Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by bigdh71@, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. bigdh71@

    bigdh71@ New Member

    Aug 8, 2006
    My favorite handgun is a Sprinfield 1911 full size. I have had
    a few modifications done to it, such as Novak white-dot
    sights, an extended slide release, and I high polished the feed ramp.
    I have been thinking lately and doing research on ported barrels.
    I am a huge fan of all steel construction. Besides the Two Walther
    handguns I own, I am a fan of all steel construction. I like polymer
    where polymer is due, but I favor the full weight of steel to absorb
    the recoil. Anyone have an opinion on barrel-porting? It's not that I
    have any doubts about my .45, just trying to make it more slick.
    Thanks in advance.
  2. ryan_marine

    ryan_marine New Member

    Aug 4, 2004
    Check out the 1911 forum. Porting the barrel is just one of many things you can do. I had one with a port add to the end of the barrel. In some ways I liked it and in other I did not. Match up your springs to the ammo and you will find that you pistol shoots much better.


  3. southernshooter

    southernshooter New Member

    Mar 5, 2006
    Deep South Mississippi
    Sounds like your buildin a great gun
  4. Joseywales3

    Joseywales3 New Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Sounds like we have the Same Springfield. A fellow shooter puts about 20,000 rounds a year through his and various parts break each year. I agree with you that steel is the deal. All I would ever do this Springfield is add steel parts where necessary. Other than that, I won't change a thing.

    Customizing 1911s is fine and I have a Caspian frame custom built that is having some issues. But it's an IDPA, practice, and fun gun. My Springfield is near stock and it's the one I stake my life on if needed. KISS is the best recipe for a self defense handgun, IMO. I shoot my Springfield in IDPA tyepe events occasionally as well. The 1911 is an excellent design and as long as you have quality, steel parts where needed, they really don't require much more to go bang when necessary.
  5. zebulonsmith

    zebulonsmith New Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    I'm with Joseywales3. If this is a gun you only intend to shoot at paper with, then go ahead and monkey with it. If it's the one that you keep beside the bed in case the bad guys come knockin, then leave it alone.

    I've shot a couple of 1911's with compensators on them and haven't noticed enough of a difference to make it worth it to me. I'd rather put money into things like a match barrel, spring job, etc.
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