What .45 pistols don't like lead ball or SWC?

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by DGG!, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. DGG!

    DGG! New Member

    Apr 6, 2010
    I'm wondering about some of the H&K USP 45 or Glock 21 .45 acp pistols.

  2. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    No lead in glocks, they even state that in the manuals. HK usp's have a relative low feed angle so swc may do OK

  3. whip

    whip Member

    Jan 29, 2006
    I tried to shoot 185 SWC in my Kimber Tactical II. No way they malfunctioned about twice per mag.
  4. The Count

    The Count New Member

    May 29, 2010
    I actually shot about 100 roundS of 230 LRN reloads through my Glock 30. No issues BUT there was some lead fouling, mainly around the end of the barrel. Somewhat of a pain to get out but lead is softer than steel so you wont hurt the barrel, just be prepared to really clean it every 100 rounds or so.
  5. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    What was the OAL ?

    I load my LSWC ammo to 1.170" and everything works fine. I also use Metalform mags for wadcutter ammo. No problems with ANY of my 1911's and that includes Kimbers.
  6. DGG!

    DGG! New Member

    Apr 6, 2010
    Thanks for the info, that what I wanted to know.

    FYI- an easy way to remove lead from a barrel is to get some of those all 100% copper pot scrubbinhg pads at the grocery store. Give the barrel a good solvent soak and tear off a piece of the copper pad and run it through the barrel a couple dozen times. It is hard enough to strip out the lead without causing any damage or scratching to the steel barrel.
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