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New Glock or new barrel?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by BunnMan, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. BunnMan

    BunnMan

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    I'm the proud owner of 3 Glocks. A gen2 G20 10mm, gen3 G34 9mm, gen4 G23 40sw (just purchased as a compliment to my newly issued CCW). I reload my ammo and just ran through my first work up for the 10mm a few weeks ago. I dont see any indication of smileys or bulges from the non supported chamber even at the max load (180gr XTP and Power Pistol). All the reading I've been doing about Glock chambers and kabooms (especially 40 and 10) has me a little nervous. As I have absorbed it seems the chamber is better supported in the gen3 and 4 models so I guess the new 40 isn't as big of a worry...though I will certainly keep an eye on my brass as I do with all calibers I load for. The gen2 10mm is my biggest concern...I LOVE shooting my 10!!! Now to the question:

    Should I buy an aftermarket barrel for the gen2 or sell the gen2 and buy a new gen4 G20?

    Thanks for any constructive input :)

    -BunnMan
     
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  2. Brad55102

    Brad55102

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    tough decision.
    IMO - i would buy the gen 4
    i like the grip better and i would be hesitant to trust a gun that had an issue like this.
     

  3. BunnMan

    BunnMan

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    I've been pricing new G20's. Can't find a gen4 but a local shop quoted me $599 for a new gen3. I got a buddy interested in mine for $400 so I might do the deal. Gonna go check out the gen3 grip and see if I dig it on the big frame. Rather do a gen4 for $25 more but can't find one to play with...I'd have to order it first.

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  4. larson1122

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    If you are worried about chamber support in your Gen 2, switching to a Gen 4 will not make that big of a difference. The chamber support has gotten better over the years but it is still not as good as some of the aftermarket barrels. Personally I would keep the Gen 2 and pick up a KKM or Storm Lake barrel for it.
     
  5. barth

    barth six barrels

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    I'm hearing gen 2 may be pre MIM parts?
    My way of thinking is get a new OEM barrel and keep
    the quality older gun.

    Newer isn't always better.

    I actually agree with the last guy.
    I'd get a KKM or Storm Lake.

    You might consider an extended ported barrel as well.
    I have a 4.16" dual ported black Isonite QPQ Storm Lake G27-357 barrel.
    It makes 357 Sig feel like 9mm +P, is near match accurate
    and 100% reliable with HPs.
     
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  6. SJ 40

    SJ 40 Deplorable,Clinger

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    It is pre MiM,defiantly the route I would chose. SJ 40
     
  7. DocWills

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    The kaboom issue has always been bad ammo. worn out brass, worn rsa.

    Loading jacketed ammo in good brass with a in spec recoil sping cant see trouble.:supergrin:
     
  8. BunnMan

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    OK, I'm bowing to your better knowledge of history here...educate me on MIM parts?