You only lose 3-5% of energy transferred with porting.texastaurusguy said:I agree - the Taurus grips are way good. Problem with magnaporting is that it reduces velocity and foot pounds, which is generally why you buy a 44 mag in the first place. I say just nut up and deal with the recoil - if you have to use it on a charging boar or a pissed off black bear, you'll never even notice the recoil, believe me.
Obviously, I would never port a firearm that I would carry for duty or self defense. On this PARTICULAR gun it is an excellent option with very little drawback. Who cares if that mountain lion can see flames shooting out your muzzle?44M said:the problem with porting I had on my Glock 21C was the blinding flames blowing out of the portholes, that was not a problem at noon at the shooting range but might have been a problem at 11pm at the local backstreet.Another problem is that the BG can see you from the miles away, those flames that come out of the porting holes can be a real bullet magnets.
44 Specials are perfectly acceptable for plinking in the 444. It's like shooting 38's out of a .357 mag.Brettmc said:I guess I'll have to learn to live with it. Can 44 specials be shot from this gun for plinking?
It seems to me that if flames come from ports on a ported gun, they're also going to come out of the barrel on an unported gun. True?
yeah, well, that G 21C was my first Glock and I didn`t know any better.I realized my mistake in my CCW class when instructor (ex cop) explained it to us why porting is not good for CCW. And I can tell you,from my own experience, that I didn`t noticed much difference between shooting ported or non-ported Glocks.Obviously, I would never port a firearm that I would carry for duty or self defense.