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KKM G20 barrel rocks it! lone wolf not so much

Discussion in 'Gun-Parts & Access.' started by jtwodogs, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. jtwodogs

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    This is posted on another thread but I thought I would start with this previous info.
    I bought a lone wolf barrel for my 10 it consistently had light primer strickes while my factory barrel shot perfectly. I suspected that the chamber was cut to long. I sent the barrel back to them they refunded my money minus 15% restocking fee and shipping, I have ordered a kkm barrel will post how it goes when I get it.
    Well got the KKM barrel in and guess what no light strikes, Lone Wolf insisted there was nothing wrong with there barrel, what a load of Hog*****! If my factory barrel worked perfectly and the KKM barrel worked perfectly, and I was lucky to get 2 to fire out of a clip on the Lone Wolf barrel the rest were light struck. They should have refunded all my money plus shipping for sending me that crap. Enough b*tching. This KKM barrel rocked it. No feed jams. Accuracy was awesome, came close to cutting a 6 inch sapling in two from 30 yds of hand with two clips of ammo (180 FMJ Masters ammo). I could not be happier with this set up. I think the barrel even looks better in the gun.
    Lesson learned; cheaper in this case defintley not better.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. samurairabbi

    samurairabbi Dungeon Schmuck

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    Do you have pictures of any of the light strikes?
    Were you able to measure the LW chamber dimensions?
     

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  3. jtwodogs

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    I fired all the light strikes today, I did not have the gauges to measure the chamber depth. I do not know of another exlplanation as to why the OEM barrel and the KKM barrel worked perfectly, but the wolff barrel would not work?
     
  4. jtwodogs

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    OEM barrel shot perfect, KKM barrel shot perfect. What ever the problem was I do not know for sure. I do know one thing. "Drop in fit" means "Drop in fit". The Lone Wolf missed it.
     
  5. samurairabbi

    samurairabbi Dungeon Schmuck

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    ... and because the barrel is now back at LW, we may never know WHY the problem occurred. Mis-machining to cause out-of-spec headspace is a possible cause, but there ARE other possible causes.
     
  6. jtwodogs

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    Yes, I should have tried to figure what Lone Wolf had done wrong in building the "Drop in fit" barrel, but figured I was already out some money and time just wanted to be done with the situation and have my Glock up and running again, should have not tried to save a few bucks, I have not seen anything bad on KKM, and just wanted to let everone know that I was another satisfied customer of KKM.
     
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  7. I think it is too easy to generalize based on a single item. It is also one of those things that happens with man made items. I have purchased and used a couple Lone Wolf barrels and they worked well. Overall, that is the experience I have seen with others. Of course, there are other options and testing an item is a good idea before you depend on it.


    Out there in fly-over country...
     
  8. jtwodogs

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    I agree that it may have been a spurious default. I work in a lab, and know there can be a spurious result, it happens. What upset me the most was they claimed there was nothing wrong with the barrel, and therefore I was not intitled to a full refund plus shipping. In this day and age, companies are becoming accutley aware that customer service goes a long way toward customer retention. Even in a hospital setting where I work they have spent millions on how to woo back a customer that has had a bad experience. Denying the problem existed in the first place is never one of them.
     
  9. ignantmike

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    maybe we'll read about someone else with the same problem soon:whistling:.......if the barrel got put back on the shelf
     
  10. rv4driver

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    I had to do some "corrective machining" on my Lone Wolf barrel also. Only then, did it drop in. I haven't had any light strikes, though. My Storm Lake barrel was drop in, and no problems with it either.

    Jeff
     
  11. barth

    barth six barrels

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    I have four Storm Lake barrels; don't ask why - LOL
    G27 40-9mm
    G23 40-9mm
    G23 40
    G27 357 Sig 4.16" ported black Isonite QPQ

    They all just dropped in and perform flawlessly.

    Barth Six Barrels
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