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1911 .45 Compensator Barrel Bushing - Are these any good?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Rockrivr1, Sep 22, 2006.

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  1. Rockrivr1

    Rockrivr1 Member

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    I was going through a catalog of gun accessories and ran across this 1911 .45Compensator Barrel Bushing. I shoot USPSA and was thinking that if it worked, it may help my follow up shots.

    Anyone ever use one of these? Do they work or are they just a waste of cash?
     

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  2. Devonai

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    I have been thinking about those since CDNN is offering them. It looks like it might be a fun and inexpensive drop-in accessory, if they are truly drop-in.
     
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    I'm hoping for a review as well. The one person I talked to said they were a waste of money.

    For the cost of one vs. the cost of a ported barrel, I think I'd take my chances.
     
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    Not very effective. As soon as the slide starts to cycle you lose the gasses running the ports. The .45 is low pressure anyhow and doesn't power ports or a comp like 10mm or .38 Super.
     
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    save your money!
    bought one at the last gun show here in Greenville, S.C.
    not much difference.
    just makes the pistol longer on the draw
     
  6. 10-Ring

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    Doubt you'll be able to generate enough pressure to even notice a difference...save you $$ ;)
     
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    Waste of money - if it's the same type with which I played years ago, there's no expansion-chamber (for want of a better word) that the bullet will temporarily seal in order to force the gases upwards through the vents.

    Even if it did have the baffle/expansion-chamber, as stated in the previous posts, the 45ACP still doesn't have enough pressure to make it very efficient at reducing muzzle-flip.
     
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