Originally Posted by huntinguy34
I did see the extended chrome parts, I will order those some time this weekend, and the more I looked into the ported barrel you are right it will throw flash up into my line of sight, as far as the GL30 hours I'm going to leave it alone. But ill post as the upgrades come
Sending the original barrel and slide to Mag-na-Port in Michigan is a better way to go, if you find you need porting. The cuts are very small and offset from the sight line so as not to interfere with aiming. Some .45s benefit from Mag-na-Porting not so much in recoil reduction as in muzzle twist or flip. Saw a Para LDA that used to twist violently to the left tamed completely by Mag-na-Port vents. Muzzle rise was cut in half and it only went straight up - no more twisting.
First thing to do is shoot it and identify what improvements are necessary for you personally. There may be improvements that are a waste of money if it answers a problem that doesn't exist. Never make any more changes than absolutely necessary to a stock gun when it will be used for self-defense and may wind up in front of a jury.
Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem." (I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.). Thomas Jefferson
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
-Edmund Burke, Loosely translated from Thoughts on the Cause of Present Discontents. (1770)