GUN A g20 kb

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  1. Soybomb

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    Now that chamber is extra roomy for even more reliability. Shooter says he has used lead reloads but was shooting factory ammo. Oops.
     
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    Nice 10mm where can I get one
     
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    Doesn't actually look like that catastrophic of a kB either :cool:
     
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    That is the most awesome kB pic so far. Looks like he is lucky the barrel hood did not detach and find a home in his face.

    I am speculating shooting the lead at excessive fps really leaded up the barrel. Being a typical glock guy did not clean the gun often. Pressure was through the roof. One day shooting factory ammo the pressure hit the magic number and kaBoom.

    If you insist on shooting lead through a polygonal rifled barrel keep it under 1000 fps and clean every 300 rounds. Even still I would not recomend this. Use a aftermarket traditional rifled barrel for lead.
     
  6. This is what immediately came to mind when I saw lead bullets mentioned.
     
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    Looks like fun.

    Cool pics.
     
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    A lot of 10mm glock people already get aftermarket barrels just so their brass isn't as abused (10mm brass = :wtc:), I bet he wishes he did.
     
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    That pic is freaking awesome. Split the barrel, locking lugs tore through the locking block. Looks like locking block pin snapped. Trigger pad blew off the trigger bar. Mag must of shot out the bottom of the gun with enough force to break the mag release. Blew the extractor out.

    Can't tell by the pics but it looks like the front frame rails survived but not sure about the rear. Honesty looks like he just needs a new barrel, locking block, locking block pin, and mag release.
     
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    (also note the slide and barrel serials don't match...)

    Even if he didn't get the top half of the chamber to the face, the brass went somewhere :big grin: Or at least some of it :rofl:
     
  11. I never collect or reload my 10mm brass. The gun is really only for CCW, so I left the stock barrel with the "generous" chamber in there for reliability.
     
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    I'd be interested to know if the factory ammo was FMJ and if that may have contributed. I.e he could have kept firing lead for quite a while as a lead bullet is more likely to swage itself in a constricted barrel and to a certain extent mask other signs of overpressure... but pop in a jacketed bullet that is more resistant to deforming and kablooie.
     
  13. I'd bet it's more related to what Yar said. If you push lead bullets past 1000fps in the Glock barrels, you get a bunch of lead buildup in there. If you get too much lead, and then fire a FMJ before cleaning the barrel properly, it can easily over pressurize the barrel, and then kB!
     
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    I'll collect my brass but will only load the fireballs in new brass, reloads are just .40 loads.

    Original thread: http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=967825
    I smell litigation.
     
  15. After he's been using lead reloads in a polygonal rifled barrel? I hope Glock sticks it to him.
     
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    I'm just guessing from his cryptic responses but I think he's thinking more winchester. Glock offered him a new g20 for $405 and he seemed satisfied with their offer.
     
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    Isn't that basically what I said? :rofl:
     
  18. I'm not so good at reading sometimes. :o
     
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    I wonder if he'll have a flinch next time he goes shooting.
     
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    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    Goddamn. $0.17/piece for the low-grade stuff from Midway!
     
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  22. Are you talking about the Starline? That's hardly "low grade" brass.
     
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    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    It was the cheapest they have on their site and I don't claim to know anything about the market for new brass sold to reloaders.
     
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    What's the best way to avoid stuff like this happening?

    I guess just keeping the barrel clean and periodically checking for cracks in the gun?
     
  25. Yeah, don't fire lead bullets that are faster than about 1000fps. And clean the hell out of the gun if you do.
     

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