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Old 05-11-2015, 04:27 PM   #1
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Muzzle Break on 1911?

I have a Kimber TLE/RL full size 9mm Threaded barrel coming off layaway soon. I got a great deal on it. I got it even cheaper than the price tag. The man owned a week or two and returned it. Said it was going to be to big to carry. The only reason I got was for some Do it Yourself parts changing Custom work. I have no good reason other than I have been wanting to mess around with working on a gun and I cant mess with my other Kimbers because I have already become to attached to them. lol I wanted to get a suppressor but that seems like a long wait and a lot of money. So my question is has anyone ever had or shot a 1911 with a muzzle break? Does it help anything ? If so What? Will it hurt how it shoots? Would it thread onto the Threaded barrel? Some will think it looks Stupid some will think its cool. I don't know which side I am on yet. Thinking of venting the slide Maybe, or who knows what else. I welcome any and all ideas.



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Old 05-11-2015, 04:35 PM   #2
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From what I've read, it would reduce muzzle flip/recoil but would be much louder for you, as the shooter and those beside you.

Doesn't matter if anyone thinks it looks stupid or not.
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Old 05-11-2015, 04:40 PM   #3
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OK, but you can't use the 1911 with a muzzle break if you are wearing a TuTu at the same time.

There are limits to what can be overlooked.
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Yes Sir......



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Old 05-11-2015, 05:11 PM   #5
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I believe Smith & Wesson has come out with a Stainless 1911 in .45acp with three "vents" on each side of the slide at the front. Pretty slick looking pistol.
Now for your case, that is a full size pretty heavy pistol with only .9mm size recoil. I don't know if the expense of having your TLE cut for recoil vents would be noticeable to you. It would probably show some cool flames after dark!
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Old 05-11-2015, 05:14 PM   #6
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Oh P.S. you stole that one home boy!
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Old 05-11-2015, 05:31 PM   #7
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Over the years I've had an opportunity to shoot a couple of 1911's with muzzle breaks. A muzzle break will lessen the felt recoil and muzzle rise of the gun. The gun will sound louder because not all the gasses will be going out the front of the barrel a portion of them will be exiting the muzzle break straight up.
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I have no comment other than it's nice to see a gun story once in a while..
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Old 05-11-2015, 06:05 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by jms-stlou View Post
I have no comment other than it's nice to see a gun story once in a while..
Amen, brother.
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The only people that think it will look "cool" are some San Francisco chaps wearing types, or Gecko 45.

You are familiar with Gecko 45 , right?
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