longer is better?

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  1. july

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    I have been around women who say longer is better, but what do woman know about barrels! but I guess buying a lonewolf 5.3 for my g4 19 glock is worth a try. hope to try it out fri. will report back if there is any interest.
     
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    Better velocity...
     

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    I have students come thru every so often with a lone wolf extended in their pistols, most are trying to overcome issues that are easily solved in learning how to pull a trigger. I my opinion, at self-defense distances they wont make enough of a difference to justify the cost. Shooting exposed lead, longer range, or putting a can on would make more sense. If its for a carry gun, buy more ammo and its all in how ya pull the trigger...
     
  4. harold63

    harold63 I'm not retired

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    Are they saying what the longer barrel is better for? They can put any length they want and they still have the same sight radius along with whatever sights were there and it does nothing for flinching, or are we missing something?
     
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    Other than lead bullets and slightly higher velocity, I don't see any advantage.
     
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    every "tool" has a purpose. longer, and generally bigger may be fundamentally better in some areas, however we still need to be able o conceal our excitement, so to speak. it is much more difficult to hide a bazooka than a derringer.
     
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    harold63 I'm not retired

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    You'd be surprised how easy it is to hide a long gun in your pants.

     
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    All things being equal, a longer sight radius is always good.
     
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    How is it a longer sight radius? :dunno:
     
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    My mistake! Misread the post, I did.
     
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    I'd pass on that myself. For not much more you can get a custom trigger setup. Glock barrels don't seem to gain accuracy with more length.
     
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    an extra inch equals about 100 FPS...that's always good.
     
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    Longer is better, IMO, when it's accompanied by a longer slide, which in turn gives you a longer sight radius. YMMV.
     
  14. Rocky7

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    Experimentation seems to be inherent in some Glock owners. Others have pointed out potential gain of FPS and shooting lead bullets. Spending an extra $90.00 on a barrel might feed your need to experiment. The extra weight of the increased barrel length might reflect on the spring speed of your RSA assy, you may have to spend more money on a lighter weight RSA assembly. Enjoy the experiment and cost of entertainment.
     
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    My factory Glock barrels shoot lead with outstanding accuracy and no more leading than anything else.

    What an aftermarket barrel DOES provide is increased case support over the factory barrel (at the expensive of feed reliability with very aggressive or long-seated bullet profiles).


    *pops open and accidentally spills can of worms*
     
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    harold63 I'm not retired

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    I must be retarded. I just figured out what the OP was saying in regards to women. Daaeeee.
     
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    Back a few years ago I picked up a pair of pistols at a good price. A G17L, & a G24. I had aG17, & G22, and G23, and liked all of them. The 17L, & 24 were interesting pistols, and held good groups. They were nearly new, and I got them for 1/2 of new price. I kept them till I was offered almost new prices for them. That seems to be my downfall, someone wants a pistol I have and offers me the right amount for it and it goes away and I buy another one. Sometimes It works out for the good, and sometimes not.
     
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    It might be interesting to put a few of the longer barrels in a rest and see what if any improvements there are in accuracy.
     
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    A shorter barrel is frequently more accurate than a longer one, everything else being equal.
    s45
     
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    went to the gun range today nice day 90 deg tried out my 5.3 lone wolf barrel in my 19 g4 at 10 yards 150 + rounds I can't say it shot better than the 4" barrel but I liked it anyways perhaps a couple more trips to the range it will tighten up.