XD45 Barrel: Looking for extreme length?

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  1. kirkorner

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    Hey Guys,

    I've been researching a little bit on barrels and looking for one with a lot of length to it. i'm looking for an 8" barrel. Anyone know of anyone that has blanks/can make one?

    Thanks
     
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    Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?
     
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    go ahead and make fun, But.. I want to make an XD 45 Hardballer. Something I've always wanted.
     
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    What are you going to do about the slide?
     
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    probably at first nothing. then eventually one of two things. either build a whole new slide on one of the cncs at work or machine an extension of the front profile of the xd and weld it on and refinish the slide.
     
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    You do realize that changing the weight of the slide, and the weight distribution (making it front heavy) that you will muck with the reliability, right?

    There's a reason why Hardballers are jammomatics...
     
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    I do realize it will change the slide weight. That's really something I'm going to have to do some investigation and research on. I think if I measure the K constant of the spring currently and somehow relate that to the new weight of the slide at the point of being at the slide lock, I can eliminate most of that.

    I have to use my 4 years of engineering school for something...
     
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    If you don't move the forcing cone to the end of the new barrel/slide you're going to get a lot of whip as it unlocks.
    If you DO find someone who can make custom XD-45 barrels from blanks let me know, I have a 10mm project waiting for money and skills.
     
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    If I find out anything I will let you know. I have contacted Springer Precision (NO), a second NO, and waiting on a reply from bar-sto.
     

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