GUN How big a deal is the fully supported chamber?

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  1. Jackie Treehorn

    Jackie Treehorn Active Member

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    XD has it, Glock doesn't, right?

    Is this really that big a deal?
     
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    kf4zht New Member

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    It can cause problems with high pressure rounds, also the brass comes out funny and seems to resize differently (but I haven't had a problem with glock shot brass before)

    I think the poly rifling is worse, you can't shoot lead rounds. You can get fully supported true rifled barrels for glocks aftermarket
     
  3. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    It's not a big deal, besides the occasional misshapen brass. Most kabooms I've seen didn't have anything to do with the chamber or lack of support.
     
  4. Jackie Treehorn

    Jackie Treehorn Active Member

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    As long as you're shooting factory made ammo, I imagine it's never an issue for the Glocks?
     
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    I run +Ps through my g30 all the time. Not an issue.
     
  6. idleprocess

    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    I seem to recall that it's a big problem with .40 S&W rounds, with .45ACP also having problems.

    "Big" in the sense that it happens to .40 S&W with the greatest frequency, not that it's very likely to happen with any particular firearm on any given day.
     
  7. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    .40 is a higher pressure round than 9mm or even .45, higher pressures means you're operating closer to the safety margins of the materials.

    If anything, I think physics would dictate that the "weak" spot in the chamber would be a path of least resistance for an overcharged round and reduce the likelihood of the chamber rupturing. Rather have the mag blow out of the gun instead of the chamber grenading in my hand.
     
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    you aren't going to get a chamber grenading in your hand. It is far more likely that the pressure blows apart the bolt and comes backwards and out like that, rather than fucking the chamber itself.
     
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    The glock is a better gun than the xd

    better trigger
    barrel line closer to the grip center
    no rust

    /thread
     
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  11. RonJeremey

    RonJeremey OT Supporter

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    Well... I actually agree with him, for two reasons,

    1) For EVERYONE: The XD cannot manually reset the trigger when the trigger spring breaks, so you are holding a brick when that happens, with the glock you manually reset the trigger and keep on fighting.

    2) PERSONALLY: the glock fits my hand better.

    Other than that, they are both good guns.
     
  12. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    Certain models have a supported chamber and some do not. I could be wrong but I thought 9mm and .357 Sig barrels were supported. Either way its not a big deal.

    My only firearms mistake in my life involved shooting a few .357 Sig rounds through my unsupported .40 cal. Didn't phase it at all... :hs:
     
  13. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    Like I said I'm not sure :dunno:

    Either way Glock Kabooms are few and usually involve stupid reloaders.
     

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