shooting event. It was purchased after one of our shooting events and he lives in WA state not here in Montana.

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No lead for glocks.
I have a bunch of glocks and tried it once, 2 rounds at a time. After 8 rounds, the groups became patterns (see: shotgun at 25 yds) and the lands/ groves became almost non-existant. I stopped there, cleaned the barrel, and never went back. The only way is a different barrel (I reccomend KKM). Berry's makes good plated bullets. Not as nice as FMJs but cheaper and good enough for plinking.
 

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A G36 is an infinitely better handgun than a Hi Point. Good job.

The polygonal rifling isn't all negative. You do get more velocity out of 'em for a given barrel length, and they seem easier to clean. I guess I have two polymer pistols now with polygonal rifled barrels, the Kahr 380 and the H&K P30. They're both pretty sweet shooters. I should get a pic with both of 'em. I can't seem to find my camera charger, need to get a new one, will get a pic then.
 
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