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Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by Mykhell, Jun 10, 2005.
what are the advantages of a bull barrel vs. a barrel w/ bushing?
any draw backs?
The price....nothing else.
A little more weight up front which dampens recoil. I switched from a bushing barrel to a Bull barrel and it has help a lot plus I am using a long dust cover. I guess it is a personal preference thing and how you react to recoil.
the weight factor. just like bulm5 said.
BOGs, more questions:
1. Does the bull barrel enhance accuracy?
2.is it more difficult to strip a 1911 w/ a bull barrel compared to a barrel with bushing?
3.can I use a standard 1911 slide and have it fitted w/ a bull barrel or is there a slide made for bull barrels?
so many questions, thanks for your replies and patience.
1. technically, no, but a properly fitted generic barrel will outshoot an improperly fitted quality name brand barrel.
2. you need a bent paper clip to hold the recoil guide rod, spring and reverse plug in place to field strip the pistol
3. yes, you can
read Bob Londrigan's article at Brazos Custom Pistols
If you are familiar with the NRA bullseye matches, the .45's they shoot do not have the tricks of an IPSC handgun, yet they have groupings you cannot imagine. As I watched these over 60 year olds shooting one-hand from 50 yards with Gold Cups or just enhanced 1911's I could not figure out how they hit 10 rings. These guns do not have bull barrels etc and they have to shoot 230 fmj with max of 5 inch barrels. My .02 Euros
I "hang out" with seniors who shoot bullseye. They use Springfield Mil-Spec with nothing more than Kart barrels, trigger job and bomars. Their group size is 3 1/2" at 50 yards on a bad day.
guys, thanks for the info.
EC, thanks for the informative link.
I'd go with the Bull barrel if I were you. As previously mentioned the weight up front is an added benefit. The key is the fitting. YOU can have the most expensive barrel but if it is not fitted right (assuming we eliminate shooter error) it will not group, whether its a bull or a bushing.