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Old 11-02-2010, 09:31   #1
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Glocks and Blazer ammo question

I have never shot any aluminum cased ammo in either of my glocks. is something like Blazer aluminum ammo a decent plinking round for either my G19G4 or G23G3? There appears to be some deals out there on it, and I am trying to find out if aluminum cased ammo is ok for either or both my guns. I know you cannot reload it. Thanks
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:34   #2
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Its what glock uses to test its guns. Also it doesn't leave brass deposits on the bottom of the slide.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:38   #3
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2 years ago I put 1500 rounds through a G19 gen3 without a single issue.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:39   #4
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Should have no problems with it. I useally shoot brass but I have shot alum. with no problems......Concealed30
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:40   #5
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Works fine in my gen 3 G19.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:42   #6
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My Glocks always spit it out with no problems.
The range I go to only allows brass, but for outside shooting...
Yes.
Cheap is good.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:47   #7
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I do not think Glock would test all there guns with it if were troublesome...
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Old 11-03-2010, 01:25   #8
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I've used the Blazer aluminum-case 9mm loads to shoot some IDPA matches (did better-than-average), and have also used it for other accuracy-related shooting chores. It has always performed well for me in several different Glock 9mms.
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:24   #9
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I've used the Blazer aluminum-case 9mm loads to shoot some IDPA matches (did better-than-average), and have also used it for other accuracy-related shooting chores. It has always performed well for me in several different Glock 9mms.
What grain were you using?
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:40   #10
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All of my Glocks run good with Blazer. The 200 grain TMJ is one of my favorite loads for my Glock 29.
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:16   #11
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This thread reminds me of about five or six years ago when you could buy Blazer 9mm for $3.85 a box. I knew a number of people that would get together and when one of their group would go down to Dallas they would get multiple cases, each.
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Old 11-03-2010, 12:58   #12
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Buy a box or two for yourself and try it!!! It's the only real way to be sure it will work for you in your gun.
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Old 11-03-2010, 13:58   #13
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My glocks eat them just fine.
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Old 11-04-2010, 02:58   #14
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What grain were you using?
Usually the basic 115 grain FMJ stuff, but I also have a few boxes left of some JHP loads they made 10+ years ago. I believe it was a discontinued 124 grain Gold Dot bullet, and they loaded it into Blazer cases and sold it in small lots through a few distributors. I wish I'd bought a dump-truck-load of the stuff; less than $10 for 50 rounds (retail price!) from my favorite (now defunct) gun store. Back when my eyes were a bit sharper I shot some amazing groups with that stuff in my 9mm Glocks.

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Old 11-04-2010, 03:05   #15
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The 9mm have worked fine for me. But some of the 40 cal had very loose bullets. I could push bullets back in case with very light finger pressure.
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Old 11-04-2010, 14:30   #16
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Over the 19 years I've had my G20, I must have put thousands of Blazer rounds through it. It's fine ammo, and doesn't hurt the wallet as much.
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Old 11-04-2010, 14:49   #17
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The 9mm have worked fine for me. But some of the 40 cal had very loose bullets. I could push bullets back in case with very light finger pressure.

Same here but with +P .38 Special.

Seeing how they are not that much cheaper than brass, I pass on them.
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:31   #18
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I love them. They shoot well, they're clean, they're accurate and a mag full of them weigh less than a mag full of brass cased ammo with the same bullet weight. I usually carry an extra mag with these loaded in it for that reason. They load 200 gr. GD's in 44 special and sell them in 50 rd. boxes, I use them in a NG 396 with excellent accuracy and they pop right out for reloads also. The 44 mag is nice and mild but WAY above 44 special territory, a 240 @ 1200 or so. I've used them in every caliber they come in, even the discontinued 357 sig, the aluminum case did'nt grip too well and setback was an issue. You can deprime them and get something for the cases at the recycling plant so all is not lost if you don't reload them though I do know an old timer around here that reloads them very mild and actually sells them - not to me though!
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:05   #19
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I've never had problems with blazer aluminum.
Blazer Brass however has failed to chamber several times in my G19.
The rounds were physically too large to fit into the chamber.
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:28   #20
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weigh less
This. A wise man once taught me to keep my 'snatch an run' emergency bag stocked with 'em since they are so much lighter.
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Old 11-08-2010, 23:03   #21
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This. A wise man once taught me to keep my 'snatch an run' emergency bag stocked with 'em since they are so much lighter.
Less weight = faster running?
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:13   #22
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Blaser aluminum is good stuff

Since the 80's i've shot Blazer off and on in all types of pistols because it was cheap and budgets were tight. In the late 90's and into the early 2000's I was buying cases (1K rounds) of 9mm for $88 at a local sporting goods store. During about a 10 year period I fired more than 15000 rounds of 9mm in my G19 & G34 in practice and matches. I don't recall ever having a failure. That said, I recently had a couple rounds of the Blazer Brass fail to fire with deep primer strikes.

Use the Blazer Aluminum with confidence.
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Old 11-09-2010, 11:24   #23
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If rocks had primers a Glock could launch them...
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The aluminum case Blazer 115 grain 9mm ammo would not cycle at all in my Glock 34. So, I fed 100 rounds of it to my Glock 26 which cycled it all flawlessly and put up a really nice group to boot.
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Old 11-10-2010, 02:33   #25
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The aluminum case Blazer 115 grain 9mm ammo would not cycle at all in my Glock 34. So, I fed 100 rounds of it to my Glock 26 which cycled it all flawlessly and put up a really nice group to boot.
A relatively clean, correctly lubricated, unmodified Glock 34 should eat that stuff up. Mine's fired several thousand rounds of it with no problems at all. Comment is void if Glock 34 has been modified in any way.

If your box-stock 34 won't eat it, I'd send it back to Glock. Seriously. That ammo has been used to test fire Glocks at the factory for a loooooooong time.
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