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Storm Lake barrels

Post by CamdenMike » Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:05 pm

Looking for a new barrel for my Glock 33. I replaced the factory barrel in my G31 with a Lone Wolf, but I'm having a hard time finding one for the 33.

So I thought I might go a bit up-market and get a Storm Lake. But I've heard they often/sometimes require fitting by a gunsmith.

Anyone have any experience with the Storm Lakes in this regard? I'm not worried about the quality--I know that's pretty impeccable. It's the fit I'm concerned about.
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Re: Storm Lake barrels

Post by SMMAssociates » Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:53 pm

Mike:

Jake, a SysAdmin over on OFCC, has used Storm Lake, I think, in his (bite my tongue) Glocks :D, with good results.

Good guy. It's OK to tell him I sent you. Just don't tell anybody here :D...

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Re: Storm Lake barrels

Post by Jirover » Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:44 pm

I'm not sure if there are specific gen 4 barrels. I've use a Storm Lake 9mm conversion barrel in a gen 3 G23. After the first trip to the range, which I had 5 or so failures to eject, it has run very well with no more failures. If you want, you can also replace the ejector and extractor and you would have better reliability. I don't think I'd ever use it as an EDC though. Just because that isn't how it came out of the factory. But I might be convinced otherwise after thousands of rounds at 100%

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Re: Storm Lake barrels

Post by SMMAssociates » Sat Nov 07, 2015 2:19 am

Jirover:

Welcome Aboard!

There's a sticky at viewtopic.php?f=6&t=10097 that might be worth a look, but it's not mandatory, and may be hazardous to your health :D....

I've never heard about a Storm Lake barrel being a problem.

The few failures to eject may just have been some rough spots on the chamber or something like that. I wouldn't panic :) .... IAC, a few hundred rounds (or more) usually is a good idea - even for the original stock barrel.

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Re: Storm Lake barrels

Post by color of law » Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:50 pm

SMMAssociates wrote:Jirover:

Welcome Aboard!

There's a sticky at viewtopic.php?f=6&t=10097 that might be worth a look, but it's not mandatory, and may be hazardous to your health :D....

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Re: Storm Lake barrels

Post by SMMAssociates » Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:42 am

COL:

Just one sticky, although it's way too many pages long, and it's referenced at the top of every page in "New Members" and dozens of "Welcome Aboard" messages....

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Re: Storm Lake barrels

Post by Jirover » Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:28 pm

I'm not sure if there are specific gen 4 barrels. I've use a Storm Lake 9mm conversion barrel in a gen 3 G23. After the first trip to the range, which I had 5 or so failures to eject, it has run very well with no more failures. If you want, you can also replace the ejector and extractor and you would have better reliability. I don't think I'd ever use it as an EDC though. Just because that isn't how it came out of the factory. But I might be convinced otherwise after thousands of rounds at 100.


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