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#6412625 - 08/17/16 01:28 PM Glock barrels
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Thinking about upgrading to something nicer than the factory but with so many out there what's the best. I'm leaning towards the zev or the Wilson combat.

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#6412692 - 08/17/16 02:10 PM Re: Glock barrels [Re: jhenderson]
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I upgraded my G20 and G29 with Lone Wolf barrels. They are ok. I wish I would have gotten the KKM pistol barrels. The Lone Wolf barrels are definitely a tighter chamber, and raise my pressures in the 10mm Auto in a factory pistol. Plus, I have has a few FTC with the barrels.
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#6412695 - 08/17/16 02:13 PM Re: Glock barrels [Re: jhenderson]
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I've used lone wolf and kkm previously and while they do the job not much better or really any better than factory in my opinion.

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#6412741 - 08/17/16 02:41 PM Re: Glock barrels [Re: jhenderson]
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It's never occurred to me to change the barrel on a pistol unless for a threaded version. Are aftermarket barrels more accurate? What's the benefit?

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#6412760 - 08/17/16 02:56 PM Re: Glock barrels [Re: jhenderson]
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Im sure the factory barrel is more accurate than I am but the Wilson claims a 2" at 25 yards. But more than likely it will be threaded as well

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#6412765 - 08/17/16 02:59 PM Re: Glock barrels [Re: jhenderson]
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I did notice an accuracy improvement with the Lone Wolf barrels. But the main issue was the increased pressure over the factory chamber. I made the normal max load a little over max.
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#6412810 - 08/17/16 03:21 PM Re: Glock barrels [Re: jhenderson]
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My experience mirrors Chad's. The chamber is tighter on my Lone Wolf 9mm vs my factory Glock 9mm, but the leade is much shorter on the Lone Wolf as well. I can only load my 124gr 9mm to 1.13" OAL in the Lone Wolf instead of the normal 1.15" for Glocks.


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#6415946 - 08/19/16 02:21 PM Re: Glock barrels [Re: jhenderson]
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I have a KKM in my G20. It didn't shoot much better with factory type ammo, but with reloads I worked up it's a little more accurate but only very noticeable from a rest at farther distances (probably because I'm not the greatest pistol shot ever). Have not had any reliability issues with it.

I have a friend who put a Lone Wolf in his G20 and didn't re-work his hot handloads that he had been running with the factory barrel. The Lone Wolf barrel increased the pressure enough that it actually blew up his gun - cracked the frame at the grip.

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#6418340 - 08/21/16 02:32 PM Re: Glock barrels [Re: jhenderson]
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I would love more info on this subject. I have a couple model 22's. Love em. I'm an excellent shot with a handgun. I don't have a suppressor, but would probably be interested in getting one some day. Which after market threaded barrel should I buy to increase accuracy? I'd like to buy one and not regret buying another later.

Thanks for any input.

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#6418394 - 08/21/16 03:18 PM Re: Glock barrels [Re: jhenderson]
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Wilson combat claims a 2" guarantee at 25 yards. If I had a very solid rest I still couldn't do that on my own.

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#6418396 - 08/21/16 03:19 PM Re: Glock barrels [Re: jhenderson]
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Never used the zev barrels but at the price they better be good too. Lone wolf and kkm are probably better than factory but not by much in my experience.

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#6418446 - 08/21/16 04:04 PM Re: Glock barrels [Re: jeepercreeper]
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Originally Posted By: jeepercreeper
It's never occurred to me to change the barrel on a pistol unless for a threaded version. Are aftermarket barrels more accurate? What's the benefit?


This^^^

I always here how Glock is the best, but always here of people replacing the barrels. I never here of people replacing the barrels on a Sig unless it's for threaded.

I can't see a barrel making any semi auto noticeably more accurate. I will say I am a much better shot with my Kimber 1911 than my Sig P226, but that's a lot to do with the triggers.

I have also never shot my pistols from a bench, only standing. That being said, my 8-10" group at 25 yards has been enough for me to pass regular pistol quals every year.

I guess I don't see the need or understand why so many people want to change barrels.
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#6418537 - 08/21/16 05:37 PM Re: Glock barrels [Re: jhenderson]
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For the average shooter, there is absolutely no reason. If you're shooting factory ammo for punching paper, you're better off buying a bunch of ammo instead of a barrel.

But an aftermarket barrel can prevent Glock bulge, allow loading of 9mm major, and possibly give a noticeable increase in accuracy for the right shooter.

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#6419503 - 08/22/16 10:26 AM Re: Glock barrels [Re: jhenderson]
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There is nothing wrong with Glock barrels unless you are shooting lead bullets. Putting a match grade barrel in a plastic gun with a 7 pound trigger is like putting lipstick on a pig.

I have a Springfield XD in 357 that I converted to 40 s&w with a Stormlake conversion barrel. After shooting it from a bench rest, it seems to be more accurate with the factory barrel.

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#6419564 - 08/22/16 10:58 AM Re: Glock barrels [Re: jhenderson]
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Now I will say....I did have my Glock slide milled. It has no functional or practical use but I wanted it to have a unique look.

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