Would you use someone elses reloads that you did not know their expertise?

Would you use someone elses reloads that you did not know their expertise?

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    Would you use someone elses reloads that you did not know their expertise?

    I picked up a box of 40 sw re loads at a gun show. After getting home I began to question if I wanted to fire them or not. I don't know if the're reloaded properly or not. I don't want to damage my gun by a re load some yahoo did wrong in his basement. What do you suggest?
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    Me? NO

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    no...I only buy reloads from reputable locations. Such as match shooters who reload for themselves, Georgia Arms and the other vendors. Personally I wouldn't ever shoot .40sw reloads. I'm scared of em to be honest.
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    Not a chance that I would use unknown reloads . BTW, I do not use any kind of reloads at all.
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    NO! I've seen too many issues with others shooting unknown reloads over the years. Ammo is expensive but cheaper than a new pistol or a trip to the ER.
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    No way, no how! I would rather see an undocumented dentist.
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    "The Second Amendment: America's Original Homeland Security"

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    I like my own reloads. I like reloads from a trusted friend. I would probably shoot commercially reloaded ammunition.

    Reloads from a show? No. I'd disassemble 'em out of curiosity with a bullet puller.

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    ummm, in a word, that'd be a NO.

    I took a risk once when I needed 500 rounds of .45 acp for a defensive pistol course and a close friend of mine gave me a good price for some of his. He was someone I trusted well regarding guns, but still you won't know about any problems until it goes bang in your hand.

    I was shooting a steel frame Colt Officers model and hoped for the best. They worked flawlessly and everything was okay but I've never shot another person's reloads again.
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    Nope...wouldn't do it. They sell reloads at Gander Mountain and I won't touch them either. I have enough issues with my own reloads.
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    NO!
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    Someone else's reloads-no
    Someone else's .40 reloads-HELL NO!!!
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    I reload and my buddy reloads,I've shot with him enough to trust his reloads,no way am I buying reloads from some unknown guy,according to my friend there was a guy at the gun show selling reloads a couple years ago,there were several guns damaged and his attitude was I'm not responsible,
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    No...no mystery handloads.

    Will fire factory reloads from reputable sources.
    Magazine <> clip - know the difference

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