This is a discussion on Magnaporting Kimber Ultra within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Any comments if this is worthwhile or not?...
Any comments if this is worthwhile or not?
When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
And go to your God like a soldier.
In all seriousness, I'm wondering why you'd do that in the first place. I certainly don't mean to sound snotty...I'm honestly wondering if there would be a benefit at all.
My Ultra shoots extremely smoothly, in fact, as smoothly as my Sig P229 in .40! I hardly notice the recoil, even compared to a large frame 1911! This is a benefit of shooting this gun that I didn't anticipate, and just the other day I suggested to a friend that he might try mine out for a while, as he has a bit of a wince when shooting some other short-barrell .45's that are out there.
I know that lots of people say that you pay for the name when you buy Kimber, but so far, this used one I picked up has really impressed me.
So, to meanderingly return to the OP's question, I sincerely meant what I asked, but it came off kinda' reading snide (sorry...didn't mean it to!)...what would be your perceived benefit if you could?
A man in the hands of his enemies is flesh, and shudderingly vulnerable. - author unknown
I had them port my Super Redhawk and it did help with the recoil but the noise level is just too much. I'll never have another one done. I really don't see the need to have a .45 worked on. Does the recoil really bother you that much? If I were doing it I would save my money.
-"I may get killed with my own gun, but he's gonna have to beat me to death with it, 'cause it's going to be empty." -Clint Smith
Well I'm gonna be the odd man out and say go for it!! Noise level will be a little higher but it does help reduce muzzle rise. The bigger the caliber the more difference it makes. JMO!!!
We will be much better off when we learn to deal with things as they really are, instead of how we wish them to be!
if the recoil bothers you so much that you would really want to do that,
sure! but i wouldnt
Good way to lose your eyes if you ever have to shoot from a retention position.
"The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization." Sigmund Freud
I have two Colt Officer's models, one is magnaported (got it that way when I bought it, it was a good friend's gun and she passed away) -- anyway, I can't tell any difference in recoil at all, but the ported one is louder. I'd prefer it not ported, as the short guns tend to be loud enough as is.
Don't port a CC firearm!! I wouldn't port any handgun, after a few rounds the front sight will disappear, especially with the cheap white box stuff! It increases the sound level to a deafening pitch!!
When Seconds Count, The Cops Are Just Minutes Away!!
I'm just guessing, but wouldn't porting such a short barrel greatly effect the bullet velocity? It barely has enough time already.
i have shot many ported guns with different ammo in the pitch black.
there are PLENTY of good self defense rounds that wont blind you,
but some do, so if you port it, thats fine, just try out the ammo in the dark.
I don't think the recoil is at all unpleasant on my Kimber Ultra, and it's quite quick for follow-up shots. I just don't think you'd have much to gain, and there are a number of potential pitfalls, as has been mentioned.
"We're paratroopers. We're supposed to be surrounded!" Dick Winters
Me thinks we can stop this thread here. This question was nothing more than the result of my wandering onto the Magnaport web site and wondering about it.
Thanks to all who answered.