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Old 01-15-2017, 07:15 PM   #1
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PORTED Micro 9

My Smith has tried to talk me into a port on my Micro 9, has any one done this if so how do you like it.
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Old 01-15-2017, 07:48 PM   #2
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May I ask why, it's a 9mm? I mean if you really wanted to do it you don't need to go through him I'm sure he's not going to port your barrel and slide but will tack on a handling fee for getting it done. Get a small USPS flat rate box ($6.80) and send the slide and barrel to Mag-na-port and for $145.00 they will do a perfect job.

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Old 01-15-2017, 08:14 PM   #3
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I've never seen the benefit of porting a barrel and either a rifle, pistol, or shotgun. I would think that porting a pistol barrel could reduce some of the effective velocity.
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He brought it up when he put my night sights on, just wanting to see if any one had it done
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Porting is ok, but why on such a small gun? It's a waste of time and money. IMHO of course.


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I suggest diverting that money you'd spend on porting and use it to buy ammo and more range time. Let us know what you decide.
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Will not have mine ported, just wanted to see if any one had it done...$145. would buy approx 500 rounds of ammo
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Don't bash me.. but what is the science behind porting the barrel? - to not have to do a manual break-in of putting rounds through it?
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Porting is great for competition guns, sure. Reduces muzzle climb and allows for faster follow up shots, IF you got the right ammo to make the compensator do its job properly.

On a carry gun it not such hot a deal - if you had to fire from the hip, you could get a lot of hot gas residue and tiny flakes of lead or bullet jacket blown straight up your face. When fired in the dark the muzzle flash is both impressive and also potentially blinding.

Two of my buddies have MP 9 Shields, one has the basic model, the other the ported performance center model. While being a little faster on double taps with the PC version, for the reasons above I would only buy it as a range gun or maybe for IDPA, if I carried a shield and wanted the extra edge in competition.

If I had a chance to pick a ported or non ported Micro 9, I would probably pay more money just to get it without the ports.

But to answer the question, no, I do not have ports in my Micro
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