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Old 04-06-2013, 10:56   #1
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Stupid new guy question

Hey all,

My LGS has 50 round boxes of 115 grain FMJ 9 millimeter rounds. They are only $16.99 per box, but they are reloads. Is it a bad idea to shoot reload ammunition through my new glock 19 or is it no big deal? I definitely think that $16.99 sounds much better than $35 a box
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:59   #2
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have at it and have fun, thats all i shoot is reloads through my glock 34. had a 19 and shot reloads.

glock recommends against it and a LOT of us here do it


if they are full metal jacket have at it, lead reloads im not sure about

gas checked lead loads are ok ive heard
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:11   #3
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Whose reloads? Is it a big company? I shoot my own reloads but I wouldn't dream of shooting anybody else's.

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Old 04-06-2013, 11:19   #4
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please refer to the old threads here on reloads & glocks, there is plenty of them..
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:23   #5
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I tend to stay away from reloads unless they're mine. There have been a lot of horror stories over the years - KBs and such. That said, my old gun club use to reload (only way they could keep people shooting during the first ammo crisis) and I ran a bunch through my 1911s, Sig and G19. Never had a problem. These guys were very careful and used pro grade equipment. I guess it all depends who is doing the reloading and do you trust them.
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:37   #6
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Thanks for the advice guys
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:10   #7
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One of the cardinal rules of shooting is to NEVER use reloads other than your own. I have found -- the hard way -- that this is a good rule.
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Old 04-06-2013, 19:27   #8
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Some of the folks replying here, like myself, are reloaders and can be found over on the reloading thread. Those are the folks, like myself, recommending that you never shoot anyone's reloads other than your own. I personally wouldn't shoot other reloads if they were given to me as I value my guns and body parts too highly.
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Old 04-06-2013, 19:32   #9
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I blew up a gun on someone elses reloads. I wont do it again.

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Old 04-06-2013, 19:36   #10
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Hey all,

My LGS has 50 round boxes of 115 grain FMJ 9 millimeter rounds. They are only $16.99 per box, but they are reloads. Is it a bad idea to shoot reload ammunition through my new glock 19 or is it no big deal? I definitely think that $16.99 sounds much better than $35 a box
I would think that as they are from a LGS, they are professional re-manufactured and OK. On the other hand I certainly would not shoot some reloads found at a garage or estate sale of unknown parentage.
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If the box has the name of whatever company made them, I might give them a call or ask at the gunstore, if there was a catastrophic failure with one of their reloads would they repair or replace the gun?
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Old 04-06-2013, 21:08   #12
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Some of the folks replying here, like myself, are reloaders and can be found over on the reloading thread. Those are the folks, like myself, recommending that you never shoot anyone's reloads other than your own. I personally wouldn't shoot other reloads if they were given to me as I value my guns and body parts too highly.
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Old 04-06-2013, 21:43   #13
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They are made by the LGS. It's called kodiac guns & range.
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Old 04-06-2013, 22:30   #14
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I've shot reloads bought at my local range & a local reloading company (10mm & 40 S&W) with no problems in my G20.
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...if there was a catastrophic failure with one of their reloads would they repair or replace the gun?
OP ...how about your fingers? Would they replace or repair those?
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If you think 16.99 is a good price for 50, 115gr squibby reloads I'd suggest you start picking up that brass and buy a press. 16.99 will seem like $50 when you start loading for .10 a round.
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If you think 16.99 is a good price for 50, 115gr squibby reloads I'd suggest you start picking up that brass and buy a press. 16.99 will seem like $50 when you start loading for .10 a round.
I was wondering what the cost savings were for reloading, if any, or if it was just a "hobby" type of thing for shooters.
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Guess I'm the black sheep of the bunch.
I only shoot quality brass ammo in any of my handguns.

I don't reload.
But wouldn't have any problem shooting rounds I'd personally loaded.

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They are made by the LGS. It's called kodiac guns & range.
Personally I would NOT buy those reloads.
Cheap reloads are a problem just waiting to happen.
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If you think 16.99 is a good price for 50, 115gr squibby reloads I'd suggest you start picking up that brass and buy a press. 16.99 will seem like $50 when you start loading for .10 a round.
10 cents a round was common for 9mil reloads, but not right now if you hadn't bought components before the shootings. Everything (including the presses) is hard to get, and expensive when you do. Wait times are abysmal.

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I was wondering what the cost savings were for reloading, if any, or if it was just a "hobby" type of thing for shooters.
You'll still save about 1/2 from whatever factory ammo costs are in any given period of time, but if you are not a reloader right now, it's probably not a great time to get started.

It's a hobby where you can actually save money for ammo, but more importantly to some... you can fine-tune your ammo for your gun and the job - say competition or hunting.

Reloading has a learning curve with no shortcuts ever. It requires a certain amount of mechanical aptitude and attention to detail. And right now it requires a lot of patience just finding equipment and components which have all gone up in price and down in availability just like factory ammo.
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Whose reloads? Is it a big company? I shoot my own reloads but I wouldn't dream of shooting anybody else's.

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What he said! I wouldn't shoot unless they are from a trusted source.
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What he said! I wouldn't shoot unless they are from a trusted source.
Richard didn't really say he'd shoot from any "trusted source" - unless the trusted source happened to be him.

In my estimation there are NO trusted sources at all for reloads except me! And I don't share or sell my reloads either, as I firmly believe one should only shoot their own reloads.
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Richard didn't really say he'd shoot from any "trusted source" - unless the trusted source happened to be him.

In my estimation there are NO trusted sources at all for reloads except me! And I don't share or sell my reloads either, as I firmly believe one should only shoot their own reloads.
I would never shoot some random persons reloaded rounds. Nor would I ever sell my own. However, I have a few mentors whose reloads I would trust enough to shoot. Not a load that has been worked up for accuracy in a rifle, but plinking pistol rounds, as long as I know the basic history of the load and they have a similar firearm as me. I personally do not see a problem with it.
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I would never shoot some random persons reloaded rounds. Nor would I ever sell my own. However, I have a few mentors whose reloads I would trust enough to shoot. Not a load that has been worked up for accuracy in a rifle, but plinking pistol rounds, as long as I know the basic history of the load and they have a similar firearm as me. I personally do not see a problem with it.
There are certainly some expert reloaders out there and there are several companies in the reloading business.

Heck, I have some experience at reloading over the last 30 years and maybe this is why I realize how easy it is to make a mistake.

My OCD just about drives me nuts worrying about whether I made an error in the last batch. Anytime there is an interruption in the process, there is an opportunity to mess up. The phone rings, the dog barks, it's time for lunch, any interruption.

Everybody makes mistakes and we certainly try to avoid them but there is no reason on earth for me to discover someone else's goof!

I'm not shooting anybody else's reloads. And I'm not too sure about factory ammo either! I have a few guns that have never seen a factory round.

It's the OP's choice. Everything will probably work out fine. But in the word 'probably' is a statistical chance that it won't. The odds are worse with reloads.

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Guess I'm the black sheep of the bunch.
I only shoot quality brass ammo in any of my handguns.

I don't reload.
But wouldn't have any problem shooting rounds I'd personally loaded.
I would LOVE to only shoot quality brass name brand ammo thru my guns.... IF I could find it. I'm tryin to stock up on whatever I can find before the government says we can't buy it anymore.
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