Help with new glock barrel

Help with new glock barrel

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    Help with new glock barrel

    A couple months ago I purchased a used Glock 30. Here in MA, it's illegal to sell new glocks. Only "pre-ban" glocks are for sale, pushing the price through the roof for used weapons. Since buying the pistol, I've really come to like it.

    However, the indoor range at my club only allows lead ammo. I plan on shooting my glock alot this winter, so I figured one of my first upgrades would be a new barrel that would take lead.

    I'm looking at Bar-sto barrels, but I'm not sure what my best move would be; should I get a semi-drop in or a match target? Is the only difference that match target barell requires a gunsmith to put in?

    Thanks for any feedback.


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    I think a KKM barrel should just ''drop-in'' with no other mods needed and will do nicely for lead shooting. Not sure of price or sourcing.

    Regardless of make I'd be tempted to go with a drop-in anways.

    Just make sure you do not have any squibs followed by full charge round or - -


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    Scuze me for askin',but.....why do you need a different bbl to shoot lead thru a Glock. Type of rifleing,maybe. I don't own a Glock nor do I know very much about them. ------

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    The type of rifiling makes it prone to leading. Not that you cannot shoot lead through it, you just have to make sure you clean it immediately afterwards. Also, I like the Bar-sto barrels, and they don't have the same type of rifling and thus no leading.
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    The std barrel is polygonal and so the bullet does not engrave in the ''normal'' way - rather it is mildly distorted on five sides - this tho is not a good configuration for lead.

    So a std rifling is the choice for lead shooting.
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    Thanks Guys.

    That pic aside, anyone have any strong feelings of KKM vs. bar-sto?

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    Post EFK FireDragon Barrels



    Click Here To Visit Their Glock Barrel Pages
    Please Note: There are 4 pages listed of Glock Barrels.
    Their barrels are of very high quality.

    Also Note: Their "standard" quality barrels ARE match grade barrels.
    They only make ONE quality of barrel & that would be HIGH quality.

    They are machined from bar stock (not cast) and hardened to Rockwell 43
    You can buy extended ported or regular length non ported.

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    Ya, that firedragon looks nice. I think I'll go with that.


    What's the thinking in terms of ported barrels? I guess the barrel will stick out about 3/4" longer. Again, this is for my G30 carry pistol.

    Thanks, I really appreciate the feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mass-Diver
    Ya, that firedragon looks nice. I think I'll go with that.


    What's the thinking in terms of ported barrels? I guess the barrel will stick out about 3/4" longer. Again, this is for my G30 carry pistol.

    Thanks, I really appreciate the feedback.
    I have one ported Glock (an 18C) it is a full size select fire 9mm handgun. It is cool as hell when in full auto (even if it wasn't ported).

    Nevertheless, I am not fond of carrying a ported pistol as a CCW weapon due to the fact that I have old eyes and the flash factor would blind me at night. There are other reasons folks don't like to carry ported weapons; ports need extra cleaning, and if you carry it in a pocket or purse any junk that it comes in contact with could foul the ports, but if it works for you, more power to ya. It's mostly personal preference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mass-Diver

    However, the indoor range at my club only allows lead ammo. .
    That is a little bassackwards... Most ranges around here are now requiring lead free rounds.

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    FireDragon Barrels

    I have one installed in one of my Colt Commander pistolas.
    It's a very nice, extremely accurate barrel.

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    That is a little bassackwards... Most ranges around here are now requiring lead free rounds.
    It may be because they have a weak backstop and they are concerned that it would be damaged by FMJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M1911
    It may be because they have a weak backstop and they are concerned that it would be damaged by FMJ.
    Yup, the caretaker actually lives "downrange" . Still I think it's weak and I don't like to shoot lead.

    That said, this is a great club (for the locals it's Marshfield Rod and Gun club) with aan open 24hr indoor range, a 200yard rifle range (that's long for this part of the country), a killer little trout pond, and lots of other pluses.

    But, ya, the no FMJs inside is a bummer, along with the fact that the you only shoot at targets at the end of the range, so the closest I get to train at is 50' indoors and 75' outdoors - not the 10' I like to work at.

    In terms of this thread, after reading about porting, I've decided it's not for me with this carry gun.

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    Go join the Hanson Rod and Gun Club in Hanson, Mass.

    You can shoot copper jacketed pistol bullets on the indoor range, and you can set your targets up on the outdoor range at any distance you care to shoot at.

    Ask for Paul, the pres., he's there every Sunday morning while they are serving breakfast at the clubhouse. Tell him Brownie sent ya, he'll be happy to take care of the paperwork to join.

    No mag or ammo restrictions in the mags, shoot as fast as you want and load the high caps to full capacity. Marshfield has always been the type of range that makes it hard for people like us to practice realistically and have fun.

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