Replacement channel liners ?

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  1. OldLawman

    OldLawman

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    I do not need one, but have been seeing a variety of metal (stainless, brass, TiN-coated stainless) replacement channel liners out there.

    Anyone try them ?

    The theory makes some sense. Smoother, should not scratch or get any gouges, smoothness helps if running different striker springs are some of the virtues claimed.
     
  2. Mike-M

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    It's all pure aftermarketer snake oil aimed at gullible low-information victims. If these gimmicks were of any value, professionals in law enforcement would all have then. But none of them do.
     

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    sciolist On the Border

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    I think plastic on plastic works fine, and have always used OE liners. And that includes about 200,000 rounds on very light springs, well below #4.

    Be aware that OE liners do not fit LWD slides, though.
     
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    If that is your measuring stick, you are sadly mistaken. As a retired LEO, Glock/S&W and Sig Armorer, I can tell you that 1) cops and agencies are cheap; and 2) most agencies don't allow mods to issued guns.

    That's not to say that these replacement liners have merit - that's why I asked the question to see if anyone had experience with them. Clearly, you do not. Thanks for your .02.
     
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  5. 9x45

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    No agency that I have worked with allows mods to duty or off duty weapons, and the same is true for CCW guns in certain counties, other than sights and grips. If these magic channel liners were really magic, then competition shooters would be on them. They are not. And like Scio, I have over 300K on one G17 alone and have never touched the liner.
     
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    That may be for the newer LWD slides. I have 3 LWD slides that I put OEM channel liners in. A 34, a 23, and a 21T. All fit and function perfectly.
     
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    Stainless can gall. Brass corrodes.
     
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    sciolist On the Border

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    Thanks, that's interesting. I have 2 that I got in 2018 that take the LWD's. Just got 1 earlier this month, but it's out for milling. How old are yours?
     
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    cciman MacGyver

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    Bronze is lubricious, used as permanent bearings in certain automotive applications.

    Since there are minimal wear marks on most used channel liners despite thousands of rounds fired, unlikely to be of any benefit.

    Solves significant problem of having too weight in your buttock --- where the wallet is carried.
     
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    JArthurD Silver Member

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    How would one remove a
    Metal liner? I ask since the protocol calls for removal of the plastic ones by screwing into it and pulling them out.

    I don’t see this working with a metal liner.
     
  11. GRR

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    Early 2000's. Not sure exactly.
     
  12. 9x45

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    Scio, yea, I've put a couple of LW uppers together with OEM channel liners, no issues. They were late 90's
     
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    harold63 I'm not retired

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