Your Advice Solicited of Rebarreling a .45

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    Your Advice Solicited of Rebarreling a .45

    The barrel on my old Commander is shot out. I can't complain. It has forty years of use. I still carry it frequently and it will still do the job if I do my part. But the accuracy is gone. And at 25 yards there is evidence of keyholes.

    So I am thinking of sending the gun to Bar-Sto and having it rebarrelled. Do any of you have any first hand knowledge of the Bar-Sto performance? Is there a better option?

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    Bar-Sto makes a good barrel and so does Kart. I didn't know they installed them.
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    Why do you need to send it in to have it re-barreled when you can install a drop in one yourself?

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    I would just buy any aftermarket and put it in myself.

    First check the muzzle crown to make sure it isnt dinged up. I've seen a few that got dropped that the accuracy dropped to nil on. A cleanup of the crown was all it took to get it back to original.

    If you've shot it alot though, it may just be tired and worn out.
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    If you've shot it enough to wear out the barrel, it may be worth the money to take it to a gunsmith who specializes in 1911s to have it checked over while you get a new barrel installed. They're tough guns, but everything wears out eventually. Better to do preventative maintenance than have it fail when you really need it.
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    You could order either of these two barrels from Brownell's.

    The Storm Lake or the Ed Brown.
    Both are pre-fit "drop in" but may or may not require minor fitting. Usually not and both are excellent barrels.
    1911 AUTO DROP-IN MATCH BARRELS at Brownells

    1911 AUTO PRE-FIT BARREL KIT at Brownells

    Even "dropped in" both will be fit better than a factory Colt.

    Actually since it's Brownell's. Order them both.
    Try dropping both into your Commander.
    Simply return the other one for a satisfaction guaranteed refund.
    Just tell them when you call - I'll be buying both of these but, I intend to return one or the other.

    They will say: NO PROBLEM! That Fine! Even if neither fit...return them both. No Hassle.

    Or if by some chance the one you like requires minor fitting & you feel that you can't do it.
    Then take your gun and the one barrel you like the most to a decent local smith and have him do the minor fitting.
    If anything only minor fitting to the barrel hood would be needed.
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    I would go Kart or Bar-sto myself either are excellent

    The Kart Comes in a easy fit about a hour you can fit the bareel and have a lock up 50% or more tighter than a colt

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    i got a bar sto and it is good. i did the work myself. but i would look at kkm and/or efk. they both make great match grade barrels. i got both in different cals. they are drop ins and are the best going.
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