.45 ACP Barrel Review
by Eddie Tedder
I bought one of your 1911 Ported .45 ACP Barrels a few months ago...I originally purchased the barrel for a Taurus 1911. I'm not a big Taurus fan, but I purchased the gun (used) for the purpose of being a project. By the way, Taurus did a pretty good job with the 1911.
Installation was easy. Perfect fit.
At the range, it's obviously more accurate than I. The ports do what they are supposed to do: Reduce recoil. Muzzle jump is noticeably less.
The first 35 rounds
The amount of recoil reduction motivated me to experiment with another pistol. I have a Kimber Tactical Custom II. This pistol is well used, being one of my favorites. This is an aluminum frame pistol that has quite a bit more recoil, probably due to weight (31 oz Kimber vs. 38 oz Taurus).
Again, recoil was noticeably reduced. I would place the recoil in the 9mm category.
At the range:
All tests were done at 15 yards.
I tested various types of ammunition:
» Hornady TAP 230 Grain +P
» White box Winchester 230 Grain
» Green box Winchester 230 Grain
» Reloaded ammunition, reduced power, 165 Grain and 200 Grain.
All types of ammo work without a problem. I was concerned about the reduced power reloads, but they cycled flawlessly. I have some firearms that will not cycle the 165 grain bullets, but again, no problem.
Finally, I expected the noise level to increase, but there's not a lot of difference. My carry gun, a Kimber Eclipse Custom II Sub Compact is much louder, so noise is a non issue.
Thanks for making a great product. You should be proud.