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Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by ego1911, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. I'm new here, inexperience and does'nt know anything about gun but I would like to know the advantage of having a bull barrel. Which is best, standard or bull barrel? For those experience shooters which do you prefer? I hope you'l be patient with me.

    Thanks in advance!

  2. batangueno

    batangueno Shock Resist

    Oct 1, 2002
    The advantage of a bull barrel is to make the pistol nose heavy thus reducing muzzle flip. This will result to faster follow-up shots. The disadvantage is slower transition from target to target due to the heavier gun.

    Welcome to the BOGs. :)

  3. Allegra


    Mar 16, 2003
    If I may add, if you are a new shooter, bull barrels wont help any
    Learn the basics muna, then find out if you need it
  4. Mang Danny

    Mang Danny

    Jan 11, 2005
    Bull barrel vs. standard? 1911?
    Begin with proper sight alignment and good trigger control. Accessories and add-ons can come later.
  5. vega


    Sep 29, 2001
    Which ever you choose just practice with it, welcome to BOGS.

  6. isuzu


    Jul 3, 2005
    North America
    Tried bull barrel against my brother's advise. My brother was right! Didn't like them.;F
  7. mc_oliver


    Feb 21, 2002
    No advantage except for the person getting paid to do the conversion. ;)
  8. bulm540


    Jun 18, 2004
    It is a personal preference thing, I like a heavy gun so the bull barrel works for me. I don't worry about transitions since being a lowly class A limited shooter.
  9. MELBU

    MELBU Ann2Tero

    I agree with allegra, if you are a new shooter, bull barrels or standard barrels have no difference, unless you want to change the look of the front side your gun.
  10. ;F hi bro! glad you finally able to visit our forum. you can ask almost anything to all our brothers here in bog's with regards to guns, girls, friends and even neighbors!;) ;) ;e
  11. Guys, thanks for all the info, now I know what to do. I really appreciate it! Mikol is right! you guys are helpful. Thanks again!:) :)
  12. bulm540


    Jun 18, 2004
    Try both and decide, what may work for you may not work for others. My Bul had a bushing barrel and it has a little bit more flip that the long dust cover with a bull barreled I have right now. Believe me bull barrels are just not "gadgets". I can tract my sights better with a heavy gun.
  13. Okay, I'll take your advice, my brother in law is inviting me in camp crame this coming saturday and I'll try both. I just bought SAM falcon few days ago the reason why I'm asking because if bull barrel is right for me then i'l have the standard be replaced. I just hope that I will not regret my decision of puchasing SAM falcon. Any comment/s on the performance and quality of SAM falcon? Anybody?

  14. jasonub


    Sep 28, 2003
    i think none of us have a SAM, I hear they have forged frames and slides.

    also i hear their internal parts are soft.

    You will be the first of us to test it. Dont sweat it if something breaks. just replace the part with a known brand. thats why i like the 1911 so much.
  15. got a single stack SAM Commander also.;f
    yup GM Jason is right about replacing small parts of SAM with a much more durable and trusted brand. you better listen to this guy ego, 'coz he is one of the best shooter in this forum and just waiting to bet his #1 nemesis. ;f ;) ;)
  16. Technically what do you mean by forged? does this mean good or bad? Now I'm starting to sweat! (laughs...) If I replace all the internal parts with a good brand, roughly, do you have any idea how much all in all will I spend? :(
  17. bro can I order bogs t-shirt? I like the design but I just dont know if I'm qualified to purchase one.

  18. well, di naman kailangan na isang buhos ang pag-palit kapatid. just leave the stock part as of now and try to spend your money on ammo first and bring that boomer to the range. ngayon kung ano yung unang masisira then yun ang palitan mo.;f

    ang kalimitan nasisira kaagad sa SAM small parts ay yung extractor, friring pin & FP stop. hayan mo nalang muna yung ibang parts. hangat di bumibigay iputok mo nalang muna ng iputok.

    what is important for now is that, you have the 1911 format pistol. as what the bog's brothers say's, you can do what ever you want to that pistol. parts are abundant in the market bro so don't you worry to much. just enjoy you pistol for now.

    About metallurgy(cast vs forged) better search the net para talagang maintindihan mo ng lubos.

    About the BoG's shirt, just place your order. i think it's open to all members of BoG's.;f
  19. Okay bro salamat, will do that.
  20. Had a SAM Falcon before, ordered it from Shooters Cubao in 2003 factory semi-customized. Top-bridge slide, fiber optic front sight, hard chromed polished slide with colt prancing horse logo on it. Naka-trigger job na rin, actually my first hi-cap .45acp. First used it in our club shoot and first to give in after about 400 rounds is the sear, talagang malambot. I replaced it with armscor sear (kuripot ako!,hehe). After that, ok na ang performance. I used it in my first IPSC sanctioned match, the dog city all steel challenge at armscor marikina. mILAGRO! hindi nagloko ang baril ko at hindi rin ako na DQ. By and large, maganda ang performance ng SAM Falcon, underrated nga lang dahil budget gun. I suppose it's the cheapest hi-cap in .45acp. I sold it to my friend who have lots of 1911s single stack. I suppose he will use it for competition purposes, lugi daw sya sa single stack during competitions. Now, pumunta naman ako sa extreme, i have .40 s&w STI pistol which costs me a lot of money and 7 months to build. I'm planning to acquire again a SAM pistol, this time the ALPHA model in .40 format, pambugbug ko sa club shoot. Nanghihinayang kasi akong bugbugin ang STI ko, ang kinis-kinis kasi gusto ko lang syang hawak hawakan hehe. Bugbugin mo lang ng husto ang Falcon, then palitan mo ang parts na bumigay preferably with the premium ones. My two cents bossing. HAPPY SHOOTING! :cool: