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Old 12-30-2018, 06:09 PM
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3 Gun barrel

So the DVC 3 Gun is going to have a bull barrel now. For some reason, that bugs me.

I've tried a few 3 Gun models, they all shoot great, and I had a Shot Show special 2011 with traditional bushing that was excellent as well.

I was planning on selling two guns and replacing them with a 3 Gun, but I can't get over the bull barrel.

Am I crazy? Are the bull barrel STIs as accurate as the standard bushing guns?
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Old 12-31-2018, 03:04 AM
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I could go for a bull in my 3-gun, guess I'll have to buy another. What makes you think they wouldn't be accurate, all my STI bulls are very accurate.
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Old 12-31-2018, 06:21 AM
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Out of all my STI’s maybe 3 or 4 are bushing guns. I much prefer a bull barrel. Just as accurate and more reliable in anything under govt length.
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Old 12-31-2018, 07:02 AM
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I have bull in my tactical. I knew it wouldn't be as accurate as a bushing barrel, that makes sense. But, why is it more reliable?
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Old 12-31-2018, 07:13 AM
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I’m neither a gunsmith or an expert and hopefully someone with more knowledge will comment but a bushing barrel has to ride the bushing the entire length of the cycle where a bull barrel tapers off a bit after the muzzle and has less bearing surface. It creates less binding and allows moving components more freedom to move.

I believe Detonics were one of the first major gun makers to figure that out.
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Old 12-31-2018, 07:32 AM
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For 3-Gun? No difference. It just depends on how much weight you like to have up front. Most of my 2011s are bull barrels.

If you were shooting bullseye and PPC you might be well served with a bushing gun.
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Old 12-31-2018, 09:06 AM
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Out of all my STIís maybe 3 or 4 are bushing guns. I much prefer a bull barrel. Just as accurate and more reliable in anything under govt length.
THIS^^^^ All day long....
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Old 12-31-2018, 10:10 AM
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As long as you don't plan to use it for an occasional IDPA match, bull barrel is the way to go.
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Old 12-31-2018, 11:36 AM
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So the DVC 3 Gun is going to have a bull barrel now. For some reason, that bugs me.

I've tried a few 3 Gun models, they all shoot great, and I had a Shot Show special 2011 with traditional bushing that was excellent as well.

I was planning on selling two guns and replacing them with a 3 Gun, but I can't get over the bull barrel.

Am I crazy? Are the bull barrel STIs as accurate as the standard bushing guns?
You may or may not be crazy, but the bull barrel pistols are as accurate as a bushing model. There are other benefits also...like increased ability to stay on target shooting controlled pairs.
The possible downside is slower transitions, but unless you are smaller in stature I don't think it is much of an issue.

Yes, if you plan on campaigning IDPA a 5" bull barrel is verboten. Consider that before you sell both current guns.
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Old 12-31-2018, 01:11 PM
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Yes, if you plan on campaigning IDPA a 5" bull barrel is verboten. Consider that before you sell both current guns.
Well won't fit the box anyway, less you bob the beavertail and take the magwell off, then maybe.
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