GUN ported or non ported?

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  1. Pimp Cat

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    im looking at an ported XD .40 is there any advantages to having the barrel ported?
     
  2. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    for defense or competition?
     
  3. Pimp Cat

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    no reason other then plinking. and possible home defense if anything ever happens
     
  4. itchiban

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    For home defense would probably be a bad idea. The Flash from the ports would probably be very blinding at night. Not that a normal gun doesnt have muzzle flash, but its not in a v shape right by the sights where your eyes are. Another thing is that the front sight will get dirty quicker. So if you are in for a long plinking session, make sure you clean your sights because if you need that gun at night when MR. badguy comes in, you'll be sorry.
     
  5. footratfunkface

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    you will not only be blined by flash, but also by the cloud of smoke that gets ejected upward through the ports. between the two, after your first shot in a self-defense or home defense instance, don't count on visibility. it's likely to be night, making things worse still.
     
  6. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    And if you plan on using it in competition...you can't have ported in IDPA
     
  7. Pimp Cat

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    well there will be no competition shooting.

    thanks guys
     
  8. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    Go unported, unless you are a girlyman and can't handle a little recoil.
     
  9. footratfunkface

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    in my experience, porting on a G19 doesn't make a big difference. i don't know what it'd be like on a larger framed pistol.
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    you're still a loser.
     

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