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Need 1911 threaded Storm Lake bbl help...

Post by BadKarmaZeroSix » Wed May 20, 2015 12:56 am

Trying to make sure i'm lookin at the correct Storm Lake barrel seen here: http://grabagun.com/storm-1911-45acp-5- ... l?___SID=U 
I emailed Storm Lake, but no response yet. Trying to confirm if this is correct drop-in barrel for Springfield Armory Loaded Operator 1911 in 45 ACP...i'm 90% sure it is, but please help me confirm...
Also, anybody with experience with 1911 threaded barrels, gimme your .02 on this barrel as far as quality. I believe Storm Lake makes the barrels for SA anyways, so is this a good purchase? Options? If you suggest a different barrel, please provide a link that shows part number so i can shop confidently...
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Re: Need 1911 threaded Storm Lake bbl help...

Post by chrismartin » Wed May 20, 2015 11:35 pm

Storm Lake is good to go. I have three of their 1911 barrels.

There are only a couple of options that you need to worry about...

1. Barrel Ramp... A standard 1911 barrel, just has a small mouth area, no integrated ramp (like a Glock barrel for example). SOME 1911's (aluminum framed Springfield Champions, for example) have a fully ramped barrel. You need to make sure that you get the correct one for your 1911.

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2. Length... Storm lake does make several length barrels. Make sure you buy the correct one. If it's a "Government" length 5" barrel or a 4.25" commander length or even a 4" barrel, you need to make sure the correct one is ordered. The threaded barrels will be slightly longer obviously.

3. Bushing... Some 1911's don't use a bushing, they are bull barrels. If you have a bull barrel, you may still be able to use a bushing barrel, but you need to check the slide and you'll probably want to swap out the recoil rod and plug with a standard GI version (short recoil rod and plug)

It looks like the Loaded Operator uses a standard bushing and should use a standard barrel. So, I'd pick up the standard threaded barrel like this:

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/212024 ... uctFinding

This barrel comes with a link, pin, bushing and thread protector. However, it's listed as "Semi-drop-in" which could take more work than a "drop-in" barrel. However, with 1911's things rarely drop in either way. Could just be a non-difference.

If you need the ramped barrel (which I doubt), I can provide the link, but I don't want to confuse things.

Your Grab-A-Gun link didn't come through, but I did find it here:

http://grabagun.com/storm-1911-45acp-5- ... ded-k.html

From the description, it should work fine:
Storm Lake Barrels Barrel, 45ACP, 5.75", Fits 1911, Stainless Finish, .578-28 Thread, With Link/Pin/Bushing 34084

1911 BARRELS
•Machined from certified 416R SS for strength, durability & accuracy •Barrels are match grade, hardened to 40-42 HRC & cut broach rifled •Check with the manufacturer of your attachment to verify thread option before ordering
Style: EXTENDED LENGTH (for 5'' slide) DROP-IN UNRAMPED .578-28 THREAD w/LINK, PIN MATCH FIT BUSHING & STAINLESS THREAD PROTECTOR

For: Governmentr

Cal.: .45 ACP

Brl.: 5.76"
For $178, great deal.

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Re: Need 1911 threaded Storm Lake bbl help...

Post by BadKarmaZeroSix » Thu May 21, 2015 1:57 am

Thanks so much for the very detailed response...i have checked, and mine is, indeed, non-ramped 5"...so the link you provided is perfect...i will research a few more sites, but so far, the grabagun has been best price...i only wish they had the Black Isonite finish barrel in that model...
Thanks again, much appreciated!
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Re: Need 1911 threaded Storm Lake bbl help...

Post by Joker31D » Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:23 pm

I bought a Remington 1911 threaded Barrel for mine, Brownells had them on sale a while back, found out it was a storm Lake, I'm using it in my TRP Operator. Works great.
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