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rugernut 12-03-2011 07:28 AM

How to port the barrel
I was thinking about porting the barrel on a handgun I was wanting to now if it is possible to do it your self if so war do you do and how much dose it cost

danf_fl 12-03-2011 09:52 AM

I'm not going to say that you can't, but that it is something that is very difficult.
Magnaport uses a metal displacement process that does not leave "hanging chads" inside the barrel.

Effective porting may end up being a trial and error thing for someone doing it at home.

Axxe55 12-03-2011 11:44 AM

it's not just drilling some holes in the end of the barrel. precise port size, angle and placement. there is a reason why it cost so much to have it done, it's worth it. this is not one of those DIY projects to be done at home.

c3shooter 12-03-2011 11:57 AM

I know of no way to do this without the services of a machine shop and a knowledgable smith/ machinist that will (a) port of barrel so that it is effective, and (b) safe to shoot.

JohnJak 12-04-2011 01:38 PM

I have seen some backyard smiths use a Dremel.


hiwall 12-04-2011 01:43 PM

I most often encourage anyone to do most jobs themselves. This time I have to say take it in if you want it ported.

BillM 12-04-2011 01:56 PM

Well--there are levels of DIY. If you have a decent milling machine
and some experience, then yes, you can do it. If you have a cheap
drill press or a dremel---NO, take it to a professional.

masterPsmith 12-04-2011 03:30 PM

I have done a lot of porting in my shop over the years and still do at times. It is not a job for the home tinkerer. If you don't want to ruin your barrel, I would suggest you take it to a reputable smith for the work.


rugernut 12-05-2011 11:14 PM

How much do you guys think it would cost to port it and how long would it take to do it

JTJ 12-05-2011 11:55 PM

If the handgun is used for self defense, dont do it. I found out the hard way that they will blind you in very low light. At least I found out in a non threatening situation.

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