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Scary,
no one was hurt I take it?
 

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Whoa!

Lead wadcutters in a Glock? Did you change out the barrel first?

No injuries? Was your hand injured, or just numb for a few minutes (ask me how I know :))

My book says max do-not-exceed for that loading is 5.2 grains of 231 so your load should've been OK...was your powder measure properly calibrated?

Ah, A-Merc case. Explains a lot. I hate those cases. I am assuming you reloaded this yourself? Looks like a simple case of case web failure.

Could you post a clearer pic of the case headstamp? It almost looks like the striker imprint was not from a Glock (not that I am doubting you).

Did it force the magazine out? Any other damage to the slide (and rails) and/or internals?

Man, so sorry to hear and see this. Full frame replacement right there.
 

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No one got hurt, just a stinging feeling for a couple hours in my trigger finger. I know one thing for sure --ill wear shooters glasses now. Going to look for some kind of gloves also.
THis was a reload round ive used thousands of. One thing i noticed when polishing the brass before reloading--some brass just dont get nice an shinny, this was one of those.
THe gun is around 8 years old.
I tried to find things from Glock that lead shouldnt be used but never found anything, i know theres a pile of people say that though.
I'm going to place that casing in an acid bath for a few minutes to clean it up nice. Maybe ill see signs of something then.
Really sucks, it broke the frame.
THanks to all!!!!
 

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By the way, Extremepyro, WELCOME to the Forum!

So sorry to hear about your Glock, but I am sure you've heard all the warnings before about shooting lead thru a Glock barrel, and the cladding it causes.

Sympathies, my man.

Post a *Hi there* in the "Introductions", and share with our other Members.
 

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I tried to find things from Glock that lead shouldnt be used but never found anything, i know theres a pile of people say that though.
It's in the owners manual
 

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Whoa!

Lead wadcutters in a Glock? Did you change out the barrel first?
No stock barrel --Now that you mention it i remember reading stuff about switching out the barrel.
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No injuries? Was your hand injured, or just numb for a few minutes (ask me how I know :)) HAHA im thinking you know!! Yep -just a sting

My book says max do-not-exceed for that loading is 5.2 grains of 231 so your load should've been OK...was your powder measure properly calibrated? I use a Dillon 550, i actually check the measure analy(if thats a word)

Ah, A-Merc case. Explains a lot. I hate those cases. I am assuming you reloaded this yourself? Looks like a simple case of case web failure.

Could you post a clearer pic of the case headstamp? It almost looks like the striker imprint was not from a Glock (not that I am doubting you).
I ll post some more pics, ill clean this up better. Definatly was my glock. Rally wonder what would have happened if it was my SIG.

Did it force the magazine out? Any other damage to the slide (and rails) and/or internals? No slide or rail damage. Broke the mag pretty good. I'll post some pics of that also

Man, so sorry to hear and see this. Full frame replacement right there.
Thanks, sounds like i got someone that went through it
 

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Be an even better video if you caught the kaboom! LOL

Be aware that the brass compound is really soft, and anything even remotely as strong as vinegar will eat into it.

A good bath in an ultrasonic cleaner will remove all the crud without affecting the brass.
 

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Thanks BHALE

It's in the owners manual
I have to say took me awile to answer that one, :eek:
When i started pouring lead bullets, i just read alot online. Theres, dont do it and theres you wont have any problems. Welp!!!!! i can say i wouldnt suggest lead through a stock barrel glock now.
THeres no leading in the barrel though. i want to get this brass nice and clean to see what the fracture looks like.
 

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I'm assuming you use a bulge buster on those 40 reloads? How many times have you loaded the same brass?

I know a ton of people load 40 w/o issue but it's just such a high pressure round.....I have no desire to do it.
 

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bulge buster

I know about the 40sw bulge, but never heard about the lee bulge buster.
Thanks guys ill look that up tonight, heading to the treadmill right now to work on the 48 almost 49 bulge lol.
On the number of times for the brass, I get brass from police ranges, at that time its once fired, BUT---i know there some that i lose track of or pick up some at another range that may already be fired so from this time on ill be keeping better track of it also. If id put a percentage on what my thoughts were the problem, id say 80% brass problem, but just a guess.
I inspect the brass after everytime i tumble which is everytime prior to reload but not to say i missed a problem.
THanks agian
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