This is a discussion on BlackPower 9mm/.40 within the Reloading forums, part of the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics category; Something that I've always wondered about. I thought it might be fun to reload a few rounds of 9mm or .40 with FFF Black Powder ...
Something that I've always wondered about. I thought it might be fun to reload a few rounds of 9mm or .40 with FFF Black Powder to see what it would do. Will the amount of BP that one can fit in a 9mm or .40 case even cycle the action or get the round down the barrel? I would love to toss a few of these in the mix at the local IDPA for giggles. I would think a fire throwing pistol and producing a 6 foot cloud of smoke would raise a few eyebrows and be rather funny. Is there any load data out there for a BP reload?
"The 280z, is more like a skittish, half broken bronco, that requires constant attention, challenges your driving ability and will literally ride the driver hard and put him away wet."
Yes. Same as for all black powder loads: Full case with the bullet lightly compressing the powder. DO NOT REDUCE the load. 'Floating' BP gives misfires and spotty performance.
Take a cleaning kit. In fact, if the range has electricity, take along your sonic cleaner doodad.
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