The second reason is to have a threaded barrel for a suppressor or compensator.
If you’re thinking at all about adding a suppressor or comp to your Glock down the road, do yourself a favor and get a threaded barrel.
If you don’t want to constantly be buying and changing barrels, then getting a threaded barrel is a good idea. They also up the cool factor of your gun.
Let’s get into the Glock barrels that we’ve used over the years and recommend.
Best Glock Barrels
Faxon Glock barrels are given a PVD or black Nitride coating to increase resistance to surface wear, lubricity, and barrel life. All barrels are conventionally rifled for a wider variety of compatible ammunition, including cast lead.
They also drop into factory-spec slides with no gunsmithing required. A more consistent, tighter lockup than OEM is guaranteed thanks to their better-than-factory tolerances.
Faxon offers both threaded and non-threaded barrel options for your Glock handguns. Faxon Glock barrels are universally compatible with generations 1-5.
Wilson Combat Glock barrels are fully machined from aircraft-grade stainless steel blanks and heat-treated to R/C 40 for maximum service life. Critical manufacturing tolerances are held to less than .0005" (one-half thousandth of an inch!).
To guarantee better accuracy, extreme care has been taken to assure that the chamber is glass smooth and perfectly concentric with the bore. In their barrel tests, they’ve routinely obtained test groups of 1/2" at 25 yards.
Throughout the manufacturing process, each barrel undergoes multiple quality-control checks, with a detailed final inspection prior to receiving the Wilson name. These barrels are compatible with all Generations of Glock handguns.
KKM has been producing match-grade pistol barrels for 25 years and has a well-deserved reputation for excellence. If you want to shoot tight groups through targets or bad guys, KKM can help accomplish that.
KKM Precision Glock barrels are made using certified 416R gun-barrel quality stainless steel bar stock. The barrels are then heat-treated and vacuum tempered. Finally, the CNC machining produces superior dimensional tolerances over mass-produced factory barrels.
KKM’s Glock barrels come with fully supported SAAMI spec match chambers for shooting factory or reloaded ammunition.
ZEV Technologies Match Grade drop-in barrels for Glock feature extremely tight tolerances and are manufactured with pre-hardened chromium stainless steel (416R) that was originally designed for use in Match Grade rifle barrels.
This material provides high tensile strength and toughness to withstand typical chamber pressures while still being highly corrosion resistant.
ZEV Technologies barrels are some of the most precise in the industry. Every barrel is double-honed (rough and finish) until a minimum surface finish of 16 RA is reached. During this process, the barrels are held to a final dimension of +/- 0.0002" for consistency and accuracy.
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