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Bar Sto gun barrel for my Glock 36 notice what's missing? Yes spring stop sheared off while practicing at the range. This was my defensive gun had I been in a shootout I would have been (SOL). emailed Bar-Sto pix said to send barrel in eight weeks later nothing. I'll know not to put their crap in a weapon again! Beware, service is piss poor!
 

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How many rounds through that barrel? Your photos are somewhat blurry, but, as far as I can tell, the fractured surface desn’t look like what one would tyically see with a fatigue failure. Have you ever dropped the barrel onto a hard surface? If not, I’d suspect a defective heat treat on the barrel if there were no obvious cracks at the lug-barrell transition when you first received the barrel. A hardness test might be very informative. If you don’t have the equipment, there may be a local heat treating shop in your area which could run the test for you. If the test came back showing the material to be soft, more than one barrel might be affected as small volume manufacturers typically run parts through heat treatment using a batch process.
 

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Some more questions occured to me. Were you shooting factory ammo or reloads? Did you notice an unusually loud report when the lug sheared off or anything else unusual. Do you have the piece that broke off? If so, please post a good close up of the fractured surface.
 

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Is the lug welded to the barrel, typically? Or is it a solid machined piece? I assumed it was a solid piece.
 

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The key here is "NO" customer service and eight weeks(8) with not a word or anything from any company is just plain "WRONG"
So it broke, So things that should never break at times do. It happens.
But sending it in and being ignored is really frustrating.
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That's pretty awful CS. Good heads up for people that might consider one of their barrels. (n)
 

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That's pretty awful CS. Good heads up for people that might consider one of their barrels. (n)
Agreed - even accounting for these COVID times.
8 weeks is ridiculous. It screams that they do not care.

As for replacement barrels, if my carry gun ever needs one (Glock), I'd either get a factory Glock original replacement, or if that's not an option, I would replace the entire gun. I've got a thing for keeping my carry guns strictly stock with no modification or aftermarket parts, including the magazines.

I just don't want any hassles if I ever had to use the weapon in self-defense.
I'd rather not take on any more liability (real, or imagined) than is absolutely needed.
 

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How many rounds through that barrel? Your photos are somewhat blurry, but, as far as I can tell, the fractured surface desn’t look like what one would tyically see with a fatigue failure. Have you ever dropped the barrel onto a hard surface? If not, I’d suspect a defective heat treat on the barrel if there were no obvious cracks at the lug-barrell transition when you first received the barrel. A hardness test might be very informative. If you don’t have the equipment, there may be a local heat treating shop in your area which could run the test for you. If the test came back showing the material to be soft, more than one barrel might be affected as small volume manufacturers typically run parts through heat treatment using a batch process.
Less than 2,000 rolls
Some more questions occured to me. Were you shooting factory ammo or reloads? Did you notice an unusually loud report when the lug sheared off or anything else unusual. Do you have the piece that broke off? If so, please post a good close up of the fractured surface.
I only shoot factory seen too many cases of exploding gun from reloads
 

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Thanks for posting, I guess things ain’t what they used to be. That used to be the go to manufacture for aftermarket barrels and equipment.
 

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Thanks for posting, I guess things ain’t what they used to be. That used to be the go to manufacture for aftermarket barrels and equipment.
Sad as I emailed them and then sent the barrel to them as requested. Six weeks later not a peek from them.
 

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Can anyone answer my question? Is the barrel lug welded to the barrel? Or is it milled as a solid piece with the barrel?

I can't tell from the fuzzy small photos... did the lug separate from the barrel?
 

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Can anyone answer my question? Is the barrel lug welded to the barrel? Or is it milled as a solid piece with the barrel?

I can't tell from the fuzzy small photos... did the lug separate from the barrel?
It’s supposed to be milled from a solid piece that was Bar Sto claim to fame.
 

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Yeah, and that makes sense. Welding induces distortion and that’s the last thing one would want to do with a high precision item like a pistol barrel.
 

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Walther Creed has a multi-piece barrel. Geoff Who notes it's no longer on the WaltherUSA website. Interesting.
 
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