The 10" KIDD stainless steel barrel with a .920 diameter weighing 2 pounds.
The 10" Stainless Steel KIDD Barrels fits great in the new Ruger Charger Pistol.
We believe these are the finest barrels on the market, each one is hand lapped. Our stainless steel barrel is bored and rifled by Lothar Walther in Germany. Tony Kidd then performs all the final machining to make our match barrel a worthy KIDD product. A proprietary chamber reamer is used to ensure the cartridge and bullet feed smoothly while allowing the bullet to consistently engrave the rifling .020". Our barrels are chambered to accept .22 ammo (not long enough for stingers) and have a 1:16 twist. The unique convex extractor slot eliminates extraction problems by ensuring the extractor is always in perfect alignment with the case rim. Why doesn't everybody use this extractor slot? Because the tooling is very expensive and it requires that tolerances be held very close for proper machining. Each barrel receives an 11 degree crown and the double ring logo at the muzzle. We can offer such a great price on this barrel because we don't sell to distributors, only retail and dealer pricing is offered, so we don't have to increase our price to compensate for 3 tier pricing. There are cheaper barrels out there but as with all KIDD products "you get what you pay for".
To avoid "barrel droop" check your clamp to make sure you only have moderate tension on the screws. We tighten them to around 10 inch pounds which is just snug enough to keep the barrel from moving forward. No more than this as even the slightest tension moves the barrel and receiver out of alignment.
Depending on your receiver, if there is paint build up in the receiver where the barrel extension is inserted, be sure and scrape that out. If the barrel is tight use an anti seize compound to assist in installation. It is best if you can get the barrel started then turn it over and tap the back of the receiver with a rubber mallet. Be sure to line the extractor slot up as you are installing the barrel.
Your barrel is ready to shoot, just run two magazines through it before you really start looking at group size and do this each time you change brands of ammunition as well. Keep the chamber clean but don't clean the bore too much you will decrease accuracy. Depending on the ammo clean the bore around 500 rounds.