View Full Version : K9 ported barrel

01-01-2012, 09:48 AM
See Kahr has them on sale at $129. Just would like seem feedback from anyone who has one in a K9. Did it make an appreciable difference in recoil? I don't think the recoil is all that bad now as the gun is heavy enough but if it smooths things out considerably I may get one.

Or is my money better spent on other accessories perhaps?:)

01-01-2012, 10:02 AM
really not necessaqry in the K9. I have my barrel magna ported and would do that before buying this extended barrel, as it can conflict with holster size and I cana tell a difference in the ported K9 but before I ported it, , it was also pleasant. I am a magna port fan, so I would say pass on that barrel thing and send the slide and basrrel u have tomagna port and get it done right. U know thgat system works, anytimeu get an extra barrel funn things can happen. It will smooth out things, thats what porting properly does. IMO a magna ported gun looks far ore attrractive to than that butt ugly extended barrel.. my 2 cents YMMV


02-28-2012, 02:09 AM
Without completely altering the gun i think the ported barrel is a nice addition. It doesn’t adversely affect most holsters as they have open ends where the barrel is. The only thing is the muzzle flash takes some getting used to.

02-28-2012, 03:48 AM
Years ago I read and heard about mag na porting guns. At that time it was recommended for magnum calibers as the name suggests to be an effective recoil reducer. I guess that there must be design changes to allow lower power guns benefit from it. It does look kool on a gun though.

03-17-2012, 11:51 PM
I love mine, it is several years old though so it might not be the same. I do remember it being an incredibly tight fit that required some polishing to go into battery.

03-18-2012, 01:47 AM
I tried one in my K9, couldn't tell any difference.