Backup Tactical has spent the last six months perfecting their Glock 48 Threaded Barrel. The single-stack Glock 48 is noticeably thinner than its double-stack big-brother, the Glock 19. In order to make the Glock 48 as thin as it is, the hole in the muzzle-end of the slide that the barrel goes through has a noticeably smaller diameter than the same hole in the Glock 19.
That means the barrel has a smaller diameter. Simply put, the Glock 48 barrel is thinner than the Glock 19 barrel.
The big challenge when engineering a threaded barrel for the Glock 48; the small diameter of this barrel does not leave any room to machine a shoulder on the barrel for the suppressor to lock-up against. The simple solution would be to use a barrel spacer for the suppressor to lock-up against. But using a barrel spacer on any caliber other than .22LR never works out well in the long run.
The spacer winds up deforming and battering the suppressor or accessory you attach to the barrel. The only other viable option was to determine the perfect length for the barrel so the muzzle of the barrel would shoulder up against the first baffle of the suppressor. This meant coming up with the exact right barrel length so the muzzle will shoulder on the first baffle of all the 9mm pistol suppressors currently on the market.
According to the owner of Backup Tactical, Jason Bayne, “This is why you don’t see Glock 48 Threaded Barrels flooding the market. It takes months of research and experimentation to get this just right. We tested our Glock 48 Threaded barrel with just about every suppressor on the market and with over a dozen types of ammo. Our Glock 48 threaded barrel functions flawlessly. We are very proud of our accomplishment and we are excited to offer this Threaded Barrel for one of Glock’s most exciting pistols in years.”
Bayne thinks the Glock 48 is the ideal carry pistol. He says, “It’s not too small to bring to the range and practice with regularly and its dimensions are perfect for daily concealed carry. The slide is not the hard part of a pistol to conceal. It is the grip that usually creates problems for concealment.
Since the grip of the Glock 43X and 48 are exactly the same, I would choose the longer slide and sight radius of the Glock 48 every time. The longer slide and barrel helps with accuracy, recoil management, and is more suitable to target practice. The more you practice with your carry gun, the better you shoot it.”
Here are the specs on the Backup Tactical Glock 48 Threaded Barrel:
- Caliber 9mm
- 1/16 twist
- AISI 416 Stainless Steel
- Pulled Broach Rifling
- Available in Stainless and Black Nitride (more color options soon)
- MSRP $149.99
Backup Tactical is taking orders for their Glock 48 barrels starting on 9/27/19 at backuptactical.com.