How good is a match barrel? What will it do for you that a stock OEM barrel won’t?
Generally speaking a good match barrel will cut your groups in half at 25 yards. That is if you have a solid grasp of shooting skills and the fundamentals. Here is my thought process for getting a match barrel. When I purchase a pistol whether it is factory new or used I immediately replace the sights. Stock sights generally suck! Once I have a good set of sights on the gun you can proceed with zeroing and honing your skills. Only when your skills are good enough for you to be putting rounds on a NRA B8 Repair Center at 25 yards should you think about installing a match barrel.
To take it one step further, you can pair a good match barrel with good match ammunition and you’ll have yourself a tac driver (as long as you have the fundamentals down).
Today we are going to take a quick look at the Wilson Combat Glock 17 Match Barrel.