XCaliber Firearms Offers Threaded Glock 43 Barrel

Nathan S
by Nathan S

I will have to file this in the “it will never be tactical but will certainly be tacti-cool” category. XCaliber Firearms (and a few other companies including ATI) are now offering threaded barrels for your Glock 43 single-stack 9mm pistol.

One can see Phil’s thoughts on the Glock 43 here, but I am not sold on the idea. Having shot one myself, its not exactly a comfortable little thing and adding a suppressor to the front of one is not going to make the handgun any easier to use. I am not sure anyone offers suppressor-height sights for the handgun. At the least, you will need a pinky extension to keep the near mouse-gun stable in a normal-sized hand.

The new barrels are loaded with features. XCaliber proclaims they are “prevision machined and chambered” with a drop-in fit. Total overall length is 3.86 inches. Threads are guaranteed to be concentric (I hope so!) and include 1/2×28 UNEF Class 3A Threads (which is a good as one can get). Finally, the barrel is black Al Titanium Nitride Coated (AlTiN) for corrosion and erosion protection.

The XCaliber Glock 43 threaded barrel clocks in at a $159.99 from The Silencer Store just in case your need to be tacti-cool outweighs your need to be tactical.

Nathan S
Nathan S

One of TFB's resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR's, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.

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  • Bp_sti Bp_sti on Nov 21, 2015

    I'm just bummed no one is offering them in a proper 13.5x1 LH thread. I use the factory glock barrel for my G19 and most other factory threaded 9mm guns are 13.5 LH as well. I don't want to have to swap cores or risk cross threading so probably won't get one until someone does offer it in 13.5x1.

  • JK JK on Nov 22, 2015

    You'd think I'd get used to it, but I'm always surprised by people clamoring for fewer options.