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Threaded Barrel Debate

Post by TEBO » 17 Apr 2012, 12:16

i was hoping someone could give me some insight on the possible four options that i know of to get a threaded barrel on your/my FsN.

#1 being a threaded barrel from jarvis
#2 being a threaded barrel from EFK firedragon
#3 being tornado technologies welded threaded addaptor
#4 being EliteAmmunations barrel(they could use: #1,2,3 as their source?)

my main concerns are that jarvis's/efk's barrels are insuperior to FN's barrel im not a big gun nut but i am trying to learn as much information as i can and as i go along... so im wondering what would be my best choice? i would like to keep the factory barrel which is one of the pros to buying a complete new one from either jarvis or EFK but im afraid due to the fact of insuperior barrel as well as the machining work.I also have read some intersting reviews about the customer service or lack there of being provided by these companies.(not to single one company out) any information you guys have would be greatly appreciated

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Re: Threaded Barrel Debate

Post by soap_box » 17 Apr 2012, 13:03

I have a Jarvis barrel and I am very pleased with it. Yes, it took quite awhile to get but if you plan on putting a can on the end of your pistol then you fully understand the importance of being patient in this sport. "in superior" to a factory FN barrel is the absolute last words I would use to describe the Jarvis and he actually polishes the chamber to a finer finish than FN. Call Mr. Jarvis, he is a very friendly man if you have serious questions and want serious answers he will shoot straight with you. Customer service with Jarvis was very easy for me. I simply paid the man what he wanted, waited, waited, waited, and it finally showed up so I dropped it in my pistol and it functions without any flaw. I did call him back later and thanked him for his work and he appreciated the follow up.

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Re: Threaded Barrel Debate

Post by Rapier1772 » 17 Apr 2012, 14:18

I am assuming "insuperior" means inferior.
Older Jarvis barrels did have issues but the latest reports indicate they did listen to their customers & fix it. Yes, it still takes a while.
I have not seen anything negative about firedragon barrels posted yet. Did I miss something which claims they are inferior barrels?
I went the tornado tech route & have no regrets.
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Re: Threaded Barrel Debate

Post by TEBO » 17 Apr 2012, 15:02

yea i meant inferior...well im new to the forum and did do a little reading around and found this about the efk viewtopic.php?f=15&t=12012
how ever that is why i posted the topic because frankly i have no experience first hand on the matter... i am mainly just trying to gather more information....

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Re: Threaded Barrel Debate

Post by panzermk2 » 17 Apr 2012, 16:02

EA down the road will be making our own 8 inch FsN barrel. Until then we are selling the EFK barrel.

We mirror polish the chamber like we do in our accurizing, install EA HD recoil spring, test fit in FsN.

Prior to leaving the shop each barrel is also test fired in a stock FsN to verify function.
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Re: Threaded Barrel Debate

Post by TEBO » 17 Apr 2012, 16:14

when do you think you will have these barrels available for purchase? have you guys personally had any quality control issues with EFK? i am not trying talk crap about these companies i just am trying to gather as much info to make a better descision

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Re: Threaded Barrel Debate

Post by panzermk2 » 17 Apr 2012, 16:53

So far no issues with the EFK. Although to avoid any issues we are fully inspecting and testing every barrel.

Due to the cost involved it will be awhile before we have our 8 inch barrels ready for sale to the public.
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Re: Threaded Barrel Debate

Post by Mister Freeze » 17 Apr 2012, 17:39

Is there a choice of thread on either the EFK or upcoming EA barrels?

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Re: Threaded Barrel Debate

Post by Ubetit » 17 Apr 2012, 17:45

TEBO wrote: #3 being tornado technologies welded threaded addaptor
I think i see this almost daily on various forums. Tornado Technologies does NOT weld on a threaded extension. Your original FN barrel is threaded to acccept a threaded extension.

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Re: Threaded Barrel Debate

Post by panzermk2 » 17 Apr 2012, 18:43

Mister Freeze wrote:Is there a choice of thread on either the EFK or upcoming EA barrels?

There will be 3 versions.
Non Threaded
Threaded
Theaded/keyed ported.
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Re: Threaded Barrel Debate

Post by blueorison » 17 Apr 2012, 19:38

panzermk2 wrote:
Mister Freeze wrote:Is there a choice of thread on either the EFK or upcoming EA barrels?

There will be 3 versions.
Non Threaded
Threaded
Theaded/keyed ported.
AND TACTICALLY THREADED

BLACK THREADS.

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Re: Threaded Barrel Debate

Post by Mister Freeze » 17 Apr 2012, 20:44

I'd go for 1/2-20 tactical threads over metric if available.

Would the tactical threads be painted or powder coated?
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Re: Threaded Barrel Debate

Post by Rapier1772 » 17 Apr 2012, 20:45

blueorison wrote:AND TACTICALLY THREADED
BLACK THREADS.
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Or you could just go shoot your gun while the thread protector is on. They turn black as you practice (later, you can clean them when you clean your gun). Or would getting better at shooting be counter productive to a tactical paint job?
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Re: Threaded Barrel Debate

Post by srt-4_jon » 17 Apr 2012, 22:29

Mister Freeze wrote:I'd go for 1/2-20 tactical threads over metric if available.

Would the tactical threads be painted or powder coated?
;p
1/2 anything wont work iirc. the barrel isnt big enough. thats why everyone has to use a removable thread adaptor. if the thread adaptor was perm, you couldnt get the barrel out of the slide.

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Re: Threaded Barrel Debate

Post by jgreenberg01 » 18 Apr 2012, 04:38

Blactical? Screw that... I want green for killing Zombies!
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Re: Threaded Barrel Debate

Post by David0Lt » 18 Apr 2012, 16:52

my turn around time for jarvis was 2 weeks.... and mines works great. but i got the newer kind. im would buy the efk barrel to do a side by side comparision, and i want too. but this is my first gun and i problably wont be able to tell anyone accurate data anyways. if anyone lives in or around md to help id get it.

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Re: Threaded Barrel Debate

Post by Wackamole » 19 Apr 2012, 03:36

Panzermk2, if you (or anyone else) wouldn't mind, what's the best way to polish the chamber?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Threaded Barrel Debate

Post by Rapier1772 » 19 Apr 2012, 06:07

The best way is to send to to EA :laugh:

There have been people on here who claimed they were going to do it with a dremel (try search function) but you have be careful about heat build up & a couple other things IIRC
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Re: Threaded Barrel Debate

Post by Mister Freeze » 19 Apr 2012, 08:13

I've done it with a dremmel on other barrels and they never got very warm. It would have toe be VERY hot to cause problems. Take your time and it's not tough. A good gauge would be a good idea.

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Re: Threaded Barrel Debate

Post by panzermk2 » 19 Apr 2012, 08:54

Wackamole wrote:Panzermk2, if you (or anyone else) wouldn't mind, what's the best way to polish the chamber?

Thanks in advance!
Sorry it's a 4 stage process we developed.



Mister Freeze wrote:I've done it with a dremmel on other barrels and they never got very warm. It would have toe be VERY hot to cause problems. Take your time and it's not tough. A good gauge would be a good idea.
2 things,

Yes you have to worry about heating it up

More importantly make sure when you secure the barrel you do so on the barrel and not the shroud. You can unscrew the shroud if you're not careful.
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