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Glock Barrel Fitting???

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by hankfan79, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. hankfan79

    hankfan79

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    What does it mean to have a barrel "fitted"?? Do glocks come stock with the barrel "fitted"? If not, is it recommended that it be done? What does it involve? "Fitted" sounds like you cant take it out..lol

    Please explain. I shoot a stock G-34 for IDPA.
     
  2. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    Stock factory barrels do not require fitting. Match barrels do because they are often made slightly oversized. Fitting requires careful filing for a snug fit, often at the expense of reliability.
     

  3. One Ragged Hole

    One Ragged Hole Dis ain't funny

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    +1 for DannyR. My G34 was a Jam-O-Matic with it's EKF 17L ported Match barrel. I "Fitted" (read filed and polished here) it to almost as loose a fit as a stock barrel and now it shoots very reliably.
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  4. 1911nut

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    It's mostly involves fitting the barrel hood to the slide - the length and width of the hood is filed and stoned
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    Sweeney's book - Gunsmithing Pistols and Revolvers has a section on fitting a aftermarket barrel to a Glock.

    I fitted a Wilson barrel to a G 17 so I could shoot lead bullets.

    It took a couple of times but it fits tighter than the stock barrel and the groups are noticeably smaller.
    It's been as reliable as the stock barrel.