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Picked up my new G41 yesterday and in looking for some possible reloading suggestions today. I was surprised to see so many negative comments and ..... don't do its. Most 1911's like 200 g x-treme plated for practice mechanics with @5g of HP-38 and 230 jacketed loads/or HP pushed by @ 5 g of Unique for my more serious shooting. Why are the recommendations written to not reload? I could understand if the gun was not rated +P but i was shocked.
 

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Glock is against reloaded rounds because people make mistakes. Could be too much powder but also bullet setback and lead bullets can cause over pressurization, blowing the gun up. People seem to prefer to blame the gun or "unsupported chamber" rather than admit their own mistake.

If you make the ammo right, no problem.
 

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Agreed !

I reload many calibers and have shot many rounds of lead from my G17 (OEM barrel) with no issues.
 

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Glock is against reloaded rounds because people make mistakes. Could be too much powder but also bullet setback and lead bullets can cause over pressurization, blowing the gun up. People seem to prefer to blame the gun or "unsupported chamber" rather than admit their own mistake.

If you make the ammo right, no problem.
thank you for your time. Is there something "special" with the setback or seating. I never up the powder measure for a small increase in velocity anyway. So?? no issues with plated...saw many objections but not sure why at less than 1000 ft/sec.
 

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The Polygonal rifling of the barrels does not play well with lead salvos. It can build up and cause an issue. I do believe Glock has a disclaimer about this in their warranty.


Setback can also cause issues, one being over-pressure loads.

Even an under charged reload can become over pressured with enough setback.

One thing about reloading is, one wants to read all possibilities and listen to all experiences from others, to keep from having to learn the hard way ! ! !
 

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I also reload for my pistols, 9mm and 40 S&W for the Glocks and 357 and 38 special for the revolvers. No issues but I save the lead bullets for the revolvers. If you shoot lead in a Glock then clean after shooting, not that hard to do.

Gaz
 

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Several manufacturers don't support reloading... They want to be able to deny coverage if a reloaded round causes problems...
 

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Bet Samuel Colt never worried about it ...

Josie Wales could handload on the back of a horse !


 
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