austinkroe Posted January 28, 2008 Share Posted January 28, 2008 I have a 9mm 2011 bushing gun that runs like a champ. I had it chromed last year and it is still really tight. I was pondering trying out open for a bit but I know I don't want to buy another gun just yet. I have shot a couple of open guns and they made me smile but I would like to know what I would be getting into before dropping $3k. So, I was thinking a few easy modifications to my current gun could be fun. Can a new barrel w/comp be put into my gun without making any other modifications? For the record is has a reverse plug so that mod is not required here and I don't want to start drilling holes in the slide just yet. I still want to be able to shoot the iron sighed bushing gun so I don't want to risk ruining the barrel/slide fit that I have now. I would just like to be able to slide in a new barrel and trade out the rear sight for a JPoint then go off to the races. Is that reasonable? Would shooting an open barrel eventually loosen the slide up to where the bushing barrel is not as good anymore? Is the two guns in one idea bad? To complicate things I would want to run it in 9major (I already have good mags setup for 9). I was thinking of calling Jim Anglin because he is the closest 9major smith to me geographically but I thought I should ask here first. Thoughts? Ideas? All perspectives welcome. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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