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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by quantico, Sep 2, 2017.

  1. quantico

    quantico 1911 lover Millennium Member

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    i don't know if the new barrel is done the way it is for accuracy or cost... I don't like that it can't be swapped with other glocks. I think police departments will find that it's going to be far easier to match bullet and gun for evidence after a shooting... so your gen 5 will be far more easy to trace projectiles... back to your gun.

    I don't know if most people care... I guess I will care if it's harder to clean well.. I always thought the glock barrel was pretty easy to clean well. I never felt glocks were very accurate guns.. maybe that image will change ??
     
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  2. Bruce M

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    It would be interesting to find out whether or not there is any appreciable difference in manufacturing cost.
     
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    Why are you worried about police tracing projectiles used in crimes to your gun?
     
  4. Travispitt

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    Yeah that's an odd thing to worry about. Unless you're a criminal
     
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  5. Ranger357

    Ranger357 Just pixels

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    No idea if true but supposedly changed to meet the MHS service requirement for 50 meter accuracy. I'd note many military accuracy requirements are for 50 or more rounds, not 5 if that means anything.

    I have heard master class shooters discussing that the Glock bbl is fine for "A's" at 25 but so-so at further ranges, so maybe something to it.

    As I understand it this is a hexagonal rifling, not the traditional cut rifling some police department requested several years back. As I'm not a serial killer or international assasin the marks thing is pretty much moot to me. :).
     
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    Seems like Glock is trying to push some obsolescence. If they don't bring out some more calibers in Gen5; this is going to be a short branch on the family tree!
     
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  7. Ranger357

    Ranger357 Just pixels

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    All pistols should be Glocks, all Glocks should be Gen 5 :dancingbanana:
     
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  8. quantico

    quantico 1911 lover Millennium Member

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    If you could read well.. I made a statement about the guns being more able to trace. Then I said that I care about how easy the barrel is to clean. Both statements that I made are factual.. yours is derogatory...
     
  9. DrewBone

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    Oh it's "hexagonal" rifling alright, a rather elequent way of describing the typical 6 lands and grooves barrel rifling:

    [​IMG]

    Referred to by Glock as the GMB, or "Glock Marksman Barrel", it's nothing special or groundbreaking, but Glock sure makes it sound that way, eh?! Read more about the Gen5 here:

    http://www.recoilweb.com/inside-the-glock-gen-5-129141.html
     
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  10. BROvet04

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    Shot both models today. I won't miss the old barrels at all. I'm more accurate with the Gen 5. For whatever that's worth. Guess lead bullets won't be an issue anymore?
     
  11. WayneJessie

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    How could anyone miss them? They're enough of them out there that if they stopped production today you'd never know it.
     
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  12. WayneJessie

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    We can only hope.
     
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  13. DienBienPhu

    DienBienPhu Glock pistols designed by Gaston Glock , Austria

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    Im guessing the real reason to change the barrel rifling was easier to manufacture / cost
    makes it easier to contract barrel manufacture to other companies to save on costs, the polygonal barrels require special machinery / equipment.

    I think GLOCK went backwards in technology with the new "Marksman barrels" / standard barrels.
     
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  14. WayneJessie

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    Bingo. Anyone can spit out a barrel for them with standard rifling. Much easier to sub out to China to save a few bucks on manufacturing costs.
     
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    Sub to China is not the Austrian way believe me. The fact is that that's what the FBI wanted and that's how they designed it around the Govt required specs. Austrians and German people are sticklers about attention to detail. They would never do that. What would you say if I told you the milling machines to make USA pistols are controlled by Austrian workers remotely. Hint hint.
     
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    Since the new Gen5 rifled barrel was produced to meet a stated spec for the requesting agency in a bid, it's not unreasonable to consider the agency had a reason for making the requested change. What other reason would Glock need to make the change?

    Now, if the Gen5 barrel actually proves to be offer a substantial benefit for commercial owners, it's probably not unreasonable to consider the possibility of Glock deciding to transition from poly/hex barrels to rifled barrels in their regular Gen3/4 models at some point.

    In the meantime, the gov and commercial purchasers of the Gen5 can decide for themselves if they're satisfied with the change, compared to the poly/hex barrels.

    I rather doubt the difference in barrel manufacture is going to be a major expense or inconvenience to Glock, one way or the other.

    Tempest in a teapot.
     
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    I can read just fine thank you.
     
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    IMG_0398.GIF Hey, let's check YouTube, see if Hickock45 did a video yet !
     
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    Handloads will still be an issue. Don't know of many commercial 9mm bare lead ammo providers.