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G36 & Lead

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Davey G, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Davey G

    Davey G

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    Need some informed help here guys.

    I'm considering a barrel swap on my G36 in order to shoot lead bullets. In this particular platform, what would be the best barrel to go to...and why?

    Thanks in advance.

    Davey G.
     
  2. gasboffer

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    I've got a BarSto. Required a little fitting, but no big deal. No problems.
     

  3. Dave T

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    The only two makers of after marked barrels for the G36 I've heard of are BarSto, as mentioned above, and recently Lone Wolf Dist. If that's it, then you have the choice of going first class or cheep. That's about it.

    Dave
     
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    ...or you can go KKM, closer to BarSto than Lone Wolf. They have drop ins.
     
  5. Davey G

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    Doesn't look like KKM has them for the G36.
     
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    At one time I believe that Jarvis made barrels for the G36.
     
  7. buckshotshorty

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    Lone Wolf barrels are fine. I own three of them, and I do have a Bar-sto conversion barrel in my Sig 239. Without a doubt, the Bar-sto is a beautifully machined hunk of stainless steel. The inside is like a mirror, but, it is twice the price of the Lone Wolf.

    The LW barrel is a good deal on a good barrel. Mine have been 100% flawless. In fact, I carry my G23 and G27 with the LW barrels installed; that's how much I trust them.
     
  8. Davey G

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  9. Davey G

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    I've also read where some guys shoot hardcast lead in their Glock barrels. What is the downside of this practice? Is it worth it to go against Glock's warning to only shoot jacketed?
     
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    From all I've read, polygon rifling, which is present in Glock barrels as apposed to conventional rifling in aftermarket barrels, have a tendency to lead up very quickly. This build up of lead creates high pressures which could cause a kaboom! Whether or not lead build up would be so rapid in 45 ACP I'm not exactly sure, because 45s do tend to move slower.

    I view it this way... the difference in price between cast lead bullets, and jacketed bullets is significant enough to justify the $99 purchase price of the LW barrel; especially if you shoot a lot.
     
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    Aren't the 30 and 36 barrels identical?
     
  12. Dave T

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    No they are not. Not even close except for the chamber and bore. Outside dimensions are quite different.

    Dave
     
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    Are you guys speaking from experience? I've been curious about a barrel for my wife's 36. I reload, and lead is much cheaper. I've only heard of people having trouble with aftermarket g36 barrels, though (feed issues and whatnot)
     
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    I have aftermarket barrels for my G27 (this gun has both 40 and 9mm conversion barrel), G23 and Sig 239 (Conversion 40 to 9MM). These guns have been flawless with these barrels. My only experience is with these particular guns. I cannot speak for the G36.
     
  15. OLEDAVE

    OLEDAVE What you said?

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    I have LW barrels for my 36 and 21. I have had problems with the 36 feeding 200 gr SWC. The 21 has not had any issues with them. I was told or have read, (I can't remember), that the problem lies in the short angle of the feed ramp on the 36. I have ordered some lead round nose bullets to try in the 36 but I haven't received them yet.