GUN Ported XD?

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  1. Chevy350

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    While im still debating the 40 cal vs the 9mm, and the 4 vs 5 inch models. Does anyone have any experience with the ported versions? Pros and Cons?
     
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    muzzle blast
     
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    No good if its going to be a carry weapon.
     
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    Is it a big advantage? Its my first gun, so im just curious if it will be something i would notice a difference on. Also does it require an extra maint?
     
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    If your just target shooting I guess it'll have a slight advantage for quicker follow ups, not really any extra maintence maybe a little extra work cleaning the ports. I would go with non ported, if you decide to get your CCW you'll need to buy another gun, nonported you can CCW.
     
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    Huh? While it's commonly not recommended to carry a ported gun, lots of people do it daily w/o problems. IMO unless it's a beast, magnum airweight? ports aren't nessesary on carry or range gun, unless it's a pure range/ gamer gun.
     
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    You can do it, I'm out more at night, I work evenings/nights so its just something I wouldn't do just in case I did have to use it at night. But I agree with ya there pretty unessasary unless its a hard recoiling gun.
     
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    Or just purchase a non-ported barrel for his gun...
     
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    Seems like a waste of money to buy another barrel unless its a different caliber, its not like its something with alot of recoil, I'de just stay with nonported :dunno:
     
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    I don't see why anyone would want to get a ported gun that hardly has any kick in the first place.
     
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    I'd get a ported .40 if I was going to get one. High pressure rounds like that probably work well at reducing muzzle flip.
     

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