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5.4" or 6" bull barrel in 5" STI slide

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Hello. Figured I'd ask this here first. Has anyone successfully fitted a 5.4" or 6" bull barrel in a 5" STI Edge slide? Thanks

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You cannot accurately fit a 6" bull barrel in a 5" slide. The taper cut on the top of the barrel means that you will have a gap at the intersection of the end of the slide and the barrel top.

A 5'4" bull barrel will however work.

Jim

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Call Clark Custom Guns.  All of their 1911 barrels start life as 6" barrels.  They cut them down to order.  So an uncut 6" barrel will work in a 5" slide.  If they only have bushing barrels available, all STI slides have the bushing cuts in them.  Clark will also machine what you want, but you'll have to wait a couple weeks for it.

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I did some looking into it ,found Fusion Firearms. They will provide a 6" bull barrel that will work in a 5" slide. They will also do the fitting.

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I have a friend that has an older limited SV pistol that has a 5 inch slide and a 5.4inch barrel and

he likes it fine.  Says that the longer barrel gives him a few feet per second better, but he likes the

5 inch slide as that's what he is use to shooting.  Did not know that a bout Clark Custom, but makes

sense.

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