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flynlead
06-25-2010, 15:24
Did a search but did not find much info. Anyway, what would be the pros and cons of getting a bull barrell

leeward419
06-25-2010, 15:35
WIth a bushing you can replace it if/when it wears, with bull barrel you need a new slide i am told, but gosh how many rounds would that take

bac1023
06-25-2010, 18:04
I love bull barrels.

Generally speaking, bull barrels are more accurate, do to only having one point of tolerance. A standard bushing barrel has two.

Jim Watson
06-25-2010, 18:06
Bull barrel adds a little weight to the recoiling mass and will moderate recoil just a little.

As to accuracy, the NRA guys shooting 50 yard slowfire stubbornly stick to bushing barrels.

Not allowed in IDPA CDP or USPSA Single Stack.

bac1023
06-25-2010, 19:19
Not allowed in IDPA CDP or USPSA Single Stack.

Right, because they give you an advantage.

Jim Watson
06-25-2010, 20:45
Sure, it softens the recoil a bit. JUST a bit; I can barely tell a difference. But then there are people who say they can tell a difference in recoil with different brands of powder, too.

bac1023
06-25-2010, 20:47
Sure, it softens the recoil a bit. JUST a bit; I can barely tell a difference. But then there are people who say they can tell a difference in recoil with different brands of powder, too.


I always shoot a little better with a bull, it seems, when all else is equal or similar. My Infinity is the most accurate 1911 I own, in my hands.

flynlead
06-25-2010, 22:02
Any difference in reliability?

bac1023
06-26-2010, 04:49
Any difference in reliability?

They have all been equally reliable in my experience.

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
06-26-2010, 07:46
I personally prefer the takedown procedure for a bull barrel over that of a bushing.

flynlead
06-27-2010, 07:47
what would it cost to put one in?

Jim Watson
06-27-2010, 09:52
A Storm Lake bull barrel, .45 cal, standard ramp, is $171.
They offer a drop-in but around here we say that "drop-in" means Drop in on the gunsmith and have him put it in right. Maybe $50 if it is close, maybe $150 if it takes nearly as much work as a gunsmith fit barrel.

bac1023
06-27-2010, 10:06
Which gun are you looking to change to a bull barrel?

flynlead
06-27-2010, 12:46
Thinking about either my custom II or the springfield. Also thought about buying a RI and use it as my little project/toy

glock2740
06-27-2010, 13:07
And, they just look badass :cool:

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/Rogersfamilyphoto003.jpg

bac1023
06-27-2010, 14:43
And, they just look badass :cool:

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/Rogersfamilyphoto003.jpg




Sure do :cool:


http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n5/bac1023/004-7.jpg

flynlead
06-27-2010, 18:31
They do look sweet, do they feed ammo better?

coal
06-27-2010, 19:16
I feel the bull puts the added weight where it's most useful. My Kimber 4" runs great, and is as accurate as any production 5" bushing 1911. In 5" I'd go bushing, because I'm a purist and for parts interchangability. For 4" and less, bull.

bac1023
06-27-2010, 19:26
They do look sweet, do they feed ammo better?

It really has very little to do with feeding, but they do fire better for many people due to the extra weight up front.

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
06-27-2010, 21:09
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/gun7.jpg

glock2740
06-27-2010, 21:22
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/gun7.jpg
I'm guessing 9mm?

Makoman
06-27-2010, 23:16
I think they are really neat, and as I understand it, they are a must for any 1911 that is 4" or shorter to run relaibly.

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
06-28-2010, 05:25
I'm guessing 9mm?

Yep :thumbsup:

It is a 9mm.

Rinspeed
06-28-2010, 07:37
Yep :thumbsup:

It is a 9mm.




Sissy. :rofl: :tongueout:

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
06-28-2010, 09:25
Sissy. :rofl: :tongueout:


Sorry. I am down to one 45 - my Ed Brown Special Forces. But while I do have a couple of very expensive guns - ammo costs still weigh on me. Plus, I can shoot a lot more rounds of 9mm at the range than I can with 45.

And, this full rail 9mm shoots almost like a 22. It's a heavy gun.

glock2740
06-28-2010, 09:31
Sorry. I am down to one 45 - my Ed Brown Special Forces. But while I do have a couple of very expensive guns - ammo costs still weigh on me. Plus, I can shoot a lot more rounds of 9mm at the range than I can with 45.

And, this full rail 9mm shoots almost like a 22. It's a heavy gun.
I bet it is. Post an entire picture of it.

Rinspeed
06-28-2010, 10:14
ammo costs still weigh on me. Plus, I can shoot a lot more rounds of 9mm at the range than I can with 45.




I don't blame you, if I didn't reload I would probably do the same.

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
06-28-2010, 12:38
I bet it is. Post an entire picture of it.

Here - it DOES have 25 LPI front strap checkering... But after trying some aluma grips, the wooden grips that came with the gun and some hogue rubber grip panels, I found that I prefer these grips:

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Operator-red1.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Operator-red2.jpg

glock2740
06-28-2010, 16:55
Good looking gun and I'm not much of a rail fan.

knedrgr
06-28-2010, 21:44
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n5/bac1023/004-7.jpg

The Infinity looks so good! :wow:

bac1023
06-29-2010, 03:27
The Infinity looks so good! :wow:

Thanks for the compliments on the Infinity. They are very cool 1911s for sure. :cool:


http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/000_2408.jpg

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/000_2420.jpg

Rinspeed
06-29-2010, 04:29
The Infinity looks so good! :wow:





The Unertl ain't too shabby either. :whistling:

bac1023
06-29-2010, 04:51
The Unertl ain't too shabby either. :whistling:



Thanks Jeff.

Its a damn shame Unertl is gone from the 1911 world now. You can barely ever find them used online.


http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n5/bac1023/009-4.jpg


I'd pick up a commander model (UCCP), but I didn't act quick enough on the one that was on Gunbroker a couple years back. Who would have thought then that I'd never see another.

The UCCP had a standard bushing barrel. There's a pic of one in this link.

http://www.handgunsmag.com/featured_handguns/unerti_100407/

Unertl built a kick-ass 1911. :cool: