buy a aftermarket barrel?

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by seedy, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. seedy

    seedy Member

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    My Glock 23 appears to have poor accuracy when using plated bullets. Has anyone else had this experience? I reload using these bullets and would like to continue since they are much cheaper. I'm thinking of buying an aftermarket barrel with the hope of better accuracy and maybe using cast lead. I would appreciate anyone's opinion or experience on this . thanx CD
     
  2. sgtdeath66

    sgtdeath66 New Member

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    what brand of bullets do you use? also your not really supposed to use homemade bullets in glocks. i mainly used winchester 230 gr. hollows when i had my mod 30, never had accuracy probs though
     

  3. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    Plated bullets should work in your Glock. I've fired many thousands
    in a stock barrelled G35, no problem.

    Plated bullets can be a pain in the accuracy department. Use
    cast lead data---not jacketed data. Plated bullets are fairly
    soft, and the plating is very thin.

    Use a fairly fast powder, and DO NOT OVERCRIMP. That seems
    to be the common problem with plated inaccuracy--too
    much crimp.
     
  4. seedy

    seedy Member

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    I use Xtreme bullets which is a company outside of Carson City (local for me) and moderate charge of W-231. I use these bullets and 231 for a lot of other cailibers with good success. I was thinking possibly the polyangnal rifling was the source of the problem. CD
     
  5. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    Xtreme used to be West Coast Bullets. They went through several
    owners, and had some serious QA problems over the years. I used
    them a lot 5 or 6 years ago, haven't tried them lately. They were
    what I used in my Glock 35, so they should work in your 23.

    If you want to go to a drop in aftermarket barrel there are a lot of them
    out there. Local to you is KKM---They are out in the east end of Carson
    City IIRC.
     
  6. squib

    squib New Member

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    + 1 for the KKM products---I use the KKM barrel and compensater......extremely accurate and reduces the 40 cal. kick !! I add the tungsten guide rod W/captured spring. What a joy to shoot............
     
  7. seedy

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    You are right, Xtreme bullets are made in Moundhose NV which is a few miles east of CC. I buy direct from them. They also sell cast lead bullets made there. I'm thinking of ordering a Storm Lake barrel and start using some cast lead loads. CD
     
  8. Ram Rod

    Ram Rod New Member

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    Since you are shooting a 40S&W Glock, and contemplating what you are...I'd definitely get an aftermarket barrel. The pressures in the 40caliber are nothing to play around with in a stock Glock IMO.
     
  9. h8dirt

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    Some pistols just do not like plated bullets. I used to shoot Ranier plated 45's and had a bunch of problems. When I switched to Laser Cast lead all of the problems went away and the groups shrunk substantially. This was in my 1911's. I only shoot FMJ's in my Glocks. Maybe I'm chicken, but whatever.