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Are you a Glock 48 owner looking to enhance the accuracy and performance of your firearm? Discover the benefits of upgrading to Faxon’s precision barrels in this article and determine if the investment is worth it for you.

Faxon has designed the Match Series pistol barrels specifically for Glock® G48. Made using stress-relieved 416-R stainless steel and machined entirely in-house, these barrels offer improved performance and versatility.

Chameleon PVD Finish Barrel product photo

Chameleon PVD Finish Barrel

Faxon Glock 48 Barrel Features

  • Materials: Stress Relieved 416-R Stainless Steel
  • Coatings: Black Nitride or PVD for enhanced lubricity, barrel life, and surface wear resistance
  • Rifling: Conventional rifling allows for a wider variety of ammunition, including cast lead
  • Fit: Snug fit into factory-spec slides without the need for a gunsmith
  • Lockup: More consistent and tighter lockup than OEM barrels, thanks to better-than-factory tolerances


  • 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
TiN PVD Finish Glock 48 Barrel

TiN PVD Finish Barrel

Advantages of Faxon Glock 48 Barrels

Improved Accuracy

The Faxon Match Series Glock 48 barrel offers superior accuracy compared to the stock Glock 48 barrel, with tighter groupings and better shot placement.

Increased Reliability

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

Better Recoil Management

The Faxon Match Series barrels reduce recoil, making follow-up shots faster and more accurate.

Customizable Options

The Faxon Match Series Glock 48 barrel comes in a variety of finishes, lengths, and threading options for customization.

Black Nitride Finished Glock Barrel product photo

Black Nitride Finished Barrel

Stock Glock 48 Barrel vs. Faxon Match Series Glock 48 Barrel

While the stock Glock 48 barrel is a reliable option, the Faxon Match Series Glock 48 barrel might offer superior performance in terms of accuracy, reliability, and recoil management for you. However, the premium construction and customization options do come at a higher cost.

Is the Faxon Glock 48 Barrel Worth the Investment?

Faxon Glock 48 barrels offer several advantages over stock Glock barrels, but they come with a higher cost. The answer to whether they are worth the investment depends on your individual needs and preferences. 

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

Bud Boomer

Bud Boomer is a former American Sheriff from Niagara County who doesn't like Canadian beer but does enjoy wearing flannel. After many years in law enforcement, followed by a few rotations overseas as a contractor with Hacker Dynamics (on the same PSD team, he's proud to say, as Bert Gummer, Tom Evans, and Walter Langkowski). He was an avid outdoorsman at one time, and will still sleep on the ground if he has to, but nowadays would prefer to stick to day hikes and climbs and sleeping indoors where it's comfy and warm. He has been hopelessly lost in the Canaan Bog at least half a dozen times, but still enjoys practicing land nav there. Bud believes anyone who eats poutine râpée is either a commie or stupid.