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Can't decide what 357 sig barrel for my GLock 23

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by davetron, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. davetron

    davetron

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    I am in the market for a 357 sig barrel for my GLock 23. I'm either going to get a lone wolf conversion or a stock Glock G32 barrel
    I like that the LW barrel is a different color to help "mix-ups" from happening and that is has a supported ramp but I LOVE how easily the stock polygonal barrels cleanup. The price is about a wash so I keep going back and forth. Anybody have one or the other and can tell me pros or cons?
     
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    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    I suggest the factory barrel for 100% long term reliability.:wavey:
     
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  3. The Retired Sarge

    The Retired Sarge "The Sarge"

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    I would go with the stock Glock barrel with no second thoughts. Bill
     
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    Go with the factory barrel. Better quality barrel with far less chance of malfunctions. Despite what the ill informed say you can shoot lead bullets through a Glock barrel. The Glock barrel has more than enough support.
     
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    crzn01 G23 Gen 4 (32)

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    G32 factory barrel...........
     
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    SJ 40 Deplorable,Clinger

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    Agree wholeheartedly. SJ 40
     
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    if its for SD the stock barrel for sure. I am looking at my gen 3 32 barrel with a round in the chamber and I can't see how it could be anymore supported and still have a hole in the back of the barrel, the round looks fully supported to me.
     
  8. davetron

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    OKay so it looks like a stock GLock barrel. One follow question. Can you use the longer Glock 31 barrel. One for a little extra velocity and two, so the barrels won't be easily confused for each other?
     
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    The Glock 31 barrel will not work in the G23/G32. The lug on the barrel is different. You could mark the side of the barrel where the SN is or something to help identify it. Or you could sent the barrel off to be refinished.

    If you try and chamber a .40 round in the .357sig barrel the gun will not go into battery. Shooting a .357sig round out of .40 barrel will not be end of the owrld. The brass will just come out like rough .40 brass and the accuracy will suck.

    My .357sig barrels have the new grayish finish on them and the the .40s have the old black finish on them. Helps to keep tell them apart but the difference in the size of the hole at the muzzle is easily noticeable.
     
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    See that's why I ask these questions!
    Thanks to all who responded.
     
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    I think the OEM barrel looks better. It matches the slide. That's what I did.
     
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    I have two LWD barrels for my G23. No other mods and no issues. Nice shooters.
     
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    rjinaz85308 Desert Dweller

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    I have a Storm Lake in mine. Shoots fantastic, and no issues of any kind with FMJ or JHPs
     
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    I use the Storm Lake barrels. they have performed flawlessly and with the added benefit that you can shoot lead bullets without the issues you have with the Glock factory barrels.
     
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    BarSto works for me!
     
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    pizza_pablo USN Retired

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    I have a 32 barrel for my 23 and a 33 barrel for my 27.
    I use the corresponding mags and have not experienced any issues with either.
    :wavey:
     
  17. Giggity-Giggity

    Giggity-Giggity Giggity-Goo!!!

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    Just get a G31 like me or G32. Hahaha:
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    Correct, the 357 is a bottleneck cartridge and doesn't need a loose or unsupported barrel to be reliable.
    I had many problems with aftermarket barrels that didn't fit and I prefer the factory, better made, fit perfectly, better heat treatment. I never had to fit an OEM barrel.
     
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    barth six barrels

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    +1
    I have a G27-357 4.16" Storm Lake extended ported black Isonite QPQ barrel that has been flawless.
    The porting works better than I expected in felt recoil reduction
    and muzzle rise.
    Plus it's crazy accurate.

    And +20 bucks gives you a matte black Isonite QPQ Tenifer like finish.
     
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    I suggest factory barrel as well.

    When we switched to Glock 31s from the Glock 22s, everyone that owned a 23 or 27 wanted to switch their guns to 357SIG, so I told them they can order FACTORY barrels.

    We had NO issues with swapping in factory barrels. I did have some issues long long time ago with aftermarket barrels, but those were conversion (to 9mm) barrels.

    Oh the good ol' days when Glock factory barrels were $95 each.
    I ordered a dozen 33 barrels and a few 32 barrels for less than $100 each back in the day.