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Thread: 1911 Pistol w/ LONG barrel, any issues?

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    Here you go. A longer barrel for your 1911.
    http://www.e-sarcoinc.com/451911barrel16roto.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by 35remington View Post
    No hole, no score or group though!
    35 yards=105 feet. A 100 foot barrel would have a long dwell time, but very little travel in air! It would make it possible to have holes in the paper at 35 yards, scoring and making groups. Holding such a barrel would be another matter!

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    Assuming the bullet actually left the barrel. The friction might well jam the bullet inside the barrel.

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    Yes. Bore drag, a high expansion ratio, and a small gas volume of fast burning powder would make a stuck bullet very likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bent Ramrod View Post
    When the extra barrel lengths were all the rage in 9mm, there were a lot of failures to feed caused by “limp wristing,” which was essentially holding the gun in the way that one did with the shorter barrel. You had to stiffen your wrist to take more of the recoil, or the slide wouldn’t come back far enough to pick up a new cartridge.

    Don’t know if this is a problem in .45 caliber, but you might keep in mind that a change in hold may be necessary.
    +1^^^^^

    We used to fit 6" 9mm bbl's to our 5" 1911 38-super race guns. The extra inch of bbl was a huge + with the 9mm/158gr bullet combo's we'd run.

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    Man, I'd hate to have to remove a stuck boolit from 100' barrel. It would extend onto the neighbors' yard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 35remington View Post
    Yes. Bore drag, a high expansion ratio, and a small gas volume of fast burning powder would make a stuck bullet very likely.
    It's called being facetious... Don't get too worried! No one is hammering out a 100 foot barrel in their garage.

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    I’m not worried. It was just an amusing thought process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35remington View Post
    I’m not worried. It was just an amusing thought process.
    It'd be an interesting test to see what the difference is between lead, plated, or jacketed bullets and light loads vs hot loads would have on how far a bullet could make it before running out of steam inside the barrel.

    Once the pressure drops to zero does the bullet stop within a couple inches or does it keep truckin' along for a couple feet or more just from momentum???

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    100' barrel, uh how would you TRANSPORT that beast? Put trailer wheels and trailer lights and a hitch on it, and have a couple flagging vehicles help avoid idiots running into it? Too long. So: 95 feet tops

    Also - How are you going to conceal that beast? Nope.

    That 18" one could do. I'd probably want to match a decent bushing to it and save the existing bushing and barrel for when sanity returned to me, if ever :P

    I'd maybe try a slower powder for longer barrels but have to see how that works. I doubt BLC(2) would do, tho it does great with 18" barreled 223s and 308s LOL

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    IMHO long barrels beyond the slide in the 1911 looks absolutely STUPID.

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    Have a 1911 with a 15" barrelthat I got from my uncles collection, shot it with my 200 gr swc target loads and had a few FTC with the stock 16 lb spring, changed it to a 13 and have no problems and accuracy is very good, also tried it with my 230 hardball rounds, worked perfect with the 16 and not much recoil.
    Have to admit it looks strange but it's not my only 1911 so I like to play with things that are different.

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    Nm. Got two comments mixed together.

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