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Old 01-20-2012, 11:47 AM
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1911 muzzle brake bushing

Other than cool looking, how effective is a 1911 muzzle brake barrel bushing?

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Old 01-20-2012, 12:01 PM
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Hardly at all, except as it adds weight and the one you show does not add much.

I actually have one for my Ace .22. Not to control the vicious recoil of a 40 oz .22 LR but to make it fit the open front holster for my obsolete iron sight compensated racegun.
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Old 01-20-2012, 12:37 PM
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I've wondered if a combo of the bushing comp and a ported extended barrel might do something for you...probably not.
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Old 01-20-2012, 03:28 PM
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The bushing comp doesn't do much as it comes back with the slide. The comp needs to be on the barrel instead of the slide.
Next the .45acp doesn't put out enough pressure for the comp to be effective.
Something like the .38 super. .40 cal, .357 sig get more out of the comp.
Cartridges that have velocities over 1000 fps.
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Old 01-20-2012, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim Watson View Post
Hardly at all, except as it adds weight and the one you show does not add much.

I actually have one for my Ace .22. Not to control the vicious recoil of a 40 oz .22 LR but to make it fit the open front holster for my obsolete iron sight compensated racegun.
40oz or 40gr?
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Old 01-21-2012, 03:19 AM
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I use this one the fit to my pt 1911 was tighter than the bushing that was tight already. I use it for wieght not a comp. I know it has no value other than balancing my pistol my way.
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:04 AM
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Compensators work by venting gases in proper directions. It is hard to get sufficient gas volume from the 45 ACP cartridge to utilize a compensator.
Extra weight up front can help subdue recoil. The minimal gas volume can still provide some taming, regardless.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:24 PM
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But they look very cool! That and it's loads easier to strip the gun for cleaning. Just push in the guide rod plunger and twist. No wrenches needed. Smithy.
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:28 PM
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I hate to take part in reviving an old thread, but I see many myths and misconceptions in the old posts. I'll post this information in order to provide empirical evidence that addresses these issues.

The first myth is that a 45 does not produce enough pressure to run a compensator. That myth has been busted.


The second is that bushing compensators don't work. They do, or can, depending on their design. See the link below, starting at post #7 for data.


The bushing compensator indicated in the first link does little to reduce muzzle rise, because it's particular design has no baffles and small ports.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:16 AM
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Originally Posted by wamphyri13 View Post
40oz or 40gr?
I think he was referring to the pistol weighing 40 oz.
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