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Ported Barrel

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by uban77, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. uban77

    uban77 Maui, HI. Luck favors the prepared.

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    Ported barrel
    I have a S&W M&P .45. I was thinking of getting a storm lake 5.3 two ported barrel. What do all of you think?
     
  2. chowser2

    chowser2 seaside Member

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    I had on for my 357 sig, it didn't help at all
     
  3. 45 for me

    45 for me Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I think that ported barrels are more for fun than defense use, but they are very fun. The down side is the flash from the ports can ruin your night vision. I would not ever shoot it without eye protection. When I shoot mine at the indoor range it blows the dust and crap off the ceiling. You will also feel a little powder spray in your face.

    In 45 acp, they make a big difference in muzzle lift. You will get follow up shots off faster and on target with a ported barrel. It's still as loud, if not louder, and I don't know that the recoil feels any less, but you don't get the muzzle flip. You can look at my 45's Here. The smaller ported one has less muzzle flip than the les baer full size. The compensator on the Para race gun is a similar feel to the ported barrel.
     
  4. uban77

    uban77 Maui, HI. Luck favors the prepared.

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    Ok I went out and got the storm ported barrel. For my S&W M&P 45. I shoot it in the dark. At 50 ft. Side by side with the stock barrel. The grouping was smaller with the storm barrel. There was no more noise than the stock barrel. In the dark I could see fine. No blow back of Particles. Double tapping was quicker. Felt recoil was lesson. Muzzle rise was also less. This was with 230gr jp. 5.0grians win. Powder. All in all, not a big Improvement. But improvement there was. I like the storm lake ported barrel. Thank you all. For your in put.