1911 Barrel Basics

Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:13:44 AM America/New_York

This week's 1911 Tech-Tip, we look at the standard barrel ramp configurations. We get folks calling in for barrels, but many don't seem to know what type of ramp configuration they have.

There are 3 common barrel configurations for ramps.
  1. Standard (non-ramped)
  2. Wilson / Nowlin style ramp
  3. Clark / Para style ramp

  4. It is quite easy to diagnose which ramp you have by simply looking at the pictures above:
    The Standard barrel basically has no ramp below the barrel feed lips.
    The Wilson / Nowlin style will be a "square shelf" base with a ramp integral to the barrel feed lips.
    The Clark / Para style ramp will be a "radii" base with a ramp integral to the barrel feed lips.
Fusion Firearms offers all of these configurations in our "Ultra Match Grade" 1911 barrels.

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