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At home barrel polish job vs Lone Wolf

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by SIERRA SIX, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. SIERRA SIX

    SIERRA SIX

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    Is there any REAL benefit to buying a barrel from lone wolf that isnt black vs. polishing your barrel at home? Comments, opinions, concerns, view points welcomed & requested.

    Lets discuss!
     
  2. Paddy

    Paddy Glocktastic!

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    Polishing your own = rewarded by a job well done and the only change is cosmetic.

    Lone wolf = whole different barrel, might shoot a little different.
     

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    Graves Diesel Junky

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    The lwd can handle lead a bit better.
     
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    Do it yourself. Stock glock barrell is good enough as far as accuracy
     
  5. Bello

    Bello America/Italia

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    ya id go with lw barrels are not polished to be pretty they are they way for shooting lead they just dont color the barrels black my friend
     
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    Unless I was shooting lead, I wouldn't consider an aftermarket barrel. I've polished mine in the past. Zero downside, looks great.
     
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    SIERRA SIX

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    So im guessing the factory finish Glock puts on the barrel serves no purpose other than looks?
     
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    Ryobi SummertimeRules

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    It is cosmetic, and I'm sure it adds to durability. I've polished the barrels of several of my glocks. It's fast, easy, and simple, and does not affect function or corrosion resistance in any way. Reading this thread made me want to go and polish the barrel on my relatively new 27, so I did so this morning. Cloth buff wheel on a variable speed drill, and a little bit of JB cleaner. Truth is, it's the wheel and pressure that do the job. I always use flitz, jeweler's rouge, etc., but it's the cloth that takes the oxide off, leaving a hard, black chrome appearance that is so slick, oil beads upon it. Done it on certain guns for years. Just as tough and rust free as the rest.