Those with after market barrels...

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  1. table

    table

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    do you keep your after market barrels in your guns all the time? i bought a LW barrel to shoot lead. i was thinking "should i just keep this in my gun?" and save my original Glock barrel? for what i do not know. what do you all do? thanks.
     
  2. PBRLite

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    I usually go back to stock glock barrels for carry. I just like the re-assurance that the chamber is a bit looser and therefore more reliable for feeding in a defensive SHTF situation.
     

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    ede Bama's Friend

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    i threw the stock barrel away when i got the KKM, why would i need two barrels for the same gun?
     
  4. FinnFanatic

    FinnFanatic Stinkin badgers

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    I keep the extended lenght LW comp barrell in my G33 all the time, it's my carry gun. I also have a LW 40 S&W barrel for it, just to have.
     
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    Geesh, wish you would have thrown that my way.
     
  6. banjobob

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    shoot lead in my kkm and carry only stock barrels
     
  7. DEADLYACCURATE

    DEADLYACCURATE Senior Member

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    Well you do know that there might just be a possibility that some day you might just need another barrel for that gun, and it would be nice to have one on hand. Therefore you would not have to buy one.
     
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    Keep the original if you ever want to shoot in a GSSF match, you can only use the original.
     
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    I agree, they take up so little room also, I have a Barstow on my G35
     
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    Sounds like a pretty drastic move.
     
  11. dakrat

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    for almost 7k worth of posts, I figured you would have the answer to that by now...

    hint: its what makes a glock a glock
     
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    I have 1 for my G21 and 2 for my G-35, one of which is 1 inch longer and has 6 ports in it. I have the original barrels for both. I have run more than 20,000 lead 200Gr SWC rounds thru my G21 barrel in the 1990's with no issues. I also have run around 4K rounds of Ranier 200Gr Copper Plated over Lead rounds in my G35 with no issues other than the 40 cal bump. I bought a Redding G-RX for all of the 40 S&W brass I have. Lead properly set-up and run thru a Glock Factory barrel for me is no issue, YMMV.
     
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    After experiencing a severely ballooned Winchester 10mm casing, both my G20s now carry fully supported Lonewolf barrels, plus I also have a 6" KKM barrel.

    Bob :cowboy:
     
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    The only time my aftermarket barrels are in the gun is if I'm at the range. (or hunting in the case of my G20 6" barrel)
    For carry I ALWAYS use the OEM barrels.:cool:
     
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    I have the 6" KKM FOR MY g20 that I will carry as a woods gun. Anyother time I'll use it with the factory barrel.

    BTW, this is one of many reasons to have two barrels for the same gun
     
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    Wish you would have threw it my way.

    P.S. Has anybody ever done a accuracy check comparing factory and after market barrels?????????
     
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    G33 Frisky! CLM Millennium Member

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    Have multiple tops, slides and barrels.
    Put the guns back to stock for carry.
    Hunting is different.
    :supergrin:
     
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    i keep my LW 9mm barrel in my G23 for practise/target. and so it remains, because my carry gun is a G26. if/when i want to carry the G23 i will replace the stock barrel. my sons shoot with me so it's good to have two 9mms to use.
     
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    Because KKM barrels, even more than many others, are tighter and less reliable than Glock barrels. I have nothing against them, but I would never use one for self-defense (and I would never throw away any gun part, even a spring or screw, much less a $125-175 barrel).
     
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    Bren NRA Life Member

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    Changing pistol barrels for accuracy on any major-brand pistol, unless you are a bullseye shooter trying to get one-hole groups at 50 yards, is usually a waste of time. My well worn stock Glock barrel will put every shot in the same golfball sized hole, standing unsupported, at 7 yards, as will any Glock I've ever shot. All of them will shoot headshots all day at 25-35 yards, standing unsupported. Taking out the errors of the shooter, stock Glock barrels are more accurate than most of us can shoot. Most people change barrels and sights when what they need to change is their trigger finger.