Enhanced Performance with Faxon Glock 48 Barrels

Three Faxon Glock Barrels laying on a marble slab

Are you a Glock 48 owner seeking to boost your firearm’s accuracy and performance? Learn about the benefits of upgrading to Faxon’s precision barrels and decide if this investment is the right choice for you.

Faxon has developed the Match Series pistol barrels exclusively for Glock® G48. Crafted from stress-relieved 416-R stainless steel and manufactured entirely in-house, these barrels provide superior performance and adaptability.

Features of Faxon 48 Barrels

  • Materials: Stress Relieved 416-R Stainless Steel
  • Coatings: Black Nitride or PVD for increased lubricity, durability, and surface wear resistance
  • Rifling: Conventional rifling accommodates a broader range of ammunition, including cast lead
  • Fit: Secure fit into factory-spec slides without the necessity for a gunsmith
  • Lockup: Enhanced consistency and tighter lockup compared to OEM barrels, thanks to superior tolerances
Black Nitride Finish Glock Barrel product photo
Black Nitride Finish Barrel


  • Handgun Type: Glock® G48
  • Barrel Caliber: 9mm
  • Barrel Material: Stress Relieved 416-R Stainless Steel
  • Barrel Twist: 1:10
  • Muzzle Thread: 1/2X28
  • Crown: 11-degree Target Crown
  • Rifling Type: Conventional

Benefits of Faxon Glock 48 Barrels

TIN PVD Finish Faxon Glock 48 Barrel
TIN PVD Finish Barrel

Superior Accuracy

The Faxon Match Series Glock 48 barrel delivers enhanced accuracy in comparison to the stock Glock barrel, resulting in improved groupings and shot placement.

Greater Reliability

The optimized chamber ensures dependable feeding and extraction, making the Faxon barrel a trustworthy choice for self-defense or high-pressure situations.

Improved Recoil Management

The Faxon Match Series barrels decrease recoil, enabling quicker and more accurate follow-up shots.

Customization Options

The Faxon Match Series Glock 48 barrel offers various finishes, lengths, and threading options for personalization.

Glock 48 Chameleon PVD Finish Barrel
Chameleon PVD Finish Barrel

Comparing Stock Glock 48 Barrel and Faxon Match Series Glock 48 Barrel

While the stock Glock 48 barrel is a dependable option, the Faxon Match Series Glock 48 barrel might enhance performance in terms of accuracy, reliability, and recoil management for you. However, the premium construction and customization options come at an increased cost.

Should You Invest in a Faxon Glock Barrel?

Faxon Glock 48 barrels provide numerous advantages over stock Glock barrels, but they come at a higher price. The decision to invest in a Faxon barrel depends on your unique needs and preferences. If you’re a dedicated shooter looking to improve your Glock 48’s performance and are willing to invest more, Faxon barrels are certainly worth considering.

Browse Faxon’s G48 options here, or read more about Faxon’s Glock replacement barrel options.

Faxon Glock Barrels laying on a marble slab

New HandALL Models: Slip On Rubber Pistol Grips

New HandALL Models: Slip On Rubber Pistol Grips

Hogue has added a couple of new models to their line of slip on rubber pistol grips: the HandALL for SIG P365-XMacro and Taurus GX4 and XL handguns.

The manufacturer says,

Continuing the expansion of Hogue’s HandALL grip sleeve line, models are now available for the SIG SAUER P365-XMACRO and the Taurus GX4 & GX4XL. The Advantages of Houge Beavertail grip sleeves are evident upon installation.

Perceived recoil is significantly reduced by Hogue’s renowned ultra-soft rubber. The Beavertail feature provides added protection for the purlicue of the hand, and the finger grooves allow consistent grasp and secure hold.

While it has become common for shooters to resort to stippling to upgrade the factory texture of polymer pistols, this practice ultimately compromises the original condition of the firearm’s frame. To avoid this irreversible trade-off, Hogue has perfected their Beavertail grip sleeve design to ensure a long-lasting, yet non-permanent alternative that will greatly enhance the shooters’ grip experience.

Hogue Slip On Rubber Pistol Grips

P365-XMACRO / Taurus GX4 HoldALL

Production sleeves for both pistol and rifle grips have been around for a very long time. Although the increasing popularity of grip stippling has grown significantly there a huge market for them. One of the biggest groups of users is those who don’t want to (or who are forbidden to by policy) alter the original factory condition of their pistol frame; at least not permanently. Hogue Grips are a good, reversible way to achieve grip modification to someone’s preferred level of texture.

A grip sleeve is intended to do more than mitigate the drawbacks of some weapons’ geometry and texture. They are usually designed to provide some specific advantages (see below for more detail).

Grip sleeves also have other advantages. Most are not easily quantifiable, and not everyone will agree with them, but as long as people continue to use them we’ll know they have something to ovver.

The most significant advantage is that of an improved, more comfortable and effective grip by the master hand. This can be broken down into some specific points:

  • Finger grooves are intended to position fingers for optimal grip (though admittedly “one size fits all”)
  • Texture for maintaining a grip in slick conditions
  • Beavertail to protect the shooting hand purlicue (that’s the stretch between the thumb and index finger)
  • Softer material for grip = more comfort
  • Color palette available to match or contrast a weapon’s finish
Grip sleeves like this are a popular Taurus GX4 accessory.

You can find a selection of Hogue products in stock right now at GunMag WarehouseOptics Planet, or Palmetto State Armory.

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