1911 compensator

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by theenaut, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. theenaut

    theenaut New Member

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    Where can I find one that is Stainless,effective,and cheap
     

  2. colmustard

    colmustard New Member

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    I have a wilson combat comp for mine. It is blued, but they might make one in stainless. I think it was around $60
     
  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    If you want to do it correctly and have it look good, remove the word "cheap" and expect to pay a little money.
     
  4. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    If such a thing existed, you would not have such a hard time finding one. They'd be all over the place.

    Cheap = ineffective
    Effective = expensive
     
  5. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    If its a .45ACP the addition of a compensator is for looks only.

    Two out of three ain't bad!

    How about this one?

    [​IMG]

    If you want it I'll let it go for what I paid for it.

    PM me for details.

    cane
     
  6. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    You know, if someone like Canebrake is so willing to give up his compensator so fast, there must be more to the story...... :)
     
  7. canebrake

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    I bought it for a joke I played on JD back during the 460 build. I stuck it on my XSE and posted it up here; Post #3

    http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/...rowland-build-off-10752/index6.html#post69862

    Dillinger about sh1t his pants when he saw the photo and thought I had already finished the build. Post #7 The only time a comp on a .45ACP was effective!

    I never shot the XSE with the comp installed. It's still has its cherry.
     
  8. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You could have it ported. Mag-na-port offers autoport for $145
     

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  9. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    As Cane said---useless-
    Mabe stop watching "The Punisher" & you'll loss the feeling you "need" one ;)
     
  10. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i am of the firm belief that on the standard 1911 in 45 acp, a comp is useless for about 99% of the people who own them. they wouldn't be able to tell the difference in recoil anyways. most people might say they want recoil reduction, but truth be told they want their pistol to look cool.

    i have seen kids and women shoot 45's with no problems. if you can't handle the recoil of a 45 acp, go find something smaller. hell, my wife shoots mine and they don't bother her!

    about the only 1911's IMO that need a comp, are conversions to a larger caliber or competition pistols where a trained shooter knows the difference and a micro second might mean the difference between winning or losing. other than that, they are for looks and are pretty useless.
     
  11. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    You don't want to fire that in the dark unless you close your eyes :eek:

    [​IMG]
     
  12. StainlessSteel215

    StainlessSteel215 New Member

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    Compensator for a 1911...why? Recoil on a steel frame 1911 is NOT worthy of a compensator. Sounds like a waste of cash to me. Is it to make it tacti-cool?
     
  13. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    SS215, that's why 99% of people put a comp on a 45. to make it look cool or tactical. i went through that phase many years ago. all the wasted money spent on firearms to make them look cool or tactical would have bought me alot of firearms!
     
  14. StainlessSteel215

    StainlessSteel215 New Member

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    Yeah I mean I get it, and like you said Axxe some people will go through many phases as a gun collector/enthusiast. I went through my tact-cool phase. Nothing wrong with taking a bone stock firearm and adding goodies (within reason) but this one just doesnt make sense to me because its strictly cosmetic. I would go on a limb and say you would notice less than 5% improvement on accuracy or performance. Now, ported barrel/slide is different....

    Me personally, I now only make purchases & trades towards quality firearms or REALLY good deals that are hard to pass up....and dont waste my cash on cosmetic gadgets anymore. I roll that money into ammo, or my family ;)
     
  15. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    oh they do work, even on a 1911 in 45. thing is most people are just not able to realize the subtle difference in recoil. a competition shooter who shoots more in a day than most people do in a year would be able to tell that difference. it would mean the difference in losing a match or winning for him. everyone else not so much.