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Old 05-14-2012, 02:29 AM   #1
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Default Anyone know why glock uses polygonal rifling

I mean you cant shoot lead through it because of barrel leading ... So Im just wondering are there any advantages for it being rifling of choice?
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:34 AM   #2
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The Glock has pressure problems. The rifleing would run much higher CUPs. This is why you can not shoot lead bullets in a Glock. The lead bullets that are used in all other hand guns can and will unwrap the Glock.
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The Glock has pressure problems. The rifleing would run much higher CUPs. This is why you can not shoot lead bullets in a Glock. The lead bullets that are used in all other hand guns can and will unwrap the Glock.
Really.. So you saying that its not safe to use a aftermarket barrel in it? yikes...

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I bought a conversion barrel for my Glock from Lone Wolf Distributors.
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I bought a conversion barrel for my Glock from Lone Wolf Distributors.
Yea I use a lone wolf 10mm for my G20 as my primary carry barrel and I also have a 10mm to .40 conversion barrel. I hope they're safe. But I think the other guy was referring to the stock barrel. and problems it has with lead . Which I know about and was also the reason I was asking they use the polygonal rifling when you cant shoot lead out of it.
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Call Glock tell them you are going to use a rifled barrel in their pistols. Don't you think if they thought it was safe they would be selling rifled barrels for these guns? Glock knows from testing it is not a good idea.
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Call Glock tell them you are going to use a rifled barrel in their pistols. Don't you think if they thought it was safe they would be selling rifled barrels for these guns? Glock knows from testing it is not a good idea.
Well thats why I was asking . why they used the polygonal system. Yikes .. I hope this thing dont blow up on me
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most liekly it was the only barrel making machinery that was available in the price range the startup company could afford.

that would be my guess
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most liekly it was the only barrel making machinery that was available in the price range the startup company could afford.

that would be my guess
I'd agree that that could be a possibility except for glock is no longer a startup . They've been around since what 1985 or so?

Durango kid has a point . there must have been a reason they didnt use a rifled barrel. And I hope his speculation isn't the reason. I just bought the lonewolf barrel because of the lack of case support in stock barrels and the 10mm is a pretty hot round and didnt wanna take a chance.

If durango kid is right this will change my whole outlook on glock's
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Now y'all got me worried lol
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