Building a Racegun
|Here is a list of parts and labor used to build an open
racegun similar to #71.
|Prices may vary due to brands, styles, price increases, etc.
|NOTE- We do not do hard chrome plating. We blue our pistols only. If you want it plated, you will need to send it to
a plater yourself. You and the plater will have to deal with all the problems that may arise with the plating.
|NOTE- Our pistols are designed for use with ammo that is around 165 power factor. If you are going to use lighter
loads, you will need to have the slide lightened up lighter and use a smaller comp.
|NOTE- We do not recommend using a bull barrel with a steel comp for open guns. They add too much weight and
will slow down the cycling of the slide, unless the comp is a smaller one. Remember, the slide can not begin cycling
until it pulls the barrel rearwards and down first. If you do want to use a bull barrel, then use a titanium compensator
with it, however they have a tendency to shoot loose more often than a coned comp.
I prefer a coned comp on a standard barrel. That is the lightest set up and requires the least slide lightening. A
larger and more efficient comp can be used also.
A bull barrel and a titanium comp would be the next best choice.
A bull barrel and steel comp is the last choice that I would use since it is the heaviest set up. It requires more slide
lightening or a smaller comp.
In the end, the weight of the barrel and the weight of the comp as well as the efficiency of it, must be matched up
with the weight of the slide. That determines how well the gun will cycle. A big comp will require a lighter slide. Also,
a heavier barrel will require more slide lightening. Adding a racker also adds extra weight to a slide.
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