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Thoughts on Porting

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I just wanted to get some fellow thoughts on getting a gun "Ported". Honestly for us Glock Owners, does this really seem like something that should be considered? I’ve been a Glock Owner for almost 2 years (sadly I’ve NEVER shot it!) and I’m looking forward to getting gin some range time this year. Now that I’m married and a home owner looks like I will be around for a while.

Judging by the article here “Porting” the gun seems to help with “rise” that the Glocks are evidently known for (I did not know this). Do any of you have your Glock or Pistol ported”

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I would vote "no" for the reasons mentioned above on a self-defense gun, along with the fact that if there was a struggle for the gun and it needed to be fired from a "guard" or "retention" position near the body, you could end up with burns or worse if it spits bits of the jacket. Muzzle rise with a Glock isn't bad, especially considering their relatively light weight. Just get some practice time in regularly and you will be good to go in my opinion.

If you are interested in a match, even if it is just to watch or ask some questions, there is one this Sunday morning in Byram. More info is available here: www.teammagnolia.com or shoot me a PM. If the weather is nice (and I believe it is supposed to be), there should be a really good turnout with a wide variety of guns. A few will be in "Open" division and run compensators and some of those may be ported as well, but most of the competitors will be in one of other divisions that does not allow either.
I think flash is more related to the particular powder and load than the ports themselves. With ports is obviously worse all things being equal, but they seldom are.

When they were shooting night matches in Poplarville, there was a wide variety of flashes from different loads, both factory and reloads. With the right load, there were compensated and ported "open" division guns that had less flash than non-ported service type guns shooting factory defensive rounds. It was surprising to say the least. Change powder and the open gun would light up the gravel pit with some pretty impressive fire ball flashes.
I just thought I should add since you mentioned getting into competition in another thread that you should consider looking into the competitions available or that you are interested in trying first before making a lot of modifications or purchases. Many modifications/parts will limit or otherwise affect the division or competitions in which you can compete. Not trying to dissuade you but wanted you to be aware before you showed up at a match.
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