Join Date: Aug 2005
Years Riding: Dunno, awhile?
How you found us: DML
I liked bushed barrels. Traditional!
A properly fitted bushing will give the same accuracy as a bull. The tolerances can be made very tight, and a good portion of lockup consistency (which gives you accuracy/precision) comes from hood, groove, and lug fitting. AND, after a few thousand rounds when things start to wear, all you need is a new $20 bushing instead of a new $200+ dollar barrel that needs to be refitted by a 'smith for even more cheddar.
Also, a Bull barrel will require a reverse recoil spring setup.
If you ever want to shoot IDPA, you can't use a Bull barrel.
My personal opinion, based on those factors, is that bushing is the way to go. Its all preference and what you want to do though.
Some people like the more front heavy bull barrel guns, and I think thats the strongest reason for them.
check out 1911forum.com TONS of good info over there on the 1911 and its variations.
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