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Reloading for a Glock

Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
edited 1:04PM in Off Topic
Anyone here reload their ammo for use in a Glock?

After buying my Glock 19, I read that you should NOT use reloads with the standard barrel. Only use them in an aftermarket barrel such as Storm Lake.
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Dripping Springs, Texas.
Just west of Austintatious


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  • RVHRVH Posts: 523
    The Glock chamber is machined over-sized and the feed ramp is so large as to give no support for a portion of the bottom area extending forward from the base. This is done to help insure that a round will always feed into the chamber. Glock does not concern themselves with reloading. After firing, the brass will be stretched to a larger diameter as case material flows to the size of the too-large chamber. Also, material from the case will flow down and into the feed ramp area, giving the case a bulged "smile". If re-sized and reloaded, the weakened area of the case might happen to re-align with the unsupported area of the chamber; this could result in the infamous "Glock Kaboom". Many thousands of reloaded rounds have been fired in Glocks without mishap but is is a poor idea to do this. The .40 S&W cartridge is worse about this than the 9mm that you have purchased. Jarvis is one maker of barrels that offers supported, on-size chambers for the reloader.
  • Thanks for the insight, RVH. I've been doing some reading about aftermarket barrels, and Storm Lake seems to have a good reputation. I think I'll spring for one.
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • RVHRVH Posts: 523
    That should be a fine choice. Do you currently reload or have experience?
  • Yes, My RCBS rock chucker is 30 years old. I used to reload tons of .270 and .357 ammo, but it's been years. I'm starting over after a long lapse. I'm reading the Speer manual for a refresher.

    From what I've seen of the products, not much has changed in 30 years. A few hi-tech powder measures and digital calipers, but not much else. The dies should fit in my chucker just fine.
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • RVHRVH Posts: 523
    Sounds like you have a good bead on it then. Enjoy the model 19.
    Oh, and another thing about the factory Glock barrel: don't shoot solid lead bullets through it.
  • Yes, thanks. I read about the lead bullets too.

    It seems I always read about something after I've bought it.

    I guess my mantra in life is like the old joke:

    READY - FIRE - AIM. :laugh:
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • RVHRVH Posts: 523
    Village Idiot wrote:
    Yes, thanks. I read about the lead bullets too.

    It seems I always read about something after I've bought it.

    I guess my mantra in life is like the old joke:

    READY - FIRE - AIM. :laugh:

    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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