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    Plated reloads

    I just purchased a new Glock 21 SF. I do all of my own reloads. I have loaded up some Barry's plated bullets and just was wondering if they are safe to shoot through Glock barrel. I am just trying to by some time until my wolf barrel comes in.

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    Should be OK. The issue with Glock barrels and lead bullets is if leading starts in the barrel it can reach critical levels quickly. A plated bullet should not have this issue.
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    I have loaded Barry's plated and still have some sabots on the reloading shelf for the future, I had no problems with them and my OEM barrel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MtStream View Post
    Should be OK. The issue with Glock barrels and lead bullets is if leading starts in the barrel it can reach critical levels quickly. A plated bullet should not have this issue.


    Thanks for the info.

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    Yep... Agree with everyone... Assuming you all mean Berry's Bullets...

    I use their Hollow Base Round Nose Thick Plate 9mm bullets... Work well in Glocks.
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    LOL JB, I spelled it Berry's in my reply and after reading the OP's post again I changed the spelling, it is all good !

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    Well, I've got a good 30 or 40K of Berry's plated lead bullets through both of my G21's. Don't load them at the 'top of the chart', and you'll be fine.

    As for using lead bullets in Glock's polygonal barrels? There are a lot of different factors at work. If we're talking about: hard cast, swaged, sized, lubed, and (probably) gas checked lead bullets with a BHN of between 12 and 18 then you should be fine.

    As I said: Just don't load them up 'super hot', and clean out the barrel at (let's say) every 2 to 3 hundred fired rounds. (Clean your barrel out more frequently if shooting lead is new to you–OK!) I know dozens of experienced Glock pistol shooters who do this; the only difference is that they KNOW HOW while the vast majority of newer and younger Glock shooters do not! Here! (for the 'Doubting Thomases')

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    Good article. When I bought my first Glock, I did shoot lead out of the Glock barrel. I always clean my guns after every shoot. I later heard you are not suppose to us lead bullet out of the Glock barrels. After hearing that I ordered a wolf barrel to be safe. I cast a lot of lead bullets now and shoot mostly lead but sometime I will shoot jacketed bullets. I shoot a lot and casting my own bullets saves me money. And now with all this shortage of ammunition, I have not much to worry.

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    I reload and shoot coated and plated bullets more than I do factory jacketed bullets. I load with the data used for cast lead bullets. No problems at all and you don’t get the smoke that you do with cast bullets.

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    I reload Berry's Bullets and Montana Gold plated bullets with no leading problems at all. I am considering getting aftermarket barrels because I'm having a hard time getting plated bullets. I picked up many lead bullets from a guy getting out of reloading.

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