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Old 08-22-2011, 04:13 PM   #11
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I thought it still helps the recoil a bit because of front end weight and better accuracy, or why would they make so many of them for 1911s? This is weird.
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22" rims on a car.
Do they help? Or are they bling?

Comps on .45's
Do they help? Or are they bling?
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Right, but they don't have an explanation for 22 inch rims besides showyness without significance, compensators have explainations for it's purposes even for 45's which is confusing because everyone makes sense.
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I thought it still helps the recoil a bit because of front end weight and better accuracy, or why would they make so many of them for 1911s? This is weird.
You can get different springs to help with recoil, if want weight put a barrel weight on it. The compensator look cool, but I thank you're better off with out.
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Chad,
Here is the main reason, as I understand it (someone can correct me if I am wrong)...
The .45 ACP cartridge runs at very low pressure (compared to say, 9mm or .38 Super or .40/10mm.), trying to compensate it is pretty much a waste. The added weight on the muzzle has as much effect on muzzle lift as a comp in .45 ACP. You need more pressure to get a comp to really be effective. Comps are also a major pain to clean, especially if you run lead through them.

That said, I still did get the Wilson multi-comp (which is a bushing/comp combination) for mine. This was mainly because I have two boys (aged 14 & 11) who like to shoot & I thought that it may help them (even if just slightly) with the recoil. There really was no noticable difference.

I will say that the Wilson part is very quality made and fit my slide much tighter than my stock bushing. For that reason, I did notice an improvement in accuracy. I have since replaced the Wilson multi-comp with a custom machined EWG (Evolution Gun Works) barrel bushing.

Here is a pic or two of mine with the Wilson multi-comp installed:
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Yeah thanks Bart that helped me quite a bit. I am thinking of getting the same one just to test it out, and I only shoot FMJ 230 grains. Did u notice a slight accuracy difference though? And is it possible to use it with a GI plug?
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22" rims on a car.
Do they help? Or are they bling?

Comps on .45's
Do they help? Or are they bling?
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Right, but they don't have an explanation for 22 inch rims besides showyness without significance, compensators have explainations for it's purposes even for 45's which is confusing because everyone makes sense.
Chad, trust the old canester on this one, let me put it in engineering terms;

The formula:

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Magna porting on a 1911 works compensators dont. Magna porting ruins the value. I bought a magna ported 1911 series 70 in the late 80s early 90s was a decent gun only reason i sold it was a cash crunch due to a terrible car wreck. Recoil was on order of a hot loaded 9mm.

The difference is where the ports are. Compensator the gasses are blowing past the bullet. porting the barrel the gasses are still under full pressure cuz the bulllet hasnt left the barrel. So the gas has something substantial to work on.
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The money spent on a comp for a .45 would be better off on buying practice rounds.

I'm saying no cuz "been there, done that", and in the end it was a waste of good money for me.
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Damn... Everything makes sense and cane I could not stop laughing, alright you all convinced me.
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