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Old 05-05-2013, 13:40   #1
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Do you use an aftermarket barrel for carry?

I'm curious to know about folks who use aftermarket barrels for carrying. Are you just as comfortable using such in lieu of the OEM?

I know there are two sides to this. Those that do and those that don't (well, maybe three - those that don't care what other folks do).

And I know that like most things on gun boards, folks got their opinions (a lot of them being based simply by what they've read on the internet instead of real word experience - and then simply regurgitating them.).

A Yes/No answer, with perhaps which barrel you're using is really all that's necessary. I ain't lookin' for this thread to turn into a train wreck, so let's try to keep the regurgitating to a slow trickle.
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Old 05-05-2013, 13:58   #2
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I've got two different OEM barrels for my Glock, one standard length and one 6" hunting barrel. The gun jams with both of them. I also have three different aftermarket barrels for the same gun. Two are from Bar Sto and one from Lone Wolf. The gun has never jammed once using any of the aftermarket barrels.

Make of that what you want - it's the only Glock I've ever tested this way, so other people may have different experiences.

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Old 05-05-2013, 14:51   #3
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Yes, on occasion, LWD 5.2". Most of the time, it's OEM, though. I shoot enough to know the level of reliability of both, and they are the same, now. Early on, I had more issues (however few) with the OEM than the LWD. Ammo wasn't the issue.

(trying hard to NOT read too far into your question....)
The reason for OEM or not varies. Convenience (setup at the time) is the usual. Other times, concealability. The LWD peeks out of the holsters, and below the waistband of some of my jackets. No reasons, really, other than that.
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Old 05-05-2013, 14:54   #4
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The Lone Wolf 9mm conversion barrel for my G23 worked without any glitches and I would trust it as a carry barrel. The G21 barrels for both 45acp and conversion to 10mm neither work 100% so I would not use those for carry. So I guess, I am saying it depends on the barrel and if it is as reliable as any other of your carry guns.
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Old 05-05-2013, 16:23   #5
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Keep my Glocks stock because Glock did not earn their reputation by using other make parts.
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Old 05-05-2013, 17:05   #6
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I've got two different OEM barrels for my Glock, one standard length and one 6" hunting barrel. The gun jams with both of them. I also have three different aftermarket barrels for the same gun. Two are from Bar Sto and one from Lone Wolf. The gun has never jammed once using any of the aftermarket barrels.

Make of that what you want - it's the only Glock I've ever tested this way, so other people may have different experiences.
I believe you as I have after market barrels also and have had good luck with most of them but many don't think the
Glock can be improved on. I bet most of the naysayers have
never owned one.
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Old 05-05-2013, 17:10   #7
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Keep my Glocks stock because Glock did not earn their reputation by using other make parts.
Then this thread should hold absolutely no interest to you - yet you still felt it necessary to chime in with an edited comment that has nothing to do with my question.
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Old 05-05-2013, 17:31   #8
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You want stock barrel for carry. your not going to gain any accuracy and there is a chance you could get a FTF, stovepipe whatever.. Not worth the money or risk.
Aftermarket barrel if you want to shoot lead..
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Keep my Glocks stock because Glock did not earn their reputation by using other make parts.
If they are that good Glock would not have 4 generations,
there is no such thing as perfect if man made it but we can
improve on everything.
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Old 05-05-2013, 17:39   #10
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If they are that good Glock would not have 4 generations,
there is no such thing as perfect if man made it but we can
improve on everything.
I agree, but the Barrel is Perfect..
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Old 05-05-2013, 17:46   #11
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I agree, but the Barrel is Perfect..
Thanks for the info.
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Old 05-05-2013, 17:50   #12
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You want stock barrel for carry. your not going to gain any accuracy and there is a chance you could get a FTF, stovepipe whatever.. Not worth the money or risk.
Aftermarket barrel if you want to shoot lead..
My old mod23 barrel had less support than my Lone Wolf barrel' but my new mod27 has more suport than my new
Lone Wolf barrel so they are getting much better.
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Old 05-05-2013, 17:51   #13
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Thanks for the info.
Anytime..
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Old 05-05-2013, 17:55   #14
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My old mod23 barrel had less support than my Lone Wolf barrel' but my new mod27 has more suport than my new
Lone Wolf barrel so they are getting much better.
I'm talking for Carry..
Aftermarket barrels are fine, I just dont see any reason to have one unless i'm shooting lead.
For Carry purposes you want all the reliability possible plus you dont want aftermarket competition parts on your Carry Gun. I'm talking Carry Gun only..
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Old 05-05-2013, 18:20   #15
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Yes, Bar-sto in my G29. Purpose was lead carry in woods. Didn't think it was going to work out at first, lots of reliability issues. After about a year of shooting, it's perfect and I trust it now.
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Old 05-05-2013, 18:30   #16
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Keep my Glocks stock because Glock did not earn their reputation by using other make parts.
Their reputation is that they are good at marketing.

Shot Show 2013.
FTF:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQOyAq82mAg

FTF:
NEW Gen 4 Glock 20 & 29 - SHOT Show 2013 - YouTube

Is that another FTF?
2013 ShotShow Media day two 10mm Glocks G20 & G20S - YouTube

Those were all stock Glocks.

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Old 05-05-2013, 18:31   #17
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A Yes/No answer, with perhaps which barrel you're using is really all that's necessary. I ain't lookin' for this thread to turn into a train wreck, so let's try to keep the regurgitating to a slow trickle.
Yes, but for woods protection carry only and during travel to and from the outback. I carry a 45-460R conversion barrel from 460 Rowland, LLC in my G30SF and my gal runs a KKM extended length 45-10mm conversion barrel (no longer sold by KKM). In the city, for concealed carry, it's always factory 45ACP barrels.
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Old 05-05-2013, 18:45   #18
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Their reputation is that they are good at marketing.

Shot Show 2013.
FTF:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQOyAq82mAg

FTF:
NEW Gen 4 Glock 20 & 29 - SHOT Show 2013 - YouTube

Is that another FTF?
2013 ShotShow Media day two 10mm Glocks G20 & G20S - YouTube

Those were all stock Glocks.
Maybe this thread should have been, do you use OEM barrels
for carry?

That 10mm needs some work.
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Old 05-06-2013, 13:09   #19
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Glock barrels have worked for me since mid 1988.
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Old 05-06-2013, 17:40   #20
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I have two aftermarket barrels for my g20 a six in lwd for hunting and a stock length storm lake that I bought to shoot lead reloads for competition. I found it to be very reliable and after thousands of trouble free rounds with it I stopped switching between the two and just carry the stom lake all the time now.
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Old 05-06-2013, 20:09   #21
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Good thread/ info! I don't carry one in my g29 since the reliability for me hasn't matched the factory barrel . But that is just me.

What advantages do you get to wanrt to carry an after market barrel?


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Old 05-06-2013, 20:13   #22
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I use an LWD G29 4.6" and a DPM RSA for my EDC.

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Old 05-07-2013, 09:45   #23
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Good thread/ info! I don't carry one in my g29 since the reliability for me hasn't matched the factory barrel . But that is just me.

What advantages do you get to wanrt to carry an after market barrel?


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To be honest, I'm not sure there really is an advantage unless of course one were to have reliability issues with the OEM.

My line of thought is that I use the same gun for IDPA/USPSA as I use for carry. I shoot cast 95% of the time, but even that is not the reason for my choice in using an aftermarket. Rather, its case support. I like my brass to last as long as possible and the reduction in smilies helps with that (IMHO).

In the end, I don't feel like swapping back and forth. If the OEM didn't bulge brass, I'd be using it.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:59   #24
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What would be a good 40sw barrel to have in my G22? I just bought my first Glock.

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Old 05-07-2013, 11:29   #25
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I use the stock barrel. This gun is not as much a hobby for me as a tool for just a couple of purposes. I don't doubt that it could function well with an aftermarket barrel but I just don't have much interest considering the application. It was the same once I got rid of my mustang. I went to a Honda civic, as I just wanted to get from point A to B as reliably and austerely as possible (I'm carless now, interestingly enough).
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