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So, Im thinking about upgrading my barrel... I was wondering what would be a better purchase... a ported barrel or a threaded barrel. What are your thought?

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Threaded... Even if you don't have a "can" it looks cool! Ported barrels on small calibers are a mystery to me. The most attractive thing to aftermarket barrels, for me anyway, is making lead bullets safe!
 

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I agree ^^^. Definitely threaded over ported. I see no big benefit in ported barrels, but threads give you options down the road.
 

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Well I do know ported barrels help with recoil but I can just get a threaded barrel and put a compensated nub on there... but thank you for the feed back!
 

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Just a small compensator.
 

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I don't have a small "nub".....
Seriously though, moving away from a factory Glock barrel doesn't make much sense without a real need.
Aftermarket barrels can be finicky regarding ammo and are definetly not a wise choice for a carry gun. If it's an extra gamer setup or a fun gun, sure. Personally, If I didn't own the can, I would just use the $200 to buy another 1000 rounds of ammo and work on my recoil control. View attachment 7988
 

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Just a small compensator.
Thanks, I've shot compensated Glock barrels for years, but just never heard of any of them referred to as "nubs." ;) In my humble opinion, extended, ported barrels are just about worthless. A threaded barrel is just about worthless, unless you intende to screw something on the end of the barrel, such as a compensator or suppressor. (Just noticed Doublestack's post. He's saying the same thing I'm saying.)

I guess I'm a little confused about your use of "upgrade". I just don't see how you're upgrading a Glock by installing an aftermarket barrel, unless you have a specific purpose for that installation. Can't imagine that anybody's aftermarket barrel would be more reliable, nor will it be more accurate enough for you to likely tell any difference.

If you're going to be shooting lead bullets, then, of course, there is a good reason for an aftermarket barrel. I use an aftermarket (LWD) barrel on my G20, only because I get more reloads out of my brass with the LWD's tighter chamber.
 

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Everyone thanks for your thoughts, and WalterGA I consider anything I buy aftermarket upgrades, I guess my version of upgrades is a bit different from others. But I am considering going with the ported barrel from lonewolf.
 

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No one brought up this issue ... but can you shoot a ported barrel in a non-compensated slide?

I didn't see that the OP has a compensated model.
 

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I don't have a small "nub".....
Seriously though, moving away from a factory Glock barrel doesn't make much sense without a real need.
Aftermarket barrels can be finicky regarding ammo and are definetly not a wise choice for a carry gun. If it's an extra gamer setup or a fun gun, sure. Personally, If I didn't own the can, I would just use the $200 to buy another 1000 rounds of ammo and work on my recoil control. View attachment 7988
Here in Iowa an image like that is considered porn! LOL So far the State Gubermint don't like 'em.
 

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If you're going to be shooting lead bullets, then, of course, there is a good reason for an aftermarket barrel. I use an aftermarket (LWD) barrel on my G20, only because I get more reloads out of my brass with the LWD's tighter chamber.
WalterGA ... have you ever used the Redding GRX die for case bulge from a Glock barrel? I understand about using a barrel that isn't so "loose" to begin with.
 

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The barrel I'm am looking at is ported at the tip of the barrel. So I wouldn't have to modify the slide. But I am think about getting the g34 and if I decide to get a ported barrel for that I would be ok because the slide already has ports.
 

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WalterGA ... have you ever used the Redding GRX die for case bulge from a Glock barrel? I understand about using a barrel that isn't so "loose" to begin with.
I like Redding dies, but never tried that particular one. I'm of the opinion that the less we work our brass, the better it works. I never have experienced Glock bulges, but I don't/won't ever load .40s, either. I'm satisfied with the performance of my LWD barrel.

I have tried a couple of extended ported barrels, and can attest that, as I said previously, they don't do much of anything.
 

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I'm of the opinion that the less we work our brass, the better it works
I am on-board with this line of thinking ...
 
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