this is a fantastic stock barrel. i mnea obviously some guns come with barrel kits, pipes, or ULs. but in general, compared to most stock barrels this is very nice. its worth using. most people would complain that it is not 14 inches if you get it would a gun....which is probably the only reason why it is not more popular.
this barrel is very light. i would say it is lighter than a UL. it looks nice. the internals finish is not quite as smooth as a UL, but then again i have never seen a barrel that is better than a UL either. however finish is still good. these barrels arent anything special in the noise depanrtment....pretty standard. they are acurate however. even teh 1 peice is a good performer. the special thing about this barrel is that since it is made by dye, it fits with dye barrel parts. you can use a dye back with a proto front, or a proto back with a dye front. that wil ljust make your barrel look better, gives more options for kits and sizes, and since they are dye parts it is just kaing the barrel perform better.
generally stock barrels are something you take off and never use again.....because they cant hold up to your fancy barrel kit. this barrel is good enough to see some use. it definitely stands up to UL performance (not quite there IMO but close). i would give it a 10, but some guns do come with better stock barrels.