glock barrel

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by lima10, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. lima10

    lima10 New Member

    Have a 17 that i want to shoot more accurate..
    Is it worth to go to a match barrel ?
    thanks for some input
  2. Olga17

    Olga17 Legitimate Combatant Supporter

    I would not think a match barrel is that much better.

    Heck I shoot my 26 with stock sights better than my 17 with a red dot.
    Best modifications I have ever made is reducing trigger pull weight and lessening pre-travel.
    Have seen a huge improvement in accuracy after trigger jobs.
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  3. Southlake

    Southlake Moderator Staff Member Moderator Lifetime Supporting Member

    No, been there done that.
  4. chowser51

    chowser51 Well-Known Member

    No. It’s the Indian. Not the arrow.
    I’m an ok shot. A coworker can cut his previous shot with his all stock Glock 31.

    he did it with his issued gen 3 and continued to do it when we switched to gen 4.
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  5. Greywood

    Greywood Low speed High drag Supporter

    If its a drop in barrel you probably won't see any difference. If its a fitted barrel you may see a difference. If your gonna do it get a KKM barrel or have Bar-sto fit a barrel or get 1 of their semi fitted barrels and do the rest of the fitting yourself.
    I have seen differences in barrels in my 10mm 1911 and ARs i owned. With glocks i only saw a difference in barrels passing heavy hard cast 10mm ammo.
    Start with your trigger and go from there.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2020
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  6. jhg

    jhg Gunslinger Supporter

    Your coworker must be a "natural". That is some mighty fine shooting. I am lucky to hit a pie plate. Getting old I guess. I used to shoot a lot better. I can still hit a bad guy in the vital zone at a reasonable distance. I will settle for that.
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  7. HJB

    HJB Well-Known Member

    Describe your current shot pattern diameter and distance, and then what you would like it to be ?
  8. grayman

    grayman Active Member

    A pie plate Is still within a chest sized target, I've switched down from an 8" plate to a 4" one to help tighten my shots up, I'm only doing about 7-10yrds, that's the clearest line of sight I have In my house.
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  9. grayman

    grayman Active Member

    One thing that helped me was to put In a full length SS rsa, just something about that dual spring In the gen4 I couldn't get use to. It's also a cheaper starting point than a new barrel and If nothing else you'll have a spare rsa when It's time to change out a weak spring.
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  10. SixG17s

    SixG17s Well-Known Member Supporter

    Take shooting lessons from a competition Master/Grand Master (IDPA or USPSA). Shooting is 99% fundamentals: stance, grip, sight picture and trigger control, and 1% gun and gear.

    Yes, an oversized gunsmith hand fitted BarSto with a finished reamed chamber to your own custom hand loads will increase mechanical accuracy, but if you can't shoot to start with, it won't help.
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  11. Fyrtwuck

    Fyrtwuck Active Member

    First, ask yourself what was the Glock designed for?

    The original design was for military and police with priority on reliability and an “acceptable” accuracy. It was never meant to be a match grade “one hole in the target at 25 yards with 50 rounds” pistol.

    I see a lot of people spending a lot of money trying to achieve a level of accuracy it was never designed for. Spend your money on ammo and practice, practice, practice.

    If you want a high degree of accuracy, buy a custom made high dollar match grade pistol and again, practice, practice, practice.
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  12. tgiv

    tgiv Member

    I did everything to my G27, EVERYTHING (including match barrels) and the only solution that solved THAT and other problems was switching to a Springfield version.

    The politically correct TAKE on this would be that some handguns FIT better with some shooters, ergo why so many guns made so similar in same calibers.

    FYI: from GlockUSA email response long ago ....
    Our guns are tested and will shoot a 4 inch group at 25 meters.
    I hope this info helps.
    With kind regards,

    (= 13.971 MOA)
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  13. tgiv

    tgiv Member

    Agree: Same with golf and for both .. a few lessons go a looooong way
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