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I have a new glock 19... I have heard about "no lead in glocks or it'll kaboom"!
Do I need to buy a lone wolf barrel for my glock 19 to shoot lead bullets?
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As long as you clean your bore with some regularity, you won't have a problem shooting lead. My shooting partner put probably close to 10K lead rounds through his G35 with just periodic bore maintenance before he swapped over to an aftermarket barrel.

However, if your level of gun maintenance falls into the "apathetic" class, then a barrel with conventional rifling is probably a better choice for you.
 

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Thanks man! I read on another forum that as few as 5 rounds could cause a failure! Must have been some BS.
 

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You can ALWAYS get a "true" answer from honest people. There are a LOT of honest people around here, so the odds are better than in most places. :biggrin2:
 

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While the above posters are correct, I bought a lone wolf barrel for this purpose. However, I wanted threads on my barrel so it was more of an excuse than anything.
 

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Got a G17 4th gen i clean it after every trip to range no prob, i use it for nightstand duty only with night sights an glock light for cc I use snubs with speed strips
 

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As much as I am not a Glock fan stuff like this direct at any weapon is not warranted.
It starts out as something that could happen one in a million next thing you know it after 5 rounds.
The internet helps spread Urban legends like that
 

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I thought that it would go kaboom even if you just handled a box of bare lead nose ammunition in the presence of your Glock even if it's a different caliber.


As others have said, clean the barrel well after your outings and all should be good.
 
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I have had a glock 19 about a year and I shoot mostly cast bullets so I bought a lone wolf barrel and find it to be very accurate.
As far as glock barrels and cast bullets I can offer no information. I opted to take the gun makers advice.
 

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No.

As long as you clean your bore with some regularity, you won't have a problem shooting lead. My shooting partner put probably close to 10K lead rounds through his G35 with just periodic bore maintenance before he swapped over to an aftermarket barrel.

However, if your level of gun maintenance falls into the "apathetic" class, then a barrel with conventional rifling is probably a better choice for you.
Agreed. Almost all I shoot out of my 9mm Glocks is lead (actually moly coated). When you start, check the barrel after every 50 or so rounds, just to make sure you aren't getting leading. When you've reached your comfort level, just give it a good cleaning after every outing.
 

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Glock says no and will provide a lengthy explanation of why you shouldn't. But I shoot it in my Glock 30 with no evidence of leading. The downside is once you shoot a reload, your warranty is void (as with most gun makers). If it kabooms, you're on your own. A $100 Lone Wolf barrel isn't a bad investment to be on the safer side.
 

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Thanks man! I read on another forum that as few as 5 rounds could cause a failure! Must have been some BS.
Nah...couldn't be. Tell me it ain't so Shotgun Joe.
 

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Really? Seriously?... A Glock will blow up after shooting lead rounds? And How is a revolver inferior?..lol I have my origonal service pistol a gen1 glock 19 I have shot thousands on every kind of ammo through it. Aint blown up yet. Stop worrying about it. Enjoy your gun.
 

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Ok, an honest answer. I carried a Glock 19 and a Glock 22 at varying times in my career. Both, as well as the entire Glock lineup, are good guns. They will not go kaboom unless there is a major issue. All the kabooms I have documented were due to reloaded ammo or a squib.

Now that being said, Glocks are good guns but not great guns. They are a simple made firearm that was made to sell at a reasonable price while being durable. I will no longer carry one but own several. Mine gets shot only at the range by novice shooters since they cannot do them any damage or make them any uglier.
 
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