After market barrels.

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by dango, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I know a lot of people are into reloads with lead projectiles.hows that working for you and how hard is it to clean the lead out of the barrel ?
     
  2. mountainman13

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    Generally speaking if you are doing it right you don't get a lot of leading and it generally comes out easily. If your loads are too hot for lead you can run into issues with leading and bullet failure (rip apart in mid air). Rifling types make a big difference too. It is not recommended to use lead in glocks
     

  3. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I was actually thnking of an after market barrel like Barsto or somethng.
     
  4. mountainman13

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    Should be fine. If you look into the particular barrel it should say not for lead if its going to be a problem
     
  5. BLKRIFLE

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    Lone Wolf and Storm Lake make barrels for Glocks that you can fire lead bullet handloads in.
     
  6. mountainman13

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    Oh cool. Did not know that. May have to look into getting one. First thing first I need to order the springs for a trigger job on mine.
     
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  7. raceroch

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    Lone wolf user here w a g21. Tight chamber so you need quality lead loading skills. R
     
  8. Staestc

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    I have been thinking the same thing for my Glock 17. It might make sense to reload 9mm both for consistency and cost if using lead barrels. Of course the after market barrels are not cheap. My kid got a 9mm conversion barrel for one of his Glocks, so maybe will try out lead bullets in his barrel first :)
     
  9. g17frantz

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    Why is it no one mentions KKM Precision? Way better quality the Lone Wolf and up there with bar-sto and storm lake
     
  10. tua05737

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    I've heard from almost everyone not to use lead in stock glock barrels. Does this apply to TMJ bullets? Or any bullet that has lead core?
     
  11. mountainman13

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    No jacketed bullets are fine. Glocks use a specialty rifling that doesn't work with regular lead.
     
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  12. Quentin

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    Can you prove this? Way better? Lone Wolf works fine for most folks and does well with lead bullets. It may not be finished quite as well but is strong, made in the USA and costs about $50 less. I'm pleased with my G23 40-9mm conversion barrel and let's face it, as far as better finishing, most of the barrel is covered up by the slide anyway. Perfect for an occasional conversion barrel for my G23 and G27.

    You got an el cheapo Del-Ton and I got the el cheapo Lone Wolf. :p
     
  13. AgentTikki

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    i just can't stand the cartoon wolf tho, and to have to pay to have it removed makes it just a little cheeper than KKM..... i went with kkm >.<
     
  14. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    had LW spent a little money on a good graphic artist, I'm sure I'd feel a lot different. Besides their roll mark Lone Wolf has been aces in my book.
     
  15. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    True, true, Tikki. The wolf bothers a lot of folks.
     
  16. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    Ouch dude, that was cold .... :'(
     
  17. Quentin

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    Sorry, at least I didn't say anything in your AR thread! :D :D :D
     
  18. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    Thanks I guess haha