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Old 08-26-2013, 09:46 PM   #1
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This is just curiosity, but if I wanted to use a bushingless bull barrel, which leaves the gap for crap to get in in the front, would the be anyway to install something to cover that bit? My only concern with the system is reliability really.

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IMO, there is no advantage to a bushingless bull barrel in a standard sized 1911 platform.

The bushing has proven reliable for over 100 years.

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WannaBe, this is how that is handled on a couple of my guns. No gap, no crap, both boringly reliable...

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nothing wrong with barrel bushings. they have been proven ultra reliable through two world wars, several police actions and two gulf wars.

whats important is the barrel and slide lock up the same way each time. the standard bushing does that extremely well

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WannaBe, this is how that is handled on a couple of my guns. No gap, no crap, both boringly reliable...
Where'd you get those if you don't mind me asking? Boringly reliable is a wonderful thing in it's own right.

Everyone else, I have my own reasons for going bushingless, and I can promise you they're good ones. I'm not trying to be a gun hipster here.
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Where'd you get those if you don't mind me asking? Boringly reliable is a wonderful thing in it's own right.

Everyone else, I have my own reasons for going bushingless, and I can promise you they're good ones. I'm not trying to be a gun hipster here.
Would you enlighten me?
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Looking at getting a Caspian Damascus slide with Browning Hi Power scallops, which they told me they'd only be able to make bushingless. Also I'm going to put in 460 Rowland barrel in, which naturally has strong recoil. A heavier bull barrel will help deal with it.

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All the 1911 460rowland kits use a bushing barrel and will not work with a bushingless design. For a 460rowland to work it needs that compensator it can't be done with a bushingless barrel.

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The ones made by 460 Rowland (the company, not the caliber) can be ported or compensated. In fact the ones the sell use California approved porting, which probably isn't exactly top notch. Your right that they don't currently sell bull barrels, but I don't see a reason they can't, and even if they won't, there's a number of barrel companies out there. If I get a barrel that requires fitting over a drop in, all the better.

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Upping the pressure, but reducing the slide mass with scallops.

Do the scallops reduce the muzzle area or weaken the slide?

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