Glock Barrels

The complexity used in factory Glock barrels helps to decrease the amount of wear and tear that occurs within the bore, resulting in a better fit between the bullet and the barrel. This is one of the reasons why factory Glock barrels are considered to be among the best available. This also helps to generate constant bullet velocity, which leads to greater accuracy and reduces the amount of residue that is left behind within the barrel. Last but not least, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Glock barrels may have a variety of finishes, depending on the generation they belong to.

The Glock barrels (and slides) of generations 3 and 4 contain a coating called Tenifer, whereas the Glock barrels of generations 3 and 5 have a coating called nDLC. A particular brand of nitriding is known as Tenifer. Nitrided Diamond-Like Carbon is an abbreviation for "Nitrided Diamond-Like Carbon," which describes a coating process in which nitride is applied to the surface of the barrel before DLC is applied on top of it.

During the Generation 3 and Generation 4 eras, the variances in the nitride might also be due to the location where they were manufactured. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the United States outlawed the use of cyanide salts, which were essential to the Austrians' nitriding process. As a result, Glock barrels and slides manufactured in Austria are distinct from those made in the United States. It is impossible to establish, but some individuals believe that Glocks manufactured in Austria are more durable than those made in other countries. It's similar to how some individuals place a higher value on Sig Sauer firearms produced in Germany than those made in the United States.

Glock 19 Barrels

Although the factory barrel that came with your Glock 19 may not look as cool as an aftermarket choice, very few individuals, if anybody at all, can match the accuracy of an OEM barrel. If you compare a match-grade barrel for a rifle to a cheaper barrel that came with the gun when it was manufactured, you'll see that there are some significant variances. On the other hand, this is not always the case with pistols. When referring to handguns, the phrase "match grade barrel" is often used as a common marketing word. Whether it is an OEM barrel or not, it is not conceivable for a 9mm barrel to be fired to the point where it fails under normal circumstances, and this holds true even with exceptionally severe usage. Because of the much lower pressure that is generated by this handgun caliber and the fact that it has such a wide bore, it is almost impossible to ever damage the rifling in a 9mm barrel. It is well knowledge that manufactured barrels from Glock firearms can easily withstand several hundred thousand rounds of fire before splitting or otherwise breaking down, if not even more. 

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