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What is your favorite barrel for the 1911?

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by Frontsight68, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. Frontsight68

    Frontsight68

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    Hi,

    Just curious about the favorite 1911 barrels of my fellow BOG members.

    There are several types:

    standard (with bushing)
    heavy (no bushing)
    hybrid
    hybrid with comp

    So can you please share with us your favorite brands? Please use the above classifications if you want and for which caliber. Whether it is ramped or not does not really matter

    Thanks

    Frontsight
     
  2. i_am_infinity

    i_am_infinity Pang Altar

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    To Infinity and Beyond
    BARSTO all the way
     


  3. Frontsight68

    Frontsight68

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    Anyone have opinions about Storm lake and KKM barrels?

    Frontsight
     
  4. mtho

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    stormlake is the barrel used on sigsauer 1911, its also used and rebranded by other smiths in the us so its up to par. I have one on my g35.

    kkm is very similar to schuemann, maybe because the owner was part of that company. anyway chuck and bedell of shooters connection has used these barrel with good results
     
  5. ahtsay

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    So far I'm pretty happy with my stock STi barrel. It's accurate enough and the most important is that it is very "forgiving" in the ammo that I feed it. :supergrin: It swallows everything I give it and spits it out straight. I've been wanting to try a Barsto or a Schuemann, however I just can't change a barrel that's working 100% :upeyes: Looks like I may have to wait awhile. :supergrin:
     
  6. ans3288

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    akin naka KKM upon the recommendation of mark_da_spark

    so far the gun has no problem, only the shooter!!! :)
     
  7. Allegra

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    I've used paraord , stormlake and a schuemann on my 1911s
    only a chrono was skilled enough to tell the difference
     
  8. mtho

    mtho

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    so ano diff ng para,stormlake at schuemann?
     
  9. Allegra

    Allegra

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    ang baba ng reading ng para kahit compared sa ibang hindi match barrels
    couldnt remember ang reading ng mga match barrels but konti lang diff
    Sa presyo malaki
    practical accuracy wise , pareho lang dami ng miss ko hehe we had 50m basic courses back then
    I used the storm lake the longest kasi it was the lightest bull barrel
    I liked the balance on my para/caspian std gun
    Subjective of course
     
  10. mtho

    mtho

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    so with a stock para barrel you need more powder load to have the same power factor as the match barrel?

    di kaya well used na yung para barrel nung napansin mo yun? I have a friend who has 2 exact model sti edge bought at the same time ( probably manufactured the same time also) one is fired weekly while the other sees action thrice a year. he told me that when he cleans the bore he notice the difference in tightness.
     
  11. Allegra

    Allegra

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    Yup
    di masyado gamit yung para barrel
    madami kami nakapansin nyan sa para barrel dati , mababa mag read pero very accurate naman at napansin ko low recoil
    dont know kung hangang gnayon ganyan pa din barrels nila
     
  12. akula

    akula BizDuc NM Millennium Member

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    It is also true in our Area. Most of the Para barrels have to be loaded (powder) higher, from .1 to .2 grains depending on powder. In terms of chamber tightness, medyo looser nga yung para vs some of the popular match barrels (STI, wilson, kart, nowlin, scheumann, barsto...)
     
  13. ans3288

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    @akula, doesnt lose para barrel means more realiability in chambering the gun? the only drawback is the higher powder charge to get to major? :)