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Barrel longevity

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by teddyp69, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. teddyp69

    teddyp69

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    Approximately how many rounds can be put through a G19 before having to change the barrel. Thanks in advance.

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  2. tonyparson

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    More then you could ever put through it in your lifetime. .. :supergrin:
     

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    Not for normal people. Probably have to ask some pro shooters that do 50K + per year.
     
  4. vafish

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    There are several Glocks out there with around 200,000 rounds through them on the original barrel.

    If you take care of your Glock it should outlast you no matter how much you shoot.
     
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    DannyR has a 1996 G19 with over 74,000 rounds through it and it all factory original and he still has the original RSA in it.
     
  7. teddyp69

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    Thankyou all very much. Could the same be said for G27. Probably right? Thanks again to all. By the way this was my first post.


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    I actually replaced the RSA after 74,000 rounds. It now has 84,000 rounds fired, and it is still more accurate than me. As alluded to earlier, you cannot afford enough factory ammo to wear out a Glock barrel.

    The only other part replaced was a chipped extractor at 81,000 rounds.
     
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    i can't imagine that i will ever have to worry about this question!:whistling:
     
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    Can someone explain to me why pistol barrels last much longer than rifle barrels? Is it because a rifle bullet has a higher velocity?
     
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    Next problem. SJ 40
     
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    Last I'd read, Chuck Taylor (ASAA) has 270K through his G17. Seems he loans it to his students during classes. I expect that the G19 would be able to match that.
     
  14. teddyp69

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    Thanks to all for your responses despite the fact I'm not to knowledgable in this field.


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    The only possible scenario I can think of would be a Glock with a poorly fitted barrel. If there is excessive front to back play in the barrel lockup inside the slide ejection port, the barrel could possibly peen the locking lug or slide during recoil and get worse and worse after many rounds. Other than that, you'd have to replace a lot of parts on a Glock many times over before you ever got close to wearing out the barrel.

    Man 270,000 rounds... At $10 a box for cheap 9mm, that's $54,000 worth of ammo!!!! Even if it was worn out, I think a $140 barrel on a $500 gun is a small price to pay for that kind of usage.
     
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    Where you buying OEM Glock barrels for $90? I need a OEM G33 barrel. :dunno:
     
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    Thinking of wrong gun's prices. OEM Glock barrels are usually around $140. Edited previous post.
     
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    I was hoping you knew a site that had a sale going on.. :supergrin:
     
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    While the higher pressures and velocities of rifle rounds will take their toll faster, I don't think it has as much to do with how fast the barrel wears as it does with the level of precision expected from the barrel. At under 25 yards with a pistol, a bit of barrel wear is largely irrelevant. At 300, 400, 500+ yards with a rifle, every tiny bit of wear is much more obvious.

    Far more barrels are ruined from poor cleaning practices and cheap cleaning rods than from shooting excess rounds.
     
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    I would not worry about wearing out a Glock barrel. If one did they would have expended many times the cost of the gun in ammunition. There was an interesting thread here not that long ago (I should have bookmarked it) from a guy who had a G34 that started to be less accurate after 100,000 rounds or so (if I recall the thread correctly) and he indicated that Glock replaced the gun for him.