glock barrel

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

  1. lima10

    lima10 New Member

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    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

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    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

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    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.
     
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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

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

    grayman Active Member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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,
    J.S.
    Armorer

    (= 13.971 MOA)
     
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  13. tgiv

    tgiv Member

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