Brand extensions. The good news: they work! Customers who know, trust and love a brand will buy products that stray from the company’s core competency. And how. The bad news . . .
brand extensions open the door to competitors for a formerly untouchable mainline product.
Are Porsche sports cars as desirable now that they’re made by an SUV company? If so, for how long? Meanwhile, CMC Triggers has opened CMC Barrels to make GLOCK gun pipes — that will sell like crazy.
I have every reason to believe that CMC’s fluted ($199) and fluted and threaded ($210) GLOCK barrels are as high quality as everything else the company makes. And redirecting otherwise underutilized Trump slump employees into the barrel biz is a smart strategy.
But I can’t help wonder if CMC should have left their name off the new company. But what do I know, Mr. Truth About Knives? Press release:
CMC’s Match Precision Barrels are the ultimate upgrade drop in barrels for Gen 3 & 4 Glock® 17,19 and 34 Pistols. Our Match Grade barrels are precision machined from Certified, DFARS compliant; pre hardened 416R premium grade stainless steel, to extremely tight tolerances and exacting details.
416R stainless steel is recognized for its corrosion resistance, machinability and high tensile strength; it is the industry standard for premium Match Grade barrel manufacturing.
CMC’s propriety In house machining, production and Quality control inspection process’s allow us to attain an ultra-precise barrel with enhanced slide fit & lock up for improved accuracy.
Our barrels are 6 groove, cut rifled, 1:10 Twist Right Hand, fully QC inspected, double honed (rough and finish) to produce the smoothest bore possible, with a Max Roughness Average (RA) of 12. Finished bore dimensions are held to +/- 0.0005″ tolerance from nominal groove and bore dimensions but the dimensions are uniform to within 0.0002 for maximum consistency, accuracy and quality.
SAAMI, Match Grade specification chambers, precision cut and finished to a maximum Roughness Average (RA) of 16.
The pre hardened 416R stainless steel is stress relieved to an exacting recipe after rifling and final hardness is 38-42 Rockwell C before final barrel profile machining is completed.
Barrels are bead blasted to create a satin finish prior to plating and are available in 3 finish options.
§ Stainless , uniform Satin Blast Finish with ultra- low friction hBN (Hexagonal Boron Nitride) Bore & Chamber
§ Bronze TiCN, with ultra low friction hBN (Hexagonal Boron Nitride) Bore & Chamber
§ Black DLC, with ultra low friction hBN (Hexagonal Boron Nitride) Bore & Chamber
User friendly, our barrels are drop in; they do not require gunsmith assembly.
These are an affordable, ultra accurate, durable upgrade to your existing Glock® 17,19 or 34 factory barrel.
Barrels are available with and without suppressor threads in 1/2-28 TPI RH. Our Barrels are straight fluted for aesthetic purposes. 100% Manufactured in house, in The Great State of Texas
Glock 17, 19 Threaded Fluted – MSRP $210.00
Glock 17, 19 & 34 Non Threaded Fluted – MSRP $199.00
Delivery In stores February 2018