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22nd November 2004, 21:39
Hi ! New here. I'd like to get a drop in match barrel & bushing set.
What do you recommend ?
22nd November 2004, 22:01
There's 3 I've used.......Kart, Wilson & Brown. All 3 are good, as long as they are fitted properly. Accuracy is 10% the quality of the barrel, and 90% how its fitted.
Check out Brownells, they have several to choose from. Order a catalog, or check out their web site & order a catalog. brownells.com
22nd November 2004, 22:11
Thanks for the photo Van. :D
22nd November 2004, 22:23
Heh, methinkith that was not what he wanted to link to ;)
22nd November 2004, 22:48
Probably not, but thanks anyway....
23rd November 2004, 10:07
My way of saying thanks ! :) :) :)
23rd November 2004, 20:24
I could say something about barrels and bushings right now, but I like this forum and I don't want to get kicked off! :D
23rd November 2004, 21:26
Ok ! Wichaka talked about fit being a 90 percent factor. If the bushing is matched with the barrel. What other thing do I need to do to make sure a drop in kit fits properly ?
23rd November 2004, 23:32
You need to make sure the hood is properly fitted to the breech of the slide. Then the lower lugs of the barrel are fitted to the slide stop pin. Also making sure the the barrel is centered so the firing pin strikes are right on with the primers.
28th November 2004, 03:13
What about group grippers. Are they worth the money ?
Thanks Van !
28th November 2004, 13:16
I would not recommend one particular brand over another; but I would recommend that you get Brownells catalog, or go to Brownells website and pick one. The drop in barrels are of course not as tightly fitted as a hand fit barrel since they have to be able to "drop in". They are usually set up to drop into the Colt pistol. That does not mean that they will drop into any other brand/make.
28th November 2004, 22:04
Group-grippers do work, but in very limited conditions. If you know that you're a good shot and the hits are looking like a shotgun pattern, they can make a difference. A bit cheaper than putting in a new barrel, which is what its needing.
I've installed a few on guns where the owner did want to lay out the bucks for a new barrel. It helped, but its just prolonging what really needs to be done........
29th November 2004, 13:53
I like my BarSto, but even better for the home gunsmith, I think, is the Krebs Press Lock barrel. Highly recommended by Alex Hamilton (Ten-Ring Precision and Pistolsmithing columnist for American Handgunner), and Mark Krebs is a heck of a nice and competent guy. My Gold Cup, so equipped, is noticeably my most acccurate 1911. Good luck.
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