Ported barrel and suppressor?

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by jpsm1th, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. jpsm1th

    jpsm1th New Member

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    I have a Glock 22c, I have been curious as to how effective a suppressor would be on my gun seeing as how it has a ported barrel. Have any of you tried this?
     
  2. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    You would need a non ported threaded barrel to use a supressor.
     

  3. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    First, welcome to the forum. Normally new members will stop in the Introduction thread and introduce themselves so the forum can welcome them properly.

    Second, I can't help with your question, but I'm confident someone here can. Why do you want to suppress a ported barrel in the first place?
     
  4. TheDaggle

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    I'm no expert, by any means, but I'm fairly certain this would be pointless. Suppressors, I'm pretty sure, operate by trapping escaping gasses and sound waves following the round out of the barrel. A ported barrel re-directs the gasses out the sides or top of the barrel via the ports, so I'm certain the sound waves would escape through the same route. Basically, I believe you need the route from chamber to muzzle to be as sealed as possible for sound containment, so ports would completely defeat the purpose of a suppressor. I do, however, wonder if perhaps a suppressor's baffles would act as a muzzle brake and give you some of the same benefits as a ported barrel. Anybody know if this is the case?