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  1. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Is there inherently anything easier or more difficult to fitting a bull barrel vs one with a bushing? Probably a one word answer but couldn’t find previous threads on topic and these types of Topics are what I think about driving home.
  2. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    New post since prior one expired: I'm looking for one of these LNIB.... In Duty Coat. The one with the bull barrel and heartwood grips. So if you have one buried in your safe and you are ok parting with it... Let me know. Perhaps we can do some business.... Like this.. (Photos borrowed with...
  3. 1911 Gunsmithing
    So I've been nursing this idea of a full custom for years now... I'm still a ways away from really being able to afford the kind of job I'm thinking about, but this might be the year I finally realize my dream. My question is this: Is it possible to take a Bushing slide from a decent...
  4. General 1911 talk
    Here's what I think I want - a railed single-stack Commander-size 1911 in 9mm, with a bull barrel. While I haven't looked at every single manufacturer's website out there, I can't find one. As far as price goes, I'm looking in the $1,500-2,500 price range. I would prefer not to have a whole...
  5. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Looking to see if it's worth converting my Dan Wesson TCP to .38 super. I've always wanted to convert a 1911 9mm carry piece to .38 super. Kind of liking the feel of my DW TCP 9mm but trying to see if it was feasible to convert it to .38 super but not finding a "drop-in" 4" ramped bull barrel...
  6. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    I'm feeding the addiction with a new Ed Brown, and gotta make some room in the safe (and budget). Up for sale: Dan Wesson ECO, .45 ACP, excellent condition, Trijicon sights very low round count. Comes with case, paperwork, and 2 Dan Wesson Checkmate mags. $1,075 shipped to your FFL (I have a...
  7. General 1911 talk
    I've got a full railed Springfield TRP that I adore and intend to run supressed. 1. Is this a viable option? 2. What manufacturers offer barrels and, bounus: fitment? 3. Is this recommendable in so far as reliability over a bushing and standard barrel? Pic for, well... because: Cheers.
  8. General 1911 talk
    Fellow Addicts: I own a Beautiful 1911 that shoots like crap. I finally sent it off with a note to the manufacturer that its shooting 3 inches left and 3.5 inches low at 10 yards. Their note is below in Italics. The distances were 25 and 50 feet not yards. AT 25 feet, group size should be nickel...
  9. General 1911 talk
    What are the advantages of a bull barrel compared to a barrel and bushing design? Disadvantages? Takedown? I'd like to own a Ruger SR1911 9mm Target but the bull barrel stumps and stops me from buying one.
  10. General 1911 talk
    For you folks with bull barrels and/or pic rails on your Government sized 1911s - Does it actually reduce the recoil impulse? i.e., less impulse traveling to your wrist and elbows when comparing it side by side to a standard government size with regular barrel? Does it translate to slightly...
  11. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Wilson BULLETPROOF Professional/Compact (4") Stainless Size Guide Rod w/ Recoil Spring and End Plug. $30 SHIPPED Paypal F&F Professional/Compact FULLY SUPPORTED Stainless End Plug (Bull Barrel OPEN End) $15 SHIPPED Wilson Combat GI Guide Rod, Shok Buf and Recoil Spring(Full Size) $25...
  12. 1911 Carry
    Im looking to get my first 1911 for CCW and I need some help here. I have always owned 1911s but they have all been Government models. Too big for OWB carry, so I need to go smaller. Here is my criteria. 1000.00 or less .45 ACP 3 or 4 inch bull barrel 1911 variant OWB carry Will be shooting with...
  13. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Full custom from rob at benchmark. Robs work and attention to detail is fantastic! Built on Springfield slide and frame only. Storm lake bull barrel, Wilson round butt etc, all parts are top of the line. I can dig up build sheet for interested parties. Gun is in excellent condition and a...
  14. 1911 Gunsmithing
    hello my fellow builders! A question that's been bugging me makes me wanna ask my fellow 1911 addicts. 5" bull barrel with a supported reverse plug (hat type) vs a normal 5" bushing barrel with a FLGR (of course with a fitted bushing). Which is more accurate? Assuming both have no...
  15. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    I bought this and didn't end up using it on my Build. Brand new never installed 4.29" Storm Lake Commander Bull Barrel in .45. $130 Shipped. Discreet Gift Paypal or USPS Money order only. Thanks
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