Fluting the Barrel?

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by Kenney, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. Kenney

    Kenney New Member

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    By that I mean drilling holes in barrel to help expel gasses and reduce recoil. Of coarse this is one of those cost/benefit modifications. I think you end up having to clean the gun more often and it's not quite as accurate because the gasses aren't behind the bullet as long. Any opinions?
     
  2. onenut58

    onenut58 New Member

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    Your talking about porting the barrel to reduce recoil and muzzle jump. Fluting is grooves cut into the barrel to reduce weight. You can see flutting on revolver cylinders also.
     

  3. Ah, you mean porting the barrel, as in drilling ports to expel the gasses.
    Benefits, reduced recoil, increased control
    Minuses, not recommended for self-defense pistols that may be discharged close to the body or even in a pocket. More blast closer to the shooter and directed towards the shooter and those alongside the shooter.
     
  4. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    All I can say is they is no way in hell i'd drill holes in any of my gun barrels :eek:
    Now if i had a hi-point ------NAW :D
     
  5. Kenney

    Kenney New Member

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    If I were to do it, I'd probably direct the holes down range. If it goes off in my pocket, I doubt I'm going to be concerned about the porting. It's just it's expensive to get a compensator even under the condition of being able to find one. And if you plan to carry, that compensator can be a pain. I probably get holes placed in my slide it decrease cycle time too. But if the only concern is noise...
     
  6. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Its not worth porting or compensating any pistol unless you are speed shootin or its a magnum hunting pistol like a 454 cassul, 500 s&w, or such pistols. Rifles are the only things that should be ported/fluted barrel wise and only then to reduce weight, recoil, and muzzle pressure on the bullet becase you DO get a little better accuracy from a ported rifle barrel

    God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did
     
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  7. Kenney

    Kenney New Member

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    Sorry about the terminology mistake. I just heard some one say their revolver was fluted, looked over, saw the barrel was ported and assumed they were synonyms.
     
  8. Kenney

    Kenney New Member

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    People tell me I make my gun sound like a machine gun. And I still hit my target consistently.
     
  9. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Porting make any gun LOUD.
     
  10. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Fluted cylinder

    fluted cylinder.jpg

    Unfluted cylinder

    unfluted.jpg

    Would NOT attempt to port a barrel by drilling holes in it. Porting is done with machine tools that do not leave a burr (rough spot) inside the barrel.
     
  11. bigkline74

    bigkline74 New Member

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    What do y'all mean fluted?
     
  12. Bear304inc

    Bear304inc New Member

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    Shot a buddies XD .40 while back that was ported, we were on his land and failed to put my ears on, and damn, it sounded like I held it next to my head and shot it. Easily twice as loud as my usp .40. And not a descernable difference in recoil, hell my usp kicked alil lighter imo.
     
  13. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    This is what we mean when we say fluted

    Fluted_Barrel.jpg

    And this is ported

    5-ports.jpg

    God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did