HKPRO Forums banner

1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
562 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
What happens if you fire a USP .45 with a match weight installed, but the longer match barrel is not installed? I saw a picture of a USP .45 but it had only the weight and the normal 4.something inch barrel. Does it still work the same way, or would the match weight be damaged? Any ideas?

**Oops Double post!**
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,784 Posts
The reason you should not do this is because the muzzle blast pushes down on the weights with no opposing force pushing up since the top of the weights are open. This unopposed downward force will put strain on the frame of the pistol. These weights weigh 3/4 pound so a little bit of muzzle blast force is amplified by the mass of the weights. It will not likely do any damage in the short term, but over time you may develop cracks and chips in the mounting rail and trigger guard area.
Not something to chance for a measly $240 it costs for a match length barrel from Jarvis. A clone is a clone is a clone so putting in a Jarvis barrel does nothing to reduce its value nor does putting in a HK barrel make it no longer a clone. Plus with a Jarvis barrel you can shoot cast bullets.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
70 Posts
You could also slowly destroy that $250.00 weight. It was never meant to contain musszle blast. It isn't the strongest metal in the world an you might end up with a piece of match weight in your face.
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top