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HOSSFLY 12-21-2011 11:21 PM

1911 45 Compensator Question
 
Long story short-
My beloved 70 series 1911 45acp is the ONLY handgun I own I cannot shoot without ear protection (please dont - I know) its just got that perfect certain "pitch" or "blast" that REALLY hurts my left ear :(
Question is will a compensator or muzzel brake or watever you want to call it change that "pitch, blast ect" ? I have a 1911 9mm basicly identical & have no problem, other handguns no problems :confused: I'm looking at one like in the pic below - Its just my "fun gun" so i thought i'd "spiff" her up a bit anyway so i thought a compensator, magwell & new grips but really concerned with changing the direction of sound away from my left ear- its no doubt making me flinch :o

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...2000/1911b.jpg

trip286 12-21-2011 11:34 PM

It will definitely change the sound of the gun...problem is, it usually makes it louder! If you think it's just that particular "pitch" as you put it, the compensator may actually help you, as it will change many aspects of the sound.

Sounds like you already know that most of us would recommend hearing pro, so I'll leave that alone, no need to preach to the choir.

HOSSFLY 12-21-2011 11:52 PM

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Originally Posted by trip286 (Post 657227)
It will definitely change the sound of the gun...problem is, it usually makes it louder! If you think it's just that particular "pitch" as you put it, the compensator may actually help you, as it will change many aspects of the sound.

Sounds like you already know that most of us would recommend hearing pro, so I'll leave that alone, no need to preach to the choir.

Thanks Trip - I'm certain its the "pitch" - I've never had a problem with any other gun's lever of loudness - Most of the time "plinking" its with my wife & we have & use good ear protection but at times I just want to shoot & at times I'm someplace that I just dont have it - This particualar gun just hurts my left ear only :confused:
But hey, its a reason to change it up some anyway :D
My 1911 9mm carry & main "go to" bothers me not- Just one of those freekish things i guess :rolleyes:
Thanks again :)

Firearms4ever 12-22-2011 12:11 AM

Trip's right about it increasing how loud it is. I did a little research on why that is and what I've found indicates that, because the gases are escaping at different angles caused by the compensator the preassure of the sound is greater. This is, because the gases are escaping "closer" to the shooter.

HOSSFLY 12-22-2011 12:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Firearms4ever (Post 657256)
Trip's right about it increasing how loud it is. I did a little research on why that is and what I've found indicates that, because the gases are escaping at different angles caused by the compensator the preassure of the sound is greater. This is, because the gases are escaping "closer" to the shooter.

Thanks, I ordered one-
Figure it will do the job - Just any diversion of the noise should do the job :cool:

griffin81 12-22-2011 12:31 AM

What company are you ordering it from I've been considering buying one to put my PT1911.

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HOSSFLY 12-22-2011 12:35 AM

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Originally Posted by griffin81 (Post 657271)
What company are you ordering it from I've been considering buying one to put my PT1911.

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Cheapest I could find in the style I wanted, those "pencil" style are just - well- not my style :o

griffin81 12-22-2011 01:24 AM

Thanks buddy, please let me know what you think of the fit and finish of it, when u put it on, if you don't mind. I am really looking to buy one too. But if needed I can build or modify one it the machine shop I work at. Thanks a lot.

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danf_fl 12-22-2011 09:19 AM

Everything on a good working 1911 works together. Change one aspect, and you may have to change others.

If you add that, you may have to figure out if the current recoil spring rate is correct.

HOSSFLY 12-22-2011 10:45 AM

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Originally Posted by griffin81 (Post 657317)
Thanks buddy, please let me know what you think of the fit and finish of it, when u put it on, if you don't mind. I am really looking to buy one too. But if needed I can build or modify one it the machine shop I work at. Thanks a lot.

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Will do my friend :)-


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