First Look: Faxon Match Series Barrels for Glock 43 & 43X

posted on May 11, 2021

The Glock 43 and 43X pistols are accurate and reliable pistols for shooters that packs the power of the 9 mm round into a small, concealable package. The grip on the pistol has a built-in beaver tail design and the aggressive texture of the frame allows for comfortable grip. The model 43 has a six-round capacity magazine, and the long grip of the 43X allows for a 10-round capacity. The 43 and 43X are great examples of Glock’s commitment to quality and are ready to roll right from the factory, the guns are also easy to upgrade for even more performance.

Faxon’s Match Series pistol barrels for Glock G43/43X are machined 100 percent in-house from stress-relieved 416-R stainless steel. The barrels are then given a black Nitride or PVD coating to increase lubricity, barrel life, and also resistance to surface wear. All barrels are conventionally rifled to allow a wider range of ammunition to be used, including cast lead bullets. The Match Series barrels drop into factory-spec slides with no gunsmithing required, and better-than-factory tolerances ensure a consistent, tighter lockup than the original manufacturer’s barrel. 

These new high-performance barrels are available in either a Chameleon PVD finish, a titanium nitride (TiN) finish and also black nitride. The barrels are available with either an 11 degree target crown or a ½-28 thread with thread protector for use with a suppressor or other muzzle device.

Faxon Match Series Technical Specifications:

  • Handgun Type: Glock G43/43X 9mm Pistols
  • Barrel Caliber: 9 mm
  • Barrel Material: Stress Relieved 416-R Stainless Steel
  • Barrel Twist: 1:10-inch
  • Muzzle Thread: ½-28 TPI
  • Crown: 11 degree Target Crown
  • Rifling Type: Conventional
  • Finish:  Nitride or PVD

MSRP for the Glock 43/43X Match Series pistol barrels starts at $175, and more information on this product and other items from Faxon Firearms is available at


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