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Old 10-13-2011, 4:12 PM
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Does anyone have the wilson combat compensator for 1911s? Since its illegal to thread barrels in california, this bushing compensator looks like the most logical, legal purchase. If you have any pros and cons, please let me know.
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Old 10-13-2011, 4:16 PM
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I have one. It has a nice tight fit to maintain accuracy after fitting it with a little light sanding. I think it does a decent job of recoil control. Its anyones guess as to why. Some think it actually brakes recoil, and others think it just adds some weight up front. I think Im going to sell mine if you want to try one without spending a bunch of money. PM if so.
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I have a Sig 1911. And would be interested. Message me with the price. Is It stainless?
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Old 10-13-2011, 6:33 PM
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Waste of money. All it does is add length to the gun and weight up front. If you want soften up the recoil of 45 acp by adding weight just get a tungsten full length recoil guide rod. If that's not enough have your barrel sleeved ala bull barrel.

Close tolerance of the bullet exit hole to the actual diameter of the bullet is a big factor in making the comp ports work. The 45 acp does not have enough pressure to make those baffle walls and ports work.

I based this on my experience of 10+ years experimenting with compensators in USPSA Open class and 38 super/comp, and seen a few folks with those type of bushing comp. I actually shot one with the owner of the gun loading up some 155 grain with medium burning pistol powder such as HS6 and HS7.
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Waste of money. All it does is add length to the gun and weight up front. If you want soften up the recoil of 45 acp by adding weight just get a tungsten full length recoil guide rod. If that's not enough have your barrel sleeved ala bull barrel.

Close tolerance of the bullet exit hole to the actual diameter of the bullet is a big factor in making the comp ports work. The 45 acp does not have enough pressure to make those baffle walls and ports work.

I based this on my experience of 10+ years experimenting with compensators in USPSA Open class and 38 super/comp, and seen a few folks with those type of bushing comp. I actually shot one with the owner of the gun loading up some 155 grain with medium burning pistol powder such as HS6 and HS7.
ditto that dont spend the money. its more for looks than anything else. I know quite a few 1911 competition shooters who laugh when the issue of compensators comes up. as jtrocks said pressures are to low in the 45 auto
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Old 10-13-2011, 7:15 PM
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I have a Sig 1911. And would be interested. Message me with the price. Is It stainless?
Or you can just google it.

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I have a full profile compensated 1911 .45 I built in the late 80's and it does reduce recoil and muzzle jump significantly with my hot handloaded 155 gr. SWCs. That being said, .38 Supers and other high pressure rounds will benefit more from a compensator.

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Waste of money. All it does is add length to the gun and weight up front. If you want soften up the recoil of 45 acp by adding weight just get a tungsten full length recoil guide rod. If that's not enough have your barrel sleeved ala bull barrel.

Close tolerance of the bullet exit hole to the actual diameter of the bullet is a big factor in making the comp ports work. The 45 acp does not have enough pressure to make those baffle walls and ports work.

I based this on my experience of 10+ years experimenting with compensators in USPSA Open class and 38 super/comp, and seen a few folks with those type of bushing comp. I actually shot one with the owner of the gun loading up some 155 grain with medium burning pistol powder such as HS6 and HS7.
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I have a compensated barrel on my custom Essex 1911, it has noticeably less felt recoil than my GSR.
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I was thinking of getting a ported barrel for my 1911...Any more feedback on this. I can see it being beneficial...

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Ideally you want to threaded your barrel and screw on the compensator. But I am not going to put that money down for a comp. I tried out the bushing comp (PARRISH) for my GSR. Its work!!! I was amaze its work that well for the cost.
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how much does it cost to get your barrel ported?
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I had one, gave it to my brother after I sold him my 1911. Recoil felt the same as did muzzle rise. It looked cool, which was 90% of the reason I bought it, but it didn't do anything. After the novelty of it went away I removed it and never used it again. Brother did the same after a couple months.
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how much does it cost to get your barrel ported?
A lot considering you have to have the slide ported out as well.
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I was thinking of getting a ported barrel for my 1911...Any more feedback on this. I can see it being beneficial...

Ingram...My ex told me she and her husband finally had to put down our Corgi...That pup you have reminds me of him.
That is sad, sorry to hear that. How old was their corgi?
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how much does it cost to get your barrel ported?
Springfield will do for around $600. You might as well make a custom gun if you are going to pump that much money in to a firearm.
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