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      Lead bullets/jacketed bullets

      The more convenient range near my home only allows lead bullets and no jacketed ammo at all.

      Some weapons are calling out jacketed ammo only.

      I know that the 1911 Colt allows lead bullets.

      What about Glocks? Sigs? Kel-tec 9? Kahr 45?

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      Your Glock will need a different barrel for lead. The others should be just fine. You will spend a little more time cleaning too, at least I did.

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      Quote Originally Posted by dosborn View Post
      Your Glock will need a different barrel for lead. The others should be just fine. You will spend a little more time cleaning too, at least I did.
      Do I buy a Glock barrel or something else (Bar-sto?).

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      Are you sure that you do not have that reversed? The ranges over here only allow jacketed ammo and no lead or reloaded ammo. I dont understand why the range by you does not allow jacketed ammo.

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      Jacketed ammo can dent steel backdrops and cause ricochets. The all lead ammo will not do this.

      I guess if your steel is thick enough you can allow the jacketed ammo, but apparently they did not spring for the heavier steel.

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      I would check to see if 'your range' allows frangible bullets. They are non-toxic and will not richochet.
      I'm surprised that they even allow lead. Assuming it's an indoor range I hope they have a good ventilation system as lead is very toxic.
      A local indoor range here only allows frangible ammo. It works in any firearm.

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      Quote Originally Posted by crazy charlie View Post
      I would check to see if 'your range' allows frangible bullets. They are non-toxic and will not richochet.
      I'm surprised that they even allow lead. Assuming it's an indoor range I hope they have a good ventilation system as lead is very toxic.
      A local indoor range here only allows frangible ammo. It works in any firearm.
      That's baffles me also because the range by me also does not allot frangible ammo. I do not understand how some ranges only allow the ammo that is banned around here in ranges. I have not seen an indoor range around here that allows lead or frangible.

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      If you do use lead, cleaning the barrel is very easy. Simply place the barrel in a mixture 50% white vinegar and 50% hydrogen peroxide (drug store strength) for 3 to 5 minutes then push the crud out with a cloth patch. If extremly heavy lead doesn't clean up in 5 minutes put it back in for a second round. Avoid the fumes which are minimal.

      Finish with a protective coat of Hoppes or similar as you would when cleaning after using jacketed rounds.

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      Quote Originally Posted by TOF View Post
      If you do use lead, cleaning the barrel is very easy. Simply place the barrel in a mixture 50% white vinegar and 50% hydrogen peroxide (drug store strength) for 3 to 5 minutes then push the crud out with a cloth patch. If extremly heavy lead doesn't clean up in 5 minutes put it back in for a second round. Avoid the fumes which are minimal.

      Finish with a protective coat of Hoppes or similar as you would when cleaning after using jacketed rounds.
      I did not know this. I looked it up. The resultant solution is called peracetic acid, and it is also a powerful (but safe) anti-bacterial agent useful for cleaning counter tops and cutting boards.

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