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Is A 2 Port Barrel Worth It?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by RatherNotSay, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. RatherNotSay

    RatherNotSay Dirty Harry

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    So I'm looking at the storm lake ported barrel and I'm not sure if it's worth it or not. Is there a significant difference between a non ported barrel and a 2 port or 4 port barrel? Notice I said significant and not "huge" or "massive" because I just want something practical. I've considered KKM but they do not make ported barrels for G21's. I've also noticed Lone Wolf but read some rather undesirable stuff about the feeding chamber (No disrespect to lone wolf owners.) Again I'm not looking to shoot the thing and have the gun line itself up for me and feed me some grapes I just want to tame it a little. More importantly I would like a little tighter ground too. From what I hear and what I've researched Storm Lake Barrels are some of the best.
     
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    JR Moderator Millennium Member

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    Ported barrels offer more muzzle control when compared to a stock barrel. This is because the ports redirect gas in a downward direction providing a faster recovery of your sight picture.
    More ports equal more downward pressure "IF" the ammo you are using delivers the right amount of gas. The flip side is: If you deliver more gas than what the ports can handle you are increasing the recoil.
    Reloaders have the best opportunity to tune their loads to tweak the maximum performance from their ported barrels.

    I have no idea what "undesirable" stuff could be affecting LWD chambers? FYI: We are the largest supplier of Glock barrels in the world. I hope all our other customers dont believe the same thing you read. After all.... it is on the internet, right?
     

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    RatherNotSay Dirty Harry

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    Not Just the internet but here as well....for example

    http://glocktalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=16980368&postcount=2

    http://glocktalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=16988963&postcount=6

    http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=14565722&postcount=1

    http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=14567082&postcount=3

    http://glocktalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=17197166&postcount=8

    I've also heard some other stuff and that you have great customer service however I do not wish to purchase something and then have to send it in for repair...If I wanted that I would still own a Taurus 24/7 OSS. I realize there are PLENTY of people out there that have nothing but good things to say and people have never had issues with theirs. However, as I was doing my research on barrels I found more issues with lone wolfs than any other barrel. To me this is self evident that a lone wolf might not be the best choice and risking getting one of the defective barrels isn't worth the time and money to send it in or have it replaced.

    On a separate issue I'm not a big fan of the cartoon character on your barrel and you have to pay to get a barrel without it. It's nothing personal...I'd just rather not deal with it.
     
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    JR Moderator Millennium Member

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    99% issues related to FTF are reloading issues. We dont have any control over the reloading procedures and therefor take no responsibility. We will modify our chamber to accept our customers reload upon request.
    I recommend you go with your gut feeling and purchase a Storm Lake barrel. They are pretty good and they use Lone Wolf original Glock barrels design. Yes thats right, SL used to mfg Glock barrels for LWD.
     
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    RatherNotSay Dirty Harry

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    thank you for that information