ZEV Tech Glock barrels from Omaha Outdoors offer replacement options that are attractive from not only a physical sense but a mechanical one as well. Stock Glock barrels are known for good reliability and decent accuracy, but let’s face it: they look boring. Not only that, but their polygonal rifling means you shouldn’t use cast lead bullets in them for fear of lead buildup which could lead to excessive pressures when jacketed bullets are fired immediately after the lead bullets. ZEV barrels, with their cut rifling, don’t have this problem. They’re also thoroughly inspected for quality control issues before a customer ever sees them, and made from 416R stainless steel, a product specifically designed for use in gun barrels.
You wouldn’t want to drop serious money on a Glock barrel if it didn’t look good, and that’s okay. You want the performance to back up the looks, sure, but you also want something that will impress visually as well as physically. That’s where ZEV Tech barrels come in, replacing stock or aftermarket barrels for the Glock 19, 17, and 34 in 9mm. Dimpled barrels reduce weight and increase surface area for more rapid cooling. Threaded models are available for use with silencers or sound suppressors and when selected, the thread pattern is ½ x 28. Using a proprietary twist rate, Zev barrels will spin bullets downrange in tight patterns that have to be seen to be believed. While ZEV offers barrels with stainless, black DLC, and burnt bronze finishes, TiN barrels are not available directly from ZEV. Omaha Outdoors takes it a step further and offers polished TiN (Titanium Nitride) barrels. The dimpled fluting and barrel hood are polished.