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Mag-na-port???

Discussion in 'Thin to Win - G36 Club' started by BUNNDJ, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. BUNNDJ

    BUNNDJ

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    I was wondering if any one has had there 36 ported? I am looking into Mag-na-port, but i want to get some input from anyone that has ported there Glock before I cut mine. Pros... Cons... Any info would be great........

    Update......

    I like the idea of not chopping up my original parts!!! But I have not been able to find a slide for sale that
    I can have customized and not worry about. Barrels are easy to find but I'm stuck on the slide, again info would be geat...
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2010
  2. 1drt

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    I have not had the factory barrel ported. I have on order a ported barrel for my 36 that should arrive in a week or so.

    I hope it will be a positive addition. I intend to only use it for practice.

    I don't use ported barrels for SD due to the gases and flame if I should need to fire close to my body. My experience is more ear protection is needed with ported barrels. (louder) YMMV.

    I would not recommend a ported barrel for SD.
     


  3. cochraneap

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    I've also heard concerns about flames from ported guns frying (pun not intended) your night vision if firing in a low light SD situation.

    cons:
    - possible loss of hearing
    - possible loss of night vision
    - possible gunpowder burns

    pros:
    - less muzzle flip
    - quicker follow-up shots
    - improved hit pattern

    that being said, I would still buy a G36C if Glock offered one. I don't like the idea of letting someone chop up my gun after it's left the factory.
     
  4. cochraneap

    cochraneap

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  5. ILikeFtLbs

    ILikeFtLbs

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    I've never felt the need to have a ported glock, but I have a Smith model 57 (counter bored cylinder and pinned barrel era) that 6.5 inch barrel was magna ported before I ever shot it. They did a great job, and it really does cut down the recoil. I think they are the best company to have that sort of work done on a barrel that did not come ported. Shooting 10mm level loads feels very light. The heavier stuff is also comfortable to shoot. With 18.5 grn. of 2400 under a 240 grn. bullet there's quite a bit of flame visible in the sight picture.

    My opinion is that it won't help much with an auto shooting fast burning powders. It might slow down unlocking a bit with heavy loads though. I could be wrong.