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Old 10-07-2009, 04:38 AM   #1
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Since pistol caliber rounds don't really need that full 16" BBL to pick up speed (10" rifled section is probably plenty long enough), how about a ported barrel option for the TS carbines?

The first 4" from the muzzle (ahead of the stock, exposed) can be counter-bored and have holes drilled in the sides and top, it will serve as a long muzzle-break/flash-intensifier.

Will be flashy!

will be loud!

will be cool!

Cool pistols like Glock24 have ported versions, why not the HP carbines?

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Old 10-07-2009, 05:34 AM   #2
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Lot of money and work for little to no benefit.

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who said anything about benefit? :devilsidesmile:

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if it isnt abenifit it isnt worth doing.

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So your willing to spend a couple hundred (about the cost of the carbine) for a port job cause you like the way little holes look on the end of a barrel?
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:30 PM   #6
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It will only cost HP like $20 to make that feature, and they can sell it as a $50 upgrade feature....

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A custom port job will run between $200 and $400, how would Hipoint be able to do it for $20 (volume is not the right answer)?

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Yeah, it's not like they can just pay someone with a power drill to drill holes in the barrel lol. It would look cool, but I'll take low price over fancy looks any day...that's why I have a 995 instead of a Beretta CX4.

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porting at the factory level adds at least 100-150$ to the cost of a weapon because it creates a bottelneck in production if you do it for an entire weapon line. plus it HAS to be setup and done by hand, setup cant be done by machines while most other processes in building a firearm can. for example browning BT-99 trap guns. simply adding an optional porting job adds over 1000$ to the price tag.

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Old 10-08-2009, 12:40 AM   #10
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the porting is done when the barrels are made. The barrel manufacturer simply over size that 4" when doing the initial bore drilling (before adding rifling), that process adds one extra drilling step that is all. side holes can be drilled in a helix pattent so there is no index requirements, 3 rolls, 6 holes per roll is plenty. again done by the barrel manufacturer.

Now a threaded muzzle break with precision machining retails for about $60, the cost to make it is probably only $30 (with all that precision threading and such). The proposed HP porting is done directly on a barrel and the only real possible trouble is drilling that 18 holes, but that should only be a 5 minutes operation on a vertical mill, just clamp the barrel into a index head.

Plus, I suspect the HP barrel itself is a <$30 part, adding $20 extra should get you a lot of machining.

All the real "mod work" will be done by the barrel plant, HP just pick up the barrel and assemble it as usual. No process alteration for HP.

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