The Glock factory barrel works very well, but the octagonal rifling is not recommended for use with lead bullets. Since lead is inexpensive to shoot, many people opt for a replacement barrel. Alternatively, some people are looking to increase accuracy with a better quality barrel. KKM Precision has been a leader in drop-in replacement barrels for many years. KKM Precision offers a variety of aftermarket Glock replacement barrels.
I had an opportunity to test a KKM barrel in my Glock 17. The KKM barrel is a drop-in part that requires no fitting. The barrel features KKM’s unique “button rifling” that appears to be the secret behind KKM’s well-known accuracy. The barrel also adds a nice look to your Glock, replacing the standard black finish with an attractive matte stainless.
My KKM barrel fit well, and functioned flawlessly with a variety of ammunition. I am probably not qualified to assess the differences in accuracy or ballistics between the factory barrel and the KKM replacement barrel, but the accuracy seemed to be noticeably improved. If you have a need or desire for an aftermarket barrel, the KKM products won’t disappoint you. For more information or to order, visit www.kkmprecision.com or call 775-246-5444.