Glock Torture Test with Black Powder


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Black Powder in a Glock! Sounds a little crazy, I guess. Well, John convinced me to try it, since I have lots of experience with Glocks, with reloading, and with black powder.

Warning: do not try this at home! I am a "professional gunman," so I have a license to experiment. :-) Glock quite clearly advises NOT to shoot reloads in their pistols, NOT to shoot lead bullets in their pistols, and even though they don't address it, my guess is that they would advise against using black powder in their pistols. :-) Guess this is more of a "Reliability" test than a real "Torture" test; however, torture tests are actually reliability tests when you get right down to it. We're testing the reliability of the pistol under the extreme condition of firing horribly dirty gun powder.

The powder charge was Goex FFFF. Don't know exactly how much, just as much as I could get in and still leave room for the 230 grain bullet.

As mentioned in the video, I tried a couple of rounds with 3F Elephant black powder I had around, but it would not cycle. I tried a couple with the 4F Goex, and it seemed that it would work. As you can see in the video, it DID function the pistol, but just barely.

Again, I do not recommend you try this; you do not want this black powder residue in your pistol. It will be weeks before I get all the black powder residue and staining out of my Glock 21 Gen 4. I might never get it all out. You guys are worth it, though. :-)

Category: Firearms Education Uploaded: 08/19/2013

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