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Glaser Safety Slugs

I am looking for feedback on Glaser Safety Slugs – my interest was sparked by the article I wrote on Home Defense.

You can leave your thoughts here, or in the thread at my blog home at What Would John Wayne Do.


5 Responses to “Glaser Safety Slugs”

  1. gattsuru Says:

    I know a lot of people that swear by them…

    But I’m not of the same opinion. The Box o’ Truth folk reported that the bullet went through six sheets of drywall and was only able to get the equivalent of four to six inches of flesh. That’s enough to give someone a nasty infection yet not stop them, but still enough penetration to go through two walls and still hit an innocent.

    I also can’t afford to train for as long as I need to feel safe with the round at 3+ USD per bullet, particularly since they don’t seem to feed as elegantly in a semi-automatic as even most JHPs do.

    It’s a great idea, just not one that’s been implemented well.

  2. David Says:

    I have personal knowledge of a .45 ACP Glaser Blue fired at about two feet from the target’s shoulder from an American Derringer Model 1 with 3″ barrel. The slug went straight into muscle and although the point was felt under the skin at the back of the shoulder, it did not exit. However, the slug did not upset or fragment and all the pellets stayed in the slug. So in effect and in fact it performed just like a FMJ. The target was not really affected and with quick first aid, recovered full use of the shoulder following surgery.

    Not necessarily a knock on Glasers as the velocity from such a short barrel might have kept it from performing as it should have. In this case that was a good thing because this was an ND.

  3. Fodder Says:

    I tried Glasers in my 1944 M1911A1 (.45 ACP) and had failure to extract problems. It seemed like they weren’t feeding right, although the action always closed to battery.

    Sometimes the ejected cartridges had bites out of them, like the metal was too soft. They always fired though.

    I decided Winchester Silver Tip Hollow Points was a better idea and Rule 4 still always applies.

  4. ahab Says:

    Well, with a Ruger .357, failures to feed aren’t exactly a concern – but quality control issues would be.

  5. Les Jones Says:

    I used to think they were a nifty idea, but now I’m a believer in getting penetration sufficient to reach vital organs, even when shooting through bone or at odd angles. Expansion’s nice, too, but not at the expense of sufficient penetration.