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    I've got a question on the 1911. Many people think the Hi-power is an improved design over the 1911. One of the differences is that the Hi-power has a linkless barrel like most modern firearms, whereas the 1911 uses a barrel link. My question is has anyone ever tried to fit a linkless barrel to a 1911? Not a hi-power barrel of course but one made specifically for the purpose with the proper cutout.

    It seems to me that if you put a linkless, fully ramped barrel in a 1911 you'd have an improved version of an already great weapon.

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    Why would you want to try? The 1911a1 has been around for almost 100 years, in one form or another, but always the same basic operating system. Why mess with success? If it ain't broke, don't fix it. There are linkless .45's on the market with similar operating systems as the High Power.
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    It's an interesting and valid question.
    If the 1911 barrel is properly fit to the frame and slide then there is no stress at all on the barrel link or barrel link pin.
    The barrel link just pivots on the slide stop pin and link pin.
    So the reality is that the 1911 link is not a weak link to the operation or function of the 1911 pistol.

    With an improperly sized link or with a pistol that has a barrel that is not correctly fit - they sure can have a link, link pin, and slode stop pin that gets stressed during cycling.
    So...it is important that you know how to tell if a barrel is properly fit even if it's a "drop in" barrel.

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    STI has done this in several of their models. Works as well as it does in the BHP and Glock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob72 View Post
    STI has done this in several of their models. Works as well as it does in the BHP and Glock.
    Which ones Rob?
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