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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 had a gen 1 Glock 23 for a long time. I got it ported, tritium night sights, extended mag release, etc, and it was really nice for practice due to the reduced muzzle flip. But, as others mentioned, it was louder, and in low light there's really a lot of flame shooting up -- would definitely have blinded me in a low light situation. I also noticed a little reduction in bullet velocities.

So I bought another factory barrel for it thinking I would keep it around as my home defense weapon. But then with the factory (non-ported) barrel in place, the thing shot really high above the point of aim. That was because the new sights were set up for use with the ported barrel.

So in summary, just be aware of the limitations of the ported gun, and if you can accept those limitations, you would probably enjoy it.
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