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8/21/13

Cast Bullets + Black Powder + Glock



It actually cycles. Very cool.  Odd-ball contingency reloading is fascinating to me for some reason.

Don't try at home...

6 comments :

  1. That is pretty cool. I guess this would be good to know if all you had was blackpowder and a Glock. I guess it is like shooting a blackpowder shotgun shell. Obviously, not a good idea at all if you have a choice

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    1. 12 gauge was originally a BP load, and lots of cowboy action shooters run BP loads for fun. BP out of a Glock...not so much.

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  2. Black powder Burns with lower pressures.
    No way this is torturing a modern firearm.
    Many modern cartridges started out loaded with black powder.
    Now your on the right track.....dig a bit deeper and figure out how we re-make primers.
    Hot melt glue and birdshot molded make a great bullet.
    Black powder is simple to make.

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    1. Torture in terms of pressure - no. Torture in terms of "doesn't seem like it should work"...yes.

      Lots of other options than glue and bird shot...bullet casting is a fairly popular hobby amongst reloaders.

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  3. Right on Hickok45! I've been shooting homemade cast bullets and smokeless powder for few months, haven't tried black powder yet. For this reason I've been considering adding a 1911 to the collection. 45 ACP is much more amenable to shooting cast bullets without leading than 9 mm.

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  4. I saw a magazine article back in the '80s that had a MAC-10 machinegun firing 45ACPs loaded with all the black powder that would fit in the case under a 230 grain round nose lead bullet. It actually shot and cycled on full auto. The article said the cleanup was a royal pain, BP fouling all thru the action.

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