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I have a threaded barrel on one of my pistols and will not be using a suppressor on it anytime soon. Should I use anti-seize, grease, locktight or anything else on the threads? Also, how tight should it be....hand tight, tool?

I don’t want it coming off during use, but want to get it off eventually.

Thoughts?


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Anti-seize is a great choice. I snug it with a pair of pliers - just a little bit beyond hand tight. Never had it come lose on me.

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You may not be attaching a suppressor, but I'm sure you'll still want to field-strip it, removing the barrel from the slide assembly. So nothing too inviolable.



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Do not use Loctite on thread protector.
 
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You may not be attaching a suppressor, but I'm sure you'll still want to field-strip it, removing the barrel from the slide assembly. So nothing too inviolable.


Yes....exactly.....I was thinking anti-seize?


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Anti-seize is a great choice. I snug it with a pair of pliers - just a little bit beyond hand tight. Never had it come lose on me.

Andrew


Sounds good, thanks for the advice!


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A proper sized high temp o-ring works well also.



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A proper sized high temp o-ring works well also.


Interesting.....where would I find one of those? Tips on using?


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I add a bit of antiseive and use an oring. You can get them anywhere. Any Viton oring is fine (my lowes has them). Silicon is a bit better (my local supplier has those) and of course true oring stores probably have aflas, but it isn't needed.


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I usually take the protector off to shoot. Just easier that way.
 
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Get a regular barrel is what I do.
 
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Originally posted by Redhookbklyn:
A proper sized high temp o-ring works well also.


That is what I have on mine.
 
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So I’ve been dealing with this on a 9mm Storm Lake barrel. It’s loose after 6 rds.
What size, a #10?
Searching Lowe’s website brings up 282 results. Eek


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Anti-seize and use a pair of these Cannon Plug pliers. The pliers are great for all sorts of low torque things you want to protect. They are made for the knurled aluminum threaded sleeves used on many aircraft and electrical plugs.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com...sV0yf2xoCQmsQAvD_BwE
 
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Anti-seize and use a pair of these Cannon Plug pliers. The pliers are great for all sorts of low torque things you want to protect. They are made for the knurled aluminum threaded sleeves used on many aircraft and electrical plugs.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com...sV0yf2xoCQmsQAvD_BwE

Thanks, I have padded jaw pliers, but haven’t tried the anti-seize yet.
Just speculating but using both o-ring and goop would make me more confident it would stay in place.

The Lowe’s search for high temp o-rings only gave me 1”+ sizes.


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I have heard of using plumbers’ Teflon tape to keep thread protectors in place. I can’t imagine using any sort of thread locker if I ever wanted to remove the thing. But unless we’re in a ninja tactical course with lots of rolling around on the ground and pistol-whipping involved, why not just remove the protector when firing enough rounds to cause it to loosen?




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At the risk of sounding patronizing, I believe the Rocksett comment was a joke. It's permanent. Din't mean to be an ass, but I don't want you to ruin your barrel, either.
 
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Do not use Loctite on thread protector.

Not disagreeing, but asking: Why not?

I've never had difficulty getting apart anything upon which I've used Loctite Blue. Loctite Purple I believe is even lower strength?




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I, and Sig, use an O ring. Works great.
 
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