Factory 357 sig barrel

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  1. Hank Was Right

    Hank Was Right

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    First thread I remember starting here. Sorry if it's in the wrong place.

    I'm new to the 357 Sig game. I would prefer a factory 32 barrel to convert my gen3 23, but I'm having trouble locating one. Is this scarcity normal, or is it reasonable to expect to find them back in stock within the next couple of months? I'm not in a hurry, but if there's not much hope of getting a factory barrel, I would like to start researching Storm Lake, Lone Wolf, etc. What say the experts?
     
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    the 32 barrels pop up from time to time. I have a gen 3 23 also. I picked up a used lone wolf 357 sig barrel for $55. I also have a gen 4 32. the lone wolf barrels that I have had have all been very good.
     

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    I've heard great things about Lone Wolf's alpha wolf barrels. I've been keeping my eye on OEM 357 barrels and I rarely see them in stock. If you really want an OEM barrel I would maybe call Glock directly. I know with a lot of companies if you get on the phone you can find products that may not otherwise be available.

    https://www.lonewolfdist.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=919647&CAT=8071
     
  4. Mike-M

    Mike-M

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    I highly recommend using a Glock OEM G32 barrel.

    If an OEM G32 barrel is installed in an OEM Gen3 G23, the result is absolutely identical, every part, to an OEM Gen3 G32, except:
    1. Rear sight elevation (G23 is 6.5mm; G32 is 6.9mm).
    2. Model number markings on left side of slide.

    Magazines have been identical except for markings since .40SW follower 9 and .357SIG follower 3.

    Glock will sell barrels direct to a customer. A G32 barrel (part 8665) is $125 plus tax and shipping, and is listed as "in stock" now. (Glock won't give a price until they are called to verify that the barrel will fit your pistol.) See Glock's own sales site for this part here:

    https://store.teamglock.com/barrel-g32-357.html
     
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    I would opt for the LW bbl. I have a 31 with the obvious factory bbl and that caliber has great rear case support. That said, I did buy a LW 31 bbl for that gun because I shoot lead in the Sig. They are not high power but does allow me to shoot it at 9mm reload prices. As long as I have 40S&W cases, I'm good to go.
     
  6. Hank Was Right

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    Thanks for the responses, guys. It's silly of me to not to have checked the Glock site for a factory barrel. Just absent-mindedly checked my usual sources, which were all out of stock.
    So it's my understanding that a brand-new 23 magazine is identical to the 32 magazine except for the markings?
     
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    Damnit, I've been considering getting rid of my 23 but the 357 Sig bug is biting me again. I didn't realize you could get the barrel direct from Glock for that decent of a price. $125 isn't bad but it still pales in comparison to the $80 or so I paid for a new M&P OEM 357 Sig barrel, that was an amazing deal.

    Any idea what POI difference the .4mm rear sight height difference makes at say 25 yards?
     
  8. Mike-M

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    Glock publishes a **very** generic thumb rule on their European web site for all pistols and loads that predicts a rise in POI at 25 m (27 yards) of 50 mm (2 inches) for each standard fixed rear sight increment from 6.1 to 6.5 to 6.9 to 7.3mm. So, if that's near accurate, the OEM G23 (6.5mm rear sight) with OEM G32 barrel should have POI about 2 inches below the POI of an OEM G32 (6.9mm rear sight), at about 25 yards.

    What you get in reality may be quite different and vary with the ammo used. In particular, .357SIG ammo tends to produce a flatter trajectory over a specific range, compared to other Glock calibers.
     
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    Yes, since .357 follower 3 and .40 follower 9 came out. But even before that, the magazines were close enough for reliable use.
     
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