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Greetings all.

After using the search function I decided to start a new thread. If for some reason I missed an already existing thread, I surely do apologize.

As a former active duty Marine, I just purchased my first personal firearm ( you can read my member introduction here - http://glock.pro/showthread.php/1721-First-Time-Gun-Owner - if you'd like) and wanted to know if there was any procedure for assuring that my weapon will take a liking to just about any ammo that I might have to feed it.

My Glock 19 is a gen 4, and it came with the newer 04 recoil spring. I have put about 250 rounds with no problems whatsoever. I have been running Winchester White Box (200 rnds) and 40 rnds of Federal Hydra-Shok 124gr.

I guess what I am asking is if running as many different types of ammunition for the first thousand rounds or so would likely improve the weapons ability to fire any kind of ammo I might feed it. While I will be keeping a decent amount of ammo on hand, if a situation occurred where there was no Rule of Law (katrina, for example) and I had to use only whatever it was that I could find, I want to make sure that I did everything possible to ensure my weapon will perform reliably.

After all, that's why I purchased a Glock :cool: !

Thanks to all
 

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I have have fired just about everything through all of my glocks without one single problem. Maybe I've just been lucky but I am talking thousands of rounds collectively without one single problem. And that's from hot loads to the cheapest stuff I could find.

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I have have fired just about everything through all of my glocks without one single problem. Maybe I've just been lucky but I am talking thousands of rounds collectively without one single problem. And that's from hot loads to the cheapest stuff I could find.

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Thanks for the reply.

Are any of those glocks a gen4 G19 with the 04 recoil spring? At any rate, did you diversify your ammo from the getgo, or stick with specific ammo first and after a while started shooting various ones?

Again, thanks.
 

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I guess what I am asking is if running as many different types of ammunition for the first thousand rounds or so would likely improve the weapons ability to fire any kind of ammo I might feed it. While I will be keeping a decent amount of ammo on hand, if a situation occurred where there was no Rule of Law (katrina, for example) and I had to use only whatever it was that I could find, I want to make sure that I did everything possible to ensure my weapon will perform reliably.

After all, that's why I purchased a Glock :cool: !

Thanks to all
it makes no difference what you run through a new gun.

the only reason some suggest fmj at first, rather than jhp ammo, is that if there's a malfunction it's easier to attribute it to the gun rather than the ammo. :)
 

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Sometimes you should run ammo through a weapon to make sure it will feed correctly in it. This is often attributed to the 1911 line. It is good practice to make sure that any ammo you plan on running for self defense fires properly in a carry weapon. In most cases, this is not something you need to worry about with a GLOCK, however, it's always better to be safe than sorry. The Gen 4 issue can be discussed by others here that have more experience. My suggestion would be to stay away from the lighter loads.
 

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If you have put 250 rounds through it without any problems, I'd say you are probably good to go... I would stay away from the Federal Champion 115gr available at Walmart... It is the lightest 9mm ammo available and has been one of the biggest problems for the 4th gen 9mm Glocks.
 

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Thanks for the reply.

Are any of those glocks a gen4 G19 with the 04 recoil spring? At any rate, did you diversify your ammo from the getgo, or stick with specific ammo first and after a while started shooting various ones?

Again, thanks.
My Glocks are all first through third generation. And I never stayed with any specific ammo_Only specific rounds I carry are PD rounds.

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