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Old July 29, 2020, 02:09 PM   #1
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(Glock) Smile for the camera -

I got 3 gallons of .40 S&W range brass in a 3 way trade - appx 3500 rounds or so - and in the midst of my processing - came across a few great examples of the glock smile - For those of you who haven't seen this before - the glock Generation 3 and before .40 S&W had a case support problem which caused a particular case bulge. See the attachments. These go to my collection of brass failure examples.
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Old July 29, 2020, 02:20 PM   #2
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Classic, textbook examples of the Glock Smile.
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Old July 29, 2020, 10:07 PM   #3
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That's kind of scary. How did Glock think that was ok?
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Old July 29, 2020, 10:34 PM   #4
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[No dog in this fight.] I have always heard that Glock had a policy that said, "NO RELOADS", plus "No Lead Bullets" period ! ! !
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Old July 30, 2020, 06:20 AM   #5
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I've seen worse.

I would never reload that stuff, bulge buster is a fallacy.
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Old July 30, 2020, 09:44 AM   #6
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Don't Glocks leave a distinctive rectangular mark on the primer?
In the 2nd pic, doesn't look like they were fired in a Glock.
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Old July 30, 2020, 09:49 AM   #7
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I believe it was fixed in Gen 3. The Gen 1 & 2 pistols had the problem.
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Old July 30, 2020, 11:45 AM   #8
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I believe it was fixed in Gen 3. The Gen 1 & 2 pistols had the problem.
That's right. Gen3 has no such problem. One can even fix the problem in earlier generations by an after market barrel.

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Old July 30, 2020, 12:24 PM   #9
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I have Gen3 9mm, 40, 45 and they do not do that. Concur fixed by Gen3. Also, I saw on Starline's site for 9mm:
**NOT RECOMMENDED FOR USE IN S&W SHIELD PISTOLS WITH NEAR-MAX OR +P LOADS, DUE TO POORLY SUPPORTED CHAMBER CONDITION**
That warning does not appear on Starline's 40 SW page.
So, it was a EARLY pre-Gen3, Glock issue, recurring in other brand pistols. Either way the brass is not safe to load again.
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Old July 31, 2020, 09:37 AM   #10
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Having put literally thousands of reloads, both jacketed and lead, through my glock model 35, I'd say the recommendation by Glock to avoid lead specifically and reloads in general came out of their legal department and not out of engineering.

Just keep the glock smile issue in mind should you find a "great deal" on a surplus glock.
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