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Hey guys, So I had my SVI re-barreled last winter and I upgraded my 5" sight tracker gun with a 5.4" sight tracker barrel. Slide is still 5", frame is still a butler cut for the 5" slide. I had just kept using my 180 gr bayou load after the change and it has worked out pretty well for me, but I am wondering if a lighter bullet would benefit me at all. I know a lot of people that go up to a 6" barrel tend to choose a load with a 165gr bullet, but what do you do with a 5.4? And does it make a difference that mine is a 5" slide and a hybrid (bull) barrel, as opposed to most 6" guns that have bushing barrels? Thanks for your thoughts, Eli
Hey all, I have been going back and forth for a while about whether or not to have a 5.4 barrel put into my standard govt length SVI 2011. I decided to go ahead with it, and I just got it back from SVI. All I can say is that the work SVI did on the well used gun is nothing short of amazing. I essentially have a new gun after something like 40k rds were already put through it with the old barrel. Brandon suggested I should have about another 40k to go before the slide to frame fit starts becoming prohibitive, and that should last me a good long while. If you are interested to read the discussion for and against the idea read the previsous thread: http://www.brianenos.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=170859 I'll attach pics below, and as soon as I make it to the range, I'll post my thoughts. All in all, so far, I'm extremely pleased! -Eli Before pics: After Pics:
I'm looking to put a 9mm barrel in an old Llama 1911, originally chambered for 9mm Largo / 38 super with a long slide. The current barrel is 5.5" long. I didn't see anyone offering for this length among the usual suspects for a gunsmith fit barrel. I'm looking for a 5.4" to 5.5" non-ramped barrel. Where do I need to be looking? Or is it best to ask the manufacturer to cut down a 6" for me? Thanks, Chuck