Storm Lake

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by rhjeepdriver, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. rhjeepdriver

    rhjeepdriver Survivor

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    Nov 12, 2018
    Anyone used a Storm Lake barrel for a 1911 build? If so, what are your thoughts on them?
     
  2. gaijin

    gaijin Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2015
    Look elsewhere; Kart, KKM, Nowlin.
     
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  3. rhjeepdriver

    rhjeepdriver Survivor

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    Nov 12, 2018
    I am looking at NHC, Kart and several others. All options are open right now. So, Storm Lake is inferior?
     
  4. WWB

    WWB Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Supporting Addict

    Apr 11, 2015
    There are many manufacturers semi customs included that use storm lake barrels. Personally would buy a Kart or KKM tho.
     
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  5. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    I have a Storm Lake in one of my custom Colt Commanders that I bought used and its great.
    But, I spec Karts in pretty much everything I have built.
     
  6. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2013
    I have not heard anything bad about Storm Lake.

    I choose Kart and I think many top smiths do because of availability and consistent quality.
     
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  7. jglenn

    jglenn Member

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    Jul 8, 2016
    installed one of their gunsmith fit barrels in a carry gun.. shot just OK. pretty much installed like a kart gunsmith fit EXCEPT they are Broach rifled.. not know for accuracy. You'll never see one on a BE gun of worth.
     
  8. rhjeepdriver

    rhjeepdriver Survivor

    167
    Nov 12, 2018
    Remington has the Storm Lake barrel on sale for just over a buck fifty, tempting. Steve Owens steered me in the direction of Night Hawk Customs website, looking really hard at their barrels and slides.
     
  9. simonp

    simonp Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2016
    If your putting a match barrel into a 1911 I don’t know why you’d com with anyone other than Kart!

    I have one build in progress that will have a bar-STO barrel just because Kart doesn’t make a barrel for the gun. Otherwise I request Kart


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  10. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    Bar-Sto! That’s what’s in my custom Colt. Not a Storm Lake.
    Oops. :bag: :confused:
     
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  11. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    Shot Bar-Sto for decades in my competition pistols. Some folks here don't like them. I just bought a 40 S&W chambered bull barrel with a C/P ramp from them and it fitted to the slide just fine. YMMV though, according to some.

    I've also used KKM of late.
     
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  12. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    Does Kart make a ramped bull barrel?
     
  13. zipper046

    zipper046 Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2013
    Kart, Nowlin, Bar-Sto...
     

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