Custom Oversized Bushing Barrel USPSA Build

Discussion in 'Competition 1911's' started by Eric W., May 8, 2020.

  1. Eric W.

    Eric W. Member

    Apr 20, 2020
    This is a really cool custom build. It features a bushing barrel that is larger and heavier than a bull barrel, recoil is really soft with this setup. In addition, the slide has been stroked to help spread out the recoil impulse some.

    This build also features our single lug ejector, and external extractor that were both designed and made in-house. It's going out to a world champion shooter to get rung out.

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  2. ZoidMeister

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    Dec 4, 2014
    What does, "the slide has been stroked" mean?

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  3. zChambers

    zChambers ........... Supporting Addict

    Jan 21, 2015
    There's a joke in there somewhere...
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  4. jcc7x7

    jcc7x7 Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2019
    The slide reciprocates to the rear about .150 to .250 more which spreads cycle time out slightly longer and gives the feel of less recoil. Or less front sight raise during the recoil stroke.
    Generally the dust cover is shortened to allow the slide to go back further.

    In a 40 game gun it seems to help keep the front sight in the rear notch.
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  5. Eric W.

    Eric W. Member

    Apr 20, 2020
    Great explanation. I re-machine the slide rails to extend the travel. With bull barrel guns this requires a special reverse plug that is shorter, for bushing guns a standard recoil plug can be used.

    Machining the dustcover won't do much for slide travel, but I believe you meant the impact abutment, similar to when converting a government frame to commander length when using a commander slide.
    Last edited: May 9, 2020
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  6. Skinnygunfan

    Skinnygunfan New Member

    Mar 11, 2020
    Interesting idea...
    I assume that it'll be at cmp in September (uspsa ss nats). ..who do I need to find so I can finger it at safe table?
  7. Eric W.

    Eric W. Member

    Apr 20, 2020
    Once plans firm up I'll let you know who to reach out to!
  8. Skinnygunfan

    Skinnygunfan New Member

    Mar 11, 2020
    Sounds good
    If you need someone to test drive it just let me know..
  9. Roehl

    Roehl Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2019
    I can’t wait to get some range reports. I really am liking this idea since I love both bull barrels and bushings.

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