How Long Will A 9mm Barrel Last?

What is best barrel length for 9mm?

If you shoot subsonics suppressed a 4.5″ barrel gets close to the 1050fps upper limit and is nice and compact with the added length of the suppressor.

Otherwise the velocity gain starts to flatten out at 8-10″ which is still handy and light.

10-12″ is about optimal for most uses in my opinion..

How long will a Glock barrel last?

Most cop guns have heavy holster wear, but I’d venture to guess most have less than 5,000 rounds. I have 30,000+ through my G17 and another 10,000 through my G34 (stopped shooting the 17 when I got the 34).

How many rounds does it take to wear out a barrel?

A cheaper barrel might last 2500-3000 rounds where a higher end barrel might go 4000+ rounds before crapping out, which often correlates to the original cost of the barrel.

Is a carbon fiber barrel worth it?

Carbon fiber barrels are worth the money. Especially if your end use is a run and gun type competition or hunting the back country and high degree of precision and accuracy are needed minus the weight.

How many rounds will a handgun last?

Most barrels will last 30–50,000 rounds or more before accuracy begins to suffer. A steel frame will last virtually indefinitely. A quality alloy frame should last easily beyond 100,000 rounds, I’d say a good polymer frame like a Glock should last even longer than that.

How many rounds is too much for a gun?

So, in general, feel free to put as many rounds a month as your budget can handle. It would be more ideal to practice at a regular interval than to simply put 10,000 rounds sequentially through a pistol during a heavy day of use. Almost any handgun is designed to withstand the wear and tear of firing rounds.

What distance should I Zero 9mm?

Seems like a 10 yard zero is the most optimal distance for zeroing a sight for a 9mm. 10 yard “zero?” The proper distance to “zero” any pistol is 25 yards for combat; 50 yards if you are shooting bullseye.

How much does a 9mm drop at 100 yards?

While the 1.8 in drop of the 9mm bullet at 50 yards may not sound bad, it all goes downhill from there. In fact at the 100 yard mark the bullet will have dropped -12.0311 in (over a foot).

How long does a pistol barrel last?

Any quality pistol barrel should easily last tens of thousands of rounds without any noticeable affects. Military sidearms have been known to last tens of thousands of rounds and I’ve known competition shooters who will put 100k rounds through a pistol in just a few years.

When should I replace my pistol barrel?

The Barrel After about 50,000 rounds, the rifling will be worn down and that causes a dip in performance. If you’re not shooting past 25 yards, you may never notice the decrease in accuracy, but it’s still a good idea to replace the barrel to extend the overall lifespan of the gun.

How long can a gun go without cleaning?

You should ALWAYS clean your gun within a few days of shooting it. You don’t need to clean in 5 minutes after you fire but generally within one week will be fine.

What is the effective range of a 9mm pistol?

about 100 m”The effective range of the 9mm is about 100 m although the bullet does travel and is lethal at longer ranges.” If your talking about a 9mm rifles but we’re talking about a pistols. 100 m is a little far for the average GI to shoot with a pistol making 100 m the Maximum Effective Range.

What caliber has the longest barrel life?

222 Remington size you could expect an accurate barrel life of 3000-4000 rounds. And varmint-type accuracy should be quite a bit longer than this. For medium-size cartridges, such as the . 308 Winchester, 7×57 and even the 25-06, 2000-3000 rounds of accurate life is reasonable.

Do heavy barrels last longer?

Re: Does a heavy barrel last longer than a sporter barrel Basically No . just because the external profile is thicker than another barrel will not change what is going on inside the bore to any great degree , where the wear takes place. Less heating up might give some extra life but it would be hard to measure.

Are heavy barrels more accurate?

There is no real difference in the accurcy of the barrels. A heavy barrel makes for a heavier gun. Most people find than they hold a heavier gun more steady, especially when shooting off a bench. As barrels heat up they move around and become less accurate.