Ported 1911

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by NGIB, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    It's been over 6 weeks since I shot a pistol and I can tell you it's a perishable skill. Stayed in GA this weekend so I was at the range when it opened to put several hundred rounds thru a couple. I brought the ported Caspian/Foster 1911, my Sig 239 in .40, and my old PPK in .380. All guns functioned perfectly with no problems at all and this was my first time to shoot the ported 1911 and the Sig. Warmed up by putting 100 rounds thru each and then decided to check the 1911 with defensive ammo. I had a box of Gold Dots in the range bag so I put 25 of these down range at 25 feet firing about 1 round per second. For each mag, I came up from a low ready and fired until empty.

    As always, I have at least 1 flyer but I was pretty impressed considering it's been a long while since I shot - and it's the first time I shot this gun. I did notice the ported barrel makes a difference with hot ammo as it does lessen muzzle rise noticeably...
     

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  2. SmokyBaer

    SmokyBaer New Member

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    Good Shootin!!!

    Yep... I have a comp instead of ports and they do make a big difference.
     

  3. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    That's damn nice shooting there NGIB. I am surprised that it's been six weeks for you. As often as you trade firearms, I thought you had a functional range in your garage. :p

    JD
     
  4. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    I've been in SC nearly every weekend (riding the new bike) and there's no real shooting ranges there. Here in GA, my local indoor haunt is about a mile from the house. I'll probably head over again tomorrow as I really need the practice. This 1911 actually shot a bit low & left from how I set them up and I tinkered with the sights a bit. I like mine setup for the 6 o'clock hold and this one was more POA as it was. The Sig 239 was a real nice shooter as well - it's my house gun...
     
  5. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills New Member

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    Porting can make a big difference in how a gun acts, I have a Desert Eagle in 44 Mag that I had ported. Before the porting my second shot would have been through the roof, now I can easily shoot double & triple taps.
    Beware of the guys who'll crap on porting with the mention of "Night Vision deterioration" I say BS, every serious caliber will spit fire when discharged, fire that will just as readily ruin your night vision...;)
     
  6. NGIB

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    Did some work on it this afternoon. Filed down the front sight a tad and put on a nitesiter dot. Moved the rear sight just a smidge right and installed new grips. Put some touch up blueing on the safety and slide stop as I really didn't like the "chrome" look on these parts. Will probably shoot this one again tomorrow to test the adjustments...
     

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  7. jeepcreep927

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    I agree 100%. If you need to preserve your night vision, you shouldn't be touching off a round in the first place. Turn on the damn lights! :D

    NGIB- What grips are those and is there a relief for an ambidextrous safety? I am still looking for some for my S&W .38 Super and I'm digging the ones you have here. Thanks.
     
  8. stalkingbear

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    That looks like some darn fine shooting to me! I wish I could slack off and still shoot like that. Let me know how that barrel does when you get it.
     
  9. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Found them on ebay and there's a Pearce finger groove rubber grip mounted under them...
     
  10. IGETEVEN

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    Very nice shooting there Dave! That guy won't be giving ya any more trouble. :D

    Hey, why's there no rounds in that BG's head, neck, transverse 8 & 9 ring or pelvic area?

    Ya gonna take that same target back to the range tomorrow and get your money's worth out of it? :p

    BTW, I do love me some ported barrels on my 629, GP100 and some of my 1911's...day or night. :cool:

    Jack
     
  11. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    Nice shooting indeed and I must say that is a beautiful pistol you have there.
     
  12. TheDaggle

    TheDaggle New Member

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    Seconded, that thing is gorgeous.
     
  13. ta1588

    ta1588 New Member

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    that is a damn fine looking pistol and remarkable shooting!
     
  14. Gloves

    Gloves New Member

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    Sooting looks good. Can you show the porting on the 1911? I've never seen one ported before.
     
  15. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    The original thread has a pic of the porting. There are 4 ports on each side of the barrel and the appropriate slots cut into the top of the slide...

    http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f57/xdm-even-28127/#post297461
     
  16. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    How much of a difference can you feel with the porting? How about change in velocity? Good shooting by the way!
     
  17. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    With SD ammo I did notice a difference with a bit less muzzle flip. I'm sure velocity goes down but I have no idea how much. I did not notice a lot of flash or fire and I didn't find the porting distracting at all - which surprised me...
     
  18. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills New Member

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    I like ambi-safety on my 1911's too, I just get my pocket knife & cut a little piece out of the other side's grip.
     
  19. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    Damn, well done.