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Frequenty Asked Questions: Nitride vs. Chrome Lined

Feb 6th 2017

Often we are asked: “Which is better? Chrome-lined or Nitride-treated?”It’s a great question and astute customers notice that Faxon sells predominantly Nitride-treated barrels through our website. However, Faxon sells 1,000’s of barrels going through chrome to our OEM customers. We use both options, depending on the barrel and its intended usage. For the general consumer, pro-shooter, and even many military applications, Nitride is a fantastic option. To us, it’s the ideal blend of perform
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Frequently Asked Questions: Does Faxon Dimple Their Barrels?

Aug 26th 2016

In a short-answer, no. Why? We believe it valuable for customers understand our reasons: Adding the dimple would break through the corrosion resistant nitride layer on the barrel since we drill our gas ports after nitriding. Since most customers do not use a dimple, adding an unprotected path for corrosion is not advisable.The dimple pattern is not standard across the industry. What works for one company or pattern will not work with many others. A dimple is easy to complete
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Frequently Asked Questions: Stock, Back-orders, & Lead Times

Aug 26th 2016

We're thrilled, honored, and humbled by so many customers putting Faxon as their first choice for their barrels. It is truly awesome to work with passionate customers and delivery Demand is at an all-time high for our products and we are working furiously not just to catch-up, but to get ahead and continue the release of new products matching our innovation and quality standards. My Chosen Barrel is Out of Stock. When Will It Be Back In?Unfortunately, due to increasing dealer demand, p
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