View Full Version : barsto barrel fitted by barsto ?

July 3, 2004, 08:42 PM
i know they make a great barrel.who has had a fitted barrel fitted by barsto ?in my case it would be a p229 in 357 SIG.i know the wait for the barrel is as long as it takes.after the barrel is made and they get your gun how long does it take for them to fit the fitted barrel ? is a barsto barrel stronger than a factory barrel ? thanks,keith

paul salchow
July 3, 2004, 11:16 PM
they do good work,the guys doing the shop work are good smiths,a barsto barrel will handle higher pressures than factory,the good thing about them is the fit,tighter than factory means better accuracy.at least they are a one piece barrel.

July 3, 2004, 11:21 PM
take to get a gun back from barsto after they get it and have the barrel in hand.i no it can vary,thanks,keith

July 19, 2004, 07:08 PM
I can recommend Barsto's for the 45's for sure. Had one put in an Officers model, and earlier had Novaks put one in a Spfld Armory that could not hit a barndoor. The SA (with trigger work too)was a relative tack driver with the Barsto. Even with "combat" tolerances in the rest of the gun. No target work done on it. The Officers was a huge improvement in accuracy too. So I could recommend the Barsto if it is fit by them or a known good smith. I believe they have a smoother bore with tighter tolerances than a cheapo replacement barrel.

Arc Angel
August 20, 2004, 12:01 AM
:) I've got 6 Bar-Sto Precision Match Barrels. When it comes to great pistol barrels it's kind 'a a toss up among: Bar-Sto, Kart, and Schuemann. Maybe Jarvis is in there, too.

Bar-Sto barrels are tight, alright! I have to slap the side of my slides to get a loaded round to fall out. Overall I believe these barrels to be stronger, tighter, and even the, 'drop-in' barrels are built to closer tolerences than any factory barrel. Most often it's the vertical sides around the chamber that need to be fitted. A few swipes with an oiled Eze-Lap hone will usually take care of this.

If you send the pistol to 29 Palms, Irv Stone will do a great job for you; but, there's nothing wrong with the drop-in barrels. They're, still, light years ahead of factory stock.

With the 357SIG you might want to consider a half inch barrel extension with, 'slit-ports' right behind the muzzle. Really smooths out recoil and aids greatly on repetitive fire. It's in the Bar-Sto catalog.

Here's a link for do-it-yourselfers,


And here's Bar-Sto,



August 20, 2004, 10:56 AM
I got a "drop-In" barrel from them for my G35 (.357sig)

Sent them my slide to insure the fit

It didn't work...so I sent them my whole pistol

I would suggest doing that either way..their turnaround was very quick and it will save hassles

And my $.02...don't port your barrels...practice instead!