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Glock 19 Barrel Wear / Nickel Boron Question

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by RG7X, Jun 14, 2012.

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  1. RG7X

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    I've tried doing some research on this forum and others about barrel wear and have found that barrel wear is normal and tends to wear faster on the new G19 Gen 3's and Gen 4's. Would any other owners agree / disagree? Pics below.

    Next, I've seen a lot on nickel boron barrels and slides but have not come across anyone with just a nickel boron barrel (only polished). Has anyone heard of this and how it holds compared to the black oxide finish on Glocks? I've only put 480 rounds threw it at the range and although I oil the barrel and underneath the slide pretty well, it's kind of pain to see in a one month old gun even though it doesn't affect performance. Let me know you what you all think. Thanks!

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    The wear on the top of the barrel.

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    The wear on the inside of the slide where the opening ends.
     
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    Bump for anyone who can answer my question on nickel boron. I would highly appreciate the help. Thanks.
     

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    That looks perfectly normal to me.
     
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    My standard Glock coated barrel hood looks just like that if it makes you feel any better.
     
  5. RG7X

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    Cool, that's what I thought from researching online. Has anyone heard of getting nickel boron finish on just the barrel? Does it affect the barreling? I've tried calling CCR and left a message.
     
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    nothing to worry about bro!
     
  7. AlanW

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    Looks like normal cycling wear. Happens when metal rubs together. Only way to prevent that type of thing is to buy a new gun and never fire it. :embarassed:
     
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    Nickel boron is supposedly more durable than hard chrome and I can tell you that hard chrome is harder than the hubs of hell.
    I have a S&W model 19 that I bought cheap because of light rust, that I had hard chromed in 1980 and their all these years later still looks like the day I got it back.
    I will also say not to worry about finish wear on your Glock,it will not rust and adds character. SJ 40
     
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    Looks normal to me also.
     
  10. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    Don't be so anal. Your Glock is a tool. I'll bet your tires show signs of wear, too.

    By the way, it's not barrel wear at all. It's black phosphate finish wear.
     
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    I wouldn't worry about it, wear adds some character. Just go shoot the hell out of that thing. :wavey:
     
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    I got one in March. It looked the same after about 200 rounds.
     
  13. RG7X

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    Thanks for the replies. I'm not too worried about, just confirming it was normal from other forums I read. I'm more curious about getting nickel boron on just the barrel and if it affects barreling. Haven't seen that anywhere.
     
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    If you have just the barrel done it will be a off silver color,they usually plug the chamber and bore.
    The barrel will no longer show wear on the exterior,to confirm what I just told you ,you could contact CCR
    http://www.ccrrefinishing.com/

    I know that is would I would use to do Nickel Boron.
    SJ 40
     
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    My Gen 4 19 shows the exact same signs of 'wear', but I think it looks better that way :cool:

    Normal stuff, doesn't bother me a bit.

    If you want to refinish, also cool with me! To each their own.
     
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    Moving parts are going to wear each other, nothing I know of will stop it, some finishes may wear slower. :supergrin:
     
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    Actually lubrication will slow the process dramatically but why worry about it. Ive polished a couple of my barrels that had lots wear and they still resisted rust.
     
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    "Barrel wear" is what happens on the inside, where the bullet travels, and this is a non-issue with Glocks (at least factory barrels). What you're looking at is not even metal wear. The finish on the barrel hood is showing the exact same thing that every one of my Glocks shows.

    Shoot more and worry about how your Glock looks less.
     
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    That's normal finish wear. A Glock shows very little barrel finish wear compared to other handgun brands. I'll bet you would freak out when you see the barrell finish wear of my Sig Sauer, it looks horrible, but totally normal. It's just cosmetic.
     
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    CCR did my barrel. It still shows wear but the electroless nickel coating is still on there going strong. No effect on rifling/accuracy.