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Thread: I need a 1911, barrel where to go?

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    I need a 1911, barrel where to go?

    I need a 1911 barrel, Preferably a match grade that I need to fit.Where is a good place to buy..Sarco? Somewhere else?

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    Try Brownells. I've purchased several custom barrels from them over the years, usually Kart brand; but they carry others as well.

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    I have used bar-sto barrels with good results. Karts are supposed to be good also. I prefer to fit my barrels if I can also.

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    Go to Brownells and order a Kart NM barrel. Only difference between it and a Barstow is the Barstow will shoot military ball alittle better for $75.00. I've installed 6 of them with no problems and they have plenty of extra material. I've fit one Wilson and it didn't really have alot of extra meat on it and I had to be real careful fitting it.

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    I use the roto hammer forged barrels. I think we got them from scarco. they fit good and shot real good.

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    After you fit the Kart, you may want to send it and get it throated and also get the headspace reamed because they short chamber them at .895" and there is zero throat.
    Got a .22 .32 .357 .38 .40 .41 .44 .45 .480 or .500 S&W cylinder that needs throat reaming? 9mm, 10mm/40S&W, 45 ACP pistol barrel that won't "plunk" your handloads? Shoot me a PM! Also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cylinderhone-756429174391912/

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    I have had my best results with Barsto or Kart but I only build bullseye 1911's.

    https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=2311
    Last edited by M-Tecs; 10-11-2017 at 03:18 PM.

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    If you are going to fit it yourself the Kart E-Z Fit is the way to go.

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