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I would not do it - I do not find the reduction in muzzle flip to be that much - And, U will have a bright flash when U fire in a dark situation. Plus, in a self defense situation, U might find yourself shooting w/ the gun near your body/face - U are asking for trouble. Another thing - U will loose a little velocity, and it will be much louder.

I prev had a comped 1911 - it was usually the loudest gun on the range. If I ever had to use that gun in an indoor self defense scenario, I would have had some serious permanent hearing loss


And, it might affect your warranty.

I guess if you have an extra P99 and want to make it a range toy - go for it - maybe hard chrome the slide and barrel afterwards. But I would not do it to a carry gun.

If U REALLY have to have a comp, try to see if U can get a longer, after-market barrel and have just the barrel ported. That way U don't affect the rest of the gun.
 

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With a ported gun, U need to cut off some coils on the recoil spring.

The ported 1911 I had was a production model, and it worked fine. They had the spring thing already worked out.

I once had a Glock 17 that I bought a ported barrel for (it was 2 inches longer). No matter how much I tinkered w/ that recoil spring (I had several that I cut to different lengths, it never did work right.

If It's not a revolver (U can have those magnaported), or a new gun that comes already ported, I wouldn't mess w/ it. And for me personally, I don't want anymore ported guns anyway.
 
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