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:D :D Hey evryone , friday afternnon i had to quailify with state mandate for lawenfocement training, and had a real exciting moment, happen to me during a firing sequnce i fired 5 rounds down range, and triggerd off another when all **** broke loose the pistol discharged and made a differnt sound but, a saw he round hitpaper so i knew the round went down range and the glocks slide did not lock back, i rased my hand up to ptop all fireing and two range officers ran to me ,had gas blow back and and darken my hands along the trigger finger and left hand index finger, we looked down after we made sure i was ok and found the magazine blownclear of the glock, my fingers were attached and nop blood any were, we then looked at the gun and racked back the slide seeing a casehead speration, bad ammo from a bulk reloading company, sheezze that was a rather interesting moment, our range had a glock armorer on hand he took it and did somthing /s to it and , i went on to score up in the 98's with it, i just wanted to say the glock is a awsome
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case blowouts

The same thing happened to my son while shooting his Colt Delta Elite 10mm. He wrote to the company and they sent him a coupon for 2 boxes of factory ammo.
 

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Talk About Luck!

:roll: Kevin, You are a very lucky fellow! Good thing you were shooting an ugly, but awesome, GLOCK 21. Of course, you know that reloads in a GLOCK are strictly, 'VORBOTEN.' :noway:
 

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I don't know of a major gun maker that doesn't add that disclamer to their weapons. I have put more reloads through my mdl 21 than you and I could carry. I bought a Federal Ordanince barrel for mine and shoot it in IDPA with cast handloads. If I loaded plated or jacketed bullets, I could shoot them thru the factory tube with out problems. I don't think the Glock is more/less safe than any other quality handgun with handloads. The unsupported area of the case head is common in the 1911s I shoot as well. Bet that was an experience though! In my near 40 yrs of shooting and reloading I have never experienced a case head seperation in a handgun cartridge! Had a couple in rifles though! Thanks to safety glasses I still have my eyes!! I may just be the luckest man alive.
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GLOCK BARRELS AND RELOADS

:D  We, all, know that GLOCK uses a modified Browning lockup; however, when it comes to shooting reloads there is more to consider than, just, the usual manufacturer's warning against using this money saving ammo.  

GLOCK barrels are manufactured according to the usual modified Browning design with two additional modifications:  All calibers have mandrel-formed rifling.  There is a much sharper chamber edge on GLOCK barrels that can catch and hold bullet trimmings (especially lead) every time the pistol is fired.  

Some calibers have hexagonal rifling and others have octagonal; consequently, in comparison to button rifling, chamber pressures tend to be on the high side; and reloaders need to remember this whenever they attempt to reach the top of the charts.  

Finally, the GLOCK system uses something called a, 'less supported' chamber mouth.  This design does accommodate a wider variety of bullet designs; but it, also, leaves a percentage more of the case head exposed than other more conventional Browning, barrel lock-up designs.  

IMHO, Go ahead and reload.  Just remember to stay farther away from the top of the charts than you, otherwise, might.  To my mind the bullet that hits hard enough, has the lowest flash, and the least recoil - THAT - is the right round to use.

Personally, I've never had much use for, '+ anything' loads.  If I hit well with a particular round and the target falls down, then fine, that's the best round for my gun.  I'd rather re:capture a sight-picture a little more quickly, and get a second round off, than go, 'KA-BOOM' and be awed by the shot.   :wink:
 
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