- Storm Lake Glock 17 Stainless Barrel 9mm 1:16 Twist 416R Steel 4.49"In Stock$159.99
The heart of any firearm is the barrel, and Omaha Outdoors offers heart transplants in the form of StormLake drop-in performance barrels for many popular handguns. StormLake has an excellent reputation for quality in design and manufacturing, holding all of their barrels to the same high standards. With match grade chambers and feed ramps, these barrels are competition quality at a competitive price.
Lower quality barrels are made with 410 or 416 stainless steel as a cost saving measure. Storm Lake barrels are made with 416R stainless steel. Crucible Industries, an American metal manufacturer known for everything from making the titanium used in the first artificial heart implanted by Robert Jarvik to specialty steels used in high end knives and gun barrels, specifically developed 416R as a gun barrel steel. 416R stainless is not an off-the-shelf material; Storm Lake chose this material for its ability to be machined and lapped to a high finish. Crucible hardens this steel to 40-42 HRC for extreme durability. Furthermore, from the moment the iron ore is melted at the Crucible plant in Syracuse, New York to the last quality control check by StormLake in Lenoir City, Tennessee, these barrels are 100% American made.
Ask any serious shooter what they'd change on their Glock handgun barrel and they're likely to say two things: add the ability to shoot solid lead bullets and fully support the chamber. StormLake addresses both these requests and more with their Glock drop-in performance barrels.
While the factory Glock barrel with its hexagonal rifling offers great accuracy and durability, lead buildup after continuous shooting with exposed lead bullets can lead to catastrophic failure if the barrel isn't thoroughly cleaned before shooting jacketed ammunition – and the cleaning process is more than a simple wipe down. In addition, the partially unsupported chamber of some Glock handguns has led to or exacerbated problems with certain ammunition. With that in mind, shooters often look to aftermarket barrel manufacturers to solve this problem and save them time and effort while reducing potential points of failure. StormLake stands ready with land-and-groove barrels, chambered for maximum case support, made via the cut broach rifled process.
Cut broach rifling is a low-stress method of barrel manufacturing, providing peace of mind for shooters concerned about the additional stresses placed on the barrel steel by other methods of barrel manufacture. It's also highly precise and the tools required aren't cheap.
A fact of life that comes with buying a modern polymer semi-auto pistol is that your pistol will be exactly like every other one on the shelf. This is a good thing for law enforcement agencies in need of training and parts commonality, but for the individual gun owner, a desire to make the pistol theirs often bubbles to the surface. Also, there are many practical reasons to change parts on a Glock, Smith and Wesson M&P, or Springfield Armory XD / XDM handgun.
Enter StormLake and the wide variety of options they provide with their barrels, including threaded and ported barrels in addition to their caliber conversion barrels. Are you a police officer or cost-conscious shooter looking to save money by shooting 9mm, but don't want to buy a different pistol and outfit it with all the same parts as the gun you carry every day? Do you want to shoot one cartridge for hunting and another for daily carry? Storm Lake conversion barrels give you the opportunity to shoot 9mm from your 40 S&W or 357 Sig, 40 S&W from your 10mm Auto, or even 10mm from your 45 ACP Glock.
Are you a competition shooter in need of a ported barrel to help keep the muzzle down for that last one percent of rapid fire accuracy? StormLake ported barrels are the competition quality drop-in performance barrel you've been looking for. Worried about hearing loss? Storm Lake threaded barrels are perfect for adding a silencer or suppressor. Want your barrel to stand out? Choose classic stainless or go with black nitride for maximum corrosion resistance.
There's no question: If you shoot a modern handgun, StormLake barrels are your first choice for a barrel upgrade.