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I just recieved a new catalog from centerfire arms and they have 230 gr FMJ 45ACP for $289 for 1000 rounds or $149 for 500. It's Russian, new production, boxer primed, polymer coated, steel case, non-corrosive ammo . My question is, Is it safe to use in my new Glock 30SF and has anyone experienced any problems with steel cased ammo in their Glock? I just want it for range ammo but I definately don't want to damage the extractor just to save a few bucks. So, What sayeth the board?

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i never shoot steel cased russian ammo in any of my guns. many do, though.

you can find federal champion at walmart for about the same price, or maybe a little more. there's other online vendors you can find bulk brass ammo cheaper too.
 

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I've shot steel ammo before.. Glock will eat it up.. No problem. Just don't try to save the cases to reload. That's bad ju-ju
 

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I would not recommend it. I shoot alum all the time but no steel. On Sunday at the GLOCK match in Conyers a female shooter had a KB shooting Herter's steel cased .45acp. Personally, I don't think saving a couple of bucks is worth the risk.
 

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I would not recommend it. I shoot alum all the time but no steel. On Sunday at the GLOCK match in Conyers a female shooter had a KB shooting Herter's steel cased .45acp. Personally, I don't think saving a couple of bucks is worth the risk.
Did she get hurt?

How bad was the gun?
 

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I would not recommend it. I shoot alum all the time but no steel. On Sunday at the GLOCK match in Conyers a female shooter had a KB shooting Herter's steel cased .45acp. Personally, I don't think saving a couple of bucks is worth the risk.
I'm guessing this was the one I saw, didn't ever catch what the ammo was, other than it was factory and not wolf. (looked like wolf to me)
 

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Did she get hurt?

How bad was the gun?
I was waiting off to the side, lots of people rushed over so I couldn't see real well, seemed she was pretty shaken and had powder burns, didn't appear to be hurt.

The kaboom blew off the baseplate. Remaining ammo, spring, and follower were on the ground. The pistol was locked half out of battery. It didn't appear to be damaged from the outside, she was instructed to take it to the Armorer and left.
 

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there was a gentleman at my indoor range that decided to fire wolf .45acp through his brand new thompson sub gun that he paid well over a grand for. blew the barrel in half, which went tumbling down range. no one was hurt.

not sure if it was double charge, or the previous round was stuck in the barrel, and he fired another one.....




also, there's a guy on GT that had a glock that wolf ammo blew up. wolf actually paid for a new gun for him. i'll link it if i can find it again.
 

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It's the same one you saw GunNut. I asked someone about it later at another stage. I think it was where you guys shot as the RO I was chatting with said he was there when it happened. I don't think she was injured, just scared good. He told me what the ammo was.
 

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The indoor range where I fire sells steel cased ammo in their store, but prohibits in on their firing range.
I guess it's OK to hurt yourself, just not on their range!
 

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The indoor range where I fire sells steel cased ammo in their store, but prohibits in on their firing range.
I guess it's OK to hurt yourself, just not on their range!
Side note, a lot of indoor ranges prohibit steel cased ammo as they sell the collected brass casings. Having steel cases mixed in reduces its value.

For the record, I've shot many thousands of rounds of steel case .223 without any issue.
 

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The indoor range where I fire sells steel cased ammo in their store, but prohibits in on their firing range.
I guess it's OK to hurt yourself, just not on their range!
I havnt had a place tell me I couldnt use steel cased ammo, but steel cored like wolf is not allowed but sold at Shooters Express in MT. Holly, NC where I shoot. I think this is about as stupid as it gets, If I cant shoot it at your range then why do you sell it.
 

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Steel case ammo shoots fine...brass case ammo causes KB too. And squibs...if you haven't seen it you haven't shot enough of it. This stuff happens with ammo.

It also doesn't damage your extractor.

Many indoor ranges don't allow steel cased ammo because it is usually also steel jacketed, which can cause fires when hitting their steel backstops.

I shoot steel cased almost exclusively through my 9mm and 5.56 guns.
 

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Thanks guys, I'm not trying to be a complete tightwad, I was just curious. I was more concerned with extractor damage than the possiblility of a KB. I know extractors are cheap and easy to replace but I don't want to cause undue wear and tear that's not necessary. As far as reloading, I don't anyway but thanks for the advice. I shoot reloads from a reputable local guy in my 38 and 357 revolvers because I can immediately see if the cases are a little bulged when loading, but I stick to new ammo in my 40's and 45.
 
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