Black Powder Glock

Hickok45 does a bit of a torture test:

Reloads, lead bullets, and black powder… Some people at Glock are shitting bricks right now!

Made some nice smoke.  I would like to see the muzzle flash in low light. The slow motion at the end of the video actually showed it real nice even in mid day.

From the description:

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.

Hickok45-YoutubeJust stuff it in until you can’t stuff any more. That’s science right there.

Thoughts?  Any of you guys ever try this? I’m thinking Richard Ryan should do a plastic explosives Glock.



Steve069 August 21, 2013 at 12:49 am

Looks more like a balistol & wilson combat infomercial to me. $$$

Matt August 21, 2013 at 08:57 am

BP is very safe, it’s pressure curve is nothing compared to smokeless. The only issue would be heat. BP generates way more heat than smokeless. I can see over time that could be affecting springs and maybe the poly.

M August 24, 2013 at 02:50 pm

The way to load BP for the .44 is pretty simple. dip the case into the powder to fill it up, then scrape across the top with a straight edge. Jam the bullet in on top and lightly crimp.

First time that I saw my buddy do it I wouldn’t shoot the reloads, let alone get anywhere near him while shooting. After watching them shoot just fine many many times I became a believer. BP just isn’t that sensitive to loading.

Just don’t try it with modern smokeless.

Paul Cochran August 21, 2013 at 09:25 am

I really loved the ending! The Glock is one hell of a gun. I’ve been using one since 2001.

David Pote August 21, 2013 at 01:47 pm

I did this years ago with my Springfield 1911 and an HK USP Compact. My thinking was “what if it was all I had?”. Both worked flawlessly, just like in the video. I still have the Springfield, but I sold the HK. I wish I still had it, but if wishes were horses, we’d all be eating steak.


Enfieldem2 August 21, 2013 at 02:27 pm

Steam powered glock, I love it.

I recall seeing a video of someone doing something similar with a Romanian AK, that thing chugged along just like a steam engine.

Looking forward to someone trying this with an AR-15

J- August 21, 2013 at 08:37 pm

BOOM! …*wait for it* … DING!

That bullet had to be moving a good 400 fps. I’m surprised the casing ejected, but then again he said they just barely did.

Dr Kranknstein August 21, 2013 at 10:36 pm

I would hate to be the one to clean that afterwards.

rogertc1 August 22, 2013 at 03:55 am

Best clean it right away…Must be boared…a professional. LOL

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