Does anyone reload ammo for their glocks? I heard that you shouldnt reload for the glock. If you do what powder, bullets etc do you use. I have a glock 27.
I was planning on using fmj with my glock and not taking any chances.KeenansGarage said:Stock barrels have and issue with cast lead bullets. If you reload, a lot of people around here use FMJ or Moly coated bullets. Otherwise, work up your powder charges carefully. Follow the tables in the reloading book and don't over do it! Thats how you get all of those 'glock booms!'
I know I am not much help. I use 9mm, so I can't give you much on powder charge, bullet weight, etc.
What book were you using?rivalarrival said:I think the manuals for all modern handguns advise against handloading, but only for liability reasons. The gun manufacturer can't know what you stuff inside a cartridge.
I just started handloading. I would advise you not to trust just one book; check with multiple sources. The maximum, "use with caution" powder charge in the book I was using was just barely enough to cycle the slide reliably. The lightest recommended charge stove piped nearly every time.
But, the powder manufacturer and a variety of other sources gave minimums and maximums 20% higher than the book's data. Using their data, the action was cycling reliably on all but the very lightest load, and a good, comfortable "plinking" load was slightly greater than the book's maximum.
Do u buy aftermarket barrels for ur glocks or you use stock barrelsjidavies said:I reload for all my glocks, M22, M22C, M27. Just be safe. NEVER start with max loads as I have noticed some published max loads are just too max. Remember shot placement is what matters. 800fps will kill you as easy as 1100fps. I inspect my brass, if I have any doubts, I throw it out. If you are stuck on loading hot rounds, buy new brass from here,
I buy my bullets here,
I have done a lot of different loads. No problems here. Read the article below,
I have tried these loads and they are extremely accurate.
This was the Hornady book that came with my press. I'm *very* new to reloading. The data for 9mm, 124grn bullets with Alliant "Unique" powder had charges ranging from 4 grains to 5 grains; Alliant says 6 grains maximum. I discovered that charges of less than 4.5 grains simply would not fully cycle the slide; charges of 4.5 grains would occasionally cycle; 4.8 grains cycled reliably; but even 5 grains was far lighter than the 124grn factory loads I had with me for comparison.What book were you using?